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A FLYING TRADE FOR THE JERSEY BREED SELLING TO 2200gns

Beeston Jersey SaleA fabulous Jersey trade was experienced with all lots keenly sought at the first Summer Coloured Breeds Sale to be held at Beeston Castle Auction on Tuesday 26 July 2005.

A good entry of 43 Jersey cattle set the pace for a packed ring with plenty of buyers in attendance, travelling from far and wide to be present at the Sale, making the trade most competitive throughout the day.

Saxown Dukes Blossom
SAXOWN DUKES BLOSSOM led by Thomas Saxby

The last lot to come under the hammer created a real stir as Saxown Dukes Blossom (Lot 123) from Osberton Jerseys entered the ring. A fantastic flashy daughter of Elliotts Renaissance Duke ET and out of two generations of cows in the top two grades, and proving most successful herself in the show ring with numerous prizes to boast about; one being the 1st Junior calf and Honourable Mention All-Britain calf show 2004. The bidding was electric and the final bid AT 2200gns was taken, the lucky purchaser being Smiddiehill Jerseys of Albrighton, Shropshire.

Top priced cow of the day was Braymeadow Junos Fabulous (VG85-2yr) (Lot 83) from Smiddiehill Jerseys, this cow freshly calved with her second and bred from 4 generations of Very Good cows looked wonderful with a super udder and was yielding 34.8kg daily; she realised 1700gns to Messrs S & S Murray Farms Ltd of Pattingham, Wolverhampton.

Another well bred cow from the Smiddiehill stable, took the next top price of the day of 1200gns; Bluegrass Masters Snowy (VG89-3yr) (Lot 82) was bred from 2 generations of cows in the top two grades. She calved her third calf at the end of May and is now yielding a massive 38.6kg daily; the lucky bidder was Messrs G M & A J Harrison, from Leyburn, North Yorkshire. Following on at 1100gns was a heifer calved in April from Messrs S J L Roberts of Telford, Shropshire; Wappenburyhall Hetty Natalia (Lot 104) was a stylish heifer that oozed dairy character and that looks like she could have quite a future ahead of her. She was taken by Messrs J & S Arrowsmith, from Elsthorpe, Lincolnshire.

A super entry of In-Calf Heifers forward on the day with the top price of 740gns for Hareplain Krackas Cobweb (Lot 119) from a consignment from Messrs S E Lane & Partners, Kent, this sweet heifer due mid November was purchased by Messrs CH & ES Lunt of Hanmer, Whitchurch.

1 Jersey Calf from Messrs J G & C S Bower sold for 220gns and was taken home by Messrs J & S Arrowsmith, Lincolnshire.

TOP PRICES:

Name Vendor Gns Purchaser
SAXOWN DUKES BLOSSOM (Lot 123) Osberton Jerseys 2200 Smiddiehill Jerseys, Albrighton
BRAYMEADOW JUNOS FABULOUS (Lot 83) Smiddiehill Jerseys 1700 S & S Murray (Farms) Ltd, Wolverhampton
BLUEGRASS MASTERS SNOWY (Lot 82) Smiddiehill Jerseys 1200 GM & AJ Harrison, Leyburn
WAPPENBURYHALL HETTY NATALIA (Lot 104) SJL Roberts 1100 J & S Arrowsmith, Lincolnshire
WAPPENBURYHALL MAY NANETTE (lot 97) SJL Roberts 1000 GM & AJ Harrison, Leyburn

AVERAGES:
21 Cows & Calved Heifers £945.50
17 In-calf Heifers £652.85
1 Served Heifer £2310.00
5 Recently served heifers £829.50
43 Head £816.31.


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