THE Designer Genes sale of Hereford cattle and genetics at Shrewsbury peaked at 10,000gns for Moralee 1 Lucy KS S1 by SMH Kingsize from T. and D. Harrison, Stocksfield, Northumberland.
Auctioneer, Johnny Dymond knocked the heifer down to M.J. Ludgate, Thame with 50 per cent of the sale price donated to UK Hereford Youth to support the UK team for the World Hereford Conference in New Zealand next year and for a restricted fund for other travel opportunities for UKHY.
The pick of the heifers lot from R. and V. Vere Hunt, Republic of Ireland included two full siblings, daughters of Dendor 1 Kohinoor and Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641. Herberry 1 Lucy Belle, a 24-month-old in-calf heifer sold for 7,000gns to P. Martindale, Bolton.
The second heifer, Herberry 1 Lucy Sky sold for 3,700gns to L. and L. Bowen, Mid Glamorgan.
Going to the same home at 6,000gns was Auckvale 1 Janet 1705 from W. and R. Kemp, Bishop Auckland. Its paternal sister was bought by the Bowen family in the 2018 sale before taking 2019 Royal Welsh breed championship and junior Inter-breed.
Also at 6,000gns was Rempstone 1 Bertha H311, a first calved cow from Messrs Ludgate, which sold to Mr Vasami, Ceredigion who also paid 8,500gns for Sky High 1 Miss Malone, a daughter of SMH Kingsize, sold by Birch and Brindley, Staffordshire.
Romany 1 Ishbel BW R55 from J.R.B. Wilson and Sons, Kelso, was knocked down to J. Hodge, Berwick Upon Tweed, for 6,200gns to join his Fellowhills herd.
At the second DGS Goes Global sale the previous evening 21 genetic lots grossed £49,790 peaking at £6,800 for a pick of the spring 2020 heifer calves from Moeskaer Herefords, Denmark, which was knocked down by auctioneer, Drew Patrick, to Dara Entwistle, Illinois, USA.
An investment heifer opportunity from Harvie Ranching was offered for sale - Harvie Ms Firefly 145G, a granddaughter of Firefly 51F and one of the first daughters of $150,000 NJW Endure to sell at auction. The lot offered 100 percent interest with 50 per cent embryo interest and 25 per cent of natural calves and went to an undisclosed buyer at £6,000.
The highest priced flush was a pick of the cow herd flush from Las Tranqueras, Argentina, which sold to Juha Moisander, Finland for £3,600. The five flushes averaged £3,020.
A total of 40 embryos across 11 lots averaged £421/embryo with the section topping at £500 on four occasions.
Semen lots topped at £175/straw for 10 straws of Remitall Super Duty 42S (former Canadian national champion bull which sold for $270,000) consigned by Moeskaer Herefords. It sold to D.R.A. Fabb, Cambridgeshire.
Averages – 19 females, £4,452.
Auctioneers: Halls with Hexham and Northern Marts.