Widhill and Donnie dispersals top at 8,000gns

19 February 2018

The dispersal sales of Aberdeen Angus cattle for the “Widhill” Herd - JL Winning & Son and “Donnie” Herd - Felix McDaid really rang the bell when they both came under the hammer at Worcester.

Top call of the day went to “Fenland My Prize” from Felix McDaid’s Donnie herd – the Senior Herd Sire having been Male Champion at the Royal Highland Show in 2016 found favour and sold to 8,000gns to AW & KL Burn, Ellesmere, Shropshire.

Females from both herds were in strong demand with the Donnie herd recording top prices in each section.  Cows with calves were hotly contested and topped at 5,200gns for “Rawburn Lady Hispade”, a 4 year old cow with a heifer calf at foot by “Fenland My Prize” secured by AG Carter, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Combined prices for Cows with Calves sold separately sold very sharply to 3,300gns for another Rawburn Cow “Gammer”, in calf to My Prize to Angus Neish, Warminster, Wiltshire, with her 9 months old son, again by My Prize at 3,000gns to Ian Morris, Stottesdon, Shropshire.  Another combined price at 5,200gns went to the 5 year old cow, “Haughton Evenlora” by “Blelack Blackrod”, also to Angus Neish at 4,200gns and her heifer calf by My Prize at 1,000gns to Moores Livestock, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Widhill Cows with Calves were closely followed peaking at 1,800gns twice for “Glympton Erica”, a 4 year old cow with her heifer calf by “S.A.V Solid Gold” taken by AS & AC Addis, Ewyas Harold, Hereford and “Sandy City Evasonant”, a 6 year old cow with her heifer calf at the same price to JH & V Russell, Haverfordwest, Pembs.

Seved Heifers sold to a strong demand to 3,100gns for “Donnie Emily” a “Fordel Parthenon Minotaur” daughter, in calf to My Prize taken by B Sellick, Taunton, Somerset.  Widhill served heifers levelled at 1,850gns twice for a “SAV Solid Gold” daughter, in calf to “Oakchurch Firefox” and an “Oakchurch Evor” daughter also in calf to Firefox, both taken by G & PM Norbury, Warrington, Cheshire.

Maiden Heifers were particularly well supported selling up to 3,500gns for “Donnie Ebony Evie” by “Rawburn Boss Hogg” to Angus Neish, Wiltshire and “Donnie Lady Hope” also by “Boss Hogg” at the same price to J Preece & Sons, Cheltenham, Glos.

Averages:

WIDHILL

                 14  Cows & Heifers with calves      av: £1,442.93

                   9  Cows in Calf                           av: £1,435.00

                 11  Served Heifers                        av: £1,580.73

                 19  Maiden Heifers                        av:    £846.08

                   7  Bulls                                      av: £1,545.00

DONNIE

                 10  Cows & Heifers with calves      av: £3,675.00

                   6  Served Heifers                        av: £2,086.00

                   8  Maiden Heifers                        av: £2,493.75

                   7  Bulls                                       av: £4,961.25

Auctioneers

                        McCartneys, Worcester

                        Tel:  01905 769770