British Blues lead English Premier Sale at Newark

The English Premier Sale at Newark saw a top call of 10,000gns paid for a British Blue cow and calf outfit from Michelle Wilde’s Ridge Dean herd on Saturday 28th March 2016.

Michelle’s sale topper was Cromwell Gemini, an ET-bred black and white February 2011-born Tamhorn Sumo daughter, out of the Woodview Solo daughter Ballygrange Dido. Bred in Adam Neachell’s Cromwell herd, she sold with a Cromwell Gunner calf at foot, Ridge Dean Jazz and having ran with Ridge Dean Hero to Swindells Livestock, Brant Broughton, Lincoln.

Joining her at her new home and taking the second top Blue female bid was the March 2014-born Ridge Dean Jessie 2 at 3500gns. This Kilowatt D’Ochain daughter is out of the Empire daughter Ridge Dean Della and goes back to the great herd foundation cow Ridge Dean Jessie.


British Blues were to the fore in the male trade too, taking the day’s top call at 5000gns. The sale leader here was Bear Dale Ivanhoe from Messrs Pilkington. By Henlli Wishmaster, he’s out of the Rosario daughter Almeley Flora. This one sold to K Hall, Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Then from the same home and trading at 4200gns was Bear Dale Inuus, a full ET-bred brother to the last. He joined A C and K L Twell, Donnington, Shropshire.

Meanwhile, at 3200gns was Adam Neachell selling Cromwell Incredible. This one is by Solway View Firecracker and out of the Bringlee Carlos daughter, Cromwell Florence. This one found a new home with J Mills and Son, Winwick, Northamptonshire.

5 bulls £3507
3 females £5355.