Tuesday 13 December 2022
Spartan 1 Typhoon from SC and GL Hartwright, Abingdon, Oxfordshire graced the ring at the annual Designer Genes sale to realise a new UK breed record for a poll Hereford bull of 16,000gns. Having recently been named champion of Europe, as well as UK bull of the year, this well admired bull sold to Speirs Farms to join their Pepperstock herd.
The sale cleared at 91 per cent and over 10 females and 1 bull, averaged £6,846, setting a new UK and European sale average.
Born in February 2020, Typhoon is a son of UK sire of the year Solpoll 1 Perfection, and out of Panmure 1 Plum K19. The bull was well shown this year having won supreme at the National Poll Show, Great Yorkshire, Royal Norfolk, Royal Highland and Shropshire County.
Female trade topped at 8,000gns for Pulham 1 Starlet 11th from PRJ and LR Vincent, Pulham Market Norfolk and sold to Emma Hodge, Berwickshire with Pulham Herefords retaining embryo interest. Sired by renowned breeding bull Appel 1 KaBoom and out of a Romany 1 Machine daughter.
A single entry from seasoned consignors W and R Kemp and sons, St Helens, Durham came in the form of cow and calf outfit Auckvale 1 Beauty 1767R and heifer calf Auckvale 1 Beauty 2233A. Beauty 1767R was sired by Dendor 1 Muttley which has bred females to 7,300gns and they sold as a pair to Anthony Whitfield, Shropshire for 7,500gns.
First time consignors Steven and Lizzie Walker Hoghton, Lancashire reached 7,000gns for Hoghton View 1 Emma Jane 1st. Its dam, the Irish-bred Intelagri 1 Emma Jane was purchased in the 2019 Goulding Opportunity sale. A February 2021-born in-calf heifer by semen sire Hoghton View 1 Jackaroo, it sold in-calf to outcross sire Hoghton View 1 Endure and joined Anthony Whitfield’s purchases of the day at 7,000gns.
Next in the money was Rempstone 1 Anna Mary D594 from M Ludgate, Thame, Oxfordshire being September 2020-born in-calf heifer. Sired by Gouldingpoll 1 Double Decker, it is out the 2022 National Poll Show grand female champion and sold for 6,000gns to E Williams, Denbighshire.
M Ludgate sold a further two heifers and were the two youngest females in the sale. January 2022-born heifer, Rempstone 1 Myrtle N639, a daughter of renowned bull Dendor 1 Nairobi, sold for 5,000gns to C Codd and R Lewis, Pembrokeshire. Rempstone 1 Bubbles D647, a March 2022-born heifer calf sired by Gouldingpoll 1 Double Decker reached 3,200gns and sold to M Voss, Somerset.
The only horned female entry of the day came in the form of Pulham 1 Tiara 7th from PRJ and LR Vincent sold for 4,800gns to B McCreath, Staffordshire. Sired by Shiloh-Farm Elite, it is a paternal sister to the 20,000gns record priced female and was reserve junior female champion at the National Hereford Show 2022.
Dendor 1 Jano 22nd from DE, ED and AL Jones, Caersws, Powys and at 4,200gns, it was another to travel to Somerset with M Voss. The last daughter of Dendor 1 Nairobi to ever sell from the Dendor herd, this heifer stemmed from one of the most popular female lines at Dendor and also carries both the SMH Euro and Bakgard Keno bulls in its lineage.
A single entry from NJ Griffiths, Bickford, Staffordshire came in the form of Grifford 1 Star at a call of 3,500gns from R Williamson, Cheshire. The October 2021-born heifer is a daughter of Fabb 1 Nortern Star and out of Coley 1 Clara 315.
Averages: 1 bull, £16,800; nine heifers, £5,740
Sales management: Dowbiggin Marketing