BORDERS Hereford cattle breeders JRB Wilson & Sons scored the top price at the breed society’s Autumn Show and Sale in Hereford.
Two-year-old in-calf heifer Romany 1 Dawn A84 H38 went under the hammer for 3,600gns. The Kelso-bred heifer returned to Scotland after being bought by W&P Eccles of Rockness Herefords of Tranent, East Lothian.
The Wilsons also took the Female Championship with a 12-month-old heifer, Romany 1 Julia D1 J42, who sold for 2,600gns to P & E Williams, Alderoak Herefords, Montford Bridge in Shropshire.
A further three two-year-old Romany heifers went under the hammer at the sale.
Romany 1 Julia D345 H17 sold for 2,500gns to GD & MR Watkins, Hollybush Herefords, Ocle Pychard, Hereford; Romany 1 Lucy D345 H31 also 2,500gns to join the top prize heifer purchased by W & P Eccles, and Romany 1 Julia E23 H53 selling for 2,300gns to newcomers to the Breed, RC Gledhill & LW Davies, Carmarthen. The Wilsons rounded off a successful trip by selling their 17-month old bull, Reserve Junior Champion Romany 1 Highlight, for 3,000 gns, and 12-month-old Romany 1 Jackeroo for 2,700 gns.
Both bulls join the commercial suckler herd run by the Spendlove Brothers of Kettering, Northampton.
The sale also featured the Major Reduction Sale of the prize-winning Mara Herd, belonging to Bob & Margaret Borwick from Northampton. Their 18 lots offered sell for a total of £36,492.75 to average £2,027.