Stardale Holsteins disperse to 20,000gns in flying trade

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A £3,200 common and a prime name of 20,000gns had been achieved on the sale of the Stardale herd’s milking portion from its Lancashire house on Wednesday (28 April).

Virtually your entire milking portion and the heifer calves went beneath the hammer at Tunsteads Farm, Barton, Preston, for Messrs Burrow, going to patrons throughout Ireland, England and Scotland.

The trade topped with the exceptional fifth calver Stardale Altaiota Vaajke (EX95) at 20,000gns. James McNeil, Cairnpat Holsteins, Stranraer overcome robust Northern Irish bidding to safe her.

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Side view of dairy cow

Stardale Altaiota Vaakje made 20,000gns © Jane Steel

The Vaajke household has produced greater than 600 EX cows to date, and Altaiota is the 14th era of EX cows in her line.

The main girl was served to Stantons Adorable in February and carries a PLI of +£151. She gave 8,503kg as a heifer and 13,092kg in her fourth lactation at 4.37% fats and three.38% protein. In her fifth lactation she had averaged 53kg a day by 112 days in milk. 

Close-up of dairy cow's udders

Stardale Altaiota Vaajke © Richard Bostock

Mr McNeil was additionally profitable in securing the second prime worth of the day for 12,000gns. Stardale Atwood Roxy (VG87) is a second calved granddaughter of the notable Willsbro Shottle Roxy 3 (EX96), who remains to be in manufacturing at Tunsteads after giving greater than 150t of milk.

Side view of dairy cow

Stardale Atwood Roxy © Jane Steel

Close behind at 11,500gns was the heifer Stardale AltaLawson Vaajke (VG87). She is due once more in September to Stantons Adorable. She bought to Millar Farms, Glenleary, Coleraine.

A 9,000gn bid from WS Richards, Larks herd, Mid Glamorgan, secured Stardale Kimball Jodie (EX91).

The greatest quantity patrons had been Wills Bros, Willsbro herd, Cornwall. They took house 50 milkers, to a prime of seven,200gns for a Darlingo heifer from the Adeen household.

Side view of dairy cow

Stardale Kimball Jodie © Jane Steel

A complete of 61 tons made 4,000gns or extra. Norton and Brooksbank auctioneers described the herd as among the finest in the nation.

A complete of 117 particular person patrons had been profitable on the day. Marteye bought 20% of the tons and greater than 11,000 folks watched the stay stream of the sale.

Averages: 218 cows and calved heifers, £3,737; 125 calves, £1,967; 308 head in complete, £3,220 (Norton and Brooksbank)

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