Holsworthy dairy sale tops £2,700

Kivells 19th Annual Dairy Evening Show and Sale at Holsworthy Market saw the best quality entry ever seen and an exceptional trade for the quality forward with 15 animals selling over £2,000.

In the pre-sale show it was a clean sweep for Phillip and Anne Jose of North Tamerton, Near Holsworthy when the judge Brian Clothier of Somerset made their outstanding second calver Hollafrench H-I-O Doreen 67 VG85 1st prize cow, best udder in the show and Overall Show Champion and their In Milk Heifer Hollafrench Dolman Annie 28 1st prize heifer and reserve Overall Champion.

The judge’s decision was backed up in the sale ring when Messrs Jose’s reserve champion heifer who was sired by Regancrest Dolman and bred from five generations of VG or Ex cows sold for the top price of £2,700 to local milk producers John and Andrew Sillifant of Holsworthy. The much admired sale champion was a stunning second calver sired by Hole In One and Judge Brian Clothier said; “She was an easy Champion and an exceptional balanced cow with a beautiful udder.”

Fittingly Brian Clothier went on to purchase his Champion at £2650 for his Hillstones”herd based in Bath, Somerset. Messrs W S Jose and Son sold another cracking heifer at £2200 for the third prize heifer Hollafrench Jeeves Annie 31 GP80 by Ked Outside Jeeves and bred from 6 gens of VG or EX cows.

It really was a real credit to the Jose family for turning out four exceptional animals and their consignment averaged an exceptional £2,350. Robert and Heather Hugo of Bodmin consigned an excellent second calver Newleigh Shottle Jane GP84 by Picston Shottle who was placed second in the strong cow class and she also sold to the Judge at £2,250.

The fourth prize cow Perrins Meg 81 GP84 sired by Perrins Magnet sold in her second lactation at £2,000 for Messrs Hussell of Shebbear. Other heifers sold to £2,200 for a well-bred heifer from Terry Cox of Dorset with Holmead Toystory Socks by Jenny-Lou Mrshl Toystory and her third dam was the much talked about Mapleleigh Juror Socks EX95 who recently won the Genus Long Life Award. Messrs Treginegar Dairy Farm sold four heifers to £2,100 and averaged £1,990. Messrs GG and JM Jenkin of Helston sold heifers to £2,050 twice & £2,020 and averaged £1,954.