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H&H Sale 19.4.2017

Clifton Excitation Buttermilk

20/04/2017

Clifton Jersey Spring Selection Sale

The Bland family from Abbott Lodge, Penrith sold a wonderful group of high quality Jersey cattle from their highly regarded and highly productive Jersey herd. This special sale was planned to make the transition into their new robotic milking system a little easier and they gave auctioneers H&H the task of selecting their very best for this important event. They have a reputation for selling their very best, having sold two milking heifers that went on to win at the Royal Highland Show and the latest star to leave the Clifton herd was Clifton Miles Cranberry VG89 2yr who was Hon. Mention All Britain Senior Heifer in Milk in 2016, now owned by Potterswalls Jerseys in Ireland.

Topping the trade at 2,800gns was Clifton Vanahlem May, sired by Pannoo Abe Vanahlem and bred from two Very Good dams both with big records. May was only one week into her first lactation and had all the makings of a big time show heifer, she hopefully will grace the show ring at the Royal Highland in a few weeks time for her new owners TA & E Jackson Guillyhill Farm, Dumfries.

The overall quality of the milking heifers was a real credit to the whole team at Clifton each heifer displaying youthful well attached mammary systems and an outstanding will to produce high quality milk. These were modern Jersey designed for dairy farmers of the future reflecting the average of £1666 on the highest in a Jersey sale for many a year. Clifton Pride Orchid sired by Potterswalls Belles Pride sold for 1,800gns giving 23kgs. She was a fresh heifer at the time of selection and had developed so much in a few weeks after calving at 21 months old. She was purchased by Grahams Family Dairy, Stirling.

The pictured that graced the catalogue front cover was Clifton Excitation Buttermilk sired by Bridon Excitation and bred from highly classified dams all over 7000kgs.

The entire 2015 group of heifers were sold mainly due to calve from June to September and topping this amazing group of well grown and well developed heifers was Clifton Tequila Bracken 2 who sold for 2,300gns to DA Howie & Sons Morwick Farm, Morpeth due to Ahlem Genominator sexed for August. The Bracken cow family are the stand out cows at Clifton with almost all of them classifying Excellent or Very Good and testing over 6% butterfat and 4% protein. Maternal sister to the dam of this fine heifer was Clifton Tequila Bracken VG98 2yr who was All Britain Snr 2yr in 2015 after winning Interbreed Champion at the Royal Welsh and standing Reserve Champion at UK Dairy Expo only a few weeks fresh.

Clifton Excitation Yarrow sired by Bridon Excitation sold for 1,600gns bred from an Excellent dam and a Very Good 88 grand dam again both cows with lactation over 7000kgs. She was carrying a service to Clifton Ceasar due for August.

If you are wondering if there was any bargains in the Clifton sale there was, Clifton Gold Cranberry sold for 1,300gns and with probably the best pedigree in the catalogue. Maternal sister to the dam is Clifton Miles Cranberry VG89 2yr who was Hon. Mention All Britain Snr 2yr 2016 for Potterswalls Jerseys in Ireland. This exciting young prospect now joins Glanmor Jerseys in Wales.

Averages
25 Cows in milk £1611.44
107 Heifers in milk £1665.82
5 Jersey Cows in milk £1705.20
4 Ayrshire Heifers in milk £1540.87
1 Ayrshire Bull £3045.00
1 Jersey pregnancy £1890.00

Clifton Jersey Spring Selection Sale
15 Heifers in milk £1666.00
30 In-heifers £1413.51
10 Heifer calves £736.05

Monument Jersey Reduction Sale
2 Cow/Heifer in milk £1890.00
5 In-calf heifers £1274.70
8 Heifer calves £819.00

Leading Prices
Lot Gns     Purchaser
Holstein
70 3000gns W Brewster, Wester Borland Farm, Thornhill, Stirling
83 2900gns W Brewster, Wester Borland Farm, Thornhill, Stirling
17 2800gns G McCulloch, High Ardwell, Ardwell, Stranraer, Wigtownshire
77 2800gns Undisclosed Purchaser
91 2500gns Undisclosed Purchaser
24 2150gns G McCulloch, High Ardwell, Ardwell, Stranraer, Wigtownshire
78 2000gns W Brewster, Wester Borland Farm, Thornhill, Stirling
86 2000gns Undisclosed Purchaser
Ayrshire and Red & White
124 2900gns R & S Clark, Fineview, Glenluce, Newton Stewart
30 1520gns G McCulloch, High Ardwell, Ardwell, Stranraer, Wigtownshire
41 1500gns PA & JM Astley, Cefn Farm, Deytheur, Llansantffraid, Powys
Jersey
123 1800gns B & D Willison, Cinderbarrow Farm, Leven,Kendal, Cumbria
107 1750gns McCreery Farms, Low Malzie, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire
22 1680gns R & J Grahams, Airthrey Farm, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire
Monument Jersey Reduction Sale
26 1800gns PA & JM Astley, Cefn Farm, Deytheur, Llansantffraid, Powys
27 1800gns GW & M Coates & Son, Low Spings Farm, Baildon, Shipley
113 1420gns R & M Scott, Shacklehill, Mossblown, Ayr, Ayrshire
111 1400gns JM Howie, Well House, Kirkcolm, Stranraer
Clifton Spring Selection Sale
227 2800gns TA & ML Jackson, Guillyhill, Holywood, Dumfries
248 2300gns DA Howie & Sons, Morwick, Acklington, Morpeth, Northumberland
215 1800gns R & J Grahams, Airthrey Farm, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire
210 1650gns R & J Grahams, Airthrey Farm, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire
214 1650gns R & J Grahams, Airthrey Farm, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire
205 1600gns R & M Scott, Shacklehill, Mossblown, Ayr
216 1600gns R & J Grahams, Airthrey Farm, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire
230 1600gns R & J Grahams, Airthrey Farm, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire
234 1600gns Adam M McMillian, Burnbank, Dalrymple, Ayrshire

Pippa Goes EX95 9E

Ventonwyn Pippa  Ex 95 9E

26/03/2010

Ventonwyn Pippa  Ex 95 9E

Born 17th Dec 1996, Sire Highland Duncan Lester.
Bred by R. C. & C. M. Tonks, Ventonwyn Farm, Tregony, Truro, Cornwall.
Classified as a heifer VG88 .She came to Clifton with the entire Ventonwyn herd when we restocked 8th Feb 2002.

­ Due to foot and mouth she did not get classified until 28th June 2002 when in her third lactaction was scored 92 points, reaching 94 points in May 2005 when in her 5th lactaction.

She then went 95 points 7E in Aug 2008 in her 9th Lactation.  She was last classified on 16th March 2010 scoring 95 points again to make her 9E in her 11th lactaction,
a break down of her score was
Body: 92
Dairy Strength: 97
Legs & Feet : 97
Mammary : 93

Production:
She has yielded 76418 litres in 10 lactations to give an average of 7641 in 10 lacs at average of 5.33%BF. She calved on the 12th Feb 2010 with a heifer calf by Woodstock Lexington and is currently yielding 27 litres at 5.41% BF.

Health:
She has held to first service every lactation except when she was flushed, which was not successful. She has only had one foot trimmed in her entire life and still lives in a herd of 260 cows in cubicles.
Progeny:
She has bred four heifers. Her best being Ventonwyn Phillipa VG88 and Clifton Bomber Pippa VG85 with whom she has won Dam and Daughter competitions on numerous occasions. 
Her sons Ventonwyn Percy was kept for us by Richard Tonks for use when we restocked it produced 19 heifers, 8 of them now VG, 1 Ex and 5GP. With Clifton Crimson 91 2E the best giving 10,632 litres in her 3rd lactation and now in her 4th having done 3252 litres in 67 days.
One son Clifton Futruty Pedro by Sunset Canyon Futrity has been sold to White Oaks Farming Co and one son Clifton Premonition by Bridon Remake Comerica being used in the Saxown herd.

She has never been at the right stage of lactation to show as a cow in milk, but has won numerous dry cow classes.  In herd competitions has won Best non-home bred cow, Best 50,000K cow on numerous occasions and has been a member of the best group of three several times.  We are hoping in 2010 that she will be back competing in the herd competitions as we have taken a break from competitions in 2009

 

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