Saturday 24 February, 2024

Black and White sale tops at 13,000gns

The Black and White sale at Carlisle recorded buyers from 23 UK counties and six countries including Australia

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Wiltor Ashton Babe

Wiltor Ashton Babe

Trade topped at 13,000gns with 21 animals selling for or above £5,000 and an average of £4,010/life.

Topping the sale at 13,000gns was a first choice from three heifers due in March consigned by Noel and Daniel Willis, Northern Ireland.  The resulting heifers will be granddaughters of Erbacres Snapple Shakira which has been unbeaten in the show ring and is the current World Dairy Expo and Royal Winter Fair champion.  The direct dam of the heifers is Erbacres Diamond Sparkle, an EX93 daughter of Daimondback, which is the highest classified daughter of Shakira. 

The buyers were Wormanby Holsteins, Burgh by Sands, and Aubrey Greenhaugh, Preston, who also paid 12,000gns for Wiltor Ashton Babe. This October-born calf consigned by David and Claire Jones, South Wales, was a direct daughter of the 2022 reserve grand champion from the Royal Winter Fair, Jacobs High Octane Babe, and is sister to  Jacobs Destiny Balla, intermediate champion at the Royal Winter Fair.

Also making 12,000gns from Tim Fitzmaurice, Co Kerry, was Leagh Lamborghini, an October-born daughter of Lambda whose dam, Handercroft Fever Bazooka, was grand champion at the Eastern Ontario Championship Show. It sold to John O'Connor, Co Cork.

Luck-E Altitude Aussie Red, a direct daughter of Luck-E McGucci Afro EX94 from Luck-E Holsteins, Illinois, USA, sold for 9,500gns to Messrs Garvey, Newry, Northern Ireland.

The yearling heifer Wiltor Legend Shakira by Blondin Legend out of a King Doc dam from Messrs Jones sold for 9,000gns to Messrs Grimshaw, Bolton.

Also at 9,000gns, David and Francis Wright, Kendal, sold Berryholme Rubicon Lustre, a daughter of Dalais Silver Lustre, which went to John Greenop, Wigton.

Messrs Garvey, also paid 9,200gns for Overside Parfect Flo 2, from Hugh and Neilson, Strathaven,

A choice of two Ayrshire heifers sold for 6,500gns to David Forsyth, Ayrshire. This was Marleycote Sea Lily 36 from Richard Baynes, Northumberland.

 An unborn duo of Jersey heifers from Donald and Laura Millar's Treasure herd, Lockerbie, sold for 5,800gns to the Silly Willys Partnership, Staffordshire.  They were daughters of Homeridge T Annett which sold for $105,000 in the 2022 Amplify sale after being named Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo.   

 Averages - 94 Holstein yearling heifers, £4,010; 4 Holstein heifers in-milk, £3,911.25; 3 Holstein in-calf heifers, £3,500;

1 Ayrshire yearling heifer, £6,825; 1 Jersey heifer, £6,090; 1 Dairy Shorthorn, £2,625; 1 Brown Swiss heifer, £4,515;

25 embryos, £819; Goldwyn semen, £262.

 Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.




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