Ruby Red Devons top at 8,200gns

At the Devon Society's spring show and sale at Sedgemoor there was a 100 per cent clearance rate for bulls

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Dira Yeoman
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Dira Yeoman

Leading the trade at 8,200gns after standing top of the line in its pre-sale show class was Dira Yeoman from R. D. and J. L. Youngman, Crediton.

This April-2022 born polled son of Priorton Useful (SC) out of Tilbrook Gracious sold to Daylesford Organics, Moreton in Marsh.

Next at 6,200gns was Priorton Yawl from Crediton-based, John and Sue May.  By Dira Halcyon EX93 and out of Priorton Show Lassie 70, this polled April 2022-born bull caught the eye of the Joe Dufosee, Warminster.

Priorton Yawl
Priorton Yawl

Making 5,700gns was Champson Bullion from the Dart family, South Molton. April 2022-born and out of Champson Tulip 119, this one found a new home with  Keith Francis, Bude.

Champson Bullion
Champson Bullion

The Dart family then followed at 4,000gns with second prize winner and reserve champion, Champson Premium. This March-2022 born son of Colleton Thorven Champson Clara 321 sold to Ross May and family, Exeter.

A trio of bulls then hit the 3,600gns mark. First was the male champion, Larkbarrow Accomplished by Bollowal Back Row VG88 from Wellshead Estates, Exford, which went home with W. J. Watkins and Son, Holsworthy.

Next was the polled Tilbrook Red Hot by Longwells Uptown Funk EX91 from G. M. Hunter, Cambridge, which was the pick of R. M. Gray, Stafford.

The final bull at 3,600gns was another from the May family - Priorton Yankee 2 by Champson Diamond which sold to T. G. and A. Durston, Glastonbury.

Females sold to 1,800gns for the female champion, Rocknell Azalea, a May 2022-born heifer by Knowstone Showboy EX92 from Graham Summerhayes, Tiverton, which was knocked down to Daylesford Organics.

Averages: 11 bulls, £4,381; 2 show heifers, £1,627.50; 7 non-show heifers, £1,200; 1 cow and calf, £1,680.

Auctioneers: Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

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