The seventh National Ayrshire sale to be held at Borderway Carlisle featured animals from many of the leading herds in the UK, and included outstanding heifers in milk, bulls and in-calf heifers. This event also included the first sale to disperse the Ballygreggan Ayrshire herd owned by the Millar family from Kintyre. Trade topped at 4,000 gns to average £1444 for an almost complete clearance.
Sandyford Star Clover 3 from E T Tomlinson & family sells for 8,000 gns to Andrew Rimmer
Kivells Auctioneers dispersed the Pylon herd of Pedigree Ayrshires at Exeter Livestock Centre, Devon on behalf of David & Jeanne Heasman of Uckfield, East Sussex. The decision to travel the herd to the South West was wise and a fantastic trade was seen with a packed ringside of buyers who travelled from as far as Cumbria, Derbyshire, Wales and all over the South West.
A decent trade met the Derbyshire Club members at Leek Auctions with their first club sale in conjunction with the markets monthly sale. Top price of the day was 1900 gns for Twemlow Helena 17 from Marshall Barnett. This fresh heifer by Twemlow Admiral Glen was sold giving over 30 kgs per day. Chris Adams, Tessvale took the next two top prices at 1660 and 1640 gns. Tessvale Cherryleaf 24 was by Hilltown Hijack and Tessvale Damson was by Auchensale Black Pearl.
Kivells held their annual South West Ayrshire Sale at Exeter Livestock Centre on Friday 2nd May. The entry of 90 Pedigree Ayrshires saw a cracking trade from start to finish with 100% clearance and the sale attracted buyers from Wales, Derbyshire, and Worcester and all over the West country.
Kivells held their annual South West Ayrshire Sale at Exeter Livestock Centre and daughters of Cattle Services sires were in great demand.
Top of the day was 4000 gns for the Overall champion from Mark Evans’ Organic East Church herd at Honiton with a fresh heifer East Church Prodigy Blissful 2 by Green Lane Prodigy out of an EX 91 dam. She later sold to the judge Robert Adams of Derbyshire for his Bigginvale herd.
Kivells held their annual South West Ayrshire Show & Sale of Pedigree Ayrshires at Exeter Livestock Centre, Devon which saw a a high demand for Ayrshire stock Top price of the day was 4000 gns for the Overall Champion Heifer “East Church Prodigy Blissful 2” by Green Lane Prodigy from Mark Evans and she was purchased by Judge Robert Adams from Derbyshire to join his Bigginvale herd.
Tuesday 15th April saw the Spring Coloured Breeds
Britain's first ever Tag Sale of Pedigree livestock was held recently at Catrine House, Ayrshire, home of the show winning Syke Ayrshires, Holsteins and Jerseys owned by Willy and Jo Templeton.
Cuthill Towers Regal Ray 11th VG 88
Champion Photo – Left to right - Mr Alex Kirkpatrick, Mr Stuart Williams,
“Smartmove Poker Loulou” with Mr Duncan Hunter and Sponsor Mr Archie Leitch.