South West Ayrshire Show & Sale
Sale Date: 2nd May 2014
South West Ayrshires Fly to £3400!
Kivells held their annual South West Ayrshire Show and Sale of 200 Pedigree Ayrshires at Exeter Livestock Centre, Devon which saw a phenomenal trade for all classes of stock! Buyers travelled from Wales, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Cornwall and Devon and packed the ringside to compete hard for the quality Ayrshires put forward! Top price of the day was £3400 for the Overall Champion Heifer “East Church Saltires Bella” by Stevenson’s Saltire from Mark Evans and she was purchased by Judge Blaise Tomlinson from Leicestershire to join his Sandyford Herd.
Mark Evans presented an excellent consignment of Ayrshires from his renowned Organic East Church herd in Honiton and he sold two other heifers at £3000. First to do it was the 3rd prize heifer in the show “East Church Bright Crowns Butterfly VG 85” by Carnell Bright Crown, she sold to an undisclosed Welsh buyer. At the same money was another fresh Heifer “East Church Destinations Jenny” by Bigginvale Destination and she sold to Mr Ellis who purchased an excellent load for his herd in North Wales. At £2650 was “East Church Destinations Puddle” another fresh heifer by Bigginvale Destination and she sold to new to the breed buyers Alan & Heather Rogers to join their Organic herd in North Wales. The same buyers also paid £2450 for a smart heifer by Bankend Nucleus out of an EX 90 cow from the Nutmeg family. At £2600 was the 2nd prize heifer and reserve overall Champion “East Church Potters Blossom” by Des Prairies Potter and she sold the same undisclosed Welsh buyer. Mark’s East Church consignment of 10 freshly calved heifers averaged a staggering £2600!!
Messrs Roskilly & Sons sold a strong consignment of freshly calved cows & heifers from their Trenhayle herd in Cornwall and the best of the cows sold well to £1900 for the 1st prize cow in the show, a third calver “Trenhayle Dilly 2” by Attwell Apollo which was sold giving 30 Kgs to Mr Ellis of North Wales. The same vendors sold a fourth calver by a homebred sire at £1750 to Messrs Hiscock in Dorset.
Dry Cows sold to £1700 for “East Church Stanley Butterfly” by Milkmaids Stanley from Mark Evans. In Calf Heifers went to a top call of £2450 for “East Church Destinations Frantic” by Bigginvale Destination due in June and she sold to Alan & Heather Rogers from North Wales. Mark also sold others to £2100 and £1850 with his 12 In Calf Heifers averaging well at £1690.
Served heifers sold very well from Trevor Howe of Truro to a top of £1750 for “Gadles Molly” by Jelyca Oblique and she was due in October to sexed Ardmore Crown Napier and sold to Reid Hair of St Austell. Others sold to £1450 from Messrs Roskilly & Sons with “Trenhayle Sereta 5” by Bankend Brown Bomber and she was due in September to Atwell Admiral and sold to volume buyers Cowdray Home Farms who purchased 53 head for their Organic herd in West Sussex.
Bulling Heifers sold to £980 twice for Messrs Roskilly & Son for two heifers by Ardmore Crown Napier and Knowe Dons Valley to Mr Tylor of Helston. Trevor Howe sold the best of his bulling heifers to £900 for “Gadles Ellen” by Jelyca Oblique and she sold to CowdrayFarms. The same buyers paid £950 for “East Church Trust Charm” by Auchensale Special Trust from Mark Evans. Others sold to £850 for Messrs Nichols from South Molton for Hilltown Snowball 807 by Hawksfield Blue Sky.
The young heifers twelve months old and below sold to an exceptional trade and topped at £1000 from Mark Evans for a super October born heifer “East Church Rosinni Brown Fairy” by East Church Stans Rosinni and she sold to Mr LH Batty from Derbyshire who also purchased a four month old calf by De La Plaine Prime from East Church at £850. Richard and Tracey Martin of Torrington paid £820 for another Rosinni daughter born in October out of the Blissful family backed with 3 gens of VG or EX dams.
The Nicholls family finished the sale with a cracking run of yearling heifers and the best of them sold well to £680 which was achieved six times for heifers by well-known sires from their renowned Hilltown herd.
A wonderful day for the Ayrshire breed!