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SALES SUMMARY
Charlene VG86-2yr who had given 8200 kg 4.15% as a heifer
Pisgah dispersal focuses on Rachel’s
and was sold dry due in November to the farm’s stock bull
Clayden Leematt. She sold for 6100 gns and now joins the
An attractive catalogue of predominantly pure imported
Calcourt Herd.
bloodlines attracted buyers from Cornwall, Dorset, Hereford,
Three other animals made 5000 gns or more; the first was
Shropshire, Cheshire and Lancashire alongside Welshmen to
Clayden Outside Rosetta VG88-3yr who had calved her
give the Hughes family a wonderful day as they retire from
second at the end of May and had been served by Shottle.
over 50 years of dairy farming.
This fourth generation VG/EX whose great granddam was
The combination of high yields, noted families with a good
the noted EX92 Murlone Ultimate Rosetta sold to Steve and
mix of red and whites saw bidders spending their money
Ann Morley for their Petteril Herd in Cumbria. It is fairly
readily, more than pleased with the animals presented.
unusual for a dam and daughter to make the same price at
A Rachel from Rockset led the day having that combination
the same sale but that was the case when Smiddiehill Mr
of type and depth of breeding. At 7,800gns the Goldwyn
Sam Marie VG88-3yr and her daughter Clayden Goldwyn
daughter, Rockset Goldwyn Rachel VG87-2yrs joined the Cabal
Marie entered the ring following each other; the Mr Sam
Herd of Haydn Vaughan and family at Tufton, Haverfordwest.
is milking with her second and due again next February
A close relative, Pisgah Rachel 2 led the maiden section at
to Million and was sold at 5000 gns to the Calcourt Herd
2600gns to join Geoff and Jean Williams, Penrikka Herd at
whilst her January 08 daughter was sold due in March to
Hay on Wye, whilst Pisgah Rachel Red due with her first in
Shottle for the same price to Alan and Steve Moore of the
December reached 3800gns to Messrs Hughes, Llanrhystud,
Danevalley Herd, Middlewich.
Aberystwyth and Rockset Radius Rachel joining the Jones’
Heifer calves sold to a top of 4300 gns for Clayden Shottle
Feithy herd at Kidwelly for 3600gns.
Praline ET, a six month old daughter of Shottle from the
At 4000gns the Brassington family from Roden, Shropshire
Promise/Pledge family selling to Ian Williamson of Wardle
secured the Goldwyn sired Pisgah Hanna 13 VG87-2yrs
Holsteins, Nantwich and bulls sold to 3000 gns for the 12
followed at 3500gns by Pisgah Hope Red 2 a second calver
month old Clayden Rae of Sunshine, a Goldwyn son out
by September Storm joining the Plas Herd of Messrs Thomas,
of the top selling Smiddiehill Damion Rae VG87-2yr, and
Carmarthen - on a day with 35 animals breaking the 2000gns
purchased by Mark Hockenhull of Crudgington, Telford.
barrier.
Averages: 186 Cows and Milking Heifers £2335 (including
Averages:Cows (In Milk & In Calf) £2288, In Calf Heifers £1743,
62 Heifer Calves at £902 and 2 Bull Calves at £1680);
Served Heifers £1245, Bulling Heifers £1165, Calves £919,
2 Served Heifers £3780; 2 Maiden Heifers £6090; 5 Bulls
Overall 175 lots £1818
£1040; 195 HEAD £2332. 4 Embryos £525.00
Auctioneer – Huw Evans, Carmarthen
Auctioneers: Wright Manley
Damion Rae tops Clayden Sale Shirvindale Dispersal
A great crowd of pedigree and commercial holstein cattle Following the October Club Sale on Wednesday 21
st
October
breeders were in attendance at Clayhanger Hall, Haslington was the total dispersal of Mike and Diane Shirvington’s
for a major reduction sale from the Clayden Herd, the superbly bred Shirvindale pedigree Holstein herd.
property of Clayden Holsteins (Dennis and Rachel Hughes)
The herd comprised representatives of many highly regarded
on 19
th
October. Some 90 different buyers from Scotland to
cow families and there were animals of all ages by a variety
South Wales were recorded for the 250 plus cattle on offer.
of top AI sires and impeccably bred stock bulls. There was
There was a great trade, particularly at the top end of the
a large crowd of pedigree and commercial buyers to pay
market with no less than twenty one animals selling for
due respect to the herd resulting, as is usual for an all year
3000gns or more, including seven at 5000gns or more and
two over 7000 gns. The two top priced animals were jointly
calving herd of varying types and ages, in an excellent albeit
owned with Dennis Hughes’ good friend Bryan Challenor
selective trade.
with the top seller being Smiddiehill Damion Rae VG87-2yr, a
Top price of 3400gns, paid by RG & HE Thomson, Bennison
daughter of Erbacres Damion and bred from the Roxy family.
House, Sneaton, Whitby was for a VG87-2yr heifer due again
Damion Rae gave almost 9000 kg as a heifer and was sold dry
in early February. Bred off three successive EX cows (the dam
due to calve in November to Picston Shottle. The hammer fell being EX91 11,000kgs Outside daughter) from the Magda
at 7400gns to Maurice Jones (Calcourt). family tracing back to Meadow Bridge.
At just 100 gns less the maiden heifer, Clayden Jasper Dacia,
An August calved, second lactation cow from the same
born July last year caught the eye of Michael Hollins buying
Magda family, by Denmire Roosevelt (Morty x Rhapsody)
for his Barmick Herd at Cheadle, Staffordshire. Dacia is a
made 2300gns and was one of a few select milkers to join
daughter of Wilcoxview Jasper and out of Goldencalf SR
Jimmy Hodge’s noted Lemington herd at Eyemouth.
Dacia LP60 EX94-3E and a great grand daughter of the
There were numerous other mature animals making over
Snow-n Denises Dellia EX95-2E.
Creating quite a stir was the Irish bred Croagh Susie Mist
2000gns, and as one would expect, their heifer calves were
25th VG87, a daughter of Silky Gibson bred from six
in very keen demand. They sold to 1650gns for a Braedale
generations of VG/EX dams from one of the best families
Bambam yearling from a homebred Comestar Outside EX
in the Republic of Ireland. She gave 8500 kg as a heifer and
Roxy.
calved her second in May. After a long bidding battle the
Averages: 48 Cows and Heifers in Milk/in Calf £1758, 33 In
hammer was eventually knocked down to Will Glenn of
Calf Heifers £1017, 10 Maiden Heifers £681, 17 Heifers Calves
Distinctive Holsteins, Middlewich. There were towards fifty £800, 108 Overall £1155
daughters of Shottle in the sale; his best was Clayden Shottle Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington
82 THE JOURNAL DECEMBER 2009
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