FEMALES dominated proceedings at the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society’s Southern Spring Show and Sale, held at Worcester Market with a top call of 4000gns for Oakchurch Donna R221 from Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire-based Jeremy and Ala Price.

Born 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 Jeremy’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 at 4000gns to K A R Scott, Turriff, Aberdeenshire.

Commenting on the sale, Clive Roads of McCartneys said: “Females were definitely the feature of the sale with strong and competitive bidding throughout for cattle of quality.”

Buyers from Wales also got in on the act with another of the Prices’ January 2015-born heifers Oakchurch Frances R209 selling for 2100gns to R Tudor, Welshpool.

Meanwhile in the male offering, top call was the 3900gns reserve male and reserve overall champion Oakchurch Dracula R215, again from Jeremy and Ala Price. Born 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 R Tudor, Welshpool.

Two bulls shared a 3300gns price tag, the first being Glympton To Bee M636 from Felix McDaid. Bred by Glympton Farms, this senior stock bull is by Sitz Upward 307R and is out of Coldstream Tidy Bee 55k, a Stevenson Royce 741C daughter. With a self replacing index of +56, he sold to John Biggs, Pembrokeshire.

Averages:3 served heifers £2170; 15 unserved heifers £1581.30; 3 bulls £3675 (McCartneys).