Sale leader, Clipper X1152 of Upsall at 6,500gns

Sale leader, Clipper X1152 of Upsall at 6,500gns

52 heifers averaged £2,404, 97% clearance

Beef Shorthorn females met an exceptional demand from a packed ringside selling to a new Skipton centre breed record top of 6,500gns and £2,404 average for 52 heifers, with 97% clearance, at the breed society’s official autumn sale on Wednesday 8 November.

Tessa X1106 of Upsall at 6,000gns

Tessa X1106 of Upsall at 6,000gns

Sale leader at 6,500gns was Clipper X1152 of Upsall TI +19, SRI +16, a roan 20-month-old in calf heifer by the homebred Fortress of Upsall. Bred and exhibited by the Hon G Turton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire she sold to J Sloane and J Hayton, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria.

The Hon Turton cleared his 10 heifer entries to average £3,806, leading the trade with three more. A bid of 6,000gns from P Coates, Carlisle, Cumbria secured Tessa X1106 of Upsall TI +16, SRI +13, a roan two-year-old in calf heifer by Fortress.

Two lots followed sharing a 5,000gns price tag and both went to Leazes Farm, Wolsingham, County Durham. First to go was Jilt X1097 of Upsall, a roan two-year-old in calf heifer by Dingo of Upsall, and the second, the day’s overall champion, Victoria X1170 of Upsall TI +23 SRI +19, a19 month old roan in calf Fortress daughter.

 

Overall champion, Victoria X1170 of Upsall at 5,000gns

Tessa X302 of Upsall with her eight month old heifer

Nonpareil X1142 of Upsall TI +11, SRI +9, a 20-month-old roan Glengoy Frigate daughter made 3,900gns to W and M Hebron, Bradford, West Yorkshire, whilst the 20-month-old red maiden, Gem X1136 of Upsall sold for 3,100gns to T Brown, Towcester, Northamptonshire.

Reserve champion, Beautry Kooky Rose at 4,500gns

Reserve champion, Beautry Kooky Rose at 4,500gns

The reserve champion, Beautry Kooky Rose TI +18, SRI +14, a light roan 20-month-old by the homebred Beautry Hagrid from S Currie, Settle, North Yorkshire commanded a 4,500gns bid from RG Thompson, Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Entries from H Horrell, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire were led at 4,100gns by Podehole Phantasy Jessamine TI +16, SRI +14, a light roan two-year-old by Podehole Fandago. The buyers were A and C Farms, Oakham, Leicestershire who secured a further three lots from the same breeder. They paid 3,500gns for Podehole Gypsy Kiva TI +9, SRI +8, a roan 21-month-old by the 10,500gns Millerston Fine Ideal, whilst at 3,000gns they took another Fine Ideal daughter, the red and little white two-year-old Podehole Rita Jaimee TI +19, SRI +19. A and C Farms’ final call of 2,900gns went to Podehole Genoa Kim TI +19, SRI +14, a roan 20-month-old by Podehole Fandango.

Another Fine Ideal daughter, the 20-month-old roan Podehole Broadhooks Katie TI +21, SRI +14 made 2,800gns to W and M Hebron.

Kimrina K Acy, a roan 22-month-old heifer by Podehole Falconer from C Ward, Whitby, North Yorkshire sold for 2,500gns to S Bladen, Sheffield, West Yorkshire.

Averages: 4 cows in calf or with calves at foot £2,021.50; 30 maiden heifers £2,052.50; 22 in calf heifers £2,883.00

Auctioneers: CCM