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Cherryvalley Shorthorns enjoy red hot returns to 8,500gns

Cherryvalley Beef Shorthorn’s highly anticipated virtual production sale, in conjunction with MartEye and Ballymena Livestock Mart, met with “spirited bidding” from customers throughout Ireland and the UK.

The sale, which featured on www.thatsfarming.com in this news article, comprised six maiden heifers, four in-calf heifers, one cow with a calf at foot and back in-calf and three young bulls with a 100% clearance reported.

One of the sale’s four in-calf heifers provided the sale with its highest call of 8,500gns.

Cherryvalley Sharon, lot number 7, has featured on this season’s show circuit and now joins new breeder Clive Richardson, Portadown.

She is out of Bushypark Beauty and one of the herd’s “most successful show cows” and is due in the spring to Creaga Malibu.

On her heels at 6,700 guineas was another in-calf heifer, lot number 9 by the name of Cherryvalley Sunrise, who now travels to Cornwall with Jo Smith.

Out of the herd’s “exceptional” brood cow, Fearn Petal Delia, this heifer carries to Creaga Logic and is due in February/March 2024.

Cherryvalley Suzie, catalogued as number 10, pocketed 4,700 guineas, and was acquired by Tiarnan Diamond, Antrim. This daughter of Creaga Logic sold in-calf to the herd’s stock bull Creaga Malibu and is due in February/March 2024.

Maiden heifers sold to 4,100gns, which was forked out for the first lot to go under the hammer, Cherryvalley Tremendous. She is out of Creaga Rolex and is also bred from “one of our most successful show cows currently at the Cherryvalley herd”.

She was snapped up by the Dowd Family, from Galway for their Creaga herd.

Other prices included:

  • 2,400gns for lot 2, Cherryvalley Tipsey Gypsy, a Feb 2022-born heifer out of Creaga Malibu;
  • 3,400gns for lot 14, Cherryvalley Topgun, son of Creaga Malibu;
  • 2,500gns for Cherryvalley Tarzan, son of Creaga Logic.

Averages

Maiden heifers sold for an average of £2,733, while In-calf heifers changed hands for £5,850 of an average.

The cow and calf average sat at £4,100, while young bulls found new owners at an average price of £3,000.

Top breeding female lines

A spokesperson for the sale said: “The Cherryvalley farm was delighted to welcome many visitors to view the stock ahead of the online sale.”

“Mervyn Robinson would like to thank all those who attended, purchased or bid for stock.”

“This online sale really was a golden opportunity to tap into top breeding female lines within this award-winning herd, and MartEye reported a large number of registered bidders,” the spokesperson added.

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