TRADE was brisk at the Hereford Cattle Society sale at Hereford with both bulls and females peaking at 5,200gns.
The first at this money was female champion Dendor 1 Anna Mary 26, from D.E., E.D. and A.L. Jones, Newtown, Powys. The 25-month-old heifer, by Solpoll 1 Gilbert and in-calf to Danish bull SMH Euro 30E, sold to A.G. Whittle, Heywood, Lancashire.
From the same vendors, 23-month-old Dendor 1 Lily 19, by the same sire and in-calf to Canadian bull Harvie Jarva 52J, sold for 3,600gns to P.D. and J.M. Vaughan, Leominster. The Joneses also sold 25-month-old Dendor 1 Greta 19, also in-calf to Harvie, for 3,500gns to R.J. Windsor, Nantwich, and 14-month-old Dendor 1 Anna Mary 30, by SMH Euro 30E, for 3,200gns to S.E. Coar, Preston.
Panmure 1 Plum M6, a 23-month-old heifer from J.M. Cant and Partners, Tayside, sold for 3,600gns Messrs Vaughan.
In the bull section, it was reserve senior male champion, 18-month-old Panmure 1 Mumford, by Panmure 1 Karl, from the Cants which sold for the top price of 5,200gns. Buyers were John Torrance and Sons, Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
The Cants also took the reserve grand male championship with Panmure 1 Monster, which sold for 4,800gns to J.E., R.I. and W. Haire, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Dendor Herefords took the grand male championship with junior champion Dendor 1 Napoleon, which was knocked down for 5,000gns to J.D. and R.A. Moorhouse, Taunton, Somerset.
21 bulls, £3,140; 18 show heifers, £2,753.33; 14 sale only heifers, £1,395.
Auctioneers: Hereford Market Auctioneers.