Tuesday’s sale of Devon cattle at Sedgemoor saw a top call of 6,200gns for Knowstone Ferdinand 4 from father and son, John and Richard Stanbury, South Molton.
This March 2019-born son of Yeomadon Ferdinand was out of the Barton Elite sired Knowstone Clare 23 and sold to Bowldon Farms, Tetbury.
The second highest price bull came from the same home, in the form of Knowstone Ferdinand 2. This April 2019-born bull was by the same sire but this time out of Knowstone Clare 24. It was knocked down to K. H. May and Partners, Exeter.
A trio of bulls sold for 3,000gns, the first being the pre-sale champion, Exmoor Corporal from Angela Poad, Minehead. Born March 2019 and by Forde Abbey Aesop and out of Colesden Curly 22, a daughter of Colesden Samuel, it sold to A.W. and S.A. Meikle, South Molton.
Sharing that price tag was Colleton Umpire from Simon and Grania Phillips, Chulmleigh. This March 2019-born bull by Colleton Pilgrim out of a Colleton-bred daughter of Tivington Kinsman, sold to Paradise Farms, Wimborne.
Next at 3,000gns was Eastyard Duke, an April 2019-born bull from M. Cowell, Chulmleigh. By Clannaborough Raider, out of the Eastyard Larkspur daughter, Eastyard Camelia 17, it sold to Brown and Beer, Bideford.
Securing the female championship was Angela Poad with Exmoor Diana 6, an April 2019-born Barton Devon Air 2 daughter which sold for 1,700gns to Stephen Sparrow, Helston.
Averages - 9 bulls, £3,530; 2 show maiden heifers, £1,522.50; 6 sale only maiden heifers, £1,242.50.
Auctioneers: Greenslade Taylor Hunt