A CALVED Ayrshire heifer from J and K Rennie took the championship before selling for the top price of 1650gns at a sale of dairy cattle at Craig Wilson’s Ayr centre, on Tuesday.
That was Brocklehill Stadium Penny 2, a two-year-old Changue Stadium daughter from the local herd at Brocklehill, Annbank, Ayr. Bred out of the Craigtown Amber-sired Brocklehill Amber Penny 2, she goes back to an Ex90-rated dam and judge Alec Logan, of Holehouse, backed his decision to buy her for that top price.
Another fresh heifer from the same home, this time Brocklehill Regent Lucia, sold to J Kennedy, Helentongate, Symington, for 1350gns. Sired by Barr Regent, she is out of a G78-classified Des Prairies Potter daughter that gave nearly 11,000kg in her third.
The reserve champion, the 2012-born Brocklehill Twister Clova, also from the Rennies, was snapped up by Messrs Carmichael, Macmanniston, for 1300gns. Bred from a GP81 dam, this HS Twister daughter has so far yielded 5391kg in 236 days.
Friesian females peaked at £1580 and £1380 for two cows in-milk from RE Nash, Philgowan, Newton Stewart. The former sold to Messrs Watson, Laigh Tarbeg, Ochiltree, while the latter was knocked down to the Carmichaels, Macmanniston.
Averages can be found in the April 15 issue of The Scottish Farmer.