The sale of South Devons at Exeter peaked at 4,600gns for the polled bull Z Sexton Marvel 9, a September 2013-born son of Sexton Marius.
Consigned by R. R. B. and S. J. Harvey, Ivybridge, it sold to West Prawle Farm, Salcombe. The same buyer also paid 3,500gns for Kestle Emperor 3 from R. K. Rundle, Newquay.
The second highest price of 4,500gns was for the male champion, Carzise Claudius 1, a January 2014-born bull by Grove Claudius, from A. L. Pascoe, Hayle, Cornwall, which was the society’s junior bull of the year in 2015. The buyer was the Mells Park Trust, Frome, Somerset.
R. C. Burrough and Sons, Axminster, sold Godworthy Diablo 13 for 4,000gns to Higher Hacknell Farm, Umberleigh, Devon, and Z Godworthy Diablo 6 for 3,500gns to J. A. and Y. Hopkins, Lympsham, Somerset.
Winner of the Thornton Cup for most points on inspection and Breedplan performance combined was Welland Valley Pathfinder 2, a two-year-old bull by Welland Valley Crusader, from M. E. and T. E. Broome, Thorpe Langton, Leicestershire. It went on to sell for 2,200gns to G. and J. Hocking, Kingsbridge, Devon.
Heifers sold to 1,500gns twice. Firstly for Rufford SAS Nettie from R. W. Bostelmann, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, which went to Arthur and Sons, St Neot, Cornwall and then for Waddeton Ann 159 from The Tully Partnership, Brixham, Devon, to R. Shingleton, Holbeton, Devon.
Selling for 1,350gns was the female Champion, Trewint Nylon 90, a heifer by Sexton Cavalier 10 from P.S. and A. P. Rowe, Liskeard, which sold to G. K. Griffin and Son, Saltash, Cornwall. The same buyer acquired a further three heifers from The Tully Partnership, for 1,300gns apiece. D. and J. Hedgeman Farming, Wareham, Dorset, also sold at 1,300 guineas to D. Lewis, Swindon.
· 20 bulls, £2,966
· 13 maiden heifers, £1,279