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Date: 08 December 2021 | Dairy Cattle

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Middle Ayrshire & Whiteford's blended Red & Whites

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS


The Whiteford family from Middle Farm near Brampton sold an outstanding group of cows from their impressive Ayrshire and Blended Red & White herd.  Year’s of expertise and astute breeding decisions was clearly evident when you viewed this herd of balanced dairy cows.  They were uniform with exceptional rumps and strong toplines and the strength of the feet and legs was at a high level not forgetting the attractive udders.  

Ayrshire breeders from across the UK and Ireland attended the sale both in person and online.  Buyers were recorded from nineteen counties with 99 selling for or more than two thousand pounds with the overall average coming to just over £2000 per life. 

Middle Mary MP topped the sale at 3,500gns going to the Jamara Ayrshire herd near Blackburn.  She was sired by Middle Panache and had recently calved at the end of October in fifth lactation.  Her granddam was the Excellent 92 Marys JJS who is the dam of Beeline Star Mary EX94. 

Selling for 3,300gns was Middle Elkins who was sired by Cuthill Towers Highland Dream.  This super attractive third lactation cow was classified Very Good 88 and was due again with her fourth in April to the son of Changue Martha EX95.  She was purchased by Mr McCulloch from near Stranraer.

The star lot was Middle Jessie EMJ who sold for 3,300gns to the Troutbeck Ayrshire herd near Wigton.  Jessie was classified Excellent 95 in her fifth lactation and was carrying a service to Haresfoot Khan for next summer.  She was the epitome of balance and strength and in many ways was the real dairyman’s ideal cow. 

Four animals sold for 2,800gns the first for Middle Crummie VG85 who was sired by Middle Jessline and bred from a Very Good dam, she was purchased by the Taylor family from Lockerbie who also purchased Middle Welsh sired by Middle Vitality for the same price.  The Troutbeck herd bought the second cow for 2,800gns she was Middle Freda who was sired by Triutbeck Romantic and was due with her third in the summer. 

The last cow to sell for 2,800gns was an impressive dry cow coming with her fifth at Christmas.  She was Middle Princess JC who was sired by Middle Jessies Cocktail and was carrying a pregnancy to Troutbeck Show Stopper.  She was bought by the Kinloch family from Dunbarton.  

The Whitrford family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all their friends and neighbours who helped out prior to the sale and also to everyone of purchased and supported the sale.  They would like to wish everyone much success with their new purchases. 

Our next sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 15th December and features 100 exceptional animals in the Border & Lakeland Club sale.  This special sale includes 86 fresh heifers in milk, 12 fresh cows and 2 breeding bulls.   The catalogue for this sale is available online at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk   or can be ordered from the Pedigree office on 01228406230.  The Online Bidding platform is available for all our dairy sales, please register for this service at least 24 hours prior to the event.    

194 Cows & Heifers in milk/dry                  £2000.68
3 Bulls                                                        £2170.00

Leading Prices
Lot          Price                      Purchaser

174         3500                       Messrs Seedall, Blackburn, Lancashire
84           3300                       Messrs McCulloch, High Ardwell, Ardwell, Stranraer, Wigtownshire
111         3300                       Messrs Mattinson & Sons, Wigton, Cumbria
58           2800                       Messrs Taylor, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
105         2800                       Messrs Mattinson & Sons, Wigton, Cumbria
143         2800                       Messrs Taylor, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
177         2800                       Messrs Kinloch, Cardross, Dunbartonshire
32           2750                       Messrs McCulloch, Ardwell, Stranraer, Wigtownshire
75           2700                       Messrs Whitton, Ousby, Penrith, Cumbria
162         2700                       Messrs Taylor, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire