The first day of rain for weeks did not put a damper on trade at the 7th Angus group sale in Germany. An enthusiastic crowd from several countries ensured 100% clearance of the 8 Bulls 12 in calf cows and 41 in calf heifers on offer.
Top price of the day was 6100 euros for a bull sold by Bernard Delle. The March 17 born Donaumoos Edwin T659 was bred from Wedderlie Ecaspa L306 by Donaumoos Lieutenant Harry.
The eight March 17 born bulls from Donaumoos, all naturally presented had a strong trade to average 4600 euros.
Two lots made the next highest prices of 3700 euros. First was an in calf cow from Bernard Delle, Donaumoos Penny P076 bred from the Penny family at Blelack. Matching this was a heifer from Willie Lawson from Scotsmill, Alford. Scotsmill Early Primrose T933 by Belhaven Quebec P098 sold in calf to Retties Lord Admiral went to established German breeders from Hessen.
Next at 3600 euros was Donaumoos Diana N842 a 2013 born cow by Donaumoos Lord Zorro J602 out of Skill Diana E369. A number of Donaumoos cows sold for 3300 euros, all originating from notable UK families. D. Delia N844 from the Skaill Delias; D. Polly Perkins P035 from Tofts Polly Perkin; D. Nervene P057 and D. Nervene R202 both from Wedderlie Nervene.
The Comlongon herd of Colin Rodgers opened the sale with the highest heifer average of 2666 euros for three which included 3000 euros for Comlongon Lola T101 a granddaughter of Lockerley Laura D444.
Next was the Surrey based Perrywood herd of Simon Maiklem that averaged 2625 euros for four in calf heifers. Followed by Willie Lawsons Scotsmill herd with an average of 2611 euros for 18 head.
A nice group of three heifers from John Coultrip’s Wingfield herd, Kent averaged 2311 euros.
After the sale, Bernard Delle said “The seventh sale of pedigree Aberdeen-Angus stock successfully held at Gundelfingen has lived up to expectation and confirms the European consumer confidence in the quality of Aberdeen-Angus beef.”