Charolais sold to a top of 5,000gns in Sedgemoor on Thursday 12 September when the Conley family, Martin, Susan and Christopher dispersed their pedigree Saxon herd.
Sale leader at 5,000gns was Saxon Etigny, the herd’s four year old stock bull by the homebred Saxon Travel who goes back to PtiPrince. The buyer was J Courtier, Whiddon Down, Okehampton.
Heading the female trade at 2,800gns was the French bred Saxon Cocarde, a six year old Uranus daughter offered with her five month old bull Saxon Indre, by Etigny. The pair was knocked down sold to M Vooght, Northview, Okehampton.
Next at 2,750gns was Saxon Colleen, a six year old Diabolo daughter offered with her eight month old bull, Saxon Indurain, by Indurain. The pair went home with Martin Donaghy, Dungannon, along with three other cow and calf lots. They included at 2,200gns the seven year old Balbithan Bonbon by Farleycopse Telemarque with her eight month old bull Saxon Igny, by Indurain.
Mr Donaghy also went to 2,000gns for Saxon Faune, a three year old Saxon Admiral daughter sold with her seven month old bull, Saxon Indigo by Saxon Travel.
A bid of 2,100gns secured the six year old Saxon Amiral daughter, Saxon Crème for MJ Clifford and Son, Moretonhampstead. She was accompanied by Saxon Icecream, her nine month old heifer by Saxon Asterix.
The day’s second 2,000gns call came from DP and B Smith and Son, Dingestow, Monmouth for Saxon Bijou, a seven year old MMB Apollon daughter sold with her five month old heifer calf, Saxon Isis by Saxon Etigny.
Auctioneers: Greenslade Taylor Hunt