Thursday 18 August 2022
Eldersfield 1 Necktie P1228 topped the reduction sale of the Eldersfield herd held on behalf of Lorraine Hobson at Hereford market at 4,000gns, setting a trend for females with heifer calves at-foot. By Bosa 1 Hereward and out of a home-bred dam, it sold to Michael Clark, Malmesbury, Wiltshire with its fifth calf at-foot, a Buckenhill 1 Pirlo daughter. It was in-calf to Free Town 1 Thunder.
Next in the money was another fifth calver, Eldersfield 1 Lilac P1282 with its Solpoll 1 Landmark sired heifer calf. By Rough Moor 1 Lorenzo, it sold at 3,600gns to GB Essex-Potter and co, Bringsty, Worcestershire.
Eldersfield 1 Bobbie R1410 saw bids to 3,200gns, adding to J Barrington’s purchases from the day and was another senior cow with a Free Town 1 Thunder heifer calf at-foot. It sold in-calf to Bosbury 1 Thomas.
Selling at 3,100gns to T and M Goodwin and C Powell, Upcott Alemely, Herefordshire was Eldersfield 1 Sara R1377, another by Rough Moor 1 Lorenzo. Born in March 2018 and in-calf to Free Town 1 Thunder, its March-2022 heifer calf is by Buckenhill 1 Pirlo.
Eldersfield 1 Beauty L007 saw the hammer go down at 2,800gns selling to MJ Sharlot, Weston-under-Wetherley, Warwickshire. Sired by New Zealand bull Kairuru Xavier 02 0011, it is out of Llancillo Hall Beauty 12th. This time this fifth calver was sold with a bull calf, sired by Buckenhill 1 Pirlo and was another to sell in-calf to Free Town 1 Thunder.
Selling at 2,750gns was Eldersfield 1 Oyster R1399. Going home with TJ Van Rees, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, it is a four year old with its Landmark sired heifer calf at-foot. It sold in-calf to Free Town 1 Thunder.
The hammer went down at 2,700gns for Eldersfield 1 Emma Jane L973 which was another purchased by J Barrington, with a Buckenhill 1 Pirlo daughter at-foot and in-calf to Free Town 1 Thunder.
Also at 2,700gns was Eldersfield 1 Sara L1016, an eight year old, having had six calves, including Eldersfield 1 Rhodium, its Buckenhill 1 Pirlo bull calf which sold at-foot. It sold in-calf to Bosbury 1 Thomas. It sold to TG, EI and EN Thorne, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.
Auctioneers: Hereford Market Auctioneers