English 'Gold Top' Sale
12th April 2013
Sale Strikes Gold with Jerseys to £2100
Kivells held the English Gold Top Sale of 50 Pedigree
Jerseys at Exeter Livestock Centre, Devon within their
monthly dairy sale which marked a special twelve month
anniversary of being at Exeter.
The ring was set the
ring alight when the jerseys came through and trade was
literally on fire with buyers from Cheshire, Bristol,
Somerset and all over Devon and Cornwall. Top of the
day was £2100 for a cracking second calver “Morebridge
Jevons Bond GP82” by Forest Glen Meccas Jevon from
Messrs MS Ashton of Torrington who also sold a third
calver “Morebridge Iatolas Bella VG86” by
SC Gold Dust Paramount Iatola at £2000, both these
grand cows sold to Sally & Lucy Parfitt of Somerset.
The same vendors sold a cracking crossbred second calver
by Whitenhill Futuritys Beechnut out of an Ayrshire cross
cow and she saw spirited bidding and sold at £1800
to David Blanch of Bristol to join his Pedigree Holstein
herd. The same buyer also purchased a lovely third calver
by Grammer Hallmark Mcgwire at £1650 and the best
of the fresh heifers by Will Do Mor Russell at £1550.
Phillip and Jane Ashton must be congratulated on a wonderful
consignment of 13 cows which averaged a phenomenal £1532!
Oliver Neagle travelled down from Hampshire with a milky
consignment and sold a second calver “Hiltonbury
Ringsmaster Lilac ET” a daughter of Family Hill
Ringmaster out of an EX93 cow, she sold to well at £1550
to Martin Williams of Helston for his newly established
herd. The same vendor also sold a Ringmaster heifer out
of an EX90 cow at £1450.
The summer calvers met
a much better than expected trade and met strong demand
with the best heifer selling to £1500 for “Richtop
DJMay Donny” by DJ May due her second in June to
Starbuck from The Taylor family of Ilfracombe. The Taylor’s
also sold summer calving In Calf heifers well to £1400
for a daughter of Iatola and others to £1220 for
a SR View Flight daughter which was purchased by Brian
and William Patten of Nantwhich, Cheshire.
met a very strong trade with a super show heifer from
Arthur Walters of Launceston by Iatola which was due
in September and she sold exceptionally well at £1150.
We were delighted to be able to offer six very well
bred youngstock from Richard & Heather Gibson of Tiverton
for their Charity “Aid For Samburu”. Following
Richard’s experience with his visit to Samburu
to take part in a documentary on “The toughest
place to be a farmer”, Richard & Heather set
up a charity to raise money to buy a Bore Hole and send
it across. Their consignment of heifers sold exceptionally
well to £1100 which was achieved three times and
all were Twinkle family members originating from Graham
Wallace’s Grahmar herd and first to do it was “Heatherburn
Belles Twinkle” by Potterswalls Belles Pride and
she sold to James Warren to join his Cardinney herd in
Cornwall. Next was a Pine Haven Senior daughter with
4 gens of VG or EX behind her and she sold to Simon Bray
of Barnstaple for his Southley herd. The third was a
Governor daughter who was only just 14 months old and
she sold to Sally & Lucy Parfitt. The same vendors
sold January born calves by Governor to £480 and
their consignment grossed £5060 all for CHARITY!
The Taylor’s sold 4 heifer calves from their Richtop
herd by Amity & Zuma very well at £370 apiece
to Mark Reed of Umberleigh to join his Holstein Herd.
3 non-pedigree Yearling Heifers by Amity sold at £400
apiece from Mark Evans of Honiton.
A fantastic day for the Jersey Breed!!