British Blue Calves to £462 at Holsworthy

30th May 2014

There was a strong trade in British Blue calves and stirks at Holsworthy on the 28th May.

Highlights of the sale were a British Blue x bull sold by Mr W D Medland from Whitstone making £462 with a young British Blue x bull for the same vendor reaching £380; Mr Medland also topped the heifer section with a British Blue x heifer making £402.

Also selling well was a British Blue x bull calf from SGW Agriculture from Tavistock making £368 and Messrs SJ Hockridge & Son from Bideford and Mr EJ Grigg from Monkleigh both selling their best British Blue x heifers at £320.

In all, 14 British Blue x bulls were sold topping at £462 and averaging £325 and 15 heifers topping at £402 and averaging £257.

Messrs TP & JH Isaac, Hollacombe won the Genus prize of £25 semen vouchers, for the highest price heifer sired by a Genus bull with his British Blue x heifer sired by Newpole Easy making £260.