The inaugural sale of the Mid West Longhorn Breeders Group at Taunton saw 92 Longhorns forward with significant contingents from Sid Hollier and from David and Pat Lawrence.
A packed Sale Room following the busy Saturday market at Taunton saw a welcome and significant number of new purchasers.
Top price of the day, 2000 guineas, went to English Nature's bull, Stoke Eric, a prominent winner in the show ring who now goes to Cornwall. Sid Hollier's bull, Culcombe Elite, bred by J. D. Wilson, made 1800 guineas. The top price female was also bred by English Nature, although sold from David Sheppy's herd at Taunton. The cow, Stoke Brandy, made 1450 guineas.
The top priced Senior Heifer at 1100 guineas was Sid Hollier's Long Ash Emma by Quantock Tempest. The top priced Junior Heifer was David Hitching's Ashton Freeze who made 720 guineas and sold to David Sheppy.
5 Cows to 1450 guineas (av. £858.90)
26 Senior Heifers to 1100 guineas (av. £651.00)
38 Junior Heifers to 720 guineas (av. £435.75)
3 Bulls to 2000 guineas (av. £1651.65)
7 Steers to 440 guineas (av. £399.00)
Auctioneers: Greenslade Taylor Hunt