A NEW Ayrshire breed record of 13,000gns was set at the Black and White sale at Carlisle for the September 2018-born heifer, Sandyford Famed Clover from the Tomlinson family, Leicestershire.
By Hunnington Famous and a granddaughter of Sandyford Clover, it was a winner at the Royal Welsh and the National Calf Show this year and sold to Michael Howie, Morpeth.
Topping the Holsteins at 10,800gns was Wiltor King Doc Centerpiece consigned by David and Claire Jones, Caldicot. The daughter of Wiltor Silver Centrepiece which sold for 43,000gns at the Wiltor dispersal was knocked down to the Holgate family, Settle.
The first heifer to sell for 10,000gns was Nethervalley Kingpin Sara, consigned by the Scott family, Ayrshire. Champion calf at the Scottish Calf show and reserve champion at the National Calf show, itwas purchased by Robert McInnes, Kilmarnock and Messrs Scott, Mossblown, both Ayrshire
Also making 10,000gns was Stowey Altitude Jacuzzi Red, a polled daughter of Altitude, consigned by John and Mary Hill, Honiton. Its full sister, Heatherleigh Jazzy Red consigned by D. Evans sold for 8,000gns. These Red and White heifers were purchased by James McNeil, Stranraer and Duncan Dawes, Oxford respectively
Holly and Ben Dyer, Maidstone consigned Holben Kingpin Brae, a granddaughter of the current World Dairy Expo Champion, Butz-Butler Gold Barbara which was bought by Calum and Steven Innes, Nairn for 9,000gns.
5 cows and heifers in-milk, £4,179; 2 in-calf heifers, £7,087.50; 79 Holstein heifer calves, £4,022.78; 2 Ayrshire heifers, £8032.50; 3 Jersey calves, £2485; 1 Brown Swiss heifer, £2310; 39 embryos, £595.