Grahams Gold Top Invitational Jersey
Saturday 11th June 2016
Golden Trade at Grahamís Jersey Sale
The Grahamís Family staged a special event on Saturday
11th June 2016 at Boquhan Home Farm, Stirling the home
of their prize winning Jersey herd. The event was part
of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau annual tour with delegates
in attendance from sixteen countries.
Trade topped at
5,500gns to average £4116 with bidders taking part from
nine countries and successful buyers from the UK, Germany,
Australia and New Zealand.
|Glyn Lucas, Graham Kirkby, Drew
Hyslop, Douglas Graham, Steve Jones, James Strachan,
Karen Hunter, Izzy Wright
The sale of Jerseys was one
of the star attractions on the tour and included the
best heifers and pedigrees from the UK and Ireland. Sale
manager Steve Jones commenting prior to the sale said ď...we
felt this was the perfect occasion to show case to the
world our very best Jerseys. This group represents everything
that is so special about the Jersey breed from the leaders
in modern genetics to the foundations of todayís top
Topping the trade at 5,500gns was Rapidbay-UK
Grandest Rumour consigned by James Strachan Suffolk and
purchased by Colin Laird and Izzy Wright and will form
the foundation of their new Jersey herd at Blythbridge
Farm. This was the very last Jersey to ever sell from
the Rapidbay-UK herd and completed an amazing story that
started 60 years previous when James grandfather Robert
left Strathaven for the east coast in Suffolk with 12
Ayrshire cows. Rumour was a super stylish heifer bred
from the All Canadian winner Rapid Bay Whistlers Rumour
One of the exclusive lots in the sale was a first
choice pick from a number of pregnancies from the prolific
Maid cow family consigned by the Grahamís family. The
resulting calves will be sired by a top ranking polled
sire, Dutch Hollow Dillion P and bred of a former No.
1 Genomic Cow in Canada Sunset Canyon Dimension Maid
and could be the highest ranking genomic animal in Europe.
This lot attracted worldwide interest with bidders on
both sides of the Atlantic taking part. The winning bid
was taking from Birgitta Brentrup, Germany.
The sale also
included a number of extraordinary embryo lots. Vandenberg
Amedeo Geogeous EX97 is one of the best Jersey cows in
the history of the breed winning Supreme Champion at
the Royal Winter Fair in 2007 and 2009. Five embryos
from her VG88 2yr Governor grand-daughter by Tower Vue
Prime Tequila sold for 400gns to The Hunter family West
Tarbrax Farm and were consigned by Iwin Morgan from the
Erie herd in Wales.
The first lot offered was a consignment of embryos from
the Grahamís family from
their show winning Bluegrass Tequilas Lady Tango VG88 2yr with the sire still
to be agreed with the purchaser. Such was the popularity of this lot that is
was offered twice with the first lot going to Willie Waston Muir Farm, Ayrshire
and the second batch selling to Phil Hentschke of Australia.
the sale auctioneer Glyn Lucas said;
"This has been a
very successful sale the cow power of offer has been
world class and we have dispersed some of the very best
British genetics across Europe and to new continents.
I would like to thank the Graham family for inviting
Harrison and Hetherington to be part of such a prestigious
event and also thank the consignors who have been so
generous by selling their very bestĒ.
Jersey heifers £4116.00
Jersey Embryos £405.00
Lot 6 5500gns Rapidbay-UK Grandest Rumour Purchaser:
Izzy Wright & Colin Laird, Blyth Farm, Blyth Bridge,
Lot 5 5200gns First Choice from Sunset Canyon
Dimension Maid 153 VG85 2yr Purchaser: Birgitta Brentrup,
Lot 9 4800gns Fourcrosses Success Bambi Purchaser:
Undisclosed Buyer. Lot 10 2500gns Grahams Grandious Lacey.
Purchser: R Wilson, Mayfield, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Lot 7 400gns p/e 5 Embryos from Erie Governor
Gorgeous VG88 2yr Purchaser: The Hunter Family, West
Tarbrax Farm, Shotts, Lanarkshire.
Lot 12 400gns p/e
5 Embryos from Potterswalls Ressurection Lady EX91-2E
Purchaser: Grahams Dairies Ltd, Airthrey Kerse Farm,
Bridge of Allan, Stirling.
Lot 1 350gns p/e Flush of
4 Embryos from Bluegrass Tequilas Tango VG88 3yr Purchaser:
W & A Watson, Muir Farm, Mauchline, Ayrshire.
350gns p/e Flush of 4 Embryos from Bluegrass Tequilas
Tango VG88 3yr Purchaser: Phil Hentschke, Australia.
Auctioneers : Harrison & Hetherington