Wednesday 11 August 2021

With a total clearance, the reduction sale of the Halton herd of David and Iris Boothman, Skipton, North Yorkshire, peaked at 3,200gns for cow Halton 1 Dora and its calf at-foot, selling to P Tindale, Haltwhistle, Northumberland.

The four and half year old cow is a Solpoll 1 Ferrari daughter, out of Halton 1 Amber, which is by Coley 1 Josh, the first stock bull purchased when the herd was first established 10 years ago and has been running with Coley 1 Sullivan. Its December 2020-born heifer calf, Halton 1 Georgia, is a daughter of Hoghton View 1 Cameron, the second stock bull acquired by the Boothmans.

Two further cow and calf outfits each made 2,800gns. First up was the April 2016-born Halton 1 Clara, another by Coley 1 Josh, which sold with its March-born Cameron heifer calf, Halton 1 Clara H1 to Brian Barrett, Sowerby, West Yorkshire.

Next at that money was Redshaw 1 Silver 4th, a five-year-old cow bred by Martin Coates, Widdale, Hawes. The Romany 1 Lighting Bolt daughter and April-born Cameron heifer calf, Halton 1 Silver H4, was knocked down to John Bell, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside and has again been running with Cameron.

Five other cow and calf outfits sold for 2,000gns and over, twice hitting 2,500gns.

Halton 1 Foxglove, a March 2019-born daughter of Barwick 1 Iggy and its May-born Coley 1 Sullivan sired bull calf, Halton 1 Harry, sold for 2,500gns to Stuart and Janet Fisher, Southwaite, Carlisle, who also claimed another of the cow and calf outfits at 2,400gns.

Other heifer and calf sales included one at 2,100gns, while the two 2019-born in-calf heifers sold at 2,100gns and 2,000gns. Maiden heifers peaked at 1,850gns twice for two March 2020-born daughters of Cameron.

The December 2016-born Hoghton View 1 Cameron, a product of imported semen from the Australian sire Wirruna Daffy D1, was included in the sale, selling at 2,200gns and travels with Arfon Lloyd, Ffordd Trefriw, Conwy, who was a volume purchaser on the day.

A Cameron son, the March 2020-born Halton 1 Garfield out of the Halton 1 Clara, also went under the hammer, finding a new home in West Yorkshire with B Keegan, Queensbury.

Averages: 2 stock bulls, £2,205; 11 cows with calves, £2,429.31; 4 heifers and calves, £2,283.75; 2 in-calf heifers, £2,152; 11 maiden heifers, £1,789.77.

Auctioneers: CCM Auctions

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