Dalevalley sky-high Protein Sale 2018 report

€2,960 average price for 22 lots, 85% clearance
Females averaged 2,910 Gns
1 Bull sold for 1,300 Gns
A top price of €5, 100 was achieved at the 2018 Dalevalley Sky-High Protein sale. Clonpaddin Doorman Fame ET (lot 5) bred by John Hurley & sons achieved the highest sale price on the day. There were 26 lots offered from a catalogue entry of 28 and 22 lots were sold, a clearance of 85%. A successful sale with a strong trade for cow families, depth of breeding, components and quality overall.

Organised by Roy & Heather Cromie the Dalevalley youngstock sale includes some select lots from supporting vendors with the auction this year including calves from the herds of Hallow, Clonpaddin, Glaslough, Ardnasalem and the Bordermist & Megan syndicate entities.

Ballybay mart, Ballybay Co. Monaghan was again the venue. Proceedings got underway with a buzz in the air as the attendance comprised a mixture of breeders from Northern Ireland and also from across the Republic. Everyone spoke highly of the pedigrees on offer as well as the quality of work in turning the calves out so well. The recent extended spell of fine weather and the fact that farm work is generally under control helped the attendance and trade buoyancy. The fact that most sale lots were export qualified combined with the current favourable sterling exchange made the sale appealing to Northern Ireland breeders.

Bred from the Fame family which has been so successful for the Clonpaddin herd the top priced calf is a Grand-Daughter of Cradenhill Linjet Fame ET EX93 2E. Her Dam Clonpaddin GKS Fame ET VG89-2 Year Old was shown successfully with a list of accolades including Intermediate Champion Emerald Expo and Reserve Intermediate Champion National Dairy Show 2012. Her full sister was 2nd Junior Heifer in-milk Emerald Expo 2018. An October ’16 born heifer, sired by Val-Bisson Doorman, she has been served to Diamondback.

(Lot 4) Hallow Rambo Embrace sold for € 4,000. She is a potential 11th generation VG/EX. Dam is Hallow Sid Embrace VG86 x Hallow Goldwyn Embrace EX91 2E x Desmond Dundee Embrace ET EX95 3E. Her Dam is projected to 3.63 % Protein in her 2nd lactation and she potentially could complete 10 generations of EX.

(Lot 12) Hallow Rambo Twizzle sold for € 4,000. From the Twizzle family that has been so successful. Her Grand Dam is a full sister to Hallow Advent Twizzle EX96 4E, Supreme Champion Emerald Expo , Baileys Champion cow and IHFA Champion cow 2016. A November calf, she is sired by OCD Kingboy Rambo.
(Lot 8) bred by Roy & Heather Cromie sold for € 3,700. A 1st choice calf from 2 heifer calves due in June from the Apple cow family. Dam A-L-H Blenver ET is a potential 10th generation of EX Dams. She is sired by Mogul Denver. Both her Dam and Grand-Dam have recorded 5.00 % Fat and 4.00 % Protein. Next dam back is KHW Regiment Apple Red EX96 3E.

Lot 27 Dalevalley Perseus Aiko sold for € 3,500 and her full brother sold for € 1,300. From the Altitude cow family these siblings are bred from 11 generations of VG/EX Dams. 3rd Dam is full sister to the proven Bull Gen-I-Beq Aikman. A flurry of phone bids followed their entry into the sales ring. It was announced that the heifer has a Genomic test result of 2,472 GTPI. Her Dam by Rubicon recently classified VG87 2-Year-Old.

(Lot 18) Dalevalley M Cosmopolitan ET sold for € 3,400, she is a Mogul daughter from a Goldwyn with Larcrest Cosmopolitan VG87 the 4th Dam back. She sold with a PD to Walnutlawn Sidekick.

(Lot 22) Clonpaddin Meridian Fame sold for € 3,400. An October calf, she is sired by Sully-Hart Meridian. Her Dam Clonpaddin Goldwyn Fame 2 recently classified VG88. She is projected to produce 8,708 kgs milk 5.43 % Fat and 3.81 % Protein in her 2nd lactation. She is maternal sister to 10 EX and 11 VG cows including Clonpaddin G Fame ET EX92 Champion National Dairy Show 2017.

(Lot 6) Glaslough Perseus Elisha ET owned by David Boyd & Denis O’ Neill sold for €3,100. Her Dam Kanesbridge Talent Elizabeth ET EX94 4E recorded 10,542 kgs milk with Protein to 3.75 % in her first lactation. She is one of the first Westcoast Perseus daughters to sell at auction in Ireland.

(Lot 16) Ardnasalem Doorsopen Robin ET sold for €3,000. Her Dam Ardnasalem Damion Robin 3 ET EX93 4E is in her 6th lactation and has produced over 10,000 kgs milk in three previous lactations. Her maternal sister Ardnasalem Baltimor Robin EX91 2E was Honourable Mention Baileys Champion Cow 2016.

(Lot 17) Dalevalley Mogul Pepsi ET RC sold for €3,100. A Red-Factor Mogul daughter she is a potential 11th generation VG/EX.

(Lot 20) Dalevalley Applicable Finery ET sold for €3,100. One of the first Stantons Applicable daughters to sell in Ireland.

(Lot 2) Dalevalley Gold R Tracey ET sold for €3,100. She is a potential 12th generation VG/EX.

(Lot 3) Dalevalley Doorman R Tracy sold for € 3,000. Same family as lot 2, she is scanned in-calf with a heifer recorded to a service by Westcoast Lighthouse.

The sale was conducted by Taaffe Auctions.

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