It has been over 9 years since the last major sale from Wills Bros Ltd’s Willsbro herd and in that time the herd has gone from strength to strength and boasts one of the finest dairy units in the country. Messrs Wills currently milk more than 1,300 averaging a remarkable 13,000kg at 4% fat with a calving index of under 400days. Genomics play a large part in their breeding policy and the benefits of this could be seen in the excellent display of quality animals on offer at their sale at Exeter Livestock Centre.
Willsbro Lambda PAMMY 247 ET (VG 87 2 yr) was the second highest priced animal in the sale. She is sired by Delta-LAMBA and sold for 6,000gns to John and Brian O’Connor from Kanturk, Co Cork.
Other stand out sires in the sale included; CHIEF, JONES, SCORE and RAPID.
Below: Willsbro Chief Lila Z 323 et (VG 87 2yr) 3,700gns and Willsbro Chief Edda 200 (206) VG86 at 2900gns.
Below: Wiltor Jones Pammy 362 2,100 - The No.3 highest GTPI heifer in the sale.
Left to right: Rapid Amber 2 (1400gns) and Rapid Amber (1200 gns) Sired by ST-Gen R Haze Rapid.
Below: Jones Rozelle (1400 gns) sired by ST Gen Rubicon Jones - No.3 highest GTPI heifer in the sale.
Below: SCORE Roxy (1350 gns) Sired by Kings-Ransom SCORE.
For the full sale report visit the Kivells website - https://bit.ly/2T2K7Lf