Saturday 12th December brought to an end a lifetime of breeding when David Barker dispersed his Heywood herd.

A passion for the Simmental breed was rewarded with a top call of 5000gns for the much admired calved heifer ‘Heywood Empress 10th’ who goes back to the Golden Show Cow Stuartslaw Melody and her October born heifer calf Empress 11th – the very last Heywood Simmental to be born.  She joins the Chard herd of Laura French.

The maiden heifer from the famous Star Fanny line sold for 2800gns to the Palk family of Paignton Devon.  Another cow from the Fantastic family due again in April to Grandslam and her May bull calf sold for a combined total of 2800gns.  The 14 month old bull calf Heywood Kracker by Dinton Nautical from the Empress line sold for 2300gns to Puriton Simmentals.

The sale ended with his 2 Charolais cows and calves, which sold to 2550 gns for Wyvern Millie and her September born heifer calf Rachel by Elgin Fergal.
Averages
Heywood Simmentals          2 Bulls £2,152.50
                                                5 Cows & Calves £2,851.80
                                                2 Served Heifers £1,653.75
                                                3 Maiden Heifers £2,170.00
Wyvern Charolais                  2 Cows & Calves £2,572.50