Hollybrook Maximum, born April 2021 from Hollybrook Farm, Norfolk, sold for 3,900gns at the Melton Mowbray Multi Breed Sale on the 25th of March. Four bulls were sold across the sale, averaging £3,438.75.
Earlier in the day, the bull had been named Simmental Overall Champion by John Barlow, of the noted Denizes herd, before going on to take the Overall Reserve Interbreed.
Mr Barlow said: “This is just a natural Simmental bull with plenty of length and a good second thigh. He’s a good commercial Simmental bull ready to work.”
Hollybrook Maximum, bred by AI, is sired by Clonagh Diehard Gallant, and is out of Williams Vikki’s Blossom. He was purchased online by Fristling Hall Farm, Essex.
Selling at 3,200gns was the homozygous polled bull Blue Cedar Mungo, from Intwood Farm, Norwich, sired by Sneumgaard Imperator, and out of Blue Cedar Edwina, with both parents being homozygous polled. He was purchased by Leylandii Farm, Lincolnshire.
Kington Grange Farm, Warwickshire, sold two bulls at 3,000gns. The first was Wroxall Marmite, by Forsdale Gallipoli, and is out of Wroxall Esprit-Zilla, also purchased by Fristling Hall Farm.
The second was Wroxall Meatball, who was second in his class, by Coose Gambler, and is out of Wroxall Favour-Patiance. He was purchased by Dudley Wood Farm, Warwickshire.