Dairy Dispersal Report-Royan Herd 30-09-2021


18 OVER 2000gns

A large crowd gathered in Derbyshire for the dispersal of the long established Royan Herd on behalf of the Dutton family.

Established over 45 years ago the sale marked the retirement of brothers Roy and Andrew, Andrew being a popular figure within in Holstein circles having served for both his local club and Holstein UK.

Royan Josepha 82 VG86(3yr) stole the day at 2520gns. By Monument Impression, she had calved with her second in July and was sold giving over 41kg having given 10322kg as a heifer. She was purchased by Mycock Agri of Flagg, Buxton.

Hot in pursuit at 2400gns was Royan Molly 208 EX90(6yr). By Bertailola Mincio, she was August calved with her third and giving 42kg. She too went to Messrs Mycock.

Two reached 2300gns, the first Royan Joan 42 was an August calved second calver clinched by Messrs Neville of Matlock and the second Royan Mable 56 GP84, also a second calver to Messrs Swindells of Chelmorton.

18 animals passed the 2000gn mark with all milkers averaging an excellent £1462 (without calves and £1573 (with calves).

Much interest was shown for the In-calf heifer Royan Smokin Marie. By Misty Springs Smokin, she heralded from the much thought of Marie family from Denmire, her dam being Denmire Gibson Marie 22 EX94-2. Due in December and after some spirited bidding she eventually joined the Chasmar Herd of Messrs Cotton.

1860gns clinched the In-calf heifer Royan Gibson Skychief ET a daughter of the great “Saucy” cow. She joins the Fobec Herd of Messrs Kent.

Youngstock peaked at 910gns with young calves to 580gns.


Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate

Mark Elliott


Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer