Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Lady Day Collective Sale at Sedgemoor saw 48 different buyers from Cornwall to West Wales in action with the sale enhanced by Tim and Mandy Reed’s Culverhayes reduction sale of 60 cows and heifers plus heifer calves
And it was from this herd that the 3000gns sale leader came from in the form of Culverhayes Lennon Odyssey VG85-2yr. Out of an Ex 93 Drake daughter that traces back to the renowned Odyssey Chief Mark Ina (VG89), she sold to Messers Hussel, Cornwall, for their Perrins herd. They also picked up Dictator Odyssey at the same price, while another Odyssey also reached the 3000gns mark selling to a well known Somerset herd.
Culverhayes Talent Amanda (VG85-2yr) out of a show cow sold for 3000gns to Mr Reed at Cullompton, while her EX92 full sister sold to 2500gns. A solid good heifer calf trade saw a top of 560gns for Culverhayes Greg Ivy with others trading at 550gns and 520gns twice.
Once again in the fresh milk section, the best quality sold to great demand with heifer from Terry Cox’s Holmead herd from Dorset selling to 2500gns. She is out of Wiltor Outside Tessie Ex94 and sold to the Andrews Family from Beneknowle. Other heifers sold to 2400gns for Hemburyfort Quickstep from Derek Pyle, Exeter, while R E and H E Bugler sold to 2200gns twice. Other vendors who exceeded the 2000gns mark were C R J and J A Bishop, D C Dennis and Son, R K and S G Miller and Son, G Morgan and J C Palmer.
Cows topped at 2420gns for D C Dennis and Sons’ third calver Dinnaton Bona Breakout Eclipse, which travelled into West Wales. Others to exceed £2000 were from M J and J R Monckton.
In-calf heifers from Lulworth Castle Farms topped at 1480gns for Poynings Baxter Topsy. The youngstock trade was equally strong with bulling heifers from Lillyane selling to 1120gns for Lillylane Buster Erty 37th and nine month old heifers selling to 820gns from M J and M D Day’s Cornish Cloverfields herd twice for Alta Rush and Alta Gratis sired heifers.
The Top priced bull on the day was the 2050gns Cloverfields Aruduolf Cornish Mouse Red, a red and white bred in Cornwall by Michael Day and purchased by a Cornish breeder.