The Oakchurch Aberdeen-Angus herd enjoyed a successful sale at Worcester, with cattle from the herd claiming the top prices among both the makes and females on offer.
Heading up the sale was a top call of 4000gns for Oakchurch Donna R22. Born in April 2015, this ET-bred heifer is by Te Mania Berkley B1 and is out of the Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 daughter, Oakchurch Donna L045, herself a daughter of one of the herd’s foundation females Ballyheather Dolly Z682. Donna stood second in her class under judge David Evans of the Tree Bridge herd and, with a terminal sire index of +48 and self replacing index of +63, sold to Karl Scott for his Foggie herd, Turriff, Aberdeenshire.
Second best in the female offering was Oakchurch Donna P180. This April 2014-born Blelack Blackrod L774 daughter is out of the Te Mania Berkley B1 daughter, Oakchurch Donna N120 and stood female champion. She was sold for 3300gns to J E Pudge, Bishops Frome, Herefordshire, having been PD’d in calf to Genus sire Oakchurch Evor.
At 2500gns was the third highest priced heifer, Oakchurch Duchess R212. Born in February 2015 and again by Blackrod, this one is out of the Hoff Limited Edition daughter Oakchurch Duchess J123. She found a new home with Paul and Kirsty Westaway of Melview Farming.
Two January 2015-born heifers from then followed, with the first being Oakchurch Dalrene R204, selling for 2200gns to previous buyer Karl Scott, while at 2100gns was Oakchurch Frances R209, selling for 2100gns to Richard Tudor, Welshpool.
Meanwhile in the male offering, top call was the 3900gns reserve male and reserve overall champion Oakchurch Dracula R215. Born in April 2015, this Blelack Blackrod L774 son is out of the Te Mania Berkley B1 daughter, Oakchurch Dame M093 and carries a terminal sire index of +39. He was knocked down to previous female buyer Richard Tudor.
The next best for the herd was the male and overall champion, Oakchurch Dreadnought P186 at 3300gns. Again by Blackrod, this one is out of a Young Dale Hogan 3Y daughter, Oakchurch Damara L063 and was knocked down to Robert Thatcher, Tewkesbury, Glos.
We wish all buyers success with their purchases and thank them for their continued support.