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Date: 21 July 2021 | Dairy Cattle

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Border & Lakeland Holstein Club Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS


The July Border & Lakeland Club sale was packed with quality cows and heifers all giving oceans of milk with many bred from prolific and highly valued cow families.  Trade topped at 3,600gns with the average for milking heifers coming to £1910 the event included the Evening Production sale were trade topped at 8,000gns a world class two-year-old.  It was without doubt a buyers’ market with several buyers missing due to the extreme hot weather conditions.  

Dugdale Nutrition sponsored the show and Kirsty Yates from the Meiklefirth Holstein herd near Castle Douglas judged the classes.  The Overall Champion went to Evening Atwood Jessie who was the star lot in the Evening Sale and sold for the top price of the day for 8,000gns going to the Denis Oneil from near Gisburn from the Denholme Holstein herd.  This ultra stylish two year old was classified Very Good 88 and will be shown at the National Show this September. 

Champion - Evening Atwood Jessie

The Evening herd also picked up the Reserve Champion award this time going to the winning cow, Evening Diamondback Primrose who sold for 2,300gns.  Sired by Diamondback and only one point from a maximum classified three year old this super productive cow was producing 67kgs and was purchased by the Nethervalley Holstein herd in Ayrshire.

The winning Junior heifer went to Kepclloch Lambda Mary consigned by Robert Steel from near Glasgow who sold for 3,600gns to the Carter family from near Wigton.  Mary was a special animal with a close to perfect udder and impressive frame, she was sired by Lambda and bred from the same family as Medway Supreme Maude EX97.

Stardale Holstein sold two modern heifers both with great udders and equally attractive pedigrees.  They topped at 2,600gns for Stardale Perseus Carlina who was purchased by Mr Sharp from Yorkshire.  Her dam was sired by Ramos who was classified Excellent 94 and who produced over 100 ton lifetime.  The following nine generations were developed at the Arnot Holstein herd. 

Liscabank Lottoa Ruth was the top price cow selling for 2,700gns to Bradley Farms from Lancashire.  She was consigned by Andrew Parkinson and was sired by Oconnors Lotta Class, her dam is Liscabank Million Ruth EX95 and her grand dam is the Great Yorkshire Show 2012 Grand Champion Ards Duplex Ruth.  A daughter of Matcrest Chamber from her Brady sister sold for 2,300gns again going to the same home.

The Espland dispersal continued with twenty very milky cows and heifers to average almost £1900 and topped at 2,400gns for Espland Allclass Agatha.  She was sired by Silverridge Allclass and was purchased by Bradley Farms from Lancashire.

Tom and Ann White owners of the Watsonfoot herd continued their dispersal averaging just over £2000 and topped at 2,450gns for Watsonfoot Beth who was purchased by Mr Parkin from Lanarshire.

The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on the 4th August and features 300 dairy cattle in Borderway Monthly Dairy Day sale.   Catalogues for these sales can be viewed online at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or can be order from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230     

18 Cows in milk                                   £1834.00
89 Heifers in milk                                £1910.33
2 In Calf Heifers                                  £1391.25
8 Yearling Heifers                              £669.00          

Leading Prices

Lot       Price                Purchaser
102      3600gns           Gerrard House Farm Ltd, Wigton Cumbria
12        2700gns           Messrs Bradley, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire

81        2600gns           Messrs Sharp & Son, Keighley, West Yorkshire
43        2450gns           Messrs Parkin, Newmains, Wishaw
41        2400gns           Messrs Bradley, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire
49        2400gns           Messrs Sloan & Son, Mauchline, Ayrshire
22        2300gns           Messrs Bradley, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire
91        2300gns           Messrs Gregson, Mawdesley, Ormskirk
45        2200gns           Messrs Talbot & Co, Ribchester, Preston, Lancs
48        2200gns           Messrs Caldwell & Sons, Maybole, Ayrshire
60        2200gns           Messrs Brewster, Thornhill, Stirling, Stirlingshire
68        2200gns           Messrs Talbot & Co, Ribchester, Preston, Lancs