Pilot Flies High at Exeter
It was quality over quantity at the Exeter Livestock Centre on Friday 23rd April, as three attractive bulls found new homes. The average selling price came to £3,220.
The lot securing the highest bid of 3,200gns was the 23-month-old DOWNTOWN PILOT, from the herd of Mr B W J Lavis in Okehampton, Devon. Pilot was sired by Glenrock Lorenzo, who boasts impressive growth EBVs across the board, and out of the easy-calving Downtown Jazz. This handsome fellow will be going home with A & J M Hembrow, back to Lostwithiel, Cornwall.
The remaining two bulls to be sold over the course of the day both secured prices of 3,000gns. The first of these was FOXACRE PERADVENTURE, from the well-established herd of Mrs A Orr-Ewing in Swindon, Wiltshire. Sired by Graiggoch Lad, and out of Foxacre Idille, this 23-month-old also caught the eyes of A & J M Hembrow, and he is sure to settle in nicely at his new home in Lostwithiel.
The final sale of the day, also for 3,000gns, went to the youngest bull entered: PENFOUND RAWHIDEOZZIE. This charming 14-month-old was bred by R S & S M Hopper, from Bude, Cornwall, and was born to Penfound Minxy – a daughter of Penfound Genius. His sire was Maxworthy Ozzie, a son of the phenomenally easy-calving Wesley Equinox. This young bull offers a great deal of potential, and grabbed the attention of B P Potbury, who will be taking him home to Wellington, Somerset.