Flood-stricken farmers will be benefiting from the proceeds of the sale of a White Park heifer which was auctioned during the White Park Society Spring breed sale on Saturday 17 May 2014 at Worcester Market. The heifer was donated by White Park Council member, Frank Sutton.
Gracedieu Charlie was sold for 780 guineas and together with a collection at the market and a donation by the White Park Cattle Society a total of £1000 was raised for Forage Aid.
Frank Sutton of Parc Grace Dieu, Raglan, Gwent commented “I felt compelled to help the farming communities that have been so badly affected by this winter’s floods. It was gratifying to see attendees bid so keenly for a beautiful animal and help an excellent cause”.
The White Park Cattle Society Chairman said “The Society would like to thank Frank Sutton for his generosity. As well as Frank’s donated heifer there was also a range of other high-quality pedigree White Parks sold during the auction”.
Somerset farmer James Winslade, whose family farm was severely flooded at the beginning of 2014, accepted the donation on behalf of Forage Aid.