History was made at the EX Factor Sale on Saturday
20th May at Borderway Mart in Carlisle. Harrison & Hetherington
Limited were the first Auctioneers in the UK to EXport
live cattle both East and West over the borders to Spain and Southern
Ireland respectively and to smash the current Jersey UK Top price
paid for a pedigree Jersey, all in one day! The EX Factor finalists
literally graced the red carpet as they came under the hammer in
front of a star gazed audience.
Branded as the “million dollar babe”, Lylehaven Lila
Z’s VG89 1st choice female by Braedale Goldwyn made the top
dollar of the sale of 26,000gns. For the first time at public auction
in the United Kingdom these EXclusive genetics
were claimed by Wills Brothers, Wadeford, Cornwall. Due in September
2006, and consigned by Acecroft Holsteins, Cormdale Genetics, Comestar
Holsteins, Genervations and Whittier Farms, this EXciting
prospect’s dam sold for $1,150,000 at the Triple Crown Sale
2005 winning many show titles including 1st Jnr 2Yr Royal 2004
and All Canadian Jnr 2Yr.
First prize Senior 2Yr & Hon Mention Jnr Champion National
Holstein Show 2006, Almond Stormatic Avis PI VG86 2Yr claimed 14,000gns
for consignors Paul & Gillian Rawcliffe, Park Farm, Annan.
Bred from 6 generations of Excellent or VG cows generating back
to the Hannoverhill Anna EX family, this Comestar Stormatic daughter
was sold to Mr Lawson, Almondene Holsteins, Lancashire as a half
share retained by the consignors.
Shellen Connection Diamond VG88
Smashing the UK Jersey Top Price was Shellen Connection Diamond
VG88 2Yr consigned by Tom Savage & Shelia Fleming. First Heifer-in-milk,
Milk Production, Exhibitor bred & Champion Jersey Heifer Agri-Scot
2005 overtook the UK breed & European Breed record price paid
for a jersey for 8,500gns to S&S Murray, Shipley Bank, Wolverhampton.
Riverdane Talent Sara Red PI, daughter of Copywood Integrity Sara
Red PI EX90, was consigned by Riverdane Holsteins, Byley, Cheshire.
This All Britain family, renowned for its ability to breed top
show animals with high production and components potential did
not disappoint. At 5,500gns she now joins the Dumfriesshire breeder,
Andrew Bunting’s herd of Newabbey Holsteins.
Selling in her second lactation, Overside Shottle Sunshine PI
VG88, realised 4,800gns for WW Neilson, Strathaven. Sired by Picston
Shottle and in calf to Mesland Duplex this 6th generation of EX
or VG cows enters the Willbro Holsteins herd of Wills Brothers,
The first British Holstein to be Exported to
Spain was Wyndford S Storm Rebecca PI consigned by Wilfred Maddocks
Ltd, Shropshire. Quim Serabassa, Barcelona snapped up this 1st
Winter Calf and Champion Calf Nation Holstein Show 2006 for 4,500gns.
Mr Serabassa was very impressed by the quality of the sale, “I’ve
had a wonderful time in England meeting the breeders and enjoying
the hospitality. I am thrilled to be the first to export live genetics
from the UK”.
Irish buyers made a presence at the sale both in person and via
phone bidding. Leading breeders included Micheal Booth (Beechrow
Holsteins) Laois, Martin O’Sullivan (Desmond Holsteins) Limerick,
Hugo Maguire (Beechford Holsteins) Monaghan, and Brian Roache (Archersrath
Five embryo lots sold from Exclusive families, new to the UK including
families of Paradise, Ashlyn and Licorice. Top price of 1,400gns
was paid for five Shottle embryos out of Vandyk-K Integ Paradise
ETN 2 VG89 2Yr to Smiddiehill Holsteins, Wolverhampton.
Alison Millar marketing manager for dairy sales at H&H “we
are very EXcited with the support and success
of the EX Factor Sale. We have managed to develop new markets in
mainland Europe and hope to develop this market further in the
17 Holsteins - £3810.88
5 Jerseys - £2961.00
5 Embryo Lots - £1060
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