The joint Production sales from the Rotherwick Herd of Tony Foster and the Slawston Herd from Slawston Grange Estate culminated in a top of 4600GNS for the last lot of the sale Fordel Bishop Monkton herd sire at Slawston. The 4 year old bull by Fordel Loch Torridon had EBV figures in the top 5% for the Terminal Sire Index and was secured by W.T. Jones & Co, Tywyn, Gwynedd.
Females enjoyed a sound trade topping at 4050GNS for a combined cow and calf Rotherwick Isabella T195 by Hallington Picasso and her March born bull calf by Rotherwick Lord Haha selling to HB & LJ Lear Aylesbury, Bucks.
Other Rotherwick cows and calves sold to a creditable 2430GNS for Jac Beauty No13 a sixth calver out of Netherton BeautyJ533 selling at 1680GNSto AJ & FJ Clarridge, Middle Claydon, Bucks and her heifer calf by Rotherwick Lord Haha to D Jefferies, Banbury, Oxon at 750GNS. Another Jac cow Rachel No16 by the same Canadian sire Tigre 28U with twin calves sold to 2400gnsto J Hughes, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
In calf heifers topped at 1720GNS for Rotherwick Georgina V251 by Haymount War Smith and in calf to Nightingale Proud Jomjo to G Gilder, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Maiden Heifers were closely followed peaking at 1550GNS for Rotherwick Evian W269 a Rawburn Black Bush daughter in the top 10% with Terminal Sire Index taken by D Jeffries, Banbury, Oxon.
The Slawston consignment attracted keen interest from both pedigree and commercial buyers, the cow and calf section topping at 2400GNS for Ribble Elka S560 a Blelack Lord Hancock daughter in the top 10% with Terminal Sire Index and suckling a May born steer calf also taken by D. Jeffries. Slawston Whitney U011 a second calver by Ribble Black Burn with heifer calf at foot by Ribble Baker was knocked down at 2100GNS to T.A. Roberts, Bettws- Y – Rhos, Conwy.
The herd sire Fordel Bishop Monkton had left his quality stamp on the herd with heifers by him selling to 1300GNS for Slawston Passionetta to L.J. Joseph, Llanidloes, Powys.
22 Cows and Calves £2168.72 17 Cows and Calves £1720.76
3 In Calf Cows £1144.50 5 In Calf Heifers £1226.40
2 In Calf Heifers £1680.00 3 Maiden Heifers £787.50
11 Maiden Heifers £1399.36 1 Senior Bull £4830.00
1 Bull £1386.00 1 Junior Bull £1155.00
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