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Four-year-old pedigree cow with calf takes top price at charolais spring sale

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

AT THE SHOW: The top Charolais at the Holsworthy show and sale, Balbithan Fiji, shown by Jane Haw.

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A FOUR-year-old pedigree cow with a 10-week-old calf at foot took the top price of £4,620 at the South West Charolais Association's annual spring sale.

Balbithan Fiji TI +15, SRI +6, was sold to Launceston breeder Lisa Davey, with Balbithan Jamaica, her 10-week-old bull by Loganbar Goran.

She was bred by Mr and Mrs Andrew White, of Worth Matravers, Dorchester and turned out by herdsman, Jane Haw.

Fiji was already a winner last year and took the interbreed exhibitor bred cow title at the Royal Cornwall Show.

Another Launceston bidder, A Lee-Shute, Camworthywater, paid £3,570 for the best priced bull,Trenestrall Hike, a rising two year old from Will Palmer and Son, Ruan Highlanes, Truro.

A bid of £3,045 from Messrs McInerney, Exeter secured the two year old Bailea Highresolution by Bailea Ulysse from Brian Jones, Heol Senni, Brecon.

Two entries sold for £2,835, first Mr and Mrs Andrew White's Balbithan Ivanhoe, a 14 month old by the 10,000gns Chunal Dougie to Rob Tucker, Tavistock and next the 13-month-old Polgoda Ivor TI +35, SRI +36 by Beanhill Fantastic, bred by D R and B Stacey, Bugle, St Austell, was knocked down to M and S Littlejohns, Okehampton.

Beanhill Highlight TI +50, SRI +47, a 19-month-old Blelack Digger son from RJ and BE Kimber, Christian Malford, Chippenham made £2520 to B and T Baker, from Barnstaple.

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