The Ritherdens Pedigree Jersey Herd Dispersal
Tuesday 19th March 2019
Jersey trade on fire at Taunton!
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!
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.
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.
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
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
228 In Milk
and/or In Calf Cows & Heifers (Including
34 three quartered cows) £1216
25 In Calf
264 head £1190