‘One in a million’ bull is sold for substantial sum

NEW OWNER: Sky High 1 Korker has been bought in a private sale

NEW OWNER: Sky High 1 Korker has been bought in a private sale

First published in Farming

A YOUNG Hereford bull described as “one in a million”

has been sold for a substantial undisclosed figure in a private sale.

Staffordshire-based breeders Boomer Birch and Graham Brindley have sold six-month-old Sky High 1 Korker to Heather Whittaker and Jeff Price for their Coley herd of Polled Herefords in Halifax.

A son of Dorepoll 1 93N Nationwide, he is the first animal to be sold from the Sky High herd, which was established in 2011.

A stand-out bull from the moment he was born, Korker is out of the Baybridge 1 Atlas daughter Romany 1 Ishbel.

Ishbel was purchased privately from Robert Wilson after winning the Hereford Calf Show at Agri-Expo 2011, and went on to win Hereford Female of the year 2012.

The young bull was much admired at the 2013 National Hereford Calf Show, Shrewsbury, where he was the youngest entry and stood first in his class.

Boomer Birch said Korker was a one in a million calf.

“He has always been special from the day he was born. From an early age he displayed exceptional growth with outstanding muscle, exceptional width and strength carried throughout and especially over his loin.

“His strong breed character and class is complemented by correctness and style. Graham and I would like to wish Heather and Jeff all the best with him and we look forward to seeing him at shows this year.”

Jeff Price said: “His tremendous conformation is the result of selective genetic breeding with his dam being a successful show cow and his sire going back to Remitall breeding.

“He is a wonderful bull with a great temperament and we look forward to showing him locally and nationally and expect great things from his offspring in due course.”

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