Dairy Shorthorn Summer Show & Sale 2016 - Beeston Castle Auction | 10th June 2016 | Judge: G Bell
Auctioneers Wright Marshall Ltd held the Annual Spring Show and Sale for the Dairy Shorthorn Society at Beeston last Friday, the total catalogued entry of 173 Head being supplemented by the first sale to disperse the Northumberland based Whitchester Herd, on behalf of Mr and Mrs C Hall.
The larger than usual entry attracted a considerable number of milk producers, resulting in a solid, consistent trade throughout.
It was two April 2015 born Maiden Heifers from the Rodway Herd of Graham Madeley that took the headlines. ET sisters Rodway Marie 83rd and 84th, by Treeton Pimp and out of the EX 92, 10543 kilos, Rodway Marie 68th, made 1,800 gns and 1750 gns respectively, both being taken home by Messrs Malkin, Cotwalton, Staffordshire after lively bidding from both UK and Irish breeders.
Leading the milking stock at 1,750 gns was the freshly calved heifer Tabley Lydia, the best of a pen from Knutsford breeders O C Whittaker & Sons. By Broadlane King Louis, and out of Kayl Shining Lydia, she went home to Sherborne, Dorset with K & P Morse; she was not entered in the pre-sale Show which was won by another Tabley heifer, this time the 2014 Champion Shorthorn, in the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show. Under the watchful eye of the Judge, Graham Bell, Tabley Moss Rose was placed first in her Class, and then awarded the Show Championship, before selling at 1,450 gns to M J Tidmarsh, Stockport. The Reserve Champion, Martin Jackson’s Bilbro Beatrice, by the renowned Drisgol Madonna’s Prince, and out of the Drisgol Watzon sired Earlsgift Beatrice, made 1,620 gns to A & C Batchelor, Pembrokeshire.
Society Sale averages:
Calved heifers - £1070.00
In-calf Heifers - £866.00
Maiden Heifers - £962.00
The first sale to disperse the WHITCHESTER Herd from Haltwhistle, Northumberland, followed the Society Sale, and contained a catalogue of sound, milky cows with the potential to improve yields considerably under more favourable production conditions. Commercial milk producers showed their recognition of the quality on offer by bidding strongly throughout, leading to a top of 1,400 gns for the April 2013 born heifer Whitchester Dynamite Margaret, due with her second late July/early August to a British Blue. She sold to Messrs Manning, Winsterley, Shropshire. Demand for July/August calving cows and heifers was particularly strong with quite a number making over 1,000 gns, although surprisingly, there was less interest in the spring calved stock on offer.
A run of served heifers, having run with a Shorthorn to calve this summer peaked at 980 gns twice, both for daughters of Marleycote Dynamite, going to Northwood Farms, Macclesfield, and G H & J Cork, Crewe, respectively.
The Whitchester sale averaged overall £857.16.
Pure-Bred or Blended Dairy Shorthorn Heifer, in milk at the date of sale.
1st Tabley Moss Rose - Sire: Broadlane King Louis | OC Whittaker & Sons Ltd
2nd Bilbro Beatrice ET - Sire: Drisgol Madonnas Prince | M Jackson
3rd Dunham Tulip 159 - Sire: Kayl Walkabout | G Royle
4th Dunham Jill 48 - Sire: Kayl Walkabout | G Royle
5th Dunham Tulip 158 - Sire: Lisnamulligan Wallace | G Royle
Pure-Bred or Blended Dairy Shorthorn Heifer, in calf at the date of sale.
1st Rodway Red Rose 50 - Sire: Nejay Ernie | GA Madeley
Pure-Bred or Blended Dairy Shorthorn Maiden Heifer
1st Cotonhall Moses Meadow Queen - Sire: Rodway Moses | R Kite
2nd Rodway Marie 84 ET - Sire: Treeton Pimp | GA Madeley
3rd Rodway Marie 83 ET - Sire: Treeton Pimp | GA Madeley
4th Rodway Lady Furbelow 8 - Sire: Nejay Ernie | GA Madeley
The Thornborrow Perpetual Challenge Trophy – Supreme Champion: Tabley Moss Rose - Sire: Broadlane King Louis | OC Whittaker & Sons Ltd
Reserve Champion: Bilbro Beatrice ET - Sire: Drisgol Madonnas Prince M Jackson
The Miller Mundy Perpetual Challenge Cup – Female Champion: Tabley Moss Rose - Sire: Broadlane King Louis | OC Whittaker & Sons Ltd