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Albion Cattle Society Facebook Centenary Auction:

We had 35 varied lots  generously donated by people who want to help ACS have funding for more semen & embryo work with the priority breed, Albion cattle.

We have now sold all 35 lots on Facebook. It has been a great success & £2500.16 has been raised! This is a fantastic sum and we hope people had fun bidding and that the winning bidders enjoy their lots. Thank you to all who took part. The auction closed on 25th September at noon. Prices raised can be seen below.

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LOT 1     £27

A Family Ticket - 2 adults & 2 children for..

Royal Cheshire County Show 21st or 22nd June 2022.    

LOT 2    £25

Bundle of x25 Crataegus monogyna (native hawthorn) Bareroot 40-60cm grown. Delivery from November.

Donated by Kevin Giles

LOT 3   £20

Tiny Treasures soft toy

32cm Blue & White knitted cow

LOT 4   £20

Hand painted blue cow

enamel brooch badge

LOT 5   £8

Pink grooming/Show box

Donated by Court Lodge Dairy Farm Kent.

LOT 6   £140

One night stay at Chilton Farmyard B&B (Dover, Kent).

This can be on any date and in your cottage of choice; The Dairy (sleeps 2), The Calf Shed (sleeps 4) or The Byre (sleeps 5)!

The home of the Speckles herd of Albion cattle!!

Dog friendly.

For more info visit the website:

LOT 7   £35

Signed copy of Adam Henson’s book ‘A Breed Apart’

Adam Henson takes readers on a very personal journey around the nation, discovering the animals that have shaped our lives and our land throughout the centuries. From postcard perfect Highland cows to the Corswold sheep ( from whom the Cotswolds are named) to the fearsome, four-horned Manx Loagthan ram and the Ulster white pig. Adam travels the length and breadth of the British Isles, uncovering the history of these ancient animals, meeting the specialists and farmers who are passionate about their preservation and share his hopes for the future of these magnificent and unique breeds and his fight for their survival. This is the story of Britain, told through the Native breeds that have nourished and nurtured the nation.

LOT 8    £35

Kindly donated by Barkers Animal Health: Spotinor : One litre spot-on solution with applicator gun: treats and prevents infestations by lice and flies in cattle, also treats and prevents infestations by ticks, lice, keds and established blowfly strike on sheep and lice and ticks on lambs.


LOT 9   £45


Albion Cow:

Original watercolour painting by Claire Brown, Ziggy B Designs.

A4 painting, mounted and framed in a black wooden frame by Skelf Frames. (Overall size 15” x 12”)

LOT 10   £20

Knitted by Phil’

Have a beanie, bobble hat or headband knitted especially for you with the colour or pattern of your choice.










Lot 11    £20

Family ticket to Melsop Farm Park; a really special day out!

2 Adults, 2 children: Expiry 05/09/22

Based in Breckland, Norfolk, Melsop Farm Park is home to a wide range of animals including sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, waterfowl and cattle.

As a bonus, If you book ahead, you can ask to be personally shown the Albion cattle there.

A popular tourist attraction, the farm is perfect for family days out whatever the weather and time of year. Our visitors will learn all about the animals that live here at Melsop as you visit the waterfowl pond, animal paddocks, incubation rooms and more. 

Lot 12   £310

The Blue Albion Cattle Herd Book: Volume IV .

The original Blue Albion Cattle Society listing animals in 1923, printed in 1924.

These books are now extremely rare like the Albion cattle. This is the fourth volume of 11 printed.

It is interesting to see how widely spread Albions were and to find farms / farmers you might know which / who used to keep Albions.

Lot 13    £50

McKinley and Moth:

Sterling silver bull lapel pin.

Bull: 2.5 cm; Pin length: 5cm.

So far, this would be only the second one of this design ever made! This hand crafted beautiful pin would make a very special gift.

Lot 14   £50

The Langtree Herd of Albions, Somerset's latest herd are happy to provide a Taste of Somerset Hamper.

A selection of Somerset produce, including homegrown wild flower honey, cider and local cheeses to delight, surprise and stimulate the taste buds !

Remember: all bids include delivery.

Lot 15    £155

5 straws of Speckles Ferdinand (frozen semen); pedigree Albion bull.

By Barnacre Snowflake out of Speckles Darling 3.

For more details see Albion Cattle Society website.

A truly dual purpose bull, with well marked, easy calving, lively calves who quickly grow on.

The firm where it is stored make a standard charge of £45 to deliver semen to a flask, no matter how many straws are ordered. This delivery cost is included in this lot so please bear this in mind when bidding. Bidders are welcome to order more semen to go along with this lot of 5 straws with the delivery charge staying the same.

This lot is only available in England, Wales and Scotland.

Lot 16   £11

Set of 10 Albion notelets with envelopes: 2 designs.

LOT 17     £65

Your Prize: Two admission tickets to Kelso Races on the day of your choice (see dates below) including a money-can’t-buy invitation to watch one race from the Stewards’ Tower with a wee dram (or glass of Champagne or soft drink).

Tickets must be redeemed by contacting the racecourse in advance of the raceday (minimum 48 hours notice), / tel. 01572 221221.

Lot 18   £22

A vintage glass butter dish with fitting lid;

Perfect condition. Cow on lid is definitely dual purpose- could it be an Albion?

L-17cm W-10cm H-7cm

Lot 19    £5

Albion cow brooch. (5cm x 3cm)

Laser cut in blue marble effect acrylic.

White or black can be added to personalise it to resemble an Albion you know.

Lot 20   £26

5 Reprinted black and white vintage photographs of Albions.

It is rare to find a photograph from the past of (Blue) Albion cattle and here are 5 of the best that the Albion Cattle Society has found.


Lot 21    £450

A really special quilt; often sold at Libertys for over £1000; kindly made up and donated for the Albion cause ( chosen because of the blue colours for blue cows) by Zelda Lawrence- Curran, Modern Welsh Quilts.

The quilt measures approx 88" x 104" when finished so would fit a kingsize bed or a large sofa if used as a throw. If the winner would like to use it as wall art I'm happy to add a hanging sleeve on one side to enable a pole to be slid through to display it that way.

It's called Darkness Before Dawn because it's the second design in my 'lockdown' series - and represents the hope still shining through in the darkest times of the pandemic. The top and back are 100% cotton, the wadding is wool. It is fully washable and can be put in a tumble dryer, but I'll supply full washing instructions to the winner.

Lot 22   £30

A Year On Adam’s Farm.

Children’s Book written and personally signed by Adam Henson.

Join Adam Henson on a journey through the seasons as you discover more about where your food comes from. Pull on your wellies and peer inside a combine harvester, shear a sheep and meet the machines of the future. Then lift the flaps to discover even more fascinating facts and stories of life on the farm.

Lot 23    £10

A bath sheet rug, 5’9”

This rug would usually fit horses and ponies of about 14-2hh. However it could also be used on cattle, particularly Albions, it could really come in handy at shows.

Kindly donated by Chilham Feeds.

Lot 24     £35

One painting commissioned by the winning bidder!

This painting will be of a cow of your choice - whether it’s one of your own cows or a breed of cow that you like.

Painted especially for you, with any colour background you want and any eartag - accurate or made up!

Florence paints for fun and all she needs is a picture of your chosen cow and any requests.

Lot 25    £41

Family voucher for up to 2 Adults & 3 Children. (Under 3 years go free)

This is a one-off voucher open to the house, gardens and the farmyard so the winner would be advised to arrive early to make a full day of it!

(Dogs are welcome in the gardens)

Valid from 01/10/21 to 31/10/22

Chatsworth House.

Chatsworth Is home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, There are over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall, to the family-used chapel, regal State Rooms and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Chatsworth also houses the Devonshire Collections, one of Europe's most significant art collections.

Chatsworth Garden.

Explore Chatsworth's 105 acres of stunning garden, miles of footpaths, extravagant water features, outdoor art exhibitions, surprises at every turn, rose, cottage, sensory and kitchen gardens, and magnificent views of the park.

Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground.

In Chatsworth's working farmyard you can meet and learn about their friendly animals, including the Albion cattle, one of which is used for the milking demonstrations. And don't forget, the trampoline, rope park & adventure playground!

Lot 26    £10

Deluxe White Cotton Show Halter.

Full size.

This is a high quality show halter, made in brilliant white cotton, yet is beautifully soft.

Will an Albion end up wearing this?

Remember; postage is included!

Lot 27     £357

The Blue Albion Cattle Herd Book: Volume II.

Condition: The cloth boards are showing humidity staining on front and back, however the contents are clean.

The original Blue Albion Cattle Society listing animals in 1921, printed in 1922.

Therefore it is listing Albions from 100 years ago which is now available to be bid for 100 years later!

These books are now extremely rare like the Albion cattle. This is the second volume of 11 printed.

It is interesting to see how widely spread Albions were and to find farms / farmers you might know which / who used to keep Albions.

This book has been kindly donated by R J Hodgson Antique Books, specialising in agriculture.

Lot 28     £25

Kindly donated by Barkers Animsl Health Ltd.

Kilco Bovigain 2.5L - Mineral Drench

Expiry: 30/06/2022

• A specially fomulated multivitamin for cattle.

• Designed as a supplment for beef cattle and dairy replacements.

• Best used 3 months prior to calving or finishing.

• Also Contains Chelated Minerals

• Matching standards of the top selling Multivitamin Drenches.

• Suitable for Calves and Cattle of all ages

• 2.5L

Lot 29     £80

Family day out to ‘Adam’s Farm’, The Cotswold Farm Park.

2 Adults & 2 Children complimentary entry to Cotswold Farm Park. Tickets must be used within 12 months.

You can also be personally shown the Bemborough herd of Albions by Farm Manager Mike if you wish and give at least 48 hours notice.

Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun-filled day out. Visitors of all ages can interact closely with the animals and learn about farming, past and present. As the home of rare breed conservation, visitors can meet over 50 flocks and herds of farm animals, including Gloucestershire Old Spot Pigs and Highland cattle. The Animal Barn, Adventure Barn and Discovery Barn can be enjoyed all year round, as they are under cover and protected from the elements. With an adventure playground, jumping pillows, mud kitchen and ride on tractors, there’s lots of entertainment for children of all ages. The on-site restaurant, serving seasonal food and Adam’s own beer, is a hit with the adults. There’s plenty to offer outside the Farm Park too. Experience the stunning diversity of animals and plants by completing our two-mile wildlife walk or extend your stay by booking a pitch on our campsite.

Lot 30      £115

5 straws of Speckles Isaiah (frozen semen); pedigree Albion bull.

Dob: 30/01/19

By Speckles Jonas out of Speckles Hyacinth 4.

Brand new Albion bull available for AI!

This is a young bull who is from a long line of milky Albions; he was also an outstanding calf.

The firm where it is stored make a standard charge of £45 to deliver semen to a flask, no matter how many straws are ordered. This delivery cost is included in this lot so please bear this in mind when bidding. Bidders are welcome to order more semen to go along with this lot of 5 straws with the delivery charge staying the same.

This lot is only available in England, Wakes and Scotland.

Lot 31     £60

Albion cow and calf.

An original water colour;

A4 sized with plain white frame.

By Shropshire based artist, Charlotte Evans.

@charlottelucyevans on Instagram.

Lot 32    £36

A blue, unisex polo shirt with the Albion Cattle Society logo embroidered on it.

This will be ordered after the end of the auction so the correct size the winning bidder desires can be chosen.

Postage is included in the bid.

Lot 33    £27

A family ticket for either day at next year’s

Royal Cheshire County Show

(2 Adults and 2 Children)

21st and 22nd June 2022

So much to see and do in one day; there may even be Albions on show!

Lot 34     £70

Albion Bull

10"x12" Print on canvas

Kindly donated by Diprose Art

Starting Bid £10.00

Please note....

Winning bidder will be entitled to the 'Original' painted in acrylics after it reaches any value over £60.00


Your chance to be in Amanda Lockhart’s forthcoming book on Rare and Heritage Breeds!

Photographer Amanda Lockhart (#amanda_lockhart_photography) will photograph you, your family and your livestock.

You will get all the edited high res digital files of the shoot plus two A4 prints of your choice.

This fantastic lot includes travel costs to your farm but Amanda would try and tie it in with other shoots (and there is nowhere in the UK she won’t be going to at some point!!)

Amanda has already produced two wonderful books: The Art of The Chase, a collection of hunting photographs and The Art of the Race, a collection of behind-the-scenes photographs of horse racing. And now her latest project is documenting farmers of rare and heritage breeds with related trades- people.


1. Each lot will be described to the best of our ability with instructions provided. Pleased read each lot carefully.

2. Each lot has a starting bid which includes P&P in the UK unless stated otherwise. Overseas may incur additional costs.

3. Please place your bid under the desired lot on this main page and not on any shared posts as it will not show up. Minimum of £1 increments per bid. You can bid as many times as you like on each lot to become the highest bidder.

4. If you would like to place a bid without being identified please email with details of the lot number and the maximum you are willing to pay and we will act on your behalf.

5. Bidding ends Saturday 25th September 2021 at 12 noon. The highest bidder will be successful. Any bids placed after this time will be void.

6. Every winning bidder will be contacted within two days to arrange payment and postage address. Winning lots will not be posted until full payment has been received.

7. Placing a bid means you agree to our Terms & Conditions.


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