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Exeter Livestock Centre Dairy Sale

Friday 13th January 2017

Holsteins & Jerseys Sell to £2000 at Exeter!

A cracking entry of Cows and heifers forward for the first sale at Exeter Livestock Centre in 2017 saw a flying trade! A packed ring of buyers saw many farmers from all over the South West competing hard to secure fresh milk!

Top of the day was £2000 for “Dartview Steffan Rosa 61” a heifer by Lynbrook Steffan from Messrs JJ Palfrey & Sons of Dartmouth, the same vendors sold another heifer at £1920. Other Holstein Heifers sold to £1720 "Chettiscombe Twist Quickstep 5” by Cogent Twist from Ian & Caroline Tapp of Tiverton who also sold another heifer at £1650, £1700 was achieved for the best of smart consignment from Keith & Jane Hulbert of Honiton who continue to disperse their “Janke” herd and a smart Heifer from David Snell & Family of Cullompton sold well at £1650 whilst her heifer calf made £130.

British Friesian heifers sold exceptionally well to £1850 for Richard Harvey of Axminster who is dispersing his herd as they calve, others made £1700 and £1500.

Holstein cows topped at £1820 for an outstanding fourth calver “Janke Penman Polly” by Oakroyal Penman from Keith & Jane Hulbert. The same vendor sold other second calvers to £1650 and two fourth calvers to £1550 & £1520! A cracking consignment of cows from Messrs GP & J Gibbins of Cullompton met a super trade and topped at £1750 for “Shethena Regal Julia” a second calver yielding 43Kgs by Moorshard Regal, the same vendor sold others to £1700, £1680, £1650 & £1620. British Friesian cows sold to £1400 for a fourth calver from Richard Harvey.

An outstanding consignment of Pedigree Jerseys from the famous “Bluegrass” herd of Barry, Jenny & Claire Daw of Hertfordshire lit the ring alight when they came through and flew to £2000 for a smart second calver “Bluegrass Grandprixs Auburn VG86” a second calver by Rapid bay Grand prix and also at £2000 was “Bluegrass Excitations Flower VG85” a second calver by Bridon Excitation backed with 6 generations of VG & EX dams. The same vendor sold other second calvers to £1750 & £1600 and their consignment averaged £1837! Jersey Heifers topped at £1500 for “Sowden Timekeeper Miranda 3” by Potterswalls Timekeeper from Malcolm, Anne & Ian Huxtable of Crediton who sold others to £1100 and a second calver at £1000.

Holstein In Calf Heifer sold to £1100 for Robert Page of West Sussex whilst “Hilltown” bred Ayrshire In Calf Heifers sold to £900 for John Vooght of Dunsford. Friesian yearling heifers sold to £410 for David Snell & Family and £400 x 3 for Ken & Cathie Cottey of Whimple. A British Friesian bull sold at £1100 for Messrs Ansdell Farms Ltd of Barnstaple.

Auctioneers : Kivells


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