Date: 03 November 2021 | Dairy Cattle
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Wreaywood Tops Trade at £2600
Over 400 dairy cattle filled the Borderway Sale Centre for the November sale with a super group of freshly calved cows and heifers on offer. Holstein, Ayrshire, Montbeliarde, British Friesian and Jersey Cross cattle sold with trade topping at £2600 with 40 animals selling for or more than £2000. The average for 142 Holstein heifers was slightly up on the month to average £1737 with Holstein cows averaging £1945.
Topping the trade at £2600 was an outstanding cow consigned by the Wreaywood Holstein herd. Wreaywood Abro Debby was sired by Sandy-Valley Abro and was giving 56kgs in her second lactation. 20 cows and heifers from his herd sold to average £1961.
Holstein heifers topped at £2500 for Witherslack Silver Barbara consigned by Wayne Inman from Grange Over Sands. She was giving 40kgs with an incredible udder and impressive frame. Witherslack heifers averaged £2375.
Balcurvie Holstein sold a cracking group of very milky heifers topping at £2300 for Balcurvie Dealmaker Cassie sired by Claynook Dealmaker.
The Lyle’s from Nether Pratis Farm in Fife sold a top consignment of cows and heifers and topped at £2250 for Cambus Pendulum Poppy giving 44kgs and bred from a Hailstone dam.
British Friesian trade remained strong with a small select group averaging £1800 to at £2100 for Nerewater Iris consigned by Richard Bell from near Wigton.
Cross bred Montbeliarde cows were again sought after and topped at £1850 for a MVP daughter from a Montbeliarde dam consigned by Mathew Workman from the Beeches Farm.
Jersey cross bred heifers topped at £1800 for a silky hided heifer consigned by Tom Stewart from Sandyknowe Farm near Kelso with 12 averaging £1604. A total of 43 heifers from this home averaged £1781 and topped at £2100 on four occasions.
In-Calf heifers remain excellent value for money with many selling well below their true value. Holstein In-Calf heifers averaged £1312 and topped at £1450 on five occasions.
An attractive group of bulling heifers from three consignors averaged £754 and topped at £900 for a daughter of Oakfield Modesty Eureka consigned by Matthew Gemmell from Brownfield Farm, Dumfires.
Heifers calves were less money compared to the previous few months and topped at £400 twice for two well grown calves sired by Bob Farish from East Farm. They were sired by Harley P and bred from high producing dams.
The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Friday 12th November and features 150 pedigree Holsteins in the Greentowers dispersal sale. An online version of this catalogue can be viewed at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230
Freshly Calved Animals
142 Holstein heifers in milk £1737.98
21 Holstein cows in milk £1945.45
12 Jersey Cross cows in milk £1604.16
10 Montbeliarde Cross cows in milk £1442.00
11 British Friesian cows in milk £1800.00
4 Ayrshire heifers in milk £1400.00
9 Faulted cows ¾ £964.44
Palace Organic Dispersal
79 Cows & heifers in milk £691.26
51 Holstein in calf heifers £1312.10
21 Holstein bulling heifers £754.71
37 Holstein Heifer calves £217.66
Lot Price Buyer
8 £2600 Messrs Dixon, Hayton, Aspatria, WIGTON, Cumbria
115 £2500 Messrs Dixon, Hayton, Aspatria, WIGTON, Cumbria
56 £2300 Messrs Bulmers & Sons, STRANRAER, Dumfries & Galloway
116 £2250 Messrs Sewell, Greysouthen, COCKERMOUTH, Cumbria
136 £2250 Messrs Bulmers & Sons, STRANRAER, Dumfries & Galloway
52 £2150 Messrs Spedding, ,Kirklinton, CARLISLE, Cumbria
135 £2150 Messrs Bulmers & Sons, STRANRAER, Dumfries & Galloway
316 £2150 Messrs Edwards, WELSHPOOL, Powys
11 £2100 Messrs Dixon, Hayton, Aspatria, WIGTON, Cumbria
26 £2100 Messrs Meddins, Mellington, Powys
47 £2100 Messrs Bulmers & Sons, STRANRAER, Dumfries & Galloway
75 £2100 Messrs Henderson, ANNAN, Dumfriesshire
79 £2100 Messrs Bulmers & Sons, STRANRAER, Dumfries & Galloway
109 £2100 Messrs Bulmers & Sons, STRANRAER, Dumfries & Galloway
179 £2100 Messrs Meddins, Mellington, Powys
183 £2100 Messrs Hodge, SKELMERSDALE, Lancashire
189 £2100 Messrs Hodge, SKELMERSDALE, Lancashire
208 £2100 Messrs Hodge, SKELMERSDALE, Lancashire