Saturday 2nd March 2024

Topping the “Blue Genes” sale at Shrewsbury Market on Saturday 2nd March was a lovely dark blue roan heifer from John & Yvonne Hopkins in the form of Delhorn Truly Scrumptious. Standing Reserve Female Champion, she was a heifer from the Solway View Nancy/Tweeddale Ironman flush and found a new home with C T Akrigg, Skipton, for 4100gns.  The same buyer also purchased Delhorn Twilight Zone from the same stable.  This one was from the Bedgebury Flat Out/Delhorn Light My Fire flush and realised 3400gns.

Delhorn Truly Scrumptious
Delhorn Truly Scrumptious – top price at 4,100gns

The pre-sale show was judged by John O’Kell of the Birdswood Herd, who placed Trencrom Simba as his Champion. This March 2022 born bull is by Chatham Magnus out of the homebred Trencrom Moxie but left the ring unsold.

Trencrom Simba
Trencrom Simba – Overall Champion from Gail Ellis

Topping the bulls, was Trencrom Swinton again from Gail Ellis.  This powerful son of Chatham Magnus was out of Trencrom Nisteria, herself a Tamhorn Sumo daughter.  The successful purchaser was W Griffiths & Son, Abergele for 3600gns.

The Reserve Male Champion, Rhymil Superdry, from Rhys Millichap sold for 3500gns.  This mobile, blue & white son of Cromwell Fendt found a new home with C & FM Percival, Bakewell.

Two heifers sold for 3,000 gns, both from the Gail Ellis, firstly, Trencrom Sandy, a Ministre Du Bouchelet daughter and secondly Sea Holly, a daughter of Ballydangan Hectare.  Mr. G L Potter from Stratford-upon-Avon purchased both.

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Auctioneers:  Halls Livestock  

Photos:  Farm Images (Wayne Hutchinson)