A NEW record price for an in-calf heifer was achieved at the Lincoln Red Society’s autumn show and sale at Newark, when the supreme champion from R Mawer, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, sold for 4500gns. 

Producing the goods was Highbarn Rosie U166, a daughter of Brackenhurst Ranger, out of Highbarn Rosie R130. Bred by NJ Barton and due to calve in January to Walmer Piper, she sold to A Carter’s Heathlands herd, at Kings Lynn, Norfolk. 

Aberdeenshire breeder, Susan Buchan, who runs her Auchmacoy herd near Ellon, sold seven of the top eight highest priced females, with sales at 3800gns and 3000gns for in-calf heifers due to Beverley Samson. 
Selling for 3800gns to Tom Green’s Chestnut Tree herd, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, was Auchmacoy Heroine U306, which is backed fully by home-bred genetics. A daughter of Auchmacoy Orlando, she is out of Auchmacoy Heroine R15.

Next best, at 3000gns, was another Orlando daughter, Auchmacoy Lobelai U299, purchased by Mrs M Myand’s Primrose herd, from Norwich. She is out of a Westacre Derek daughter. 

Mrs Buchan sold a further three in-calf heifers at 2800gns, 2600gns and 2000gns. Dearest there was Auchmacoy Connie U335, another daughter of Orlando, out of a Market Stainton George daughter. Also purchased by the Primrose herd, she changed hands in calf to Beverley Samson. 

Leading the maiden heifer trade at 1900gns was Auchmacoy Lucy V351, by Auchmacoy Lancaster and out of Market Stainton Lucy, which was purchased by Mark William of the Woodenhouse herd, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. 

The only bull forward, Foulness Vulcan, from Chris Page’s Foulness herd from Newport, Yorkshire, made 3700gns selling to HM and JM Needler, for their Walmer herd, at Ranby, Lincolnshire. Reserve inter-breed at the Yorkshire in 2015 and 2016, he is by St Fort Rolex.

Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Sales

Averages: 35 in-calf females, £1794; 19 maiden heifers, £1149.47