THE first sale of the Channel Island breeds in the UK this year, the English Gold Top sale of pedigree Jersey and Guernseys at Exeter, peaked at £1,750 for an in-calf heifer.
Wiith VG and EX dams going back to Glanmor Xerxes Roxy EX95, it sold, due in September to Actionman, to Vicky Dimond, Dorset.
The Daw’s also sold the bull, Jubilee Colonel, also by Legacy, which is a maternal brother to Jubilee Excitation Ceres EX94 that has been unbeaten in the show ring in the last two years. It made £1,600 to Mr Harvey, South Devon.
Treginegar Dairy Farm, Padstow sold Glanmor Million Pound, an in-calf heifer by Select Million from three generations of VG or EX dams, for £1,500 to W. Bennett, Gloucester who bought 11 heifers. J. and E. Dickinson, Barnsley, South Yorkshire sold 30 in-calf heifers topping at £1,400 for Holmfirth Lix Naoni by Danish DJ Lix due in May to the Red Poll. Others sold to £1,320, £1,300 twice £1,220. Three autumn calving heifers also sold at £1000 apiece with their consignment averaging £983.
John Vooght, Dunsford, sold three Maervale bred heifers by Danish DJ Broiler to £1,280 and £1,220. Bruce and Jenny Ravenhill-White, Umberleigh sold three in-calf heifers from their Whitenhill herd to £1,220, £1000 and £900. Oliver Neagle, Hampshire sold his in-calf heifer, Hiltonbury Broiler Reality, by Danish DJ Broiler due in July at £1,100.
A small entry of mixed quality freshly calved heifers topped at £1,320 for Hiltonbury Ace Possum by Senn Sational Paramount Ace from Mr Neagle. A consignment of 12 pedigree Guernsey yearlings from Messrs Brymor, North Yorkshire, topped at £980 for Brymor Amanda 17 by Rosewood Grandees Alstar which sold to Messrs Grose, Cornwall.