AT the Hereford autumn show and sale held in Hereford market, a record average of £3,622.50 was set for the entry of show heifers, while bulls sold to a stickier trade.
Bulls topped at 5,200gns for the 17-month-old Shraden 1 Navas from M.J. and H.M. Timmis, Baschurch. Out of Shraden 1 Alice E283 and by Baldinnie 1 Victory, it sold to Scawfell Genetics, Seascale.
J. and W. McMordie, Co Down, achieved the second highest bull price when they sold the 18-month-old Solpoll 1 Nashville for 4,200gns to J. Riley, Towcester.
The 23-month-old Greenyards 1 Norrie from P.J. and A.C. Allman, Sutton St Nicholas, went home with Messrs McMordie for 3,600gns, while D. England, Lisvane, paid the same for the two-year-old Harveybros 1 Nigel from Harvey Brothers, Balfron.
The grand female championship was awarded to the 18-month-old Rempstone 1 Fashion E438, a heifer from M. Ludgate, Thame, which later headed the female bids at 5,200gns. A daughter of Aldersley 1 Edgar and out of Kinglee 1 Fashion 304, it sold to R.J. Windsor, Nantwich.
A run of heifers from Messrs McMordie, hit 4,000gns when Solpoll 1 Stardust N5 sold to G. Hall, Lancashire.
Two further females from the same home, Solpoll 1 Starlet N28 and the reserve female champion Solpoll 1 Starlet N26, sold to Speirs Farms, Luton, for 3,800gns and 3,600gns, respectively.
D.E., E.D and A.L. Jones, Powys, took 3,700gns from Newtoncroft Farms, Leicestershire, for the 12-month-old heifer Dendor 1 Honeysuckle 19.
23 bulls, £2,835; 12 for sale only female, £2,043.08; 10 show heifers, £3,622.50.
Auctioneers: Brightwells, Leominster