Churchroyd Foggathorpes V – sold for 3,700 gns
Recent strong trade for the very best replacement Dairy stock continued through to the Dairy Shorthorn Society summer show and sale at Chelford last Monday.
Top price of the day was 3,700 gns paid for the outstanding young bull, Churchroyd Foggathorpes V. Classified Excellent with 93 points at 2½ years of age the bull was in outstanding form and boosts an impressive production pedigree. His Granddam, Cotley Foggathorpe Lass 128thmilked for 12 lactations, 5 times giving well over 9,000 kg, whilst his dam, Cotley Foggathorpe 138th was classified EX 94.
This young bull was keenly sought after by a number of breeders, and, after a fierce bidding battle was finally knocked down to Graham Brassington of Longton, Stoke on Trent.
Reserve Champion – sold for 2,700 gns
Leading the female trade, and giving a clean sweep of the top prices to the I R G Collins Partnership was the Reserve Champion Churchroyd Lady Hermione 2nd. This October 2011 born heifer by the EX 96 classified Churchroyd Victor and out of the EX 91 classified Maxton Lady Hermione made 2,700 gns to Jonathan Wyatt, buying for the family business Pearn Wyatt & Son, Snetterton, Norfolk.
Dunham Daffodil 46th – sold for 2,600 gns
Pick of the regular consignment from the Dunham Herd of Messrs Royle was Dunham Daffodil 46th. A November 2011 born heifer by Kayl Walkabout and out of Dunham Daffodil 41st she made 2,600 gns to J W Lomax, Baldwins Gate, Staffordshire.
The long journey from St Clears, Carmarthenshire paid off for Messrs Davies, with their homebred, March 2011 born, heifer Elkington Clara14th making 2050 gns, also heading for Norfolk with Jonathan Wyatt.
Another long distance traveller David Dent from Kirby Stephen, Cumbria was also well rewarded, with a top price of 1950 gns, this time for the best of his pen from the Winbrook HerdWinbrook Vi 140th , a daughter of Hooton Envoy and out of an excellent breeding line within their herd, travelled back to Cumbria, this time to Longtown, with J W Coulthard & Son.
Local breeders, the Whittaker family, achieved best price for their consignment with Dunham Tulip 147th, bought as a heifer. Another Kayl Walkabout daughter out of Dunham Tulip 126th, she made 1950 gns to P E Bailey & Sons, Oswestry.
It was a member of the Whittaker family, young breed consultant Ben Whittaker, who judged the pre-sale show, and chose as his Champion the first placed cow, Dunham Tulip 135th, from Messrs Royle. Calved 14 days ago, and already giving over 30 kg, this cow is by Nejay Prince 3rd and from another long breeding line. She sold for 1500 gns to Pearn Wyatt & Sons.
Show Champion – sold for 1500 gns
A number of breeders had obviously travelled considerable distances to try and buy some of the young Maiden heifers on offer. Top quality came to the fore in this section, with many breeders excited by Kayl Empire Nancy, a May 2013 born heifer from Robert and Kaylie Boote. By Llandovery Jinnys Empire and out of the high yielding Kayl Pimp Nancy, this very pretty white roan heifer was sought after by many for her showing ability, as well as future breeding. Messrs Lomax from Baldwins Gate were not to be defeated by several other bidders and took her home for 1600 gns. Another young heifer from the Kayl herd, the January 2014 born Kayl Proud Countess 46th also attracted huge interest for those looking for show and breeding potential. By Lemon Grove Belagio and out of the homebred Kayl Proud Countess 35th, she eventually sold for 1100 gns to Edward Crank for his Earls Gift herd near Chester.
Best of an excellent pen of young heifers out forward by Gary and Ann Norbury, from their Broadlane Herd near Holmes Chapel, was Broadlane Red Rosette 9th. By Dunham Viscount, and out of the homebred Broadlane Red Rosette 4th, she also headed for the Earls Gift herd, this time for 1,000 gns.
2 Cows In Milk £1228.50
27 Heifers In Milk £1647.33
11 Maiden Heifers £925.90
1 Bull £3,885.00