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The Ritherdens Pedigree Jersey Herd Dispersal

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Jersey trade on fire at Taunton!

Kivells Auctioneers Dairy team travelled to Ritherdens Farm in Taunton to disperse the “Ritherdens” Herd of 264 Pedigree Jerseys on behalf of Messrs WJ & PD Venn. A large crowd of buyers mainly from the Westcountry filled the sale ring and the trade could only be described as “on fire” from start to finish!

The best quality cows saw the strongest demand and many buyers competed hard to get the cows they wanted with 16 selling over £2000 and a further 65 over £1500.

Top of the day was 2600gns for the much admired sixth calving cow “Ritherdens 1861 Impuls 1654 EX93” sired by Q Impuls this cow had completed two lactations over 10,000kgs and she sold due her seventh in June. “Ritherdens 2372 Governor 2021” a second calver by Griffens Governor was secured at 2500gns.

Freshly calved cows saw a second calver by Chilli Action Colton sell at 2320gns and a third calver by Danish DJ Zaga at 2150gns.

Autumn calvers also saw very strong demand with a second calving by Danish DJ Broiler selling at 2000gns with another second calver by Danish VJ Husky due in October also selling at 2000gns.

Heifers topped at 1950gns for a daughter of BW Fastrack due her second in September with others to 1850gns and 1800gns twice.

Dry cows topped at 1800gns for a daughter of the top priced cow which was sired by Potterswalls Belles Pride. The strength of breeding really stood out from the top cow as she also produced the top price In Calf Heifer sired by Danish DJ Jason, she sold due in July to same buyer at 2000gns.

Other In Calf Heifers due in May and June sold at 1500gns and 1450gns.

Baby heifer calves sold after their dams sold very well topping at 320gns twice for daughters of Sunset Canyon Dazzler and Wilsonview If Matt.

This was an outstanding sale and the demand continues to be exceptionally strong for the Jersey breed.

The following excellent averages were achieved:

228 In Milk and/or In Calf Cows & Heifers (Including 34 three quartered cows) £1216
25 In Calf Heifers £1347
11 Heifer Calves £306
264 head £1190 per life

Auctioneers: Kivells


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