Judging is underway at today’s Ruby Red Devon sale at Sedgemoor, with judge David Martin working his way through the bulls first and once again we’ve got a Farming Eye spy ringside to give us all the action as it happens.
In the first class of bulls David found his winner in the form of Barton Bonanza from P Huxtable. This is a March 2010-born son of Whitefield Devon Air out of Barton Bribery 49, a Brightly Diamond 6 daughter.
Second place here went to Brightley Diplomat 13 from Brightley Farms. This Thorndale Fitzroy 3 son is out of Brightley Delicious, a Brightley Sunshine 42 daughter. And then in third was Whitefield King-Of-The-Hill, a February 2010-born son of Whitefield Archie out of Whitefield Orange 166, a Yeo Barton Diplomat daughter.
Then in the second class the winner was Challenge Redeemer from J Gilson. This one is an April 2010-born son of Bywood Buttons 4 and is out of Challenge Ribecca 12, a Challenge Brigadier daughter.
Second in this class was Yeomadon Ferdinand 2, a son of the now legendary and multi-interbreed winning Yeomadon Ferdinand. He is out of Stonegrove Hatton 3, a Rotokawa 667/95 daughter. Following on in third was Clannaborough Forester 6 from the May Farming Partnership. This son of Barton Forester is out of Clannaborough Helen 4, a Challenge Brigadier 3 daughter.
David Martin is making good progress in the bull classes with the top ticket in the third class going to Whitefield Knight of the Realm from Messrs Heywood and Hurd. This Whitefield Centurion son is out of Whitefield Bridesmaid 18, a Kerr’s Rupert daughter and was second at Dorset and Frome last year.
Taking second in this class was Champson Grenadier from G Dart and Son. This Efford Down Grenadier son is out of Champson Bribery 119, a Werrington Bowler daughter. Then in third place was Tilbrook Hat Trick from G M Hunter. This is by Tilbrook Kiwi and out of Tilbrook Cash Tiller 9, a Rotokawa 688/95 daughter.