Under the auspices of The Hereford Cattle Society
Autumn Pedigree Hereford Cattle Sale Report
Centre record set for Hereford females...The female trade flew at the Hereford Cattle Society’s autumn show and sale, held at Hereford Market, with a new market record set for a Hereford female as Shraden 1 Alice P809 from MJ and HM Timmis, Baschurch reached 7,500gns, selling to JD Hodge, Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
By Dendor 1 Knuckleduster and out of Shraden 1 Alice C198, this fine heifer also took the female championship in the pre-sale show. With the 2018 Royal Welsh Show female champion title also to its name, this March-2017 heifer sits in the top 5 per cent for retail beef yield and top 10 per cent for milk in the breed.
Across the board, cattle forward cleared at a rate of 73 per cent, while show heifers cleared at 89 per cent, with an average price of £3,425.63.
Selling at 3,100gns was Spartan 1 Amy from SC Hartwright, Abingdon, going home with Uel Shaw, Dungannon. This April 2017-born heifer is by Bosa 1 Hereward and out of Eldersfield 1 Amy K916 and after running with Bromley 1 Mystery, is due to calve in December.
Not far behind at 3,000gns was Romany 1 Lucy K956 R16 from the Hereford Cattle Society’s national herd of the year – JRB Wilson and sons’ Kelso-based Romany herd. Its sire Fardre 1 Hi Hidalgo K956 was reserve senior champion at the 2017 Royal Highland Show.
Two heifers from J and W McMordie’s well-known Solpoll herd, Co. Down made 2,600gns and another from RJ Windsor, Nantwich was knocked down at the same price.
Females not entered in the pre-sale show also saw strong demand with 94 per cent forward selling at an average price of £1,324.62.
Moorside 1 Jacky 2nd, an April 2012-born cow from G and MC Shepherd led this section, realising 1,800gns, changing hands to W Milner, Much Wenlock.
IC Markham, Castlethorpe also had a good run in this section, with females hitting 1,550gns, 1,350gns and 1,250gns on two occasions.
Mirroring recent trends in pedigree cattle sales, bulls met a difficult trade with a top price of 5,000gns for the day’s Junior Champion, Vexour 1 Phantom from Surrey-based J Boomaars, selling to RA Mitchell, Dorchester. This March 2017-born male is by Solpoll 1 Landmark and out of Romany 1 Mink A84 J22.
Making 4,300gns was Barwise 1 Nabucco from Mrs CS Fletcher, Appleby-in-Westmorland, with a call from Hawkins Farming, Bosbury. Qualifying as a superior carcase sire, this 30-month bull has growth rates in the top 5 per cent of the breed, and retail beef yield and fertility in the top ten per cent.
This summer’s Royal Welsh Show reserve champion, Rempstone 1 Eric V463 from M Ludgate, Thame secured 4,000gns and joins Michael Clark’s Lowesmoor herd near Tetbury. This February 2017-born male is by Hawkesbury 1 Vespa and out of a home-bred dam and stood reserve breed champion at this summer’s Royal Welsh Show.
Another at 4,000gns was Panmure 1 Pudding from JM Cant and partners, Angus, purchased by TD and WT Livesey, Normanton-Le-Heath. This bull is by Dendor 1 Leota and out of Panmure 1 Plum F15.
Selling at 3,100gns was Cleland 1 Nelson from AE Nesbitt Farms, Hungerford, a 19-month bull by the Danish-bred bull, Moeskaer Keno 1222. Weighing in at 1055kg, it was bought by P Cobley, Stoney Stanton.
Bulls cleared at 57 per cent, securing an average of £2,933.44
8 show heifers, £3,425.63; 16 bulls, £2,933.44; 13 for sale only females, £1,324.62.
For all information regarding Pedigree Herefords, including valuations and Herd dispersals, please contact:
Greg Christopher or Sara Hamer
Stoney Street, Madley, Herefordshire. HR2 9NH
Telephone number 07770 972815 or 07768 604995