Star Joylan performers attract 17,000gns top
By Jeremy Hunt
THERE were no empty promises about Alan Swales Cream of the Crop sale.
He offered the very best from his Joylan herd in Lancashire and breeders grabbed the opportunity, paying up to 17,000gns and levelling 80 heifers at £2440.
Type, index and pedigree combined to produce a star-studded array of stock. And as anticipated, it was Joylan Celsius Gloriette 3rd, a superb heifer now safely in-calf to Fatal, that set the big guns firing. She is out of the outstanding breeding cow Joylan Glaenzerin, the Aerostar daughter and great-granddaughter of Donovan Shiek Gloriette that has so far earned Mr Swale over £100,000 in progeny sales. Gloriette 3rds full sister made 14,000gns in April at the HFS Spring Selection sale.
Beating off strong competition was John Jordan, Worcester, who sold his Primsland herd seven years ago, but is now re-investing in top Holstein genetics under the Ecstasy prefix.
Two other full sisters in the sale made 5300gns (J Burrow and Son, Stardale) and 4600gns (R Mayall and Daughter, Pimhill). A Hanoverhill Raider daughter of Twizzlefoot Astro J Jazz, another good money-earner for Joylan, made 6100gns. This January 1996-bred heifer joins the Brynhyfryd herd of J W C George and Sons in south Wales.
Alan and Rosemary Shufflebotham maintain an interest despite having dispersed their Avondale herd. They gave 6000gns for Joylan Celsius Sweetness 7th, which is sister to an Inspiration daughter they used to own and which made 21,000gns at the Ballybeeny sale in July. Local breeders Messrs Marsh and Wood, Preston paid 5000gns twice to take a Norrielake Cleitus Luke daughter out of the 1994 Dairy Event champion and a Juniper Rotate Jed daughter from the successful brood cow Bond Haven Dixie Rox.
Averages: 80 heifers £2440 and five bulls £2058. (Norton and Brooksbank with guest auctioneer from Wright-Manley)n
David Swale with Joylan Celsius Gloriette 2nd (right) and 3rd which made 5300gns and 17,000gns, respectively, at the sale