Shilvington holstein dispersal peaks at 3100gns

Fresh milk and breeding was in stong demand at the dispersal of T W G Bartlett’s Shilvington Holstein herd, with this much admired herd selling to 40 different purchasers from Truro to Carmarthen.


It was two Picston Shottle daughters that achieved the days top price of 3100gns being”Shilvington Shottle Tina that had calved in February to her second lactation having given 10,310kgs as a heifer she joins the Hartlandview herd in Devon and Yardgrove Shottle Ona out of a VG88 dam and an Ex93-5 Starbuck Ona grandam she was purchased by her breeders David and Oliver Coombes who also secured her heifer calf Shilvington Mr Sam Ona for a bid of 1500gns.


No less than 62 of the cows and heifers sold realised over £2000. The cow that graced the catalogue front cover Shilvington Champion Dawn sold for 2600gns and the other photographed Shottle daughter being a VG86 Lady made 2700gns.


Calved heifers sold to average £2121 with Kamps-Hollow Convcd RSVP PI ET daughters in demand and selling to 2550gns for the VG86 Dawn heifer and 2500gns for the VG85 Melody which crossed into Somerset to join the Osborne’s Torvalley Herd.


Served heifers due from September to January sold to 1750gns twice for two of the Heather family both out of VG87 ET dams with two further generations of VG behind them, they were both due to Den-K Marshall Laurin in October.


The strongest trade of the day was for the 34 heifer calves which topped at 1650gns for another of the Heather family being Shilvington Shottle Heather 2 out of the VG87 ET Outside Heather 3 she stayed in Dorset to join the Cobb’s Chalclyffe Herd.


A very well attended day achieved the following impressive averages:-

Dairy cows and heifers £2108.25, calved heifers £2121, served heifers £1613.80, heifer calves £837.84 (Greenslade Taylor Hunt).