LONGHORNS SET NEW FEMALE BREED RECORD.
A 2-year-old In-Calf Heifer “Gorse Layla”
from JS & JW Brigg’s herd at Warwick sold at 3,700 Gns to Cheshire Wildlife Trust at the Society's Show & Sale run by the Mid West Longhorn Club at Worcester on Saturday 22nd April 2006. The heifer, which had taken the Reserve Championship in the show, had previously won Reserve Breed Champion at Burwarton and Moreton in 2005 and was hotly contested and finally secured to go with 21 other purchases made by the Trust at the sale.
The second highest price was from J & G Stanier’s “Dodsleigh” herd offered for sale due to the Stanier’s family plans to emigrate to New Zealand. The cow carrying a “Southfield” prefix and by “Two Tone” levelled at 2,550 Gns and was purchased by the breeders David & Angela Blockley, Bradford, Yorks.
The Blockley’s were also keen to compete for a “Blackbrook” female, a daughter of “K2” and eventually secured John & Pat Stanley’s fine heifer at 2,500 Gns.
Prof Ian Craft consigned several animals to the sale from his noted “Logan” herd and peaked with a “Huntsham Cardinal” daughter that won 2nd prize in the show being purchased by Mrs S Coleman, Colchester, Essex for 2,200 Gns.
The consignment of bulls enjoyed a spirited following with an entry of two from Mrs Pat Quinn’s “Harford” herd selling at 2,000 Gns for the Show Champion
to local breeders AB & FM Bomford, Worcester and a second prize bull from the same farm at 2,050 Gns to Staunton County Park, Havant, Hampshire.
Averages were as follows: -
32 Cows and calves av £864.73
5 Heifers and calves av £905.10
48 Heifers recently served or unserved av £842.41
10 Bulls av £1163.40
Auctioneers: McCartneys, Worcester.
Further details available from the McCartneys Worcester Office: (01905) 769770