The first ever Dock Summer Sizzler sale took place in Kinsale over the weekend, with 50 lots going through the ring. Run by the Hayes family of Dock Holsteins, the sale also included consignments from well-known herds such as Eedy, Dellview, Rowantree, Sallybank, Rathgribbon, Seanacourt and Cahirmee Holsteins. Denis Barrett led proceedings in the auctioneer’s box and saw a peak of €5,400 for Dock Capital Champ ET. This VG86 classified first-calver carried a pedigree which was unique to Ireland. Her maternal brother Dock Connor is the highly successful Cogent AI bull, while a maternal sister Dock Supershot Champ also bred Dock Jimmy, who is on the road to Alta genetics.

If the in-demand Champ female line wasn’t enough, Capital Champ is also the first Stantons Capital Gain to sell in Ireland. She calved in January and has a projected 305-day milk yield of 8,982kg at 3.11% fat and 3.2% protein.