This month’s suckler sale was enhanced by the large dispersal for Steven Broom of Upottery.   The herd comprised a run of 2013 born Simmental cross cows with Limousin cross Spring born calves at foot.  Like all the stock entered the cows were in excellent condition resulting in a flying trade to a top of £1730 for a cow and March born steer calf.  Others sold to £1720 and £1610 (2x).  The bulk of the herd were British Blue cross Holstein 2016 born 2nd calvers and with their Spring born Limousin calves they sold to £1700 (2x) also £1670 and £1660.  A run of first calved Charolais cross heifers with calves sold to £1600.

Incalf British Blue cows to £1280.  Limousin cross heifers 8m incalf to £1300 and Charolais incalf heifers to £1300.

The sale included the 2013 Westcroft bred Limousin bull that realised £1700.

Averages        Simmental cross cows with calves £15360
                        British Blue cross cows with calves £1584
                        Charolais cross heifers with calves £1435

In the collective section 5 year old commercial British Blue bulls sold to £2000 for WA Ketley & Sons, Essex and £2000 for the 2 year old pedigree Limousin “Smallridge Omar” from A Cleave and 14 and 15m old Charolais from DT Daniel of Launceston and £1750.

An impressive entry of 11 cows and calves from M Doble, Weymouth sold exceptionally well to top the day at £1860 for a 4 year old Limousin cross cow with Jan born steer calf at foot. British Blue cross cow with March born heifer calf at foot from the same Vendor sold for £1720.

Incalf cows from S & P Boyer sold to £1760 for the 6 year old Columpark Justadream due October to the Limousin, British Blue cross cow due the same time £1670.