BritisBritish Blues peaked at 4,400gns at the breed society sale at Beeston Castle.
Sale leader was Taylor’s Legend, May 2016-born bull by Dragons Blues Factor out of a Blackstar-sired cow from Brian and Rob Taylor, Scholar Green. The buyer was Clive Percival, Bakewell.
Next from Graham Morgan, Herefordshire was Almeley Linford, by Drybarrows Cawdale which sold for 4,300gns to P. Studley and Sons, Burton.
Another from the Taylors, 21-month-old Taylor’s Lancelot, sold at 4,100gns to J.C. Crust, Spilsby, Lincolnshire who also paid 4,000gns for May 2106-born Rhymil Lion King by Rhymil Iron Bru from Rhys Millichap, South Wales.
Leading the female trade was April 2016-born Almeley Libby from Mr Morgan which sold at 2,800gns to Jonathan Darlington, Scholar Green. His father, Rob paid 1,400gns for 14-month-old Graymar Minnie from Matthew Jones, Telford who also had top price commercial Blue with show potential section taking £2,800 for a 10-month-old pedigree heifer from S. Carpenter, Stourport on Severn.
Wyn Morgan, Newmills, Powys sold a nine-month-old heifer at £2,100 to Mike Scott, Newark who also paid £2,000 for a heifer from Wilfred Lomas, Byley.
Averages – Bulls, £4,155; cross bred heifers, £1,393; crossbred steers, £1,232.
Auctioneers Wright Marshall.