Wilde about Blues (part 4)
The Ridge Dean herd of
Belgian Blues from Michele Wilde of Leighton Buzzard, attracted a large
crowd of potential buyers from all parts of the UK.
Ridge Dean Another Bluey sold for 10,500gns.
Heading the sale at 10,500gns was a very stylish dark blue heifer Ridge
Dean Another Bluey ET born April 2005. A daughter to Tamhorn Sumo and
out of a Ridge Dean Navette bred daughter Ridge
Dean Vernonique, she
was purchased by CR Raine & Sons for their Bluegrass herd based at
Barnard Castle, Co.Durham.
Ridge Dean Brandy
Ridge Dean Soulbury
Princess - 8200gns
Next in line came Ridge
Dean Soulbury Princess, again out of that great
breeding line Ridge
Dean Navette and Ridge
Dean Jessie. Princess, a Brutal
de st Fontaine sired daughter, sold carrying herd third calf and went
for 8,200gns to Paul Walker who was buying on behalf of a client.
In the section of calves with recipient mothers, Ridge
Dean Brandy a
four month old heifer by the fashionable sire Dafydd D’Ochain and
out of a Jessie daughter Ridge
Dean Valentine, Brandy was purchased by
Northern Ireland enthusiast J Annett of Kilkeel, Co.Down.
Selling for 6,000gns was another calf with her recipient mother. Ridge
Dean Bubbles, also bred from Dafydd out of Valentine, attracted strong
interest with her style, balance and exceptional length. She was bought
by an undisclosed buyer.
The third calf with the same breeding, Dafydd out of Valentine, drew
in the next price tag of 5,700gns. Ridge
Dean Bodacia, a three month
old heifer calf was purchased by Andrew Price for this Bedgebury herd
based at Maidstone, Kent.
Leading the recipient carrying embryos was 2,600gns for the mating Dafydd
D’Ochain and Ridge Dean Jessie, this being the last opportunity
to acquire some of the Jessie line. Successful buyers were AH & H
Cole for the Castleton herd in Pembroke.
The sale included two yearling heifers from the Widewath herd for Mark
Bousfield of Clifton, Penrith. Widewath Africa, a March 2005 daughter
of Nounours de Wihogne and out of Ridge
Dean Royal Lady, a Jessie daughter,
she sold for 2,100gns to A Geary of the Littlewood herd based at Milton
Ridge Dean Herd
2 cows served and/or suckling £5,880.00, 10 yearling heifers £3,654.00,
16 recipients with calves £3,635.63, 11 young bulls £2,462.73,
17 recipients carrying embryos £2,186.47.
2 yearling heifers £2,152.50.