Date: 02 July 2022 | Beef Shorthorn, Limousin
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In the magnificent setting of Hereford’s Dinmore Estate, this Saturday, 2nd July, saw the on-farm sale of the noted Dinmore Herd’s Limousin and Shorthorn cattle, with the sale being conducted by leading livestock auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington .
The cattle were in prime condition and the sale was a huge success, especially for the Shorthorn Breed, which saw breed records broken. Show winning Shorthorn cow Dinmore Zoe Katrina (P), with March born heifer calf at foot Dinmore Zoe Sabrina, set a new breed female record selling for 24,000gns with her daughter Dinmore Zoe Rosina setting a new breed heifer record at 20, 000gns.
Dinmore Zoe Katrina - 24,000gns
Limousins sold to 30,000gns for Dinmore Sensation, a 6 month old embryo calf out of show heifer Dinmore Perfection. Thid section drew massive interest registering an incredible average of £11,535 for 7 calves.
With breeders continuing to look to invest in good genetics for their herds, interest in the frozen embryos was unbelievable with the Limousin average for 24 embryos set at £840 and for the Beef Shorthorn at £748.
This on-site sale offered buyers the opportunity to purchase some of the most sought-after Limousin and Beef Shorthorn in the UK. Interest was phenomenal throughout the auction, with attendance from the length and breadth of the UK and 25% of the stock being sold online.
Averages achieved for the sale were as follows:
14 Cows/Heifers with Calves/In Calf £7200
10 Heifers £4520
2 Bulls £4882
12 Frozen Embryos £748
22 Cows/Heifers with Calves/In Calf £4009
33 Heifers £3842
5 Bulls £4347
7 Embryo Calves £11,535
3 Crossbred Heifers £3097
24 Frozen Embryos £840
The sale was to reduce the herd numbers of Paul Dawes, of Kipperknowle Farm, on the Dinmore Manor Estate. Founded in 2001, the Dinmore Herd has established itself as one of the leading pedigree Limousin herds, they utilise only the best bloodlines for breeding. This care and precision in the breeding process could clearly be seen in the quality of the animals for sale on the day.
Commenting on the auction, James Little, Auctioneer for Harrison & Hetherington said: “We were absolutely delighted to have been asked to complete this sale of renowned pedigree stock. Paul and the team on the estate worked tirelessly to present the very highest calibre of cattle, and to ensure everything was ready for our team of twelve when we arrived in advance of the sale. This was a collaborative effort from both the Dinmore Estate team and our team at Harrison & Hetherington, and as a result we had a hugely successful day and saw leading prices achieved.”
In addition, this sale demonstrated that as a company Harrison & Harrison, can provide the complete auction mart experience on-farm, anywhere in the UK, not just from our sale centres.