A CORNWALL Killiworgie North Star topped the Worcester Simmental Sale and sold for 7500gns last month. 

The September 2022 born bull is from Steve and Gill Gummow, Higher Killiworgie Farm, Newquay, Cornwall, and topped the day at the sale, which was held at McCartneys Livestock Market in Worcester on Saturday, April 27. 

This heterozygous polled bull is by Curaheen Gunshot (P) and is out of the Killiworgie Emperor daughter, Killiworgie Elderflowers Ivy EX92. Described as a bull with a super temperament, great locomotion, style, and excellent conformation, Killiworgie North Star 22 (P) carries a Maternal (Milk) figure of +11, and is +1.8 for Calving Ease daughters.

Earlier in the day, Killiworgie North Star (P) had stood second in his class to the overall champion, under the judge Wayne Davies, Cwmbromley, Newtown, Powys.

The day's top and second top prices were bought by CM Mercer who were looking to introduce polled Simmental bulls to their well-known 300 cow pedigree and purebred Bowley herd at Bowley Court Farms, Hop-Under-Dinmore, Leominster, Herefordshire. 

Selling at 6000gns, also to the Bowley herd, was the October 2022 born heterozygous polled bull Bosahan Nankervis 22 (P), from John and Bridget Olds, Bosahan Farm, Falmouth, Cornwall. This bull who stood first prize in the second class of the day is by the herd stock bull Kinclaven Infusion 17 (P) and is out of Bosahan Isabella Bea EX 90, a Skerrington Armada daughter. Again with good figures, Nankervis carries EBVs predicting easy calving and fast-growing early finishing progeny.  

Standing second in his class to Bosahan Nankervis 22 (P), was his stablemate Bosahan Nightfall 22 (P). October 2022 born Bosahan Nightfall (P) is another by Kinclaven Infusion 17 (P) and is out of Bosahan Flirty Tresor EX 90, a Skerrington Armada daughter. With a little show track record behind him, Bosahan Nightfall (P) won the Senior Calf Continental Championship at the Cornwall Pedigree Calf Show in October last year at Wadebridge. Buying this bull for 5000gns was DW Price, Ackhill Farm, Presteigne, Powys. 

Mr Price said: “This is a stylish bull that caught our eye. He’s very correct, and has good figures for easy calving and growth.

"This is the first Simmental bull we have purchased and he'll be used in our herd of between 80-90 Saler cows which are mainly pure.”

South West Farmer:

At 4000gns was Beanhill Nightrider 22 from Mr & Mrs RJ & BE Kimber, Beanhill Farm, Chippenham, Wiltshire.  November 2022 born, this second prize bull is by the AI sire Ballinalare Farm Galaxy, and is out of Beanhill Isla.  Purchasing this bull, who carried strong terminal production and self-replacing indexes, was Top Farm Ltd, Aston Somerville, Worcester.

In the show of females the Female Champion came from regular Worcester consignor Mr WJ Hollingsworth, Midhope Hall Farm, Sheffield, in the shape of Midhope Melinda. This October 2021 born heifer, scanned in calf to Corskie Nomb, is by Denizes Kingston 19, and is out of the Woodhall Everhart daughter, Midhope Kitty. Buying the top price female at 2900gns was Mr S & Mrs D Shapland, for their Brynsworthy pedigree herd at Brynsworthy Farm, Barnstaple, Devon. 

Judge Wayne Davies said: “This was a powerful Simmental heifer that also had style and femininity, and was full of breed character.  I’ve no doubt she’ll go on to make a top breeding female.”

Mr Davies was back in the fray when he purchased Newton House Majesty the Reserve Female Champion, for 2800gns from JW Gosmore Partners, Newton House Farm, Tattenhall, Chester. November 2022 born this heifer is by the imported sire Lissadell Los Angeles, and is out of Leeherd Majesty 377, a Dermotstown G Mac daughter.

In the draft sale of females from the Dinton herd of Miss SV Francis, Homestead Farm, Warminster, Wiltshire, the five-year-old Dinton Kiwi 11th VG 88 made the top price of 2600gns when selling with her fourth calf at foot, the heifer Dinto Kiwi 16th (P).  Dinton Kiwi 11th VG 88 is by Coose Gambler (P), and is out of Dinton Kiwi 7 VG 89.  Her calf Kiwi 16th (P), is by the homozygous polled bull Amadeus.  Buying this outfit, and one of five purchases on the day, was RG Elliott & Son, Noborough Lodge, Norton, Brockhall, Northants.


  • 5 Bulls: £5250  (+£551)
  • 7 Females: £2640
  • 9 Females (Dinton): £1703