Friday’s dispersal of the Penhole herd of Charolais for Chris and Neil Gubbin and family at Exeter saw prices peak at 4600gns for Penhole Eternity, a first calved heifer by Coolnaslee Valour and out of Penhole Salver, a Simpsons Gregg daughter.
She sold with a June-born heifer calf at foot by Penhole Dannyboy and was bought by S J Gabriel, Launceston, to join his commercial outfit.
Selling for the day’s second highest price of 4200gns was Penhole Deutzia, another by Valour and out of Penhole Veronica, a Balmyle Supreme daughter. She again sold with a Dannyboy-sired heifer calf at foot and was bought by N A McInerney, Thorverton, to join the Annings herd.
Taking a 2600gns call was Penhole Denise, again by Valour and out of Penhole Amelia, another Supreme daughter. She sold to S J Gabriel with a heifer calf at foot by Dannyboy.
Then, leading the in-calf heifers at 2900gns was Penhole Flame, an Edenhurst Regal daughter out of Penhole Chaffinch, a Valour daughter. She sold in-calf to Penhole Admirable and was knocked down to R J Gregory, Truro, for the Kerling herd.
Following her at 2400gns was Penhole Festival again sired by Edenhurst Regal and out of Penhole Veronica, dam of 4200gns Penhole Deutzia. Sold four months in-calf to Penhole Admirable, she sold to M C Jarvis, Chulmleigh, Devon.
In the bulling heifers the best call was a 2100gns bid for Penhole Gracious, a 17 month old Penhole Dannyboy daughter out of Penhole Denise, a Valour daughter. She was bought by M and R Dunn, Totnes.
The next highest priced bulling heifer was 1900gns for 19 month old heifer Penhole Geranium again sired by Penhole Dannyboy and also bought by Messrs Dunn.
The two younger stock bulls also commanded a good trade with the top price of 3300gns realised by Penhole Generator, a son of Penhole Dannyboy secured by Messrs W Haydon and Sons, Cheriton Bishop, and Penhole Germinate, another 18 month old bull by Dannyboy achieved 2300gns when selling to R P and E M Harris, Dartmouth.
A small entry of bulls from other west country breeders sold to a top call of 3300gns for Kerling Goldie from R and J Gregory. This May 2011-born bull is by Clyth Diplomat and out of a Littlebovey Bruno daughter and sold to Messrs Vooght, Exeter.
Averages; nine cows and and calves £2677.50, four in-calf cows £1609.37, one heifer calf £1050, three bull calves £1137.50, six in-calf heifers £2458.75, 10 bulling heifers £1769.25, one senior stock bull £1625, two junior stock bulls £2887.50 (Kivells and Husseys).