LONGHORNS CONTINUE TO SHINE
Purchasers travelled from across the country and Ireland to support the dispersal of the Bejon Longhorn herd, taken as a result of John Spalton's recent and untimely death.
The cattle were transported to Worcester Market for convenience of sale and a packed sale ring again saw demand for Longhorn hit an almost phenomenal level.
Cows with calves at foot were hotly contested peaking at a creditable 2,100gns for a seven year old cow by the homebred bull Bejon Boris and with a bull calf at foot being secured by Reading Agricultural Consultants for a client in the Home Counties. They were keen purchasers at the sale taking a total of 5 animals including the Stud Bull "Gorse Moonman" at 2,500gns. Two other cows with heifer calves at foot, also by Bejon Boris both levelled at 1900gns to join the newly formed herd.
Served heifers were closely followed selling to a top of 1,500gns to Pat Melvin, Castlerea, Ireland.
Unserved heifers were in the spotlight throughout peaking at 2,200gns for an 18 month old Bejon Dickie daughter, Dickie having won numerous prizes including Reserve Breed Champion at Newark, 2005. She was taken by Mrs JD Botham, Brough, East Yorkshire.
Clive Roads, Society Auctioneer said he was "highly delighted again with the demand for the breed and the support from established and new breeders from across the country and the Irish Sea".
13 Cows with heifer calves av. £1,608.92
8 Served Heifers, av. £1,176.00
18 Unserved Heifers av. £1,097.93
1 Bull £2,625.00
A capacity crowd around the sale ring during the Bejon Herd Dispersal Sale
Saturday 9th June 2007
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