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Designer Genes achieves 10.000gns top

The second DGS Goes Global sale at Shrewsbury Auction Centre witnessed 21 genetic lots going under the hammer with a ‘pick of the spring 2020 heifer calves’ from Moeskaer Herefords, Denmark leading the trade, which was knocked down to Dara Entwistle, Illinois, USA for £6,800.

An investment heifer opportunity in Harvie Ms Firefly 145G from Harvey Ranching sold to an undisclosed buyer for £6,000. This female is a granddaughter of the renowned Firefly 51F and one of the first daughters of $150,000 NJW Endure to sell at auction. The lot offered 100% interest with 50% embryo interest and 25% of natural calves.

Five international flush lots sold in the sale, with the highest priced being a ‘pick of the cow herd’ from Las Tranqueras, Argentina, which sold to Juha Moisander, Finland for £3,800.

A total of 40 embryos across 11 lots sold to average £421 per embryo, topping at £500 on four occasions.

Semen lots topped at £175 per straw for 10 straws of Remitall Super Duty 42S, the former Canadian national champion bull which sold for $270,000. Consigned by Moeskaer Herefords, it sold to DRA Fabb, Warboys, Cambridgeshire.

A package of 20 straws from Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks KS R12, the junior native interbreed champion at the Royal Welsh 2019 and grand male champion at the National Poll Show 2019 from Tom and Di Harrison, Mickley, Northumberland sold for £85 per straw to Henning Have, Denmark. A final semen lot consigned by Bowendu Herefords from herd sire Panmure 1 Nugget sold for £80 per straw to Roy Beattie, Ireland.

Saturday’s live lots saw prices escalate to 10,000gs for Moralee 1 Lucy KS S1 from Tom and Di Harrison. Purchased by MJ Ludgate, Thame, Oxfordshire half of the sale price is to be generously donated to UK Hereford Youth travel bursary.

This heifer was grand female champion at Bucks County Show and is by SMH King Size 87K, the current UK sire of the year.

At 7,000gns was Herberry 1 Lucy Belle, a 24 month old in-calf heifer from R and V Vere Hunt, Republic of Ireland which sold for 7,000gns to P Martindale, Bolton, Yorkshire. By Dendor 1 Kohinoor, it is out of Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641.

A popular heifer on the day, Romany 1 Ishbel BW R55 from JRB Wilson and sons, Kelso, Roxburghshire was knocked down to J Hodge, Hondean, Berwick Upon Tweed, for 6,200gns to join his Fellowhills herd. By previous UK sire of the year Barwise 1 Wellington, it is out of a Romany 1 Ishbel 41H A22.

Going home with L and L Bowen, Nelson, Glamorgan at 6,000gns was Auckvale 1 Janet 1705 from W and R Kemp and sons, St Helens, Northumberland paternal sister to Royal Welsh 2019 champion Auckvale 1 Curly 1725 which was purchased at last year’s by the same family.

 
Moralee 1 Lucy KS S1 from Tom and Di Harrison 

Travelling across the Irish Sea was Grifford 1 Primrose from first time consignor NJ Griffiths, Bickford, Staffordshire which sold at 5,200gns to AW Shaw, Co Tyrone. It is a daughter of 2016 bull of the year and former Royal Highland and Royal Welsh interbreed champion Normanton 1 Laertes.

Another one of five heifers to leave Great Britain was Rempstone 1 Bertha N500 at 4,000gns. The third heifer to be offered up by MJ Ludgate, it sold to JJ Darmody, Loughill West carrying a Gouldingpoll 1 Double Decker sired calf.

Changing hands at the same money was Rempstone 1 Bertha H311 a first calved heifer from MJ Ludgate which also heads across the Welsh border to T Vasami, Ffostrasol, Ceredigion.

The highest priced horned lot, Beckhall Princess Charlotte from 13 year old Beth Vincent, Pulham Market, Norfolk sold to 4,000gns to S Taylor and D Marsh, Chorley, Lancashire.

At 3,900gns, Pulham Tiara 5th from Philip and Laura Vincent, Pulham Market, Norfolk sold over the telephone to J Lake, Froxfield, Hampshire. At the same money was Romany 1 Dawn BL S36, a daughter of 2018 sire of the year, Barwise 1 Lancer, and sold to A Sweetnam, Mullinahone, Republic of Ireland. Going to the same home for 3,800gns was Burmill 1 Dowager 21 from by Robert Allcock and which is another SMH King Size 87K daughter.

The hammer fell at 3,700gns for a second heifer from R and V Vere Hunt, Herberry 1 Lucy Sky who sold to L and L Bowen.

Averages: 19 females, £4,452; 40 embryos, £421; 3 semen lots, £175/straw

Auctioneers: Genetics, Drew Patrick (Hexham Marts); live lots, Johnny Dymond (Halls)