JERSEYS SHINE AT BEESTON
A big crowd travelled to Beeston Castle Auction from the Scottish
Borders to South Wales and Devon for the sale Jersey cattle
on Tuesday 19th April 2005.
There were simply not enough cattle for the large demand from
the buyers present with plenty going home without purchasing
- all leading to a wonderful trade throughout.
Top price of the day was for a super heifer consigned from
Messrs J W & M J Smith, Leicestershire, Woodbine Waits
Pinkberry, sired by Rapid Bay Just Wait and from the very successful
family tracing back to the Woodbine Princes Newberry (Ex90)
This super long clean dairy heifer that is in calf to Woodbine
Masterberry Jedi Knight was purchased for 1500gns by Messrs
H P Davies of Colwyn Bay, who also purchased her maternal sister
at last year's Spring Sale.
The next top price was for an In-calf Heifer from R Mayall & Daughter,
Pimhill Hallmark Courtesy, from their organic herd and in calf
for the beginning of May to Paramount; she was purchased by
S & S Murray Farms Ltd, Wolverhampton.
Following that was a super In-milk heifer from Osberton Jerseys,
Osberton Choice 28th, a real natural milking heifer bred from
an (Ex) dam, she calved at the end of February and is giving
25.kg daily. Choice was purchased by Brother Neil, representing
Skanda Vale Monastery in Carmarthenshire.
A super maiden heifer from Woodbine realised 510gns. Woodbine
Sun Eclipse a daughter of Fairways Designer Govenor was purchased
by Messrs DM & PA Scott from Whitchurch.
1500gns Woodbine Waits Pinkberry (Lot 87) H P Davies, Colwyn
1450gns Pimhill Hallmark Courtesy (Lot 83) S & S Murray
Farms Ltd Wolverhampton
1020gns Osberton Chice 28th (Lot 79) Brother Neil, Skanda
980gns Pimhill Lemvig Celia (Lot 82) G Parkinson, Goosnargh,
11 Cows & In Milk Heifers £801.82
7 In Calf Heifers £1008.00
1 Maiden Heifer £535.50
19 HEAD £825.30
Auctioneers: Wright Manley