Last week’s dispersal of the Changue herd of Ayrshires for Robert Stevenson at Carlisle saw a top call of 2200gns, with a number of leading breeders eager to buy into the top lines in the herd.
Three sold at the top call, with the first to make 2200gns being Changue Celandine 141, a GP83 classified daughter of Stamford Trigger out of Changue Celandine 93, a VG86 classified dam. Calved in May, she is from the same family as leading Ayrshire sire Changue Tryst. Buying this one were Holehouse Farms, Kilbirnie.
Second at this price was Garrallan Bess 17, a VG86 Alfrag Juror Kendall daughter out of Garrallan Bess 11. She calved in April and was sold giving just over 30kg a day. The third generation of VG classified cows, this second calver sold to J and M Prentice, New Cumnock.
The last at this level was Holstein cow Changuefarm Allen Lola, a VG87 classified Canyon-Breeze Allen. Out of Changuefarm Chesapeake Lola, a VG85 dam, she calved at the end of May and sold to A and I Lamont, Lochwinnoch.
Selling at 2100gns was Changue Melanie 168, an April-calved heifer by Changue Fiord and out of Changue Melanie 116. Predicted to give a big yield in her first lactation, this one sold to J and A Struthers, Cumnock.
Also at this price was third calver Changue Wren 29, an Auchensale B L Jurist daughter out of Changue Wren 19, a VG85 classified dam. This in-calf heifer sold having run with Changue Melville from last November and went to R D Young, Dunblane.