Doorman Tops Trade At Borderway
A massive crowd of buyers from across the UK and Ireland packed the ringside at Borderway for the February Border & Lakeland show and sale that also included the final part of the Changue Ayrshire dispersal and the dispersal of the Helsington Jersey young stock.
Over 200 top quality pedigree dairy cattle changed hands with trade topping at 4,800gns for a second calve cow with over 50% of the Holstein animals selling for or more than £2000. Changue Ayrshire’s topped at 2,200gns and the Jerseys topped at 3,200gns with 56 buyers recorded from 18 counties.
The show was professionally judged by Daniel Weaver from Astonpool Holsteins and was sponsored by Zoetis, Cogent and Advanced Nutrition. Mr Weaver tapped out Wiltor Doorman Alysia as his Overall Champion commenting afterwards he said “My Champion was an easy placing, a fantastic 3yr old with little to fault, she showed a terrific udder with great texture walking perfectly on a great set of feet and legs. The quality on show today is unrivalled by any other sale around the country and is a credit to the Border & Lakeland Holstein club and the vendors.”
Wiltor Doorman Alysia was consigned by Matthew & Ruth Harper from the Lillyhall & Lambroda pedigree herds near Maryport in Cumbria. She was freshly calved in her second and had been classified Very Good 87 only 20 days fresh. Her pedigree was special bred from three generations of Excellent 94 pointed dams. Her dam was sold for 10,000gns in the Passion for Pedigree Sale in 2016 after winning All Britain Junior 2yr in 2014. Alysia sold for the top price of the day and now joins Anthony Grimshaw’s prize winning herd in Bolton for 4,800gns
The Espland herd owned by Alan Cannon from Appleby consigned three special heifers that included the Reserve Champion, Espland Fitz Sadie sired by Toc-Farm Fitz. She sold for 2,200gns Messrs Innes, Invernesshire who also purchased Espland Lauthority Marilyn for 2,250gns.
The Stowbeck Holstein herd sold five exceptional heifers to average £2362 and topped with the winning Junior heifer selling for 2,450gns to Phil Manning, Shropshire. Stowbeck Lineman Dewdrop was sired by Comestar Lineman, she was a Milking Yearling and already been classified VG86 1yr.
The Stowbeck herd also sold a young Holstein bull, Stowbeck Flotime was sired by Sliverridge Euclid from Stowbeck Atwood Flo VG89 3yr. This long bodied bull sold for 3,900gns to Messrs Innes, Invernesshire.
Alan Goldie from Manor House Farm, Northallerton sold four very milky heifers to average over £2186 and topped at 2,400gns for Wiskemanor MVP Lottie sired by Seagull-Bay MVP and bred from a VG87 Aftershook dam. She was purchased by the Taylor family from High Whinnow Farm, Thursby.
Newtown Rigg College sold a very stylish daughter of Walnutlawn Solomon, bred from five generations of Very Good dams who sold for 2,400gns to Messrs Robinson, Northumberland.
Helsington Jersey Youngstock Dispersal Sale
The Willison family from Cinderbarrow Farm, Kendal dispersed their pedigree Jersey youngstock following the sale of their milking herd in 2018. The Helsington herd was a high productive, highly efficient herd averaging almost 6000kgs with butterfat at 6.56% and protein at 3.83%.
The sale started with 19 in-calf heifers that averaged £1446 and topped at 1,800gns was Helsington Lemonhead Quickthorn who was due in March to Bayview Barnabas Elton. This powerful framed heifer was bred from an Excellent dam with production over 8000kgs. She was purchased by Messrs Clark, Kirtlebridge, Lockerbie.
There was an outstanding group of bulling heifers that had recently went with the bull in January, they averaged £1120 and topped at 1,600gns for Helsington Tequila Kimberley. She was sired by type leader Towe Vue Prime Tequila and bred from an Excellent dam by Avery Action. She now joins the herd of Messrs Coates, Tarpoley, Cheshire.
The heifer calves were a credit to the Willison family and topped at 1,400gns for a granddaughter of the 2009 Royal Show Champion Potterswalls Vindication Nikki EX94. This ultra fancy heifer was sired by Ontime Stag and was bought by the Bowness family from Threapland Lees Farm, Wigton. The younger summer calves topped at 1,200gns for Helsington Barcelona Stenove sired by the chart topper FDL Barcelona. She was bred from a Very Good 88 classified dam by Fantom.
The overall top price went to the herd sire bred by John Greenop from Wigton, Bridgedale Barbarian. He was a grandson of Duncan Belle the three time All Canadian Jersey cow that was also a three time Grand Champion at the Royal Winter Fair. This close to perfect young bull sold for 3,200gns to Messrs Webb, Ayrshire.
Final Changue Ayshire Dispersal
The 13th February 2019 was the date for the final offering of pedigree Ayrshire cattle bred by the Stevenson family, who have been breeding pedigree Ayrshire cattle for over 100 years. The influence Changue genetics have had is undisputed although in recent times management has been less than desirable to overstocking.
Topping this group was a Red Holstein heifer, Changuefarm Wisconsin Lola Red sired by Wisconsin Red and bred from nine generations of Excellent or Very Good dams. She sold for 2,200gns and was bought by Holehouse Farms, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire.
The top price Ayrshire went to a pure daughter of Wroughton Lord Winston from the Columbine cow family. She had calved in December with her third and sold for 1,900gns Messrs Baynes, Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland.
9 Cows in milk £2227.75
51 Heifers in milk £1981.15
1 Holstein bull £4095.00
4 Jersey In-Calf heifers £1286.25
2 Jersey heifer calves £892.50
Changue Ayrshire Dispersal
16 Cows in milk £1133.34
28 Dry cows £1000.12
8 In-Calf heifers £1011.93
6 Heifer calves £877.50
3 Ayrshire bulls £472.50
Helsington Jersey Young Stock Dispersal
19 In-calf heifers £1446.78
16 Recently served heifers £1120.87
39 Heifer calves £779.42
1 Jersey bull £3360.00
Border and Lakeland Club
Lot Gns Purchaser
8 4800gns Messrs Grimshaw, Smithills, Dean Road, Bolton, Lancashire
58 3900gns Messrs Innes, Auldearn, Nairn, Invernesshire
55 2450gns Messrs Manning, Etsill, Minsterley, Shropshire
47 2400gns Messrs Taylor, Thursby, Carlisle, Cumbria
57 2400gns Messrs Robinson, Humshaugh, Hexham, Northumberland
49 2350gns Messrs Innes, Auldearn, Narin, Invernesshire
10 2250gns Messrs Robinson, Humshaugh, Hexham, Northumberland
16 2250gns Messrs Innes, Auldearn, Nairn, Invernesshire
48 2250gns Messrs Innes, Auldearn, Nairn, Invernesshire
14 2200gns Messrs Innes, Auldearn, Nairn, Invernesshire
44 2150gns Messrs Innes, Auldearn, Nairn, Invernesshire
52 2150gns Messrs Innes, Auldearn, Nairn, Invernesshire
53 2150gns Messrs Innes, Auldearn, Nairn, Invernesshire
56 2150gns Messrs Innes, Auldearn, Nairn, Invernesshire
Lot Gns Purchaser
93 2200gns Holehouse Farms, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire
69 1900gns Messrs Baynes, Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland
72 1450gns Messrs Sloan, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
94 1400gns Messrs Robinson, Humshaugh, Hexham, Northumberland
108 1400gns Messrs McGarva, Cummertrees, anna, Dumfriesshire
64 1350gns Messrs Baynes, Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland
66 1350gns Messrs McCulloch, Ardwell, Stranraer, Wigtownshire
74 1350gns Messrs Sloan, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
77 1250gns Messrs Forrest, Cummertrees, Annan, Dumfriesshire
118 1250gns Messrs McCulloch, Ardwell, Stranraer, Wigtownshire
Lot Gns Purchaser
186 3200gns Messrs Webb, Coalhall, Ayr, Ayrshire
155 1800gns Messrs Clark, Kirtlebridge, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
162 1750gns Messrs Graham, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Stirlingshire
154 1700gns Messrs Graham, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Stirlingshire
161 1700gns Messrs Graham, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Stirlingshire
165 1700gns Messrs Graham, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Stirlingshire
180 1600gns Messrs Coates, Ridley, Tarpoley, Cheshire
166 1580gns Messrs Graham, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Stirlingshire
158 1550gns Messrs Graham, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Stirlingshire
164 1550gns Bowness Farms, Threapland, Aspatria, Wigton, Cumbria
169 1550gns Messrs Slinger, Red Cat Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancashire
170 1550gns Messrs Graham, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Stirlingshire
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