The Hereford Cattle Society Show and Sale on Tuesday exceeded all expectations, with a 100% clearance of the show heifers offered saw a top of 5,700gns paid for the Grand Female Champion, 14 month old Dendor 1 Molly 44th sired by the Danish bull, SMH Euro 30E bred and exhibited by D E, E D and A L Jones, Newtown, Powys. Molly was purchased by local breeder, P D Vaughan, Kingsland, Herefordshire.
Mr Vaughan also purchased the Reserve Female Champion, 20 month old Romany 1 Ishbel H12 M4 sired by Romany 1 Heavyduty A84 H12 and bred by J R B Wilson and Sons, Kelso, Roxburghshire, for 5,300gns and two heifers bred by J and W McMordie, Ballygowan, Co Down, Northern Ireland sired by Panmure 1 Henry – 19 month old Solpoll 1 Starlet M1 for 3,600gns. and 18 month old Solpoll 1 Starlet M14 for 4,200gns.
Messrs McMordie went on to sell three further heifers, 19 month old Solpoll 1 Starlet M8 by Solpoll 1 Dynamite for 5,500 gns. to J Radcliffe, Swansea; 19 month old Solpoll 1 Starlet M6 by Danish sire Moeskaer Keno for 3,600gns to A G Whittle, Heywood, Lancashire and 19 month old Solpoll 1 Starlet M9 by Panmure Henry for 3,300 gns to E Pierce, Tiverton, Devon.
Messrs G and M C Shepherd, Preston, Lancashire saw their 12 month old Moorside 1 Jane 6th by Canadian sire CCR 57 G Stamina sell for 3,800 gns. to Highridge Farm Partnership, Oxted, Surrey.
The 19 show heifers sold for £61,845 to an average of £3,255.00.
An 80% clearance of the bulls offered saw the Grand Male Champion, 18 month old Fisher 1 McCoy (745kgs) by Fisher 1 Jaguar, bred and exhibited by W J Hutchings and Sons, Chichester, Sussex, topped the sale at 9,000gns and sold to Highridge Farm Partnership, Oxted, Surrey.
J and W McMordie, Ballygowan, Co Down, sold 19 month old Solpoll 1 Milkyway (780kgs) by Panmure 1 Henry for 8,400gns to P Murphy, Wychnor, Staffordshire, and another Henry son, 25 month old Solpoll 1 Lawyer (975kgs) for 8,000gns to Mr and Mrs J R Pike & Son, Chippenham, Wiltshire.
A further two 19 month old bulls, Solpoll 1 Maverick (815kgs) by Solpoll 1 Dynamite for 6,000gns. purchased by Spendlove Bros, Kettering, Northants, and Solpoll 1 Mr Daffy (795kgs) by the Australian sire Wirruna Daffy D1 for 5,400gns to H Richardson, Redditch, Worcestershire.
Mrs C S Fletcher, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, saw her 24 month old Barwise 1 Lekhwair (1,030kgs) by Barwise 1 Wellington sell for 6,400gns to G J and E M Thomas, Ferwig, Cardiganshire.
Mr M Ludgate, Thame, Oxfordshire, sold the first bull through the ring, 30 month old Rempstone 1 245N Comply-or-Die (1,195kgs) for 5,000gns to P Cobley, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire.
Shadwell Estate Co Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk, first-time exhibitors at the society’s sales sold two 19 month old bulls, Shadwell 1 Bomber M768 (920kgs) by Solpoll 1 Dynamite for 4,600gns to T G R Williams and Sons, Olney, Buckinghamshire, and Shadwell 1 Beethoven M774 (1,050kgs) by Aldersley 1 Edgar for 4,200gns to Mr and Mrs D L Wallace, Dulverton, Somerset.
D E, E D and A L Jones, Newtown, Powys, sold their 19 month old Dendor 1 Maverick (845kgs) by Solpoll 1 Gilbert for 4,800gns to R Hobbs, Truro, Cornwall. Messrs Jones then went on to sell another son of Gilbert, the youngest bull in the sale, 12 month old Dendor 1 Mufasa (575kgs) for 4,500gns to B and B Rimmer, Preston, Lancashire.
45 bulls sold for £153,667.50 to average £3,414.83.