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South Devon Society’s Autumn Sale 2023


The bar was set high for quality suckler females at the South Devon’s Autumn Sale at Worcester, with a full clearance of cows with calves, in-calf and maiden heifers.  Prices topped at 4,000 gns with strong demand from new and returning buyers which outstripped supply.  “Confidence in what this high performing native beef breed can do has shone through, and the demand was certainly there for more to be sold at good prices”, commented Breed Secretary Caroline Poultney.

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South Devon Society’s Autumn Sale 2022

After some significant retirement dispersal sales earlier in the summer, a more modest entry of quality South Devons came to Worcester for the Society’s Autumn Show & Sale on 4th October.

Judge Peter Rowe whose Trewint herd from Menheniot, Liskeard, Cornwall is very well known amongst breeders, picked his Male Champion from J & S White Farms’ Broadwood herd – Broadwood Proper Job.  This well-structured, very mobile bull from Brampton Ash in Leicestershire is by Welland Valley Dynamic 6 and out of dam Broadwood Hilda 6, with a myostatin status of zero.

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South Devon Society’s Spring Show & Sale 2023

JACKPOT FOR Z COLCHARTON JACKPOT 1!  South Devons to 10,500 gns at Exeter

Overall Presentation

Average bull prices rose by £602 for the South Devons’ Spring Show & Sale at Exeter, rising for the sixth year in succession, and making this one of the most successful breed sales this century.  The top price was set at 10,500 guineas and other well-contested bidding continued to raise the bar.  Breed Secretary Caroline Poultney commented, “It has been a tremendous sale for the breed, with confidence clearly demonstrated in the future of this native breed.  Vendors have brought forward the right type of cattle for the market and are duly rewarded.”

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