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The second highest price of the day was the April calved heifer, Dinnaton Bolton Groovy Graceful VG86, out of an EX90 dam and by Schillview O-Man Groovy, she sold for 2,900gns. She travelled to Wales with 21 others for an undisclosed buyer who picked the very best throughout the day. At 2,700gns was another April calved heifer classifi ed VG being Dinnaton Duplex Bluesky Dreamer. The second calver Dinnaton Baxter Capt Lisa VG88 giving 45.8kgs sold for 2,600gns, as did the VG85 calved heifer Dinnaton Bluesky Marissa. A May calved Bolton granddaughter, Dinnaton Bolton Story Ona, of VG or EX sold for 2,550gns as a heifer to a new herd in Gloucester, as did Dinnaton Picston Mason Lisa a 10,000kgs second calver at 2,500gns. The sixth lactation EX91 Dinnaton Geno Talent Fleur who calved in May sold for 2,000gns. Purchasers made the most of the opportunity to purchase EX cows from this superb herd with Dinnaton Sam Boli Joyce EX90, a third calver, selling for 2,300gns. The cattle were much admired by the purchasers who spanned from Cornwall to Gloucester and West Wales and all inclusive counties.


Lawsons continue run of Champions


Averages: £340; Yearlings £633; Calves £420 Auctioneers: CCM AUCTIONS


The young Lawsons, Suzy and Matt, of Mill Farm, Arthington, came out on top at the Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.


Attending the show in place of their father, David Lawson, the young team were champions with a lovely pedigree fresh heifer, fi ve weeks calved and giving 34kgs. The champion, sired by Enmark Mammoth, was eventually knocked down to the returning father and son team of Stephen and Edward Jeanes, from Gisburn, for £2,350. Suzy said: “My dad is usually here but he’s let us have the reins today. It’s nice to win.” The reserve champion heifer, from Robin and Cath Jennings, a fi ne beast calved 12 days and giving a tank fi lling 35kgs, sired by Lutz-Brookview Burt, reached a straight price of £2,020 to regular Jennings supporter Brian Blezard of Ribchester.


There was support for all types, right from the word go, on a busy morning at the Auction Mart.


Another notable price in the milkers was a lovely second calver from the Wellock family off the top of Oakworth, giving 36kgs, which eventually reached £2,020 and is on its way to Mirfi eld with George and Pauline Fleetwood. The Lawsons also reached £2,180 with their third prize heifer and Peter Baul of Watergate Farm reached £2,100, with both also heading to Ribchester.


In-calf cattle were well fought over with some smart entrants coming from Robin Jennings and Mick Corner. All were snapped up quickly to a high of £1,720 and an average of £1,586. In the young stock, a run of good bulling heifers from Richard Burton, Fellbeck received a warm reception topping the maiden heifers at £920. Yearlings and calves were part of the ongoing dispersal from J & J Whittaker with competition as hot for these as any beast entered.


Ruby Sisters Shine in June


Averages: Overall £1,935.86; 7 Cows in-milk/calf £2,030.05; 58 Heifers in-milk/calf £1,924.50. Auctioneers: H&H


The June Border & Lakeland dairy sale at Borderway, Carlisle had another quality offering of fresh cows and heifers on show. The trade remained a buyer’s market with very milky animals looking good value for money. The event was sponsored by Zoetis and Cogent and expertly judged by Alistair Logan from Holehouse Farm near Kilbirnie, Ayrshire. He selected a stylish pair of sisters for his overall champion and reserve champion, both consigned by H, M & D Hodgson from the Wormanby herd and bred from an Excellent dam tracing back to the Highoaks Ruby line. The Champion was a second calved cow, Wormanby Bottle Ruby VG85 sired by Whiteleys Bottle (a Shottle son from Brigeen Convincer Rhonda bred by Alan McGeogh in Stranraer), she had produced over 9,000kgs as a heifer and was sold giving 48kgs. She joins the judge for 2,000gns. The reserve champion was Wormanby Shottle Ruby sired by Picston Shottle, she was a beautifully balanced young animal with an outstanding udder and sold for the top price of the day to N & S J Sanderson, Lanercost for 2,800gns. The second of the leading prices was consigned by M & G Struthers from the Balcurvie herd in Fife. This perfect uddered heifer was sired by Mainstream Manifold from a high producing dam with almost 13,000kgs notched up as a fi ve-year old. She sold for 2,450gns to the judge.


LEADING PRICES LOT


25 28 31 5


16 PURCHASER


N & S J Sanderson Holehouse Farms J & J Kinloch


N & S J Sanderson N & S J Sanderson


Ross Dairy Sales


Averages: 4 Calved heifers £1,908.38; 1 cow £892.50; 28 in-calf heifers £1,261.88 Auctioneer: GWILYM RICHARDS in conjunction with R G & R B WILLIAMS


Auctioneers Gwilym Richards & Co were delighted to be back at Ross Market for the monthly sale of dairy cattle which was very well supported by both sellers and buyers, with all cattle being sold.


Calved heifers from J Pritchard, Leominster, sold to 1,850gns, 1,820gns and 1,800gns twice with his entry of 14 calved heifers averaging £1,737. Others sold to 1,750gns. In-calf heifers sold to 1,450gns three times for T H Davis & Son, Gloucester, with their consignment of 18 levelling at £1,417.50. Others sold to 1,380gns.


THE JOURNAL AUGUST 2014 115


GNS 2,800 2,450 2,250 2,200 2,200


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