LEADING the trade at the Hereford Cattle Society’s autumn show and sale at Hereford market was the Panmure herd of JM Cant and partners, Arbirlot, Angus headed by Audrey Anderson.
Not only did the Panmure bulls see the highest bids, but many of the day’s top prices carried breeding from the Scottish breeders, particularly on the paternal side.
Panmure 1 Radley lead the way, topping the trade at 5,800gns, going home with B Walters and sons, Dryslwyn, Carmarthen. It is out of one of the herd’s best breeding cows, Panmure 1 Plum H12, a Romany 1 Distiller A84 D53 daughter and by Dendor 1 Leota.
This 21 month bull has 400 and 600 day weights in the top one per cent of the breed and milk and eye muscle figures in the top 10 per cent.
Not far behind was 19 month Panmure 1 Rocky which changed hands at 5,500gns to R Hobbs of the Kea herd and travels south to Truro, Cornwall. A full brother to the well-known Panmure 1 Nugget and Panmure 1 Henry, it is the last bull of its breeding to be offered for sale by the breeders and holds an eye muscle figure in the top 5 per cent of
Given the current climate in the beef industry, the show heifer section saw a reassuring clearance of 90 per cent. Topping the female trade was Rempstone 1 Pansy N513 from M Ludgate, Thame, Oxfordshire which sold for 4,200gns to Carol Prater, Cublington, Buckinghamshire. It is the first heifer bred by Solpoll 1 Nobility, another sire by Panmure 1 Henry son, to be sold in public auction. Its dam, Rempstone 1 Pansy is also by a Panmure sire.
Averages: 17 show heifers, £2,396.47; 17 bulls, £2,890.59; 13 sale only heifers, £1,425.58