2014 Genetic Elite Sale

June 12, 2014 @ Sedgemoor Auction Centre

The Top seller at the Genetic Elite Sale was Lot 52 Sahara Supersire Jessica (Supersire X VG-89 3yr Jeeves X RC-LC Goldwyn ATM EX-92) sold for £15,750 (CAN $28,750)


Sale Report from Holstein UK

Supersire from Sahara is Star at Sedgemoor to a record 15,000gns

A large crowd from across the UK were welcomed to Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Thursday 12th June by Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt for Holstein UK’s 2014 Genetic Elite Sale. With genomics at the forefront of the breeding industry it was only fitting that the highest genomic PLI heifer ever to sell in the UK took the top price of 15,000gns.

The October 2013 born “Sahara Supersire Jessica”, from Sahara Holsteins of Monmouth, fully justified her 15,000gns price tag with a GPLI of £257 she is in the top 15 in the country, has a full brother at Cogent and out of arguably the best Jeeves cow in Europe. After spirited bidding the delighted successful purchasers were the Dibble family who own the “Bycott” herd in Devon and made the most of the opportunity to purchase two of the highest genomic lots. At 15,000gns this is the highest priced achieved at Sedgemoor Auction Centre since it opened in 2008.

10,100gns was paid for the hugely admired “Wiltor Day Cherry”, brought to the UK via an embryo this calf is from the best line of the Barbie family with the mother being a full sister to popular bulls, “Cashcoin” and “Cashmoney” consigned by David & Claire Jones, she travels back to Northern Ireland to join the “Crankey” Herd of Kyle Henry and Family.

The Miller family and Chris Tallis from Evesham sold “Shanael Uno Echo”, bred from a VG87 pointed Jeeves Dam from the UFM Dubs Eroy Family, she was the highest GTPI catalogued, and sold to Nick Pole of Shepton Mallet at 7500gns. Travelling all the way from Cheshire was “Riverdane Allie Red” from Mark & Susan Nutsford, this red heifer was bred from the Apple/Aiko family and sold to the “Perrins” herd in Devon for the Hussel family for 5800gns.

At 5000gns was the February 2014 born “Coxongreen Doorman Barbie”, this high type heifer again from the Barbie family was consigned from Ron Tomkinson of Staffordshire and sold to David Buchanan of “Happy Holsteins” in Northern Ireland. The closest vendors to the Market were Randolph and Brian Miller from the Moorshard herd who entered three super heifers that were much admired at their herd visit the previous day, their Meridian Alicia bred heifer from an VG89 second lactation Goldwyn heads east to be shown by Mike Carr of the “Springbird” Herd at 4900gns.


The heifers on offer sold to 43 different buyers from 17 counties, travelling to Northern Ireland Scotland and all across England and Wales. This was the furthest South that this Sale has ever been staged and the very strong contingent of West Country purchasers fully justified the holding of the sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre.  There was an 81% clearance rate on the day which produced an impressive average of £3,586.


Top Prices

Lot Price

(gns) Name Purchaser

52 15,000 Sahara Supersire Jessica  C & SG Dibble (Bycott)

61 10,100 Wiltor Day Cherry  JA, ASM, JM & KA Henry (Crankey)

20 7,500 Shanael Uno Echo N Pole (Wanstrow)

30 5,800 Riverdane Allie Red  M Hussel (Perrins)

70 5,000 Coxongreen Doorman Barbie  D Buchanan (Happy)

24 4,900 Moorshard Meridian Alicia  M Carr (Springbird)

60 4,200 Gatrog Minicio Oralie  M Gould (Woodmarsh)

32 4,200 Wintersell Mila 48th  M Hussel (Perrins)

33 4,000 Wintersell Mila 49th PJ Warring (Winton)

31 4,000 Tynevalley Meridian Cosmopolitan  KR Lowry (Halen)

53 4,000 Sahara Doorman Roza G Ogden (Pearsgill)

57 4,000 Bestfed Jives Elegance  Robertson Dairy Management

72 4,000 Coxongreen McCutchen Emily Ann KR Lowry (Halen)

Sale Highlighs

The Top seller at the Genetic Elite Sale was Lot 52 Sahara Supersire Jessica (Supersire X VG-89 3yr Jeeves X RC-LC Goldwyn ATM EX-92) sold for £15,750 (CAN $28,750)
The sale averaged just shy of £3,600

Other high prices
Lot 61 Wiltor Day Cherry £10,605
(a high GTPI (+2296) show calf from the Barbie family.)

Lot 20 Shanael Uno Echo £7,875
(from the high genomic Echo family, she is the highest GTPI calf in the sale at +2310)

Lot 30 Riverdane Allie Red £6,090

Lot 70 Coxongreen Doorman Barbie £5,250
(a Barbie who is the #1 Type heifer in Europe in the May run (+3.87 PTAT))

Lot 24 Moorshard Meridian Alicia £5145
Lot 32 Wintersell Mila 48 £4,410

Stars of the UK’s Genetic Elite Sale Announced

Headliners of the Genetic Elite Sale, including show-quality, top genomic and polled consignments, have been made known.

Dubbed a one-stop-shop catalogue that caters for all breeding requirements, a snapshot of the top quality lots include:

  • ·         Lot 6: Glitzyglam Bikini Babe – a show-winning heifer backed by a strong pedigree of 11 generations of VG/EX cows.
  • ·         Lot 9: AltaJackman x Jolicap Emlee – a guaranteed high-genomic heifer calf from the former #1 Net Merit and #3 GTPI female.
  • ·         Lot 20: Shanael Uno Echo – from the high genomic Echo family, she is the highest GTPI calf in the sale at +2310.
  • ·         Lot 25: Wiltor Chipper Lawnrae Polled Red – one of the highest homozygous polled and red heifers in the world.
  • ·         Lot 31: Tynevalley Meridian Cosmopolitan – a high GTPI (+2105) heifer from the unstoppable Larcrest C family.
  • ·         Lot 45: Holmland Atwood Polly – from the Pledge family, her maternal sister sold for 12,000gns at the 2010 Sale for the Century.
  • ·         Lot 52: Sahara Supersire Jessica – the highest GPLI (+257) and GLPI (+3201) calf to be consigned in the sale.
  • ·         Lot 61: Wiltor Day Cherry – a high GTPI (+2296) show calf from the Barbie family.
  • ·         Lot 70: Coxongreen Doorman Barbie – a Barbie who is the #1 Type heifer in Europe in the May run (+3.87 PTAT).
  • ·         Lot 71: Crystalclear Minicio Rhiana – a high Type (+3.64) heifer from the famous Roxy family.
  • ·         Lot 76: Holmland At Marie– an Atwood out of Gibson Marie, backed by four generations of EX94 having totalled over 400 tonnes.


The sale will feature 81 lots of the UK’s most elite heifers and is one of the best quality sale line-ups seen in decades. To view the catalogue online visit:http://www.gth.net/uploads/pdf/Genetic_Elite_2014.pdf

Held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, 40 minutes from Bristol Airport, the sale will commence at 11.00am on Thursday 12 June 2014.

Coinciding with the Holstein Celebration, there will also be a pre-sale parade on Wednesday 11 June at 4.00pm. The preview will include a range of local trade stands accompanied by a cheese and wine reception.

For more information contact Greenslade Taylor-Hunt’s Andrew Clements +44 (0)7813 320946[email protected] or Northern Sales Promoter Tom Cope +44 (0)7813 320946[email protected]


Sale details and Catalog

The anticipated online sale catalogue is launched for the highly endorsed 2014 Genetic Elite Sale held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre near Bristol.


Hosting a superior line-up of high index, deep-pedigreed and show-winning consignments, auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt are digitalising the catalogue for prospective buyers to view the lots at the touch of a button. To view the catalogue click here. 

Genomic Giants consigned

High index calves consigned to the 2014 Genetic Elite Sale are all set to be potential bull mothers for the future.

With heifers from top genomic sires such as Seagull-Bay Supersire, Amighetti Numero Uno, Val-Bisson Doorman, Minnigan-Hills Day and De-Su AltaJackman to sell in the sale on Thursday 12 June at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, prospective buyers can get ahead of the game by making investments to increase the genetic gain of their herd.

The highest GPLI heifer to be sold in the quality line-up of animals on offer is a Supersire daughter with a GPLI of £257 and a GTPI of over +2300, while a Doorman daughter consigned to the sale has become the highest genomic Type heifer in Europe on the May 2014 list with a Type score of +3.87. A Numero Uno daughter from the UFM-Dubs Eroy bloodline sells on this highly anticipated sale day with an impressive GTPI of +2310 combined with a Type score of +3.32.

Also selling are descendents from the prestigious, high index EmilyAnn family sired by top genomic bulls. These include a daughter from the high Type (+3.2) sire, Farnear-TBR-BH Cashcoin, a De-Su Bkm McCutchen daughter with a GPLI of £208, a polled daughter of Tiger-Lily Ladd P Red as well as a guaranteed daughter by De-Su AltaJackman with a parent average of over +2400 TPI.

To order your sale catalogue, contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Andrew Clements +44 (0)7769 904704, [email protected] or Northern Sales Promoter Tom Cope +44 (0)7813 320946, [email protected]


Prize winning show calves consigned

Prize winning show calves consigned for the 2014 Genetic Elite Sale are unveiled, including those from pinnacle cow families.

Sale organisers believe that future National and All Britain show winners will come from this sale, which is held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Thursday June 12, 2014, with many calves being descendants of top show cows.

The first live direct daughter from Panda Allyander Fools Gold to be offered in the world is one of the most recent lots to be consigned. This exciting lot’s 2012 All Britain nominee Alexander dam is a granddaughter of the 2014 nominated Global Red & White Impact Cow, Stoneden Fools Gold Red VG88 2*.

Sales promoter, Tom Cope, watched a Crackholm Fever daughter from the show-winning cow, Touchdown Spirte Brandy EX91, win her class at Western Spring Show in April. The August 2012 calf has since been consigned to the sale.

Another show calf consigned from the Western Spring Show is a Sully Hart Meridian daughter from the Larcrest Cosmpolitan family.

Tom Cope says: “Every calf I have inspected to date is of show quality; this sale will be the one to get your show calves and cow makers at.”

To order your sale catalogue or for more information, please contact [email protected] or call +44 (0)1278 410250.