HW Angus Matrons sale tops at 6,500gns

HW Angus Matrons sale tops at 6,500gns


An in-calf heifer topped the HW Angus Matrons sale when she went under the hammer for 6,500gns.

The special sale of stock from the Dunblane-based herd was held at Harrison & Hetherington’s Borderway Mart in Carlisle in October.

Leading the charge at 6,500gns was November 2020-born in-calf heifer, HW Blackbird W248. By HW Evander S051, and out of HW Blackbird R501, she sold in-calf to HW Mr Equilibrium W202 to D & M Lowes & Sons, Barningham, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Messrs Lowes also paid the next best price of 6,200gns for the last female in the ring – HW Annie X557.

She is a September 2021-born ET daughter of the $54,000 Millah Murrah Nugget and out of HW Annie R538.

The next best price of 5,000gns was paid three times.

The first at this price – selling to Cheshire breeder Owen Tunney for his Morpheus herd – was six-year-old cow HW Blackcap May S087. She is an ET daughter of the $285,000 S A V Harvester 0338 and her sons have sold to £5,000.

The next at 5,000gns was five-year-old cow Netherton Blackbird T875, by Rawburn Boss M554. She sold, in-calf to HW Evander S051, to Thor Atkinson Steel Fabrication, Ulverston, Cumbria.

The final lot at 5,000gns sold to DE & RL Rowbotham for their Row herd in Penwernhir, Ceredigion. This was February 2021-born heifer HW Kandy X272, by Rawburn Bannockburn T628, and scanned in-calf to HW Main Event X74.

Thereafter, 4,800gn was paid three times.

This was for: HW Erica Floss U447, and her May-born heifer calf HW Erica Floss Y650, selling to D & M Lowes & Sons; HW Precious Pollot Y633, selling to Shane McKiernan, Cavan, Ireland; and HW Fleur V704, selling to Caroline Orr, Halbeath, Dunfermline.

The averages were: 59 cows served and/or suckling, £3,244.32; 32 served heifers, £2,789.06; one maiden heifer, £2,520; four heifer calves, £2,310; and four bulls, £3,465.

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