July 18, 2011


UK's Sedgemoor store cattle sale breaks record



Last Saturday's (Jul 16) store cattle sale at Sedgemoor experienced new records for the centre with 12-15 month pure bred Limousin feeding bulls and heifers reaching GBP1,025 (US$1650) and £1,035 (US$1666) respectively for R Coate, Broomfield.


Store cattle sold to GBP1,170 (US$1883) for steers and GBP1,080 (US$1738) for heifers, with 42 cattle sold at more than GBP1,000 (US$1610).


The Special Catalogued Monthly Sale of 198 Sucklers included a special entry of Pedigree British Blues from the Kernow Tresawle herd of Ross Withers, which topped at GBP2,500 (US$4024) for Kernow Tresawle Frankie, a 14-month-old heifer by sire Bluegrass Cyclone and out of 3,500gns dam Balzer Black Beauty. The depth of breeding in this line shone through when Frankie's full ET sister Kernow Tresawle Floss sold at £2,350, with Kernow Tresawle Flumpett close behind at GBP1,850 (US$2978).


Commercial entries also from Ross Withers set the bidding alight at GBP1,750 (US$2817) for a British Blue x Blonde x Limousin heifer by Dafyd D'Ochain and in-calf to Kernow Tresawle Dinky.


An in-calf Limousin x British Blue heifer from Withers saw bids flying to GBP1,400 (US$2254), finding her new home in Wales.


Commercial sucklers sold to GBP1,520 (US$2447) for a 2003 Limousin cross cow with May born steer calf at foot.

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