Show season well underway
Historic Herd Books up for auction
Semen exported to Hungary
Melton Mowbray Market 8th & 9th September
A top quality selection of British White breeding cattle met superb trade at Melton Mowbray, with an overall average of £1436 - an increase of £406 on the year. The top price of £2415 was paid for maiden heifer Woodbastwick Lauren from Rotac Farms, selling to Mr J Atreidees, Devon.
Semen from four British White bulls is on the way to a cattle producer in Hungary for use in a breeding programme with predominantly Angus females. Straws in the shipment will be from Castleton Kerfuffle (pictured), Hevingham Polaris, Smarden Trident and De Beauvoir Huckleberry Finn. The Society looks forward to seeing new British White progeny in Central Europe!
British White breed classes are being held at several shows around the country, with British Whites also having major success in mixed breed classes at three more shows in seven days, including Hartoak Ellie (pictured) from Oaklands College winning the section Championship at the Herts County Show.
Herd books from the very start of the Park Cattle Society will be auctioned at the AGM on Saturday 14th October 2017. These precious documents have been donated by Pauline and Colin Cooke who recently dispersed their Faygate herd, originally purchased (together with the books) from Miss Alexander, whose family were instrumental in the Society's foundation.
Cows with calves at foot (2 sold): £1706
Senior heifers (3 sold - 1 with calf at foot): £1428
Junior heifers (4 sold): £1404
Bulls (1 sold): £1050
Overall average (10 sold): £1436
Woodbastwick Lauren sold for £2415
to J Atreidees, Devon
Woodland Berry's Felice sold for £2205 also to J Atreidees, Devon
Templar Firethorn sold for £1785
to DA Elliott, Staffordshire