• Columbpark reduction sale hits 3300gns

The four year old stock bull Fieldson Guna sold for 5000gns and topped the dispersal sale of the Broadoak Herd of Chris and Wendy Richens, Coppa Dolla Farm, Broadhempston, Totnes on Saturday 8th August at Sedgemoor Auction Centre.  The day also saw a major reduction of the Columbpark herd of Vicky and Matt Smith, Caseberry Farm, Copydown Lane, Bradninch, Devon.

Fieldson Guna, who is by the noted Cloughhead Umpire and out of the Gunnerfleet Plunas daughter Fieldson Una, was purchased by the Waygood family of Taunton. The 4½ year old homebred cow Broadoak Elin led the females at 3800gns when selling with her March born heifer calf by Fieldson Guna at foot to the Lanfears of Bristol.  Elin is by the French sire Ionesco and goes back to the Gorton female line.  Broadoak Elin’s daughter, Broadoak Izzy, was sold in-calf to Fieldson Guna for 2700gns.

Columbpark Damson 3200gns
Columbpark Damson 3200gns

The first three females forward from the Smith’s Polyanthus/ Iris family broke the 3,000gns barrier.  Leading the way was the seven year old Columbpark Damson, a Rombalds Utah daughter out of Columbpark Apricot.  She was sold with her February born bull calf at foot, Columbpark Lenny by Tomschoice Harlequin, for 3,200gns to RW Biss. Then the five year old Columbpark Fruitful, a Fleethill Clipper daughter also out of Columbpark Apricot, sold with her March born bull calf at foot for 3,300gns when heading to North Devon with P & L Ley.   The bull calf Columbpark Liquorice is another by the Tomschoice bull.

Columbpark Fruitful’s 2014 born daughter Columbpark Juicey, by Mereside Fullback, hit 3,000gns when selling to the Shilvinghampton Herd, Weymouth. Cows with heifer calves at foot from the Star family sold to 3,200gns for the 2008 born Columbpark Dream to Brenda Jarvis, Priddy.

A strong maiden heifer trade saw others to 2,300gns for Columbpark Jamima born February 2014 by Mereside Fullback, and 2,000gns for Columbpark Jen by the same sire.


Broadoak Herd:

  7 Cows and Heifers Calves £2467.50
  1 Cow and Bull Calf £2415.00
  3 Incalf Heifers £2135.00
  5 Maiden Heifers £1554.00
  1 Stock Bull £5250.00
  1 Yearling Bull £2100.00


Columbpark Herd:

10 Cows and Heifer Calves £2520.00
13 Cows and Bull Calves £2608.84
  4 Incalf Heifers £1995.00
  6 Maiden Heifers £2100.00


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