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Romany cow tops Cerrig dispersal

The Cerrig dispersal sale of pedigree Hereford cattle held on behalf of Peter and Jane Lewis, Cerrigydrudion, Corwen due to retirement peaked at 3,330gns for Romany 1 Dawn H12 M55. A September 2014-born cow sired by Romany 1 Heavyduty A84 H12 and out of a Romany cow, this female is in-calf to Netherhall 1 Oz Daffy and was snatched up by M Whieldon, Gnosall, Staffordshire to join the Clares herd.

Six year old cow Fisher 1 Cheerful J364 reached bids to 2,200gns, going to J Hodge, Hondean, Northumberland of Fellowhills Herefords. By semen from Australian-bred Yalgoo Boulder Z250, it is out of Fisher 1 Cheerful P18 and sold in-calf to Goulidingpoll 1 Goldspice.

Pleasantnook 1 Lassie, an April 2013-born in-calf cow sold at 1,600gns to AB and FM Bomford, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire to add to the Trenchwood herd. By Romany 1 Frisky A84 F27, it is out of Baldinnie 1 Lassie 15th, sired by Baldinnie 1 Mendoza which was imported from Argentina as an embryo. The cow was served in March to Solpoll 1 Ferrari.

Making the same money was Dendor 1 Molly 43rd from DE, ED and AL Jones, Caersws, Powys. Four years old, this female by Solpoll 1 Gilbert and out of Dendor 1 Molly 31st and a full sister to the renowned Dendor 1 Molly 41st. It will calve in June to Netherhall 1 Oz Daffy.
Cow and calf outfit Real 1 Jenny with heifer calf Cerrig 1 Jenny made the second highest price on the day, with the gavel going down at 2,950gns and was purchased by Stephen Jones, Mold, Flintshire. By Solpoll 1 Dynamite, it is out of Real 1 Jenny W9, bred by JW and R Johnson, Nottingham. The calf was a Normanton 1 Laertes daughter.

In-calf heifers peaked at 1,100gns with Cerrig 1 Dawn 2nd, purchased by AD Beaman, Wellington, Shropshire of Triacre Herefords. May 2017 born, this female is full of Romany breeding, being by Romany 1 Lawbreaker RE L23 and out of Romany 1 Dawn H12 M55, the day’s top price animal. It also sold in-calf to Netherhall 1 Oz Daffy.

Just behind at 1,400gns was Normanton 1 Amanita 5th L185, again served by Netherhall 1 Oz Daffy and was another travelling to Worcestershire with AB and FM Bomford.

Averages: 13 cows and calves, £1,881; 10 in-calf cows, £1,792.50; 4 in-calf heifers, £958; 10 maiden heifers £856.80; 3 young bulls £675.50.

Auctioneers: Halls