OFFICIAL SOCIETY SIMMENTAL SHOW & SALE (Incorporating the South West and Centre West Simmental Breeders Club)
Judged by Mr David Mills, Wellington, Somerset.
Demand for the breed was again evident with a 93% clearance on the bulls, 15 selling to average £3521.00 with a centre record price of 6600gns for New Trend Cocker-Leeky-Soup from C H Evans and Son, Abbey Farm, Wroxall, Warwickshire.
This Polled son of Tiset Darwin sold to Mr C M Mercer, Bowley Court Farms, Leominster, Herefordshire. The same buyers took the second top price at 5000gns, Beanhill Caesar, a Curaheen Tyson son from Mr & Mrs R J & B E Kimber, Beanhill Farm,Christian Malford, Chippenham.
Next best was the Male Champion from MR R H Widdicombe, Ashprington Court, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, Starline Commissioner, a Skerrington Warlord son out of a Starline Decision daughter selling for 4900gns.
Top price female on the day was from the Loxton reduction, Loxton Girlie, a Dirnanean Solomon daughter out of a Blackford Harvester daughter, selling for 3350gns with her heifer calf at foot.
Female Champion from Mr & Mrs AS & YA Leedham, Gunby Lea Farm, Grangewood, Netherseal, Grangewood Bracken a Kilbride farm Newry daughter achieved 2400gns.