Border & Lakeland Holstein Club Spring Bull Sale

10th April 2019

“ROCKAFELLA TOPS THE CHARTS”

The annual Spring Dairy Bull Show & Sale held at Borderway, Carlisle on behalf of the Border & Lakeland Holstein Club had a world class line up of exceptional bulls bred from the best Pedigree herds in the UK. Trade topped at 5,000gns twice to average just over £2700.  Twenty two bulls sold for more than three thousand pounds with eight selling for four thousand or more.

Commenting on the sale Glyn Lucas from Harrison & Hetherington said “…the breeders must be congratulated today for consigning such high quality bulls.  Buyers had a great choice with bulls bred from many of the best cows in the UK and all with impeccable pedigrees; it is worth noting the bulls with outcross pedigrees were in high demand.”

Andrew Hull owner of the prize winning Fortland Holstein herd judged the show in the morning and commenting after awarding his Champions said “…I was really impressed with the standard of the bulls today.  I was looking for dairy bulls that combined strength and power and had excellent locomotion and the overall Champion excelled in all these traits”

The show was sponsored by Coomara Veterinary Practice with the Overall Champion going to Warnelview Rockafella consigned by Kevin & Christine Wilson from Wood Farm, Carlisle.  He was sired by Peak LC AltaCordial and bred from Warleview Saloon Ruby an Excellent 93 pointed cow with massive production.    Rockafella sold for 4,500gns to M&C Davies from Pembrokeshire.

Champion Bull – Warnelview Rockafella
l/r Liz Rutherford (sponsor Coomara), Kevin Wilson (vendor), Andrew Hull (judge)

The Reserve Champion went to Winton Beaten consigned by Peter Waring from the Winton herd.  He was sired by Westcoast Perseus and bred from eight generations of Excellent dams.  He sold for 3,500gns to Drumchapel Estates in Fife.

Reserve Champion – Winton Beaten
l/r Liz Rutherford (sponsor Coomara), Peter Waring (vendor), Andrew Hull (judge)

Topping the trade was Gerrard Class Act consigned by Andrew Carter from Wigton, he was sired by Oconnors Lotta Class and bred from an Excellent 94 dam with over 80 ton lifetime.  This stylish class winner sold for 5,000gns to the Meredith family from Aberdeen.

Also selling for 5,000gns was Annandale Shamen consigned by the Armour family from Moffat.  He was sired by Annandale Mr Mayday and bred from a pure British Friesian cow family with massive production.  His dam by Parbury Venue gave over 12000kgs at almost 5% butterfat.  This powerful bull was purchased by F Mattocks from Maryport.  The Annandale herd sold eleven bulls in total to average over £3200.

The British Friesian breed had another great trade with eleven bulls sold topping at 4200gns to average £2901.  The Bell family once again topped the British Friesian trade with Nerewater Gallant who was purchased by Mr Howard from Blackburn.  He was bred from five generations of Excellent or Very Good dams all with lactations over 9000kgs.

The next sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 17th April and comprises of 200 Holstein, Jersey, Ayrshire Montbeliarde pedigree cattle in the monthly Border & Lakeland Club sale and the Annual Coloured Breeds Spring Sale.  The sale also features 118 embryos and 75 doses of semen.  The catalogue for this top quality sale can be viewed online at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or by calling the Pedigree Office on 01228 406230.

Averages
41 Holstein Bulls                     £2761.82
9 British Friesian Bulls £2901.66

Leading prices

British Friesian
Lot      Price               Purchaser
21        4200gns          Messrs Howard, Blackburn, Lancashire
25        3800gns          Messrs Oulton, Audley, Stoke On Trent
8          3400gns          Messrs Moscrop, Irthington, Carlisle, Cumbria

Holstein Friesian
Lot      Price   Purchaser
43        5000gns          Messrs Meredith, Strichen, Aberdeen
70        5000gns          Messrs Mattocks & Sons, Maryport, Cumbria
39        4500gns          Messrs Davies Ltd, Haverdfordwest, Pembrokeshire
40        4300gns          Messrs Harrison & Sons, Cliburn, Penrith, Cumbria
20        4200gns          Messrs Purdie, Stranraer, Wigtownshire
29        4200gns          Messrs Stewart & Co, Anstruther, Fife
31        4000gns          Messrs Todd, Thackthwaite, Penrith, Cumbria
61        3600gns          Messrs Howat, Cumnock, Ayrshire
28        3500gns          Drumchapel Estate Co, Brechin, Angus
52        3500gns          Messrs Pirie & Sons, Campbeltown, Argyll
64        3500gns          Messrs Drummond, Leswalt, Stranraer
27        3400gns          Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale, Lancaster
60        3000gns          Messrs Wylie & Son, Beith, Ayrshire

Prize List

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
British Friesian

 

8

Bell

10

Brocket

16

Pilkington

6

Lawson

25

Blamire

Holstein

Class 1

3

Brough

5

Armour

Holstein

Class 2

20

Wilson

19

Sloan

23

Morley

18

Steel

14

Rudd

Holstein

Class 3

39

Wilson

28

Waring

29

Armour

37

Booth

36

Armour

Holstein

Class 4

43

Carter

40

Horsley

41

Skirwith

47

Wilson

49

Wormanby

Holstein

Class 5

60

Armour

61

Armour

58

Armour

54

Carter

52

Wilson

Holstein

Class 6

72

Davidson

64

Armour

70

Armour

71

Wilson

 

Champion 39 – Wilson Reserve Champion 28 – Waring