RED HOT TRADE AT SUMMER SIZZLER SALE
OF COLOURED BREEDS AT BEESTON
JERSEYS TO 1400gns
Thursday 10th August
A great entry of over 150 Ayrshires, Jerseys, Guernseys, Shorthorns
and one or two other crossbreds for the Wright Manley Summer
Sizzler Show & Sale of coloured breeds sponsored by the
Farmers Guardian. Andrew Gough of W.H. Slater Farms of Shifnal,
Shropshire acted as judge.
There was a big crowd at the sale from start to finish and
overall the trade was very pleasing with most commodities selling
on a fast trade, the exception being a few cows which had calved
three or four months; these were the only animal which were
harder to sell, but nevertheless did sell at satisfactory rates.
Jerseys were the trade of the day especially for the milkers
and in-calf heifers; they sold to a top of 1400 gns with a
further two breaking the four figure barrier. All of these
were purchased by Gareth Williams who acquired a total of 24
head for his herd at Goodwick, Pembrokeshire. His two leading
purchases were for in-calf heifers consigned by J.Badham of
Rugeley, Staffordshire but both were for animals bred in Mark
Smith’s noted Woodbine Herd.
The first, the two year
old Woodbine Navigator’s Gingerberry by Ferreira American
Navigator is due in October to Schultz Brook Hallmark and the
second which realised 1200 gns is a daughter of Lester Sambo
and not due until January to a Limousin.
The only other animal
to break the four figure barrier selling at 1000 gns. was an
uncatalogued and unregistered fresh heifer consigned Graham
Hollinshead of Haughton, Stafford.
Maiden heifers were a very selective trade but with generally
a good clearance, the highlights being a yearling Jersey from
Richard Saxby of Skipton selling for 750 gns. to Gareth Morgan.
15 cows and milking heifers £830.20;
20 served heifers £759.68;
20 maiden heifers £392.18