Holsteins peak at 2,650gns at Moira

Holstein heifers peaked at 2,650gns at HolsteinNorthern Ireland’s monthly show and sale at Moira.

Taking home three titles and topping the trade wasthe Haffey family, Lurgan, Co Armagh, with their two-year-old heifer KilverganBuckeye Winnie, by R E W Buckeye and out of a homebred Roylane Jordan daughter.

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          Brothers Timothy, David and Aaron Haffey,Kilvergan Herd, Lurgan, scooped     

                  the champion, reserve and honourablemention awards

She calved five weeks ago and is currently giving37kg a day. She joins William Herron’s herd, Newtownhamilton, Co Armagh.

At the next best price of 2,500gns to the samebidder was Hilltara Toystory Daydream, forward from Sam and John McCormick,Bangor, Co Down. Sired by Jenny Lou Mrshl Toystory, she is out of a home-bredPicston Shottle daughter that is classified EX.

Just shy of the previous bid at 2,420gns was theNovember 2010 born Herdstown Gold Comelle, consigned by Alan Patterson,Donaghadee. She is by the Braedale Goldwyn son, Herdstown Goldwyn. Freshlycalved four weeks ago she is producing 40kgs a day.

Next the father and son team of Philip and SimonHaffey, Portadown, County Armagh, realised 2,240gns for their October 2010 bornGlasson Amazing Go Jewel. A potential fifth generation VG/EX heifer by MrAtlees Alta Amazing, she is out of a home-bred EX dam by Glasson Outside andjoins Steven Robinson’s herd at Crossgar, County Down.

Mr Robinson also paid out 2,020gns to secure the supremechampion Kilvergan Buckeye Precious. Born in September 2010, she is by R E WBuckeye, and is out of a home-bred Glasson Gale daughter. Calved at the end ofDecember she is currently producing 41kgs per day.

Averages: Heifers achieved an 89% clearance,averaging £1,852 per head