The Lincoln Red Cattle Society
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28 March 2023

7,000 Guineas for Lincoln Red Champ and Interbreed Champ at Melton



Brackenhurst Admiral was First in his Class, Senior Champion, Overall Breed Champion and Overall Interbreed Champion; he went on to sell for 7,000 Guineas at the Lincoln Red Cattle Society’s Premier Pedigree Spring Show and Sale and Multi-Breed Show and Sale on Saturday 25th March 2023 at Melton Mowbray Market; which was the top price paid across the board in the Multi-Breed Sale.

Brackenhurst Admiral Sired by Auchmacoy Xeno out of Brackenhurst Ann W458 bred by Nottingham Trent University, Nottinghamshire, sold to Natasha and Richard Mann’s Yarn Hill Herd, Suffolk.  His stable mate; Brackenhurst Avatar was First in his Class, also a son of Auchmacoy Xeno out of Brackenhurst Effie T400 sold to Mr White’s Pelham Holt Herd, Lincolnshire, for 5,200 Guineas.
Holegate Atomic Sired by Sharlock Xtreme out of Walmer Heroine T1018 bred by Ed Middleton, Lincolnshire, sold to Jill Holland’s Newball Herd, Lincolnshire, for 5,500 Guineas.  From the same stable; Holegate Alvin; another son of Sharlock Xtreme out of Donington Diana V17 sold to a commercial breeder in Lincolnshire for 5,000 Guineas.
Highbarn Atlas who was Second in his class and Reserve Junior Champion Sired by Donington Yuri out of Highbarn Pauline U168 bred by Nick Barton, Cheshire, also sold for 5,000 Guineas to Tom Green’s Chestnut Tree Herd, Lincolnshire
Beverley Apollo was First in his class and Junior Champion & Reserve Breed Champion Sired by Beverley Vantage out of Beverley Gift W78 bred by R I Clough & Son sold for 4,600 Guineas to Daniel Howes’s Eckland Lodge Herd, Leicestershire
Hobart Apollo out of Auchmacoy Vulcan and Walmer Nancy M19 bred by Tony & Emily Bambridge, Norfolk, sold for 3,400 Guineas to R I Clough & Son, Lincolnshire
Misterton Atacama Sired by Highbarn Yankee out of Highbarn Treasure X209 bred by Ian McNee, South Yorkshire, sold to J H Hewson & Son, Leicstershire for 4,000 Guineas.

8 Bulls averaged 4,963 Guineas (£5,211)

9 Females averaged 1,517 Guineas (£1,593)

Beverley Sunny B14  
First in her class and Supreme Champion Female Sired by Beverley Vantage out of Beverley Sunny U33, this January 2022 born Maiden Heifer bred by R I Clough & Son, Lincolnshire, sold for 1,800 Guineas to Rob Smyth’s Ashfield Herd in Bedfordshire
Othorpe Gloria A256 Second in her class and Reserve Supreme Champion Female Sired by Holyoak Sultan out of Othorpe Gloria S38, this February 2021 born Maiden Heifer bred by Will & Ellie Jackson, Leicestershire, sold for 2,300 Guineas to R J & G Goodwin’s Holyoak Herd, Leicestershire
Axholme Miss Fire Z51 Third in her class Sired by Axholme Watchet out of Chestnut Tree Marwood Miss S68, in Calf Heifer to Bates Moor Zion and due in May, bred by Jamie Quinn & Sue Oliver, North Lincolnshire, sold for 1,700 Guineas to Field Farming Co, Nottinghamshire
NEWBALL NICOLA Z735 & NEWBALL NICOLA Z745 won the Best Pen of a Pair of Lincoln Red  Heifers; both in Calf to Newball Xhosa; both sired by Highbarn Warrior out of Newball Nicola T469 & Newball Nicola U494 respectively; bred by Jill Holland, Newball Nicola Z745 (5 weeks in calf) sold for 1,900 Guineas to a commercial breeder Underwood Lodge in Leicestershire. 

Selling to the same new home was NEWBALL GIFT Z743 another daughter of Highbarn Warrior out of Newball Gift W558, sold for 1,800 Guineas.
Axholme Pippa B83
out of Axholme X12 David Brown and Highbarn Pippa Y219; January 2022 born; sold for 900 Guineas  to a commercial breeder in Nottinghamshire.   Axholme Gift B88 by the same Sire out of Beverley Gift S45; May 2022 born; sold for 650 Guineas to Charlotte Corbishley & Steve Jones’s Wyndlow Herd; both bred by Jamie Quinn & Sue Oliver, North Lincolnshire
From R I Clough & Son’s April 2022 born heifer sold to Rob Smyth’s Ashfield Herd in Bedfordshire, Beverley Mary B57 Sired by Beverley Vantage out of Beverley Mary R64 for 1,200 Guineas and from Jenny Hurst also sold to Rob Smyth’s Ashfield Herd, March 2022 born, Brandon Mary B1 Sired by Beverley Vantage out of Brandon Mary P1 for 1,400 Guineas

President, Ian McNee; and a number of people  around the Show Ring, remarked on the quality of the Lincoln Reds; and commented that all our Lincoln Red Vendors had done an excellent job of presenting their cattle;  which was clearly reflected in the prices and overall averages.  He noted there had been a tremendous amount of interest generated around the Show Ring and this had carried on into the Sale Arena where there was standing room only as the Sale began and throughout the Pedigree Sale. Ian, thanked our Lincoln Red Vendors, Members and all those who invested in Lincoln Reds today, for their support.  He also thanked Scott Ruck, Oliver, Riona and the entire Melton Team for their assistance and enthusiasm in ensuring a hugely successful day; at this the third year of running this prestigious Show & Sale at Melton Mowbray Market.