3,000GNS TWICE TOPS HEXHAM WAGYU SALE
The second annual Wagyu collective sale held at Hexham & Northern Marts on 27 August 2019 on behalf of the Wagyu Breeders Association (WBA) saw a joint top price of 3,000gns.
Fullblood bull Redewater Itoshigenami 486 consigned by Northumbrian Wagyu, Monkridge, West Woodburn made 3,000gns. This June 2018-born young bull is sired by Redewater Itoshigenami 452 who combines Kumanami Tajima superior Marble Score from Itoshigenami with additional Marble Score and Fineness EBVs from Kitaguni Jr who is the dam’s grand-sire. Purchaser was R Fox, Gordon House, Wigton.
From the same home was another at 3,000gns this time for a purebred heifer again sired by Redewater Itoshigenami 452 and out of a very good purebred cow from David Wyn Finch breeding. This one heads to JC Frost & Co, Rookery Business Park, Attleborough.
The first lot in the ring, Uprising Daisy, from Uprising Properties, Park Farm, Ashill, Bishopsteignton, Devon made 2,500gns when going under the hammer to JC Frost & Co, Rookery Business Park, Attleborough. Sired by Uprising Kobe Akihito and out of Tyddewi F 6996, this two-year-old heifer boasts strong influencers in her pedigree. Fukutsuru is on both sides of her lineage, and milk production is her strongest trait that comes through the extended predicted EBVs from midpoint from parents. Growth gets progressively stronger after a desirable light birth weight.
Trade in semen was strong with 10 straws of Sumo Cattle Co Shikikan N211 from Delta Wagyu, Warrendale Farm, E Yorks making 100gns per straw. First time on the market, this bull is a rare outcross with Terutani and Michifuku on the dam side as well as a double dose of Itoshigenami IMUFQTF148. Buyer was Steve Ramshaw, Monkridge, West Woodburn. At the same price was 10 straws of Redewater Itoshigenami 452 semen from Northumbrian Wagyu which was bought by JC Frost & Co, Rookery Business Park, Attleborough. Another from Delta Wagyu, Peppermill Grove, made 65gns per straw to Bruce Deppe, Chelmsford.
Two embryos from Chris Leith, Springwood Lodge, Tillyeve, Udny, Ellon made 300gns apiece. These combined the rare mating of sire Itozurudoi FT151 with a WAGUSA dam F001172. New owner is R Fox, Gordon House, Wigton.
Grateful thanks are extended to auctioneer Drew Patrick and his team at HNM, and to sponsors Davidsons Animal Feeds, Carrs Billington & Grass Science. Thanks also go to Steve Bennett of Wagyu International, one of the foremost authorities on Wagyu seedstock, for providing in-depth breeding notes within the catalogue.
2 Females £2,875
1 Bull £3,150
2 Embryos £315
30 Straws Semen £93
Auctioneer: Hexham & Northern Marts