The showcase  sale of Pedigree Holsteins, Jerseys and Brown Swiss saw crowds flock  from all across the UK including Ireland with keen bidding throughout  ensuring a 90% clearance rate and achieving over 5000gns twice!

Top price went  to Wiltor Rory Rosie Red Polled who is out of the 2017 UK Dairy Expo Red  and White Champion and in the words of her breeder and the vendor David  Jones from Monmouthshire ‘The best cow he has ever bred’. This heifer  was both red and polled and hailed from the Roxy family and she finds  her new home in Dorset with Young Breeder Jake Symms of the Symba Herd.

Second top  price also comes from a top show cow, Riverdane SVS Atlee VG88-2yr who  was chosen as one of the team to represent the UK at the European  Championships last year, was twice All Britain awarded and was also  Champion calf at the All Britain show. Her Doorman Riverdane DM Atlee,  who travelled down from Cheshire from Mark & Susan Nutsford, a  sublime pedigree with her second dam being the full sister to the Type  bull Atwood meaning she was secured by Gloucestershire Breeder Mike  Robertson for 5000gns.

Show type was  clearly in demand throughout the sale with many purchasers finding this  years calves to show over the summer with the next highest price being  no exception. It was the choice of two full sisters from the Panda herd  that had already been champion and reserve champion calves at the recent Bath & West Show. The ET sisters were by Brokaw and from the Fools  Gold family who have already had many show winnings under their belt with these calves sure to carry on the winning streak.

The successful bidders at 4200gns were Brian and Randolph Miller for their Moorshard Herd and they chose Blackberry the younger of the two.
The Miller family were on good form also picking up Davlea Fitz Ashlyn at 3600gns,  who was considered to be one of the fanciest calves at the sale and out  of a VG88-2yr, and Churchvale Silver Ghost who had a much-admired  Pedigree tracing back to Sterndale and who was one of a large contingent  consigned from West Wales she sold for 3400gns making the journey  worthwhile.

Also another  worthwhile journey was made from Kent by John Downing who entered three  from his noted Mila family with the DG Brody daughter from an Ex94 who  is the dam to Wintersell Titan and Sister to Wintersell Milo both at  Cogent, she achieved 3500gns to Lancashire Breeders, Norbreck Genetics.

Jerseys sold to  2050gns for a show potential heifer springing to calve to Tequila, she  was bred by Sonny Warren from Dover, and along with the last lot of the  day being the April born Jersey Show calf Elite Beautiful Daisy Belle  (1200gns) sold to Olympic Jerseys and will no doubt be seen at the shows  this forthcoming year. Also from the Elite herd of Jerseys and Swiss  was the Brown Swiss Calf, again only 3 months old who sold for 1350gns  to the local Sedgemoor herd of Brian Miller.
With buyers  from all across the country as far as Cornwall, Carmarthen, Lancashire,  Ireland and everywhere in between, the day was extremely well supported  and the impressive line up attracted much interest creating the  following creditable averages:
 
Holstein  
2 Calved Heifers£2005
32 Maiden Heifers £2532
7 Embryos £530 
Jerseys  
1 Incalf Heifer £2153
1 Heifer Calf £1260
Brown Swiss  
1 Heifer Calf £1418
 
Top Prices
Price Name Purchaser 
5100gnsWiltor Rory Rosie Red Polled J Symms (Symba)
5000gns Riverdane DM Atlee MJ & LJ Robertson (Ashlea) 
4200gnsPanda Blackberry Fools Gold RK & SG Miller & Sons (Moorshard) 
3600gns Davlea Fitz AshlynRK & SG Miller & Sons (Moorshard)
3500gnsWintersell Mila 115th Norbreck Genetics (Norbreck)
3400gns Churchvale Silver Ghost RK & SG Miller & Sons (Moorshard)
3200gns Tregibby Absolute Pledge G Thomas (Gwynnog)
3000gnsWintersell Mila 101st RA & SA Reed (Aller)
2800gnsStowey Denver Jess M Hussel (Perrins) 
2700gnsTirnewydd Windbrook Teekah TR Quick (Mendip) 
2500gns Stowey MD BethMT & ATC Clements (Rydale) 
2500gnsLyganlan Mr P Rhapsody RedRK & SG Miller & Sons (Moorshard)
2500gnsChurchvale Silver Ambrosia B O’Connor from Ireland 
2500gnsChurchvale Fitz Rachel Payne & Westaway
2500gnsWintersell Mila 103rdJM & BS Jones (Larchwood)