Dispersal Sale of the Abbotsley Herd
of Pedigree Jerseys
Friday 3rd October 2014
Abbotsley Jerseys Disperse to 2150Gns. at Beeston
The Dispersal of the entire Abbotsley Herd
of Jerseys attracted buyers from all over the UK and
the Republic of Ireland when it was sold at Beeston Castle
Auction on Friday, 3rd October 2014.
The sale was due
to the impending retirement of Roy and Christine Bailey
of White House Farm, Draycott-in-the Clay, Nr. Sudbury,
Derbyshire who have been great supporters of the breed
all their working lives. Breeders and commercial milk
producers ttraveled from all over and the cattle were
sold to buyers from as far away as Pedrthshire in the
North to Devon in the South and also to County Tipperary
in the Republic of Ireland.
The top seller was the second
calf cow Bluestone Midnight Louise (VG85-2yr), a daughter
of Potterswalls Glams Comerica who had given 5642 kg.
at 6.07% 3.92% as a heifer and was sold giving 29.4 kg
with her second having calved at the end of July. She
was one of 22 head purchased by Keith Donovan of Borrisokane,
Co. Tipperary, Eire. Among Mr. Donovan’s other
purchases were the milking heifer Troughbrook Mr. DJ
Festoon (GP83-2yr) at 1550 gns., the fresh second calf
Coldeaton Ringmasters Daisybelle at 1380gns and Abbotsley
Master Bella (GP82-2yr) another fresh second calver also
at 1380 gns.
The second highest price went to Mosc Brenda
(VG86-2yr), another fresh second calver who gave over
8000 kg. as a heifer. She was one of 25 cattle purchased
by D & P
Evans of Chulmleigh, Devon. Her 19 day old heifer calf
by Windsor Commanders Encore was the leading priced heifer
calf selling at 650 gns to William Edwards of Aberystwyth.
leading prices in the milking portion included Bluestone
Belles Midge (VG88-3yr), a second calf daughter of Giprat
Belles Chairman selling at 1550 gns and the Island bred
Prides Verify Dianthus (VG86-2yr) who is due with her
3rd in December and realised 1400 gns to John Lomax of
Served heifers sold up
to 1050 gns for a daughter of Gloaming SS Forever due
in January and maiden heifers were up to 750 gns for
an 11 month old daughter of Prides LS Aldo.
buyers of the day were S & V Gray
of Claish Farms, Callander, Perthshire who purchased
107 Cows and Milking Heifers £1024.18 (including
22 Heifer Calves at £294.00);
8 In-calf and Served
17 Maiden Heifers £518.82.