Annual Golden Opportunity Sale of Pedigree Jerseys
13th November 2015
Opportunity tops at £1800!
The Golden Opportunity sale of 40 Pedigree
Jerseys saw an excellent quality entry forward with vendors
travelling from Hertfordshire, Surrey, Carmarthen, Dorset,
Somerset, Devon & Cornwall as Exeter Livestock Centre
continues to be the leading market for Jersey sales in
With the current milk price crisis in
the dairy industry we were unsure what trade to expect
but a fantastic trade was seen and buyers travelled far
and wide with some going home empty handed as trade was
A tremendous quality entry of 8 Fresh
Cows and Heifers from Barry & Jenny Daw’s famous
Bluegrass herd in Hertfordshire topped at £1800
a cracking heifer by homebred sire Bluegrass Corrianders
Cougar, she sold to Dan & Phillipa Evans of Chulmleigh.
Other heifers sold to £1400 for “Bluegrass
Excitations Pavannah” by Bridon Excitation and
their cows topped at £1420 for a second calver “Bluegrass
Vindications Question” by Vindication and others
to £1250 & £1220 twice.
Alex Marks of
Kingsbridge was rewarded with a super trade with his
three “Richtop” bred heifers by Danish DJ
Broiler and Legacy which sold at £1380, £1350 & £1320.
Messrs WE Love & Son of Dorset sold a group of fresh
heifers following their dispersal at Exeter in September
and enjoyed a super trade topping at £1300 for “Westlove
by SC Gold Dust Paramount Iatola, others sold to £1250 & £1100.
Dry Cows sold to £1050 for “Discovery Ernies
Ermintrude GP82” a second calver by homebred sire
Pierrepont Sambos Ernie which was due in December from
Mike & Bev Clear of Surrey.
Jersey youngstock met
a selective trade and topped at £400 for a May
born calf “Glanmor Warrior Jimjam” by Glanmor
Rocket Whiskeys Warrior who sold to Richard Walters of
Cornwall. Heifer calves sold to £280 x 3 & £250
x 2 for Messrs WE Eddy & Son of Penzance.
Bluegrass - 8 Fresh Cows & Heifers £1338
Westlove - 4 Fresh Heifers £1162
Richtop - 3 Fresh Heifers £1350
Hannahs - 1 Fresh Heifer
– 7 Fresh & Dry Cows £811
Glanmor - 4 Heifer Calves £250
Chyanhall - 5 Heifer Calves £268