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Tuesday 28th March 2006 witnessed a fine sale of the much noted Brackenhurst herd of top quality Jerseys at Beeston Castle Auction Cheshire.  The herd was extensive in number with just under 200 animals going under the hammer, with bidding fierce and the atmosphere electric from start to finish. A packed Sale Ring with buyers from Aberdeen to Devon and a whole host of local buyers.  The cows were looking on tremendous form, displaying tremendous frames and super udders.

Brackenhurst Futures Index
Brackenhurst Futures Index Ex91 sold for 6500gns to Smiddiehill Jerseys

The leading price of the day was Lot 39, selling for 6500gns; Backenhurst Futures Index (Ex91) is a wonderful daughter of Molly Brook Berretta Future ET and is due to calve in September to Osberton Imperials Cherubim, she is still milking well giving 28.7kg. Smiddiehill Holsteins, secured her for their herd based in Albrighton, Shropshire. They also took home with them at 1200gns, her daughter Brackenhurst Cashs Index, a recently served heifer.

Brackenhurst Cherubims Borage 2nd
Brackenhurst Cherubims Borage 2 Ex 90 sold for 6000gns to Smiddiehill Jerseys

The next animal to take the limelight was Brackenhurst Cherubims Borage 2nd (Ex90 3yr) selling for 6000gns, this fabulous cow who calved her second calf in December and had been bred again on the 16th February to Giprat Belles Connection ET, bred from this super line of cows, completing four generations of cows scored very Good or Excellent, and daughter of the tremendous brood cow Brackenhurst Triumphs Borage (Ex93-2E) selling for 5500gns. She has been most successful in the show ring during 2004 and 2005, she calved fresh at the end of February with her fourth calf milking well giving 37.2kg; Smiddiehill were the lucky buyer of both these exceptional lots.

The super son of Triumphs Borage (Ex93-2E), Brachenhurst Borages Kismit, sired by Royals Green Kismit ET, sold for 2000gns to Thomas Pollock of Co Antrim, Northern Ireland who purchased 38 animals on the day.

Another daughter of the Triumphs Borage (Ex93-2E), Brackenhurst Barbers Bills Borage a recently served heifer was secured by A K & C I Taylor of Aberdeen Scotland for 1300gns.

Brackenhurst Cherubims Honeydew 2nd (VG86) sold for 5000gns to Smiddiehill Jerseys, sired by Osberton Imperials Cherubim and due to calve in September to Q Henius, giving 17.2kg daily.

Brackenhurst Saturns Cash

Brackenhurst Saturns Cash VG85 sold for 3000gns to Smiddiehill Jerseys

Brackenhurst Saturns Cash (VG85) bred from the super Cash family, she is due in September to Ivanhoe Red Triumph, flashy cow milking in her third lactation was snapped up by Smiddiehill Jerseys, also secureing her heifer calf Connection Cash, for 1650gns sired by Giprat Belles Connection.  Selling for 2100gns was Brackenhurst Satans Heligog 2nd this sweet heifer was secured by Messrs J & S Arrowsmith of Lincolnshire.

Maiden Heifers sold to 1700gns for an exciting heifer that showed much promise; Cowboys Katherine was purchased by Smiddiehill.

TOP PRICES: (All Brackenhurst Prefix) PURCHASER GNS
B. Futures Index (EX91) Lot 39) Smiddiehill Holsteins, Shropshire 6500
B.  Cherubims Borage 2nd (EX90-3yr) Lot 67 Smiddiehill Holsteins, Shropshire 6000
B. Triumphs Borage (EX93-2E) Lot 24 Smiddiehill Holsteins, Shropshire 5500
B. Cherubims Honeydew 2nd (VG86) Lot 59 Smiddiehill Holsteins, Shropshire 5000
B. Saturns Cash (VG85) Lot 34 Smiddiehill Holsteins, Shropshire 3000
B. Satans Heligog 2nd Lot 113 J & S Arrowsmith, Lincolnshire 2100
B. Borages Kismit (Bull) Lot 174 Thomas Pollock, N. Ireland 2000
B. Cowboys Katherine Lot 148 Smiddiehill Holsteins, Shropshire 1700
B. Connection Cash  Lot 34A Smiddiehill Holsteins, Shropshire 1650
B. Big Times Alexandra Lot 106 S & S Murray(Farms) Ltd. Pattingham 1600
B. Cherubims Myfanwy (GP84) WJP Wilson, Carmarthen 1400

81 Milking Cows 7 Heifers (Including 16 Heifer Calves @ £603.09) £1496.82
33 Recently Served Heifers £919.86
58 Maiden Heifers £577.32
1 Bull £2100
188 Head £874.35

Auctioneers: Wright Manley, Beeston Castle Auction, Cheshire

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