The Greenlawn herd held its annual sale on Saturday (February 25), with quite a lot of new Irish sale information achieved at this yr’s sale.
The sale contained the primary Siemers Rengd Parfect-ET-sired heifer to promote at public sale in Eire.
The Curtin household run the Greenlawn herd, which is predicated in Brosna, Co. Kerry. The household operates what can solely be described as a ‘distinctive’ system.
The household conduct a yearly sale the place all of the cows heading into their second lactation are offered, together with choose first-lactation heifers, bulling heifers and heifer calves.
This yr’s sale contained 50 freshly-calved heifers and younger cows, 12 bulling heifers and eight heifer calves.
The Greenlawn herd gained a somatic cell rely (SCC) award final yr and was a runner up within the intermediate part of the Kerry Friesian Breeders herd competitors 2022.
This yr’s sale was performed by Michael Taaffe of Taaffe Auctions, who described the group of fifty milking heifers as “distinctive”.
A big crowd attended the Brosna farm, together with a big quantity of on-line bidders – which resulted in a record-breaking sale.
The primary document damaged was a brand new Irish document worth at public sale for a Dairy Shorthorn when Lot 15: Greenlawn Barrington Bluma (VG87-3YR) offered for six,250gns to a Northern Irish breeder.
This cow offered recent on her second lactation giving 39L following an outstanding first lactation of seven,316kg with 4.45percentfat and three.44% protein.
She is a possible third technology (EX) from a household that was bought within the UK however originated in Denmark.
This new Irish document worth was not the one document on the sale as the next Lot resulted in one other document being damaged.
Bluma’s youthful full sister was Lot 16: Greenlawn Barringtonbluma (VG-2YR), recent on her first lactation in January and milking 27L.
She offered after a protracted bidding battle establishing a brand new Irish public sale document worth for a Dairy Shorthorn of seven,000gns. She additionally was secured by a purchaser from Northern Eire.
Taaffe described the commerce for Holsteins as being “excellent from begin to end” and was additionally topped at 7,000gns for Lot 30: Mohoncross Ruth 15 (VG86)(VG89-MS).
In line with the auctioneer, this younger cow is the whole bundle of cow household, excellent conformation and memorable manufacturing and had accomplished a primary lactation of 10,742kg at 3.83percentfat and three.54% protein.
She offered milking 47L on her second lactation to a Co. Kerry breeder.
Subsequent highest was 6,050gns for Lot 7: Knowthfarm Rage Journey Crimson (VG87), a crimson and white second-lactation cow sired by the well-known US synthetic insemination (AI) bull Ri-Val-Re Rager-Crimson and from the famend Journey cow household that was a characteristic of the Knowthfarm dispersal sale some years in the past.
This cow created nice pre-sale curiosity along with her stunning conformation and offered milking 44L and was bought by a Co. Kerry breeder.
One other two Heaps offered at 5,000gns together with Lot 14: Bayvilla Stella 88 (VG87) an eighth technology VG/EX daughter of Roylane Boxer Punch who offered milking 42L on her second lactation and was bought by a Co. Cork breeder.
Subsequent at 5,000gns was Lot 20: Mohoncross Dream 27 (VG87) a daughter of Woodcrest King Doc from a dam who produced over 100t milk lifetime.
This younger cow offered, milking 52L a day on her second lactation and was secured by a Co. Antrim breeder.
An extra 5 cows offered at costs over 4,000gns.
The heifer calf commerce was topped by the extremely anticipated Siemers Rengd Parfect-ET-sired heifer Lot 8A: Greenlawn Parfect Lexus promoting at 3,500gns.
She was the primary daughter of the extremely acclaimed US AI excessive genomic bull Siemers Rengd Parfect-ET to promote in Eire.
Her dam Lot 8: Woodmarsh Pepper Lexus (VG87-2YR) was withdrawn from the sale.
She is bred from an excellent excessive element cow household originating at Farnear Holsteins in Iowa, US.
The heifer calf is on her option to her new house in Co. Tipperary.
The sale concluded with 12 bulling heifers and these offered from 1,200gns to prime of 1,850gns for Lot 55: Greenlawn Rubicon Lily 1620, sired by EDG Rubicon and bought by a Co. Louth breeder.
The 12 bulling heifers on supply on the sale averaged 1,470gns.
The sale averages additionally established new Irish public sale document costs as follows:
- 19 freshly-calved heifers averaged 2,986.84gns (document);
- (A calved heifer – milking on three spins, offered for 1,500gns);
- 31 freshly-calved cows averaged 3,732.26gns (document).