Approach Farm scoop Breed Champion for the second time and are crowned Interbreed Champion
Melton Mowbray Market were hosts to 78 cattle from seven different breeds at its annual multibreed sale held on Saturday 26th March 2022. This year with COVID restrictions eased buyers were able to enjoy a full pre-sale show judged by Mr Steven O’Kane. The Overall Interbreed Champion on the day was awarded to the Salers Breed Champion Approach Farm Prince, a Seawell Lithium sired son out of Approach Farm Lolly owned and bred by Kerry and Angus Gowthorpe, who also bred the 2021 Melton Mowbray Salers Champion. Prince was born on 19 February 2020 and conveyed low birthweights, good milk and excellent growth rates, he sold to the top price of 4,500gns to N & J Stubbs, Nr Bingham, Nottinghamshire.
Standing Reserve Champion in the Salers section was Rigel Perry from Rigel Pedigree brought out by Emma Denton. Perry was born on 26th April 2020 and by an outcross Canadian sire, Say Cocaine 32C, out of a milky Byron daughter. The Rigel Pedigree team also stood third in the bull class with Rigel Pistol Poll Blk by Rigel Mojave Poll and again out of a Byron daughter.
Two in-calf production females from Malcolm Light’s, Ashbury Salers herd, topped at 2100gns for Ashbury Venetia 9th and Ashbury Terena 33rd and bulling heifer Ashbury 34th Poll made 1450gns. All three heifers were purchased by new member Rebecca Alderson for her East Parks herd of pedigree Salers based at Brancepeth, Durham.
The male average was £4725, +£1272 on 2021, the female average was £1977.50 and the overall Salers average on the day for 4 animals sold was £2664.38, +£750.38 on 2021 albeit for 10 less animals.
1st & Overall Champion – Approach Farm Price, Angus & Kerry Gowthorpe
2nd & Reserve Overall Champion – Rigel Perry, Rigel Pedigree
3rd – Rigel Pistol Blk Poll, Rigel Pedigree
|Lot||Animal Name||Price (gns)||Buyer||Address|
|5||Ashbury Venetia 9th||2100||R. Alderson||Brancepeth, Durham|
|6||Ashbury Terena 33rd||2100||R. Alderson||Brancepeth, Durham|
|8||Ashbury Emma 34th Poll||1450||R. Alderson||Brancepeth, Durham|
|10||Approach Farm Prince||4500||N & J Stubbs & Sons||Nr Bingham, Nottinghamshire|