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MELTON MOWBRAY – SALE REPORT

Melton Mowbray Market hosted a Multibreed sale on Saturday 27th March 2021 which saw 3 Salers bulls sell to a top price of 3666gns (male average £3453) and the female trade hit 2700gns. In total 14 Salers sold to an average of £1914 with a clearance rate of 88%. The event was held under strict COVID-19 restrictions where all attendees wore face masks and adhered to the 2m social distancing regulations. There was a parade that was judged by R McInnes earlier in the day and the sale was streamed live via Marteye where online bidding facilities were available.

Approach Farm Oak from A & K Gowthorpe – 3000gns

Taking the Overall Championship was Angus Gowthorpe from Approach Farm with Approach Farm Oak, a February 2019 bull sired by Seawell Lithium and out of Approach Farm Kara. Approach Farm Oak sold for 3000gns to A F & R Stannage, Tilton on the Hill, Leicester to put over dairy heifers for female replacements to start a new beef enterprise. The Reserve Overall Championship was awarded to Rigel O’Toole Blk from Rigel Pedigree, a black April born bull sired by Lascaux, a grandson of Variegeois. W Bothwell purchased Rigel O’Toole Blk for 3200gns for his herd at Stretton, Rutland. Sale leader was Rigel Old Spice one of only two sons of Byron left in the Rigel herd. Old Spice sold for 3666gns to D Barton, Middle Duntisbourne, Gloucester.

Rigel O’Toole Blk – from Rigel Pedigree – 3200gns

Bull Class

1st & Overall Champion – Approach Farm Oak, Angus Gowthorpe
2nd & Reserve Overall Champion – Rigel O’Toole Blk, Rigel Pedigree
3rd – Rigel Old Spice, Rigel Pedigree

Manor Lane Orchid from Carolyn Fox – 2700gns

Leading the females in the show and sale ring was Manor Lane Orchid a strong dark heifer out of a top show cow from quality breeding lines. Her sire Manor Lane Krypton was sold to Cogent, and she was available for sale PD’d in-calf to Manor Lane Napoleon who was polled and by the French bull Beguin. Manor Lane Orchid joined Brian Jones’ herd in Diss, Norfolk for 2700gns. From the same home, Manor Lane Orchid Blk, realised 1850gns and went home with S Crossland, East Bridgeford, Nottinghamshire. Mr Crossland and partner Emily had followed this heifer Manor Lane Poppy Blk from birth and not content with one Poppy Emily also paid 1100gns for one of Mark Howkin’s production draft females Peggy Poppy.

Female Class

1st – Manor Lane Orchid, Carolyn Fox
2nd – Manor Lane Poppy Blk, Carolyn Fox
3rd – Green’s Park Perdita, C B Farms
4th – Green’s Park Phillipa, C B Farms

Four production females from Malcolm Light, Ashbury Salers, topped at 1500gns for Ashbury Jill 42nd Poll, Ashbury Hosanna 35th Polled realised 1450gns followed by Ashbury Rhoda 10th Polled and Ashbury Emma 29th Polled selling for 1400gns a piece. All these heifers joined Manor Lane Orchid at the home of B Jones, Diss Norfolk.

Mark Howkins had a strong pen of five production females which peaked at 1400gns for Peggy Orchid, who was purchased by pedigree breeder Mr D Nightingale, Ashover, Derbyshire. Peggy Poppy sold for 1100gns, and A J Geary of Milton Keynes purchased Peggy Polly, Peggy Pimms and Peggy Phoenix for 1000gns, 950gns and 900gns respectively.

Production Females

1st – Pen of four production females from Malcolm Light, Ashbury Saler
2nd – Pen of five production females from Mark Howkins, Peggy Salers

Lot No.VendorPrice gnsAnimal NamePurchaserAddress
35A & K GOWTHORPE3000APPROACH FARM OAKAF & R STANNAGETILTON ON THE HILL,LEICESTER,
37RIGEL PEDIGREE3200RIGEL O’TOOLE BLKW BOTHWELLSTRETTON, RUTLAND
38RIGEL PEDIGREE3666.67RIGEL OLD SPICED BARTONMIDDLE DUNTISBOURNE,GLOUCESTERSHIRE
39C A FOX2700MANOR LANE ORCHIDB JONESDISS,NORFOLK
42C A FOX1850MANOR LANE POPPY BLKS CROSSLANDEAST BRIGEFORD,NOTTS,
45MALCOLM LIGHT1500ASHBURY JILL 42ND POB JONESDISS,NORFOLK
46MALCOLM LIGHT1450ASHBURY HOSANNA 35THB JONESDISS,NORFOLK
47MALCOLM LIGHT1400ASHBURY RHODA 10THB JONESDISS,NORFOLK
49MALCOLM LIGHT1400ASHBURY EMMA 29THB JONESDISS,NORFOLK
50MJ & RJ HOWKINS1400PEGGY ORCHIDD NIGHTINGALEASHOVER, DERBYSHIRE
51MJ & RJ HOWKINS1100PEGGY POPPYS CROSSLANDEAST BRIGEFORD,NOTTS,
52MJ & RJ HOWKINS900PEGGY PHOENIXAJ GEARYHANSLOPE,MILTON KEYNES
53MJ & RJ HOWKINS950PEGGY PIMMSAJ GEARYHANSLOPE,MILTON KEYNES
54MJ & RJ HOWKINS1000PEGGY  POLLYAJ GEARYHANSLOPE,MILTON KEYNES
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Salers Cattle Society of the UK
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Gavinton. TD11 3QP
T: 07903 626249
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Salers Cattle Society of the UK
Jasmine Cottage, Gavinton, TD11 3QP
T: 07903 626249 E: secretary@salers.uk
VAT Reg No: 625 3266 49

Registered Address: Lane Farm , Milnthorpe, LA7 7NH
T: 01539 567804
Company Reg No: 01892440 Charity No: 1115115