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Record Breaking Success!

Solpoll 1 Kitkat sold for 10,800gns breaking the record price for a bull sold in Hereford for the second time in minutes after Solpoll 1 Karate Kid sold for 10,500gns Solpoll 1 Landmark had been placed Reserve Male Champion in the showing and sold for 8200gns  All three were sired by Panmure 1 Henry leaving a healthy average of £10,325! 13 month old Solpoll 1 Lamborghini stood second to the Champion and sold for 4800gns leaving a total average for the 4 bulls of £9004.

 

In the Female Section Solitude 1 Helen L485 sold for 5200gns setting a new centre record price for a female. A fellow Henry daughter Solpoll 1 Stardust K20 stood Reserve Female Champion and sold for 4200gns. Our other 2 female entries Starlet K23 and Amber L8 sold for 3800gns and 3900gns leaving an average for our 4 females of £4489! A day to remember for Solpoll Herefords!

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New UK Record Price!

Solpoll 1 Stella C16 has set a new record price for a Hereford female sold in the UK when she sold for £12 000 to David & Maggie Kelly. She sold alongside her 4 month old heifer calf Stella K27 who was sired by Panmure 1 Henry.

Bull sales in full swing!

The Native Breed Sales in both December & February have been topped by Upgrade sons who also took the Championships. Rampage led the way in December with Rambo following him all the way in February. At both events the second top price was an ET son of Dainty N11, Real Deal in December & Real Thing in February. All 4 bulls were out of Henry sired dams and averaged £3675 (see sales for photos) 7 further bulls sold for breeding in between these sales and we still have a good selection still available, many with similar bloodlines.

National Herd of the Year 2014!

The Solpoll herd was named as the Top Herd in the UK when the results of the National Herd’s Competition were announced at the Hereford Cattle Society’s Annual Dinner. This is the first time we have won this award after twice previously being placed in the Top 3. Further success followed when Solpoll 1 Gilbert was named Sire of the Year and his daughter Dendor 1 Molly 41st was confirmed as the UK Female of the Year for 2014.

Henry sets another first!

The UK Sire of the Year is Panmure 1 Henry, a first for a sire resident in Northern Ireland.

Its been a great year for Henry, with his progeny dominating the show ring collecting enough points from qualifying shows to crown him Sire of the Year.

Spearheaded by Stella L2, Royal Ulster & National Champion & Female of the Year, Lawyer Reserve Male Champion Royal Ulster & National & Bull of the Year along with numerous other prize winners, see Show success page.

 

However, it was at the business end - in the sale ring, where Panmure 1 Henry’s progeny performed the best. His progeny sold for the highest prices at the three Northern Ireland Shows & Sales to crown him the N.I. Sire of the Year. At the Spring Show & Sale held at Hereford Market, three “Henry” sons sold for the top prices of 10,800, 10,500 & 8,200gns respectively and a daughter sold for the top price of 5,200gns

Another strong spring sale!

After last years record breaking spring sale it was always going to be hard to repeat, but  our 2 sons of Henry both won their classes and sold for the 2nd & 3rd best prices of 8400gns and 8000gns. Milkyway a full brother to Kitkat sold to Wychnor herd with Lawyer, last years Joint NI Bull of the Year joining the  Bromham herd. Our other bull entries, Maverick stood second to Milkyway and sold for 6000gns to top commercial herd Spendlove bros. Mr Daffy was also a 1st prize winner and sold at 5400gns to H Richardson. 

Our heifers were also in big demand with 5 maidens averaging £4242. Topping our trade was the 1st prize winner Starlet M8 a full sister to M10 Female Champion at the Calf show selling for 5500gns to Kilvrough herd, Swansea with Peter Vaughan purchasing the Panmure 1 Henry daughters Starlet M14 & M1 for 4200gns & 3600gns to join Dynamite at the Kingsland herd. The 2nd prize winner Starlet M6 by Keno sold for 3600gns to join AG Whittle with Starlet M9 selling to E Pierce for 3300gns again by Henry.

National Herd of the Year..again!

The Solpoll herd was named as the Top Herd in the UK when the results of the National Herd’s Competition were announced at the Hereford Cattle Society’s Annual Dinner. This is the first time the award has been retained in its history following up on our win in 2014. Further success followed that night when we were placed Reserve Sire of the Year with Henry and finished 3rd in Show herd of the Year. Solpoll 1 Gilbert was named Sire of the Year for a second time and his daughter Dendor 1 Lilac Wine was confirmed as the UK Female of the Year for 2016.

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Pounder joins A.I. Services!

Pounder was one of our most admired calves last year and he caught the eye of Robin Boyd who selected him to join the bull line up of A.I. Services. His semen will be available throughout the UK and Ireland. His full sister has produced some fantastic ET calves and his full brother is a stand out calf in the group.

Semen Sales going strong!

We have recently exported semen from Dynamite and Henry to Germany. We hope the bulls can make as big an impact over there as they have in the UK. Both bulls have had semen exported to other European countries previously.

150th Royal Ulster Success!

Another successful Royal Ulster with Starlet P2 taking the herds 13th Balmoral Championship. A Panmure 1 Henry daughter she is the 3rd Henry daughter to lift the Supreme Championship in the last 4 years, see show success for more details.

True Grit sells for £13000

True Grit sold to Rodney & Rose Westaway, Clipston Herefords for £13000. Picked from a photo at 9 months old he was always a stand out calf to us and all who seen him. His full brother Playboy was a class winner at the 2018 Royal Ulster and sold to Euros Rees, full sister sold to L & L Bowen in 2018 DGS Sale for 6000gns, while his granddam bred 2017 Calf Show Champion Pirate, now with Harold Hatt. All those were sired by Panmure 1 Henry, who has 9 sons sold for £8000 and above. His great granddam is also the Uk Record Priced female at £12000 Stella C16. We look forward to following his progress in the future.

Pictured at 9 months old here and 13 months old in England

Private sales exports!

2 of our best Autumn born bulls headed away to Pedigree Herds before entry to the Spring Sale in Shrewsbury. Trailblazer is the best Promoter son to date and out of a full sister to Perfection and sold for £10 000 to join the Bowendu Herd of Lyn, Les & Adam Bowen.

Top Gun marked a first for our herd as he headed of to France to join Jean Francois Protheau! A Perfection son from the excellent Dynamite daughter Starlet J22, who had also bred the 2018 Balmoral Champion Starlet P2. Thanks to both buyers and we look forward to following the progress of both bulls and their progeny.