Tuesday 2 November 2021
At Halls’ Autumn Hereford Day, first animal through the ring and the day’s top price was nine year old cow Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl 418 from Pete Cobley, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire with its Cleland 1 Nelson sired bull calf, Kinglee 1 Vanguard at-foot. A Leo’s Pride 1 Ellis daughter, it is out of another Kinglee female by Dorepoll 1 93N Nationwide and has been again running with Nelson. It sold to A and P Massey, Bury, Lancashire to join their pedigree herd.
The run of females from DRA Fabb, Warboys, Cambridgeshire peaked at a call of 2,700gns for Fabb 1 Keepsake Remy which sold with its heifer calf Fabb 1 Keepsake’s Wendy to G and R Watkins, Little Hereford, Shropshire. Its calf is by Romany 1 Price BL P41, a Barwise 1 Lancer son.
From the same home, Moeskaer Donna 1463 headed north with Graham Shepherd to join his Preston-based herd. By Canadian sire Square-D Tortuga 953T, it is a Danish import itself, being out of ABG Moeskaer Donna 879. It sold with its heifer calf Fabb 1 Donna’s Vail, which is another Romany 1 Prince daughter.
At the same money, Fabb 1 Eudora Rosemary was purchased by new breeder MJ Sharlot, Weston under Wetherley, Warwickshire. It sold with bull calf Fabb 1 Workaholic at-foot.
The top bull price on the day at 2,400gns was secured for Dendor 1 Tyson from DE, ED and AL Jones, Caersws, Powys. A son of the 2018 National Poll Show champion Dendor 1 Nairobi, it is out of a home-bred daughter of the three times UK sire of the year, Solpoll 1 Gilbert. It sold to BS Newth and son, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
Lord Harvey’s 1 Winston, bred by Harvey Cloke, realised the highest bid out of a small run of bulls from P Scoreby’s dispersal of the Nottinghamshire-based Scorbell herd, selling at 2,250gns to Shaun Greves-Jones, Canon Bridge, Herefordshire. By Bakgard 1 Keno 1178 which was champion at the 2017 Royal Welsh Show, Winston itself stood reserve grand male and junior male champion at Builth in 2019.
Not far behind at 2,200gns was the 2021 NEHBA bull of the year, Taymar 1 Trailblazer from S Taylor and D Marsh, Leyland, Lancashire. By Pulham Powerhouse, it is out of Northern Irish-bred Richmount 1 Nina and sold to Harvey Cloke, Brecon, Powys.
Another from Fabbs’ run, this time Moeskaer Alma 1589, sold at 2,100gns to M Voss, Hinton St George, Somerset. By Remitall Pilgrim 93P, it is out of another home-bred female from the Andersen family. It sold with its heifer calf Fabb 1 Alma-Viginia at-foot.
The dispersal of the Wenlock herd, peaked at 2,000gns for Wenlock Iris 59th, bought by Brewster Farms, Penkridge, Staffordshire. March 2019-born, it is by Free Town Henry and out of a Wenlock-bred Dieulacresse Biddulph daughter.