Cattle Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Pylon Ayrshires Sell To 3600 Gns

Sale Date: 24th September 2015

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.

At the marvellous age of 82 years old, David Heasman had been milking the herd himself and his passion and dedication for the Ayrshire cow is a credit to him. Previous buyers of Pylon cattle also travelled to Exeter to secure more and the sale saw 11 cows over £2000!
Top of the day was 3600 gns for “Pylon Magenta GP 84”, a heifer by the homebred sire Pylon Pan which had produced 7754 kgs in her first lactation and was dry and due with her second in November.  She had been shown successfully in the summer and sold to volume buyer Messrs P M & L Harris & Son of Derbyshire who secured 23 head.  Close behind at 3400 gns was “Pylon Eliana GP 83” a second calver by Trevaskis Matchmaker who sold due in April to Whitecroft Furtado to Steven Harrison of Cumbria. The same buyer also paid 2600 gns for “Pylon Eurotrain GP 82” a second calver by Blackadder Milk Machine out of the phenomenal Pylon Eurotrack EX 90. At 2500 gns, Messrs Harris secured “Oathall Rusty 10 GP 83” a third calver by Trevaskis Matchmaker who was Champion at Heathfield in 2013 and shown at the Livestock Event.

A fourth calver “Pylon Ellie 2 EX 90” by Highway Billy Ruffian sold fresh and looked in great form at 2250 gns to Messrs Harris. Another second calver “Pylon Kindle 4” by Rosehill Slightly Magic sold fresh at 2200 gns to Messrs P Wedden & Partners of Crediton. Prices of note were a senior cow “Pylon Elaine 9 VG 86” a fifth calver by Hunnington Mandella who had been successfully shown.  She sold due in April at 2100 gns to Steven Harrison and at 2050 gns was “Pylon Minty 8 EX 90” a sixth calver by Hunnington BBK Easlad, and she sold due her seventh in March to Richard & Tracey Martin of Torrington for their Golden Herd.

A small number of British Friesians and crossbreds had been kept in the herd and they topped at 1600 gns for a third calver by Green Lane Prodigy. Following the dispersal a consignment of Organic Ayrshires sold on behalf of Mrs F E Allen of Boscastle which topped at 1400 gns for “Helsett Feverfew” a heifer by Stamford Trigger due her second in November. A consignment of spring calving heifers from the same vendor sold well to 1100 gns for March calvers and bulling heifers sold to 800 gns.