A large crowd gather for the annual Society supported Spring Show and sale at the Washingpool Sales Centre, Bristol.
The pre-sale Male Champion selected by the Judge & Society President Mr Michael Robson, Kilbride Farm, Doagh, Northern Ireland was Crackley Bobby Dazzler from M/S Booth and Bell, Crackley Farm, Crackley Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, this June 2010 son of Lamhoj Supery sold for the day’s top price of 5000gns.
Reserve Male Champion Grangewood Bono, an Omorga Volvo son from Mr & Mrs AS & YA Leedham, Gunby Lea Farm, Grangewood, Netherseal, Swadlincote, Derbyshire sold for 4000gns.
Next best at 3800gns was Hemingford Billy form Mr JA Griffin & Mrs S Arkley, Hemingford Park, Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire this 2nd place bull sired by Wistow Johnson and with several influential bloodlines in his pedigree.
Selling at 3500gns was another form M/S Booth and Bell, Crackley Farm, Crackley Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, second in his class Crackley Bazooka by Farnborough Trailblazer.
Females topped at 3400gns for the Champion from Mr J McMillan, Brandane Bella a Sterling Viking 2nd daughter has a milk figure of +9.
Second top price female and Reserve Female Champion was from the inform stable of Mr & Mrs AS & YA Leedham Gunby Lea Farm, Grangewood, Netherseal, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, this Dirnanean Salvador daughter sold for 3250gns.
Third and Forth priced females were both from Mr D Bush, Bridge Farm, Poole Keynes, Cirecenster, Gloucester making 2650gns the second placed heifer Chapman Star's Bilberry sired by Heywood Statesman, and another Statesman daughter, Chapman Lovage's Barberry making 2400gns
Averages: 9 bulls £3,290 12 Females £2,100