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Chelford Blues Meet Lively Demand

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The Annual Sale of Pedigree and Crossbred British Blues at Chelford last Monday attracted lively bidding throughout on a reduced entry of pedigrees, and an excellent quality entry of British Blue cross cattle, many of which displayed potential for showing at next summer's local and regional shows.

Leading the trade at 3,000 gns was the March 2013 born bull Nantyderri Icon, from Abergavenny based breeders Adrian and Val Cooke. By the Wacko sired Nantyderri Empire, and out of Valerie, a daughter of the Royal Show winning Battlesden Marshall Miggs, he went home with Messrs Burke,Timberley, Altrincham.

The second youngest bull in the sale, Birdswood Joker from the Okell family, born in May 2014 and by the imported bull Lotto, and out of Tweeddale Glow, made 2,350 gns to R & V Brown, from North Yorkshire.

The July 2014 born Glewstone Jethro, from Ross-on-Wye based Sam Madeley, made 1850 gns to
D J Watkin, Lixwm, Mold.

Blue Crosses of show potential have long been a feature of the Chelford Blue sales and an encouraging entry and ensuing trade proves the level of demand for better cattle, not just for showing, but for commercial feeding and in some cases breeding.

Leading the trade was a Limousin x Blue heifer from DW & L Morgan, Adfa, Newtown; a pretty Blue roan heifer suitable for Christmas Primestock and an exciting breeding prospect. She sold for £1620 to
Mr R Allsop, Wymondham, Norfolk.

Regular Chelford supporters John & Denise Davies travelled from Rugby and saw the best of their pen, another heifer, make £1360 to Richie Cobbledick, Warbstow, Cornwall.

The same buyer was in again for a steer from Messrs Davies at £1300.

Top price out of the pen from G E Davies, Sarn, Newtown made £1310 to Chelford stalwart and local finisher Lawrence Bradbury, Davenham on behalf of daughter Caroline.

New customer, Jonathan Hall, Youlgrave consigned some smart Blue x Limousins and saw his heifers to £1080 and steers to £1070.

Blue Cross Steers average £1003.44
Blue Cross Heifers average £1060.00

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