Five lots gross 67,000gns at Smidiehill sale

A mini spending-spree at the Smidiehill dispersal has seen five lots gross 67,000gns with a top call of 18,000gns coming from Stellar Genetics to buy Denmire Gibson Marie, a VG 88 rated cow by Silky Gibson.

Her two ET daughters followed her into the ring and met a similarly fierce trade, selling at 12,000gns and 11,000gns to the Philip Haffery and the Tomlinson family respectively. The first of these was Smiddiehill Shottle Marie, while the second was Smidiehill PS Marie, both were 2007-born.

The final two lots of the five figure flush were claimed by the Wills brothers, Cornwall, as they paid 14,000gns and 12,000gns.

At the higher price was Smidiehill Goldwyn Sharon, a May 2006-born in-calf heifer who is bred from nine generations of VG and Ex cows.

At 12,000gns was Riverdane PS Sara, a Picston Shottle daughter out of leading show cow Copywood Integrity Sara Red.