Border & Lakeland Holstein Club September Sale

19th September 2018

DOUBLE WIN FOR STOWBECK

The September Border & Lakeland show and sale held at Borderway, Carlisle had another top quality entry of cows and heifers of offer.  Buyers had the choice of heifers giving large volumes of milk and many bred from exceptional maternal lines; the trade however did not reflect the quality on offer with many animals selling below their real value.  It was a buyer’s market helped somewhat by Storm Ali with many people not wanting to drive in the high winds.  Trade topped at 2,050gns with an overall average of £1632, a drop of almost £350 on the month.

The show was sponsored by Paragon Veterinary Group, Cogent and Advanced Nutrition and judged by John Roskell from Lockerbie.  His overall Champion and Champion Udder went to Stowbeck Megawatt Juliet consigned by Skirthwith Hall Farms near Penrith.  Juliet was sired by Linderright Megawatt and bred from six generations of dams that have classified Excellent or Very Good.  She sold for 2,000gns to Messrs Robinson, Brampton, Cumbria.

Champion l/r Ian Plews from sponsor Cogent, Louise Brocklesby from sponsor Ceva, vendor Len Wilson from Skirwith Hall Farms, judge John Roskell

The Reserve Champion was from the same home as the Champion, this time Stowbeck Unix Mary sired by top type sire Unix.  She was bred from a VG Ballycairn Tiergan dam with over 11000kgs.  This perfect uddered heifer sold for 2,000gns again to Messrs Robinson, Brampton, Cumbria who also purchased Stowbeck Fitz Sussette for the same price.

Caption for picture: l/r Ian Plews from sponsor Cogent, Louise Brocklesby from sponsor Ceva, vendor Harry Davies from Skirwith Hall Farms, judge John Roskell

The top price of the day went to the first place Senior heifer in milk, Espland Mogul Belinda consigned by Alan Cannon, Espland Hill, Appleby.  This very milky heifer was sired by Mogul and bred from an Excellent Knowledge with lactations over 12000kgs.  She sold for 2,050gns to Messrs Robinson, Brampton, Cumbria.

The trade for cows topped at 1,900gns for Gullielands Juno 10 consigned by A&J Murchie from Annan.  This amazing uddered cow was sired by Larcrest Commander and had been classified VG85 as a two year old.  She was purchased by the Brough family from Buckabank Farm.

The trade for in-calf heifers was also subdued with trade topping at 1,400gns to average £1249 for a special group of heifers from the Taylors of Tannadice in Angus.  Tannadice Superpoll Matila was sired by PG Superpoll and traced back to an Excellent 91 cow with over 60 ton life time.  This special heifer was bought by R McKelvey, Lockerbie.

The Netherside Holstein herd owned by the Yuill family from Lanarkshire sold 28 well bred bulling heifers.  They were all sired by leading sires and many heifers had PLI’s over +£400.  Topping this group was Netherside Florence 148 with a PLI+£499, she was sired by DG Brody and sold for 850gns.  Florence was bred from their successful Fran cow family that traces back to a VG Starbuck from Quality Holsteins in Canada.

The Elite Embryo Auction that took place at the start of the sale was a great success with most lots selling to average £427 for 61 embryos.  The lot that topped was a special opportunity from Luck-E Holsteins in Wisconsin and featured the first embryos by Altitude Red to sell outside North America.  The dam of the embryos is an exciting young cow, Luck-E Awesome Jacuzzi Red.  This combination has the potential to breed the #1 type polled heifer in Europe.  They sold for 820gns to J Sherratt.

The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 3rd October and features the October Borderway Monthly Dairy Day sale.  Over 200 animals are expected for this sale including freshly calved cows and heifers, in-calf heifers and bulling heifers.  Entries for this sale close next week, Wednesday 26th September

Averages
7 Cows in milk                                    £1554.00
79 Heifers in milk                    £1632.90
3 Jersey heifers in milk           £1249.50
16 Holstein in-calf heifers       £1269.70
28 Holstein bulling heifers       £746.25
61 Embryos                            £427.87

Leading Prices
Lot      Gns                 Purchaser
38        2050gns          Messrs Robinson, Brampton, Cumbria
70        2000gns          Messrs Robinson, Brampton, Cumbria
85        2000gns          Messrs Robinson, Brampton, Cumbria
87        2000gns          Messrs Robinson, Brampton, Cumbria
28        1900gns          Buckabank Farm Ltd, Dalston, Cumbria
103      1900gns          Messrs Byers, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
73        1850gns          Messrs Somerville, Dumfries

Prize List               

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
CLASS 1

Cow in Milk

 

25

Skirwith Hall

 

26

Belaw Farming

 

 

CLASS 2

Senior Heifer in Milk

 

38

Cannon

 

33

Cannon

 

32

Cannon

 

58

Petch

CLASS 2

Junior Heifer in Milk

 

87

Skirwith Hall

85

Skirwith Hall

71

Graham

78

Butterfield

 

 

CHAMPION

87

Skirwith Hall

 

RESERVE CHAMPION

85

Skirwith Hall

 

 

BEST UDDER

 

87

Skirwith Hall