Progeny from Semex No1 LPI bull Braedale Goldwyn made headline
news with record-breaking prices at the recent Smiddiehill dispersal
Smiddiehill Goldwyn Pledge
Smiddiehill Goldwyn Pledge, which auctioneers described
as having the 'hottest pedigree on the planet', stole the show
when a whopping 50,000 gns was paid by the Cornish Wills brothers
for the six-month old calf - a new record for a maiden heifer sold
in the UK.
As well as being sired by the top-class Braedale Goldwyn, the
heifer is out of Windy-Knoll-View Pledge and has a back pedigree
including Comestar Outside and Startmore Rudolph. The overall sale
price for the 19 Goldwyns was over £197,000 - extraordinary
considering that most of the animals were under a year old. With
the overall average for all Holsteins sold at £7,712 - this
also marked a new record for prices achieved at a sale in the UK.
Gordon Miller, managing director of Semex UK, commented on the
outstanding prices, "These record-breaking prices prove that
Braedale Goldwyn really is in a class of his own. His figures speak
for themselves - with an exceptionally low somatic cell count,
high milk volumes, excellent fat and protein percentages and sensational
all-round type, he continues to be in high demand for flushing
cows to breed the next generation of elite sons and daughters.
The prices paid at Smiddiehill demonstrate the confidence that
breeders have in our high quality Semex sires - which are really
delivering the goods in all types of production systems."
Next up was Goldwyn Melanie selling for 23,500gns from the renowned
dam Hillcroft Leader Melanie (All-American and All-Canadian 4-year
old champion and All-American Mature Cow Champion and All World
Cow 2005-year old champion.) Goldwyn Dacia, Reserve Champion Calf
at the National Holstein Show 2007, sold for 15,000gns.
All the other Goldwyns sold for exceptional 4 digit figures, including
Goldwyn Sharon at 14,000gns and Goldwyn Erle at £13,000.
Other Semex progeny commanded exceptional prices at the sale,
such as Ridgefield September Amy who sold for 11,500gns, Denmire
Gibson Marie, bred by the Dennison family, sold for 18,000gns along
with her two heifers at 11,000gns and 12,000gns respectively and
finally Indianhead Rubens Rachel Red who sold for 15,000gns.
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