Richtop Jersey Dispersal Sale
17th April 2014
Richtop Jerseys to 1700gns!
Kivells Auctioneers dispersed the entire Richtop herd
of Pedigree Jerseys on behalf of Messrs SA, BG & A
Taylor of Channel Farm, Ilfracombe at Exeter Livestock
The sale attracted a large crowd of buyers from
Wales, Gloucester, Hampshire and all over the Westcountry.
An exceptional trade was witnessed especially considering
all but 5 cows were stale or dry and many said it was
the best sale there had been for some time!
Top of the
day was 1700gns for “Richtop Pride Butterpat” a
second calver by Potterswalls Belles Pride which was
sold due in July to the Davis family of Tiverton for
their Rivermead herd.
At 1550gns was “Richtop Mays
Cora” by DJ May who was due her third in July,
she sold to Andrew & Phillip Cooke of Honiton who
purchased 13 for their new herd.
Two cows sold at 1500gns
and first to do it was the first cow in the ring “Richtop
Whiskeys Sunlight” a fresh second calver by Wattlebrink
Whiskey, she sold to the Grose Family of Helston.
at 1500gns was the best of the dry cows “Richtop
Iatola Asphodel” by SC Gold Dust Paramount Iatola,
she was due her fourth in June to Perfecter and sold
to Anthony Rew of Newton Abbot.
The in calf heifers sold
to an exceptional trade and sold to a top of 1500gns
for a DJ May daughter due in May to Supernova. 24 out
of 39 In Calf heifers sold for 1100gns or more!
heifers were certainly a real feature of the sale and
created much interest to a top of 620gns for “Richtop
Perfecter Corona” an August born calf by Shellen
Perfecter, she sold to Oliver Neagle for his Hiltonbury
herd in Hampshire.
A group of four heifers by DJ Jante,
Holmer & May also sold at 600gns to Alex Wilson-North
of Chulmleigh who is establishing a new herd.
calves sired by DJ Broiler born in February followed
their dams in the sale and sold to an exceptional trade
with “Richtop Broiler Finally” topping at
550gns to Simon Bray of Barnstaple for his Southley herd.
The other sold at 420gns to Tom Scanlan of Pembrokeshire.
There were 25 buyers present and several buyers left
the ring empty-handed unable to meet this very strong
45 In Milk Cows - £1136
39 Dry Cows - £1278
4 ¾’d or light cows - £624
39 In Calf Heifers - £1163
4 Bulling Heifers - £525
45 Yearling Heifers - £540
2 Heifer Calves -
177 Head - £989
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