Goldies heifer sells privately for £10,000

A Gretnahouse Heman daughter has been sold for £10,000 from the Goldies herd, Ruthwell, Dumfries, to a private buyer.

Goldies Nadine was one of seven heifers recently bought for use in the New Barrington herd belonging to breeder Patricia Johnson-Hill, Marden, Hereford.

She was picked out by UK-born Clive Marshall, who has bred Charolais cattle in Botswana since 1985. She is out of the Goldies Ambassador daughter, Goldies Goldengirl.

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Her terminal and self-replacement indexes are +83 and +75, compared with a breed average of +42 and +38, respectively.

Mr Marshall said: “Our basis for selecting these seven heifers was due to the fact that Heman has consistently delivered bulls with high-end performance and high-end sale averages for the Goldies herd. 

“When I saw Goldies Nadine, her dam Goldies Goldengirl and her full sister Goldies Promise, I knew I had to try to buy her as part of the package.”