1 Bull (Old Stackyard Max) and 7 Females (of the Old Stackyard progeny) were sold with a top price of £4000. The mean age for the 8 animals was 12½ months, and the average price per head was £1900. Down £800 on last year. Reflecting, perhaps the uncertainty of Brexit and the after effects of last year’s drought, and pressure on capital.
1 Bull (Old Stackyard Ned) was brought to the ring unsold and will be kept until next spring (proceeds to be divided between 2 charities).
The most pleasing part of the event was to take 9 animals to the sale (having only kept one animal from those born in 2017/2018 as herd replacement) all passing inspection, and meeting acquaintances, old and new.
For a Review of the foregoing sale entries see below under the heading ACTION 2019
Preliminary Report on the opening
to the public for the
OPEN GARDEN EVENT
At Old Stackyard
29th June 2019
Ovarian Cancer Action
It was a successful day at the open garden event on the 29th Jun and to
date the event has raised over £900 for Ovarian Cancer Action. An update of the final figure will appear in a few weeks time. A big thank you to Llanrhaeadr Garden Club for
their considerable help with teas etc and contribution of £250.
Mon 25th Feb Stonebyers Ivory produced a white heifer calf
by Newton Blues Cracker called Old Stackyard Oeve naturally born 48Kilos
Tues 26th Feb Greystone Khandy produced a blue bull calf
by Newton Blues Cracker called Old Stackyard Otto naturally born although breech 47.8kilos
Wed 27th Feb Stonebyers Heidi produced a white and black bull calf
by Boherard Cantona
called Old stackyard
Ottslee naturally born
Wed 17th Apr Stonebyers June produced a black and white heifer calf
by Kersey Ebony called Old Stackyard Olive naturally born 53.5killos
Sun 5 May Stonebyers Lizzie produced a blue and white heifer calf
by Newton Blues Cracker called Old Stackyard Ono naturally born 44Kilos
Fri 10 May Stonbyers Erica produced a blue and white bull calf
by Stonebyers Hartley called Old Stackyard Oliver naturally born 47kilos
Sun 23 Jun Stonebyers Kylie produced a bull calf black with some white
by Boehard Cantona called Old Stackyard Omar unfortunately presented backwards
and born by Caesarean Section 47kilos, having calved twice before unassisted
Old Stackyard Blues:-
(along with this years calving)
Erica, Heidi, Ivory, Lizzie
Kylie and June
Evelyn and I built up a dairy herd with hard work and long hours. We also had a small group of "Blues". We managed to be successful only by hard work and much self sacrifice, with the business needs always coming first. Sound management of the business as a whole was essential, and as I have always said my wife Evelyn was the "Financial Director"
OLD STACKYARD BRITISH BLUES - MID-WALES
A Selection of Old Stackyard Progeny was offered for sale by
Harrison and Hetherington
at their British Blue Cattle Society Spring Show & Sale
19th May 2018
My entries in aid of Old Stackyard Charity Blues raised more than £16,900 for my chosen two charities at the Society’s May sales fixture in Carlisle on the 19th May 2018 when I entered five heifers and a young bull.
the first registered progeny to be sold from my recently established Old
Stackyard Blues herd here at Llansantffraid, Powys. The herd was established
two years ago with the sole purpose of generating funds for Ovarian Cancer
Action and RABI, my wife Evelyn having died from ovarian cancer.
The top this year was 3,800gns (£3,990 with auctioneers’ commission thrown in). The January 2017 heifer Old Stackyard Blues Mono, which came second in class OF.11, is by the Empire D’Ochain son Boherard Cantona and out a Tamhorn Enterprising daughter, one of his foundation cows bought from the Stonebyres herd.
Three of the other heifers sold were by Kersey Geronimo and a fourth by Tamhorn Enterprising:-
Megan, Mary, Mia, Molly
( Also sold from the foundation herd was Stonebyers Merlin)
Six Lots in all
I was delighted with the trade for stock at Carlisle and was also grateful to Harrison and Hetherington for contributing their commission to the cause. But the other thing that has been so pleasing about all of this has been the wonderful people it has brought me into contact with – people in the breed I had never known before. I am particularly grateful for those who helped and encouraged me, and supported me with this venture.
BBCS secretary Andy Ryder said the Society was pleased to continue supporting Mr Wigley in his commendable initiative.
A welcome start for the new year was to receive a one year clear TB test on the 5th of February
followed by a 60 Day pre-movement on the 9th April,
also the retention of Level 1 status under the Premium Cattle Health Scheme
Naturally born and naturally reared. No special diets. Grass, good silage, good hay, and a standard rearing nut.
All cows served with AI 100% in calve last 3 years with a calving index just under 365 days.
To date 22 calves born alive.
P.S. I have 8acres badger proofed fenced where I graze and cut silage for the winter.
Hay and straw is purchased from Lincoln.
For more information ring Emyr on 07971 949 882
Old Stackyard Max
(naturally born 29th August 2017 out of Stonebyers Kylie by Kersey Geronimo).
Old Stackyard Ned
(naturally born 28th January 2018 out of Stonebyers Heidi by Kelona Ferdinand)
Old Stackyard Nelly
(naturally born 11th February 2018 out of Greystone Khandy by Kersey Ebony)
Old Stackyard Ness
(naturally born 16th February 2018 out of Stonebyers Ivory by Kelona Jimbo)
Old Stackyard Nora
(born 27th April 2018 out of Goodyhills Lulu by Ferdinand)
Old Stackyard Nia
(naturally born 2nd May 2018 out of Stonebyers Lizzie by Ferdinand)
Old Stackyard Nesta
(naturally born 5th May 2018 out of Stonebyers June by Ferdinand)
Old Stackyard Nevelyn
(out of Stonebyers Kendra by Cromwell Fendt on the 2nd August 2018. Presented backwards the birth was by C. Section whereas Kendra gave birth naturally as a heifer)
Old Stackyard Nikki
(naturally born 29th November 2018 (the last of the 2018 calving) out of Pendle Koko by Boehard Cantona