Entries soared to €10,500 at the Dalevalley Sky High Protein Sale at Carnaross Mart on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021.
Leading the ranks was Hallow Diamondback Twizzle 159, an April-2020-born Mr D Apple Diamondback ET daughter.
Her dam, Hallow Atwood Twizzle 1181, won the breed and interbreed dairy championship at RUAS Balmoral Show in 2019.
The entry is a maternal sister to Hallow Sol Twizzle (VG87-2YR) – projected 8,253kg, 4,20%, 3.54% in the first lactation. She won the reserve champion national at the YMA calf show in 219.
Meanwhile, her grandmother, Hallow Advent Twizzle 3 ET (EX96-4E), had a lifetime production of 99.8T of milk at 5.71% butterfat and 3.72% protein.
She won the Champion Emerald Expo in 2016, was reserve champion at RUAS spring show 2016, the Baileys All-Ireland Cow Champion and the IHFA all-Ireland champion cow award winner in 2016.
Following hot on her heels at €9,800 was April-2020-born Hallow Octain Twizzle 1597 ET. She is by Stantons High Octane ET and the “last daughter” of the aforementioned Hallow Advent Twizzle 3 ET (EX96-4E).
Changing hands at €7,400 for Dalevalley Maze Apple Red ET, born in December-2020. She is a daughter of Cycle McGucci Jordy Red ET and SF Shadylane DK Amazing Red ET (VG86-2E-USA), owned by Westcoast Holsteins, BC Canada. She stood second in the R&W fall calf class, US Eastern National 2018 and the fourth fall calf at Royal Winter Fair Canada 2018.
Her grand-dam, MS Apple Andringa Red ET (VG86-2E-USA) All-American R&W heifer calf 2016, first R&R milking yearling World Dairy Expo 2017, all-American R&W milking yearling 2017 and All-Canadian milking yearling 2017.
€5,100 and under
Meanwhile, lot 34, Dalevalley Jordy Hot Red (ET), born in April-2021 and described as “red, polled and super high protein”, went under the hammer at €5,100.
She is sired by Cycle McGucci Jordy Red, while her dam, A-L-H Honolulu ET RC P, was purchased at the Tulip Sale in Holland in 2019 and is due in July 2021.
Climbing to €4,700 was Dalevalley Aladin Jodie Red (ET), born in August-2019 and AI’d to McGucci Jordy Red.
She is sired by R DG Aladdin Red (ET) and out of Logan Mesdoor Jodie ET. Her grand-dam, Sterndale Sterling Jodie Red ET, won champion R&W UK Dairy Expo and Royal Highland Show 2013. Furthermore, she was All-Britain Int. Heifer in milk 2013 and sold for 18,000gns at the Newabbey dispersal sale in 2014.
At the same price tag was October-2020-born Hallow King Royal Fame, sired by Plain-Knoll King Royal ET. Her dam, Hallow Soloman Fame ET, is a maternal sister to Hallow SID Fame (ET), and her grand-dam is Clonpaddin GYQ Fame ET.
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