Thirsk Show and Sale

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Sound Trade For Simmentals At Thirsk

The North East Simmental Club held their second sale at the new Thirsk Rural Business centre on Tuesday 8th May 2007, in conjunction with Thirsk Auction Mart.

As with last year’s sales, the limited entry attracted buyers from some distance and ensured a steady trade for the females forward.” This sale is attracting sound commercial trade in this area”, said Fiona Sloan, Development Manager for the Simmental Society. “I am sure it will go from strength to strength.”

Top price of the day was Blakewell Gentian’s Snowdrop from Messrs I & M Steele, Blakewell Farm, Easington, Hull when she sold for 1550gns, to Mr Ian Willison, Williamwood Farm, Warsop Vale, Mansfield, Notts. Born in March 2005 this heifer is an AI daughter of Blackford Harvester and out of Salisbury Gentian. The Steeles’ followed this with the second top price for Blakewell Katie’s Mischief when she sold to Mr R W Leach, Ringstone Royd Farm, Halifax for 1300gns. This time by Sterling Herkules, Katie’s Mischief sold with her December born Blackford Harvester heifer calf at foot, Blakewell Mischief’s Tiffany.

Earlier in the day, Scarthingwell Songbird, from David and Jane Pick, Cottage One, Scarthingwell Farm, Scarthingwell, Tadcaster ,sold for 1220gns to Mr P De Roeck, The Willows, 21 East Lound Road, Haxey, Doncaster. Songbird is by the homebred Scarthingwell Polaris and out of a Brinkton Brilliant cow.

Mr Alan Rooke & Sons, The Cottage, Rye House Farm, Harome, North Yorkshire purchased Ulceby Niffty he paid 1120gns for this second calver with her bull calf, Ulceby Tyson at foot, from the executors of the late Jack Wilkins, Carr Farm, Carr Road, Ulceby, Lincolnshire. Mr. Wilkins executors also later sold the only bull sold, Ulceby Samson for 1010gns to A. Eddon, High House Farm, Lockton, Pickering.

1 Bull sold for £1060.50
- Lot No Name Vendor Purchaser Area Price Gns
1 Bull sold 35 Ulceby Samson Mr J Wilkins Mr A Eddon Pickering 1010.00
27 + (inc CAF) Females sold to a sales average of £894.44
Top Price Females 22 Blakewell Gentian's Snowdrop I & M Steele Mr I Willison Nottinghamshire 1550.00
- 18 + (CAF) Blakewell Katie's Mischief I & M Steele Mr R Leach West Yorkshire 1300.00
- 11 Scarthingwell Songbird Mr & Mrs D Pick Mr P De Roeck South Yorkshire 1220.00
- 4 + (CAF) Ulceby Niffty Mr J Wilkins Mr A Rooke & Sons North Yorkshire 1120.00
- 3 Copper Mill Crystal's Natasha Mr & Mrs P & C M Goldsbrough Mr A F Inman North Yorkshire 1020.00
- 13 + (CAF) Ferrylane Lotti Regina (TF) Mr P D Thurston Mr Hughes Nr Mold 1020.00

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