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Blue trade hits 5,000gns at Newark

BRITISH Blue bulls sold to 5,000gns twice at Newark on Saturday.


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Solway View Limited Edition
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The first to make 5,000gns was Trencrom Lord of the Dance from Gail Ellis, Cornwall. This May 2016-born Bavan Empire son out of Trencrom Go Go Girl sold to A. and S. Baillie, Newton Stewart.


Next was Solway View Limited Edition, by Gitan Du P’Tit Mayeur out of Broomfield Vivien from Kevin Watret, Annan which found a new home with I. R. Appleton, Hartlepool.


At 4,500gns was Witham Bank Javelin from W. Laight, Boston. This 2014-born bull by Lennie Van Het Caloenhof was bought by C. Stancombe and Son, Huntingdon.

 

Three then sold at 4,000gns, the first was another from Ms Ellis, Trencrom Lord Gill by Strawberry Field Hokowase, which was knocked down to H. J. Brooks and Son, Hertford.
From the same home, Trencom Lux, another Bavan Empire son, then achieved the same bid from Roger and Tom Elliot, Northamptonshire.
The final 4,000gns call came for Bear Dale Logan, by Henlli Wishmaster from S. Pilkington, Buxton which sold to Ms Ellis.

 

Females

Ms Ellis also led the female trade taking 4000gns for Trencrom Ladybird, a Strawberry Field Hokowase daughter out of Trencrom Hot Shot which sold to Ben Sharpe, Essex.

At 3,500gns was Mr Watret’s Solway View Lottie, an ET bred Colos Van Daisel daughter going home to Stockton on Tees, with J. L. Marks.

 

Averages - 12 British Blue bulls, £4,005.83; 19 British Blue heifers, £2,674.21.

 

Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Sales.

Baldwin dispersal

Baldwin dispersal tops at £3,000

 

The first portion of the dispersal of the commercial Limousin herd from the Baldwin family, Wigan saw a top call of £3,000 for Norman Henrietta, a Claragh Franco daughter and its British Blue cross heifer calf. The buyer was A. I. Wilkinson, Rochdale who also paid £2,800 for Griseburn Isla, a Carmorn Copilot daughter with a Blue cross bull calf.
At the same money was Coachhouse Incandescent, a Rachels Ferrari daughter with a Blue cross heifer calf which sold to G. and S. Gilleard, Doncaster.
Leading the remaining commercial cow trade was a £2,900 call for a pedigree Limousin cow with a British Blue cross calf and having run with a Blue bull again from Andrew and Becky Bishop, Gloucestershire. Buying this one were J. Gowthorpe and Son, York.

 

Commercial steers and heifers

Crossbred stores were in strong demand with heifers selling to £2,800 for a Limousin cross from the Baldwin family bought by C. J. Harris, Devon.
Messrs Holmes, Lincoln, sold British Blue heifers to £2,500, with T. S. and N. D. Stevens, Worth Wells, taking this one.

Steers topped at £1,460 for a British Blue cross from Messrs Holmes, bought by Todd Farms, East Torrington. The same vendor then sold a Limousin cross at £1,350 to C. Goulsbra, Authorpe, Lincolnshire.

 

Averages - Baldwin dispersal - 32 Limousin cows with calves, £2,210.93; 172 commercial heifers, £980.58, 140 commercial steers, £1,028.71.

 

Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Sales.

 

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