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Powerhouse, the first son of Moeskaer Mentos topped the 2019 Premier Sale in style, after rapid bidding from several buyers he sold to a suckler farmer in Co.Tyrone for a record equalling price of 5100gns, A growthy heavy muscled bull he had excellent figures with many in the Top 1%. A heifers calf his dam is a full sister to Lawman the Tullamore 2018 Champion.

Perfection took the Championship at the HCS Spring sale, the second April in succession for Henry sons. After taking the Championship he sold for the Top Price to Spartan Herefords for 8000gns. He has excellent figures with his dam Dorepoll 1 Duchess being one of the top breeding cows in Ireland. Rawhide also won his class and sold for the 3rd best price of 6000gns to Stitchcombe Herefrords. Boasting excellent figures with 9 traits in the Top 5% he is a full brother to Pounder and Dainty N11, one of our best young cows. A Solpoll 1 Lawman son took the second best price of 6400gns for Havenfield 1 Rufus and Pulham 1 Remitall, the Reserve Champion a daughter of Solpoll 1 Starlet K15.

At the December Native Breeds Sale our 2 entries took the Champion & Reserve and the Top 2 prices.  Taking the top spot in both sections was Rampage, a very impressive April born Upgrade son out of a Henry daughter with exceptional figures, Top 10% CE, weight, EMA, Top 5% RBY, TI & SRI, Top 1% SS, he sold for 3400gns. Selling for 3100gns was the January born Real Deal the Reserve Champion. He is one of a great set of ET calves sired by Salute. We have retained 2 very good full sisters to Real Deal.

At the February Native Breeds Sale our 2 entries once again took the 2 top prices and also the Championship. Taking the top spot in both sections was Rambo, a very impressive April born Upgrade son out of a Henry daughter whose full brothers Kitkat & Milkyway sold to average £10080 in Hereford. Backed with exceptional figures, all traits above average with Top 10% weight and EMA, Top 5% RBY, TI & SRI he sold for 4500gns. Selling for 3000gns was the March born Real Thing. He was previously Male Champion at Balmoral Show last year. His dam Dainty N11 is a full sister to Pounder sold to AI Services.

In March 4 bulls sold to AI centres, these bulls were selected at an average of 11.25months and have CE, TI & SRI Indexes in the Top 5% with BW of 37.75kg and GL of 281 days, with all being closely related to some of most successful and highest priced sales of recent years.

 

Best wishes to NCBC/Progressive Genetics on their purchases of Sonic & Spark. Both out of heifers. Sonics grand dam is also grand dam of Kitkat with Sparks great grand dam the dam of Karate Kid. Sonic is a Henry son out of the first Upgrade daughter born here with Spark being the first calf born from Promoter.

 

Thanks to Genus ABS on their purchases of Sultan & Spike, both Upgrade sons, Sultan is a heifers calf whose dam is full sister to Kentucky Kid with Spikes dam being a full sister to Nobility, stockbull at Rempstone.

Spark

 

Spike

 

At the April Native Breeds Sale, Telstar took the second top price of 3000gns. At 15 months he was the youngest bull in the sale and the first son of Mentos born since he was repurchased. He was out of a Dynamite cow as was the top priced bull who sold for 3100gns for the 34 month old Thornbank 1 Romeo.

Our only entry for the Shrewsbury Spring Sale was Trooper, a Perfection son from the Upgrade heifer Starlet P18. An impressive bull with a great top and hindquarter he had the highest figures in the sale for 400 & 600 day weight, Scrotal Size, Terminal & Self Replacing Index. He sold to HA Colburn for the Crickly Herd, the same home Dynamite went to when he left here.

Private Sales are in full swing also with 2 young bulls heading off to join new pedigree herds, Talisman joining John Conlons Drumatee Herd in Armagh  & Tevez heading to Wales to the Rosecott Herd of Helen Thomas. Talisman is a full brother to Playboy & True Grit and we have flushed their full sister Stella T1. Tevez is a 3/4 brother to Trooper with his granddam Amber Keno also dam to Pogba the 2018 Spring Sale Champion. Tevez has exceptional figures ranking him the 2nd highest TI & 3rd highest SRI of all 2020 registered bull calves in the UK on breedplan.