Monday 11 October 2021
Sky High 1 Miss Staffordshire from Boomer Birch and Graham Brindley, Weston, Staffordshire lead the trade at the herd’s reduction sale, hosted at the society’s autumn sale, selling at 7,000gns to Will Medforth, Llanrug, Gwynedd.
By the renowned Canadian sire Remitall Super Duty 42S, this November 2018-born female is out of Dendor 1 Jennefer 15th, the twice female of the year title winner. Calving at two years old, Staffordshire carries robust performance figures with growth traits ranking in the top 1% of the breed, and has been running with Gouldingpoll 1 Stockman.
Next to be sold was its daughter Sky High 1 Staffordshire Lass, which follows its dam with the same Gwynedd-based buyer. It is a Gouldingpoll 1 Stockman daughter and together with its mother, the outfit grossed 13,500gns.
Forced to sell due to a loss of ground at home, the Sky High herd has experienced a good amount of success since its inception in 2010, and witnessed 100 per cent clearance of its seven lots forward, which averaged £6,315.
Next in the money at 6,800gns was Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 967, a three year old cow purchased by Steven O’Kane on behalf of a client. By Fabb 1 Northern Star, it was sold with its heifer calf Sky high 1 Lady Lambo at-foot which is a Gouldingpoll 1 Stockman daughter.
Not far behind at 6,200gns and selling to G and A Redmayne, Kendal was Sky High 1 L’amour Lucy. Sired by Spurstow 1 Super Duty, it is paternal brother to the top price and out of Romany 1 Lucy RE L21, a daughter of another Spurstow-bred sire. The June 2019-born daughter is a maternal sister to the record priced female and National Calf Show champion, Sky High 1 Lancome Lucy, and Agri Expo calf champion Sky High 1 Luscious Lucy.
Sky High 1 Lady Leshurr went at 5,800gns to A Newton, Antrobus, Cheshire. It is the first daughter to be offered for sale from Sky High 1 Shawshank Redemption and is a daughter of Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 967 which also sold that day.
Eight year old Alderville 1 Diane and heifer calf Sky High 1 Demeter realised 5,400gns, bid by Steven O’Kane on behalf of a client. Diane is sired by Dorepoll 1 93N Transatlantic, which is bred from Remitall stock on either side of its pedigree. The calf is another Gouldingpoll 1 Stockman daughter.
Purchased by L Davies, Oswestry, Shropshire, Alderville 1 Lady Lynda and heifer calf Sky High 1 Lady Lush sold at 4,400gns and had been running with Grifford 1 True Player.
Averages: 7 females, £6,315