Border and Lakeland Club Show and Sale

14th February 2018

Woodcatt Top With Ivy

Congratulations once again to the Border & Lakeland Holstein club members who consigned and outstanding sale group today for the February monthly event.  There was an amazing selection of heifers giving oceans of milk from world class udders and many bred from deep pedigrees from the best cow families in the Holstein breed.  Trade topped at 3,500gns to average £1751 with buyers from 10 counties from England, Scotland, Wales and Germany taking part.

The event was sponsored by Zoetis, Advanced Nutrition and Cogent and judged by John Harrison from the Crossrigg herd near Penrith.  His overall Champion went to Woodcatt Baloo Ivy who was consigned by Duncan & Helen Horsley from Woodhouse Farm, Catterlen.  She also won the Advanced Nutrition Best Udder award.  She classified Very Good 86 just a few days fresh followed by her dam classifying Excellent in her third and completing six generation of Excellent dams from the famous Ivy cow family.  This eye catching heifer will show at UK Dairy Expo next month in the Junior 2 year old class and sold for 3,500gns to Robert & Elaine Butterfield owners of the Ingleview herd.

Richard Bainbridge (Advanced Nutrition), Ian Plews (Cogent), Rob Horn (Zoeitis), Will Horsley (Vendor), Ryan McPherson (Advanced Nutrition) & John Harrison (Judge)

The Reserve Champion went to the winner of the Senior heifer consigned by Skirwith Hall Farms, Penrith.  Stowbeck Galaxy Lorna was sired by De-Su Freddie Galaxy and bred from a line of high production dams.  She sold for 1,950gns to TH & J Robinson Burtholme Farm, Lanercost.

Richard Bainbridge (Advanced Nutrition), Ian Plews (Cogent), Rob Horn (Zoeitis), Skirwith Hall Farms (Vendor), Ryan McPherson (Advanced Nutrition) & John Harrison (Judge)

Matthew and Ruth Harper consigned a special heifer from their successful Bonita cow family tracig back to the famous Blackstar daughter Buggs Blackstar Buffy that won World Dairy Exop as a three year old in 1996.  Lillyhall CM Bonita was sired by Cashmoney and displayed tons of potential to develop into an exceptional individual in the future.  She sold for 2,550gns to William Oldfield Demense Farm, Gisburn.

Jim and David Gray sold a special Doorman daughter from the Wesswood Rudy Missy cow family for 2,400gns to Paul & Beck Fenton in Cheshire.  Grayridge Dorman Megan was bred from an Excellent Domain dam who sold for 5,000gns to the Drointon herd in 2013 and who is sister to Brookview-E Moviestar, the dam of top AI sire Mardigras.

One of the most interesting lots in the sale was the consignment of sexed Unix semen.  This attracted bidding from all over the UK, Ireland and Europe that topped at 145gns per dose to average £134.

The next dairy sale at Borderway is the Borderway Monthly Dairy Day Sale and takes place on Wednesday 28th February and will feature 420 animals and includes the dispersal of the Inshanks pedigree Ayrshire herd. Entries for this sale close next week Wednesday 21st.

Averages
58 Heifers in milk                    £1751.56
8 Faulted cows & heifers        £1001.43
9 Brown Swiss heifer calves  £614.25
19 Jersey cross cows             £1210.00
9 Doses of semen                   £134.75

Leading Prices

Lot      Purchaser
37        R & E Butterfield, Linghaw Farm, Bentham, Lancaster, Lancashire                         3500gns
22        N & M Oldfield, Bemense Farm East, Newsholme, Gisburn, Clitheroe                    2550gns
43        R Fenton, Centenary Farm, Wrexham Road, Ridley, Tarporley, Cheshire              2400gns
25        JJ Henderson & Son, Park House Farm, Nether Welton, Dalston, Cumbria            2000gns
18        RK & C Rudd & Sons, Grassings Farm, Kirkbride, Wigton, Cumbria                       1950gns
29        TH & J Robinson, Burtholme Farm, Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria                        1950gns
41A      Smallthwaite Farms Ltd, Smallthwaite House, Calthwaite, Penrith, Cumbria           1900gns
34        JJ Henderson & Son, Park House Farm, Nether Welton, Dalston, Cumbria            1850gns
19        A Lindsay, Cronan Farm, Newmilns, Ayrshire                                                           1750gns
36        MC & A Elliott, Brackenhow, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria                                          1750gns

Prize List

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
CLASS 1
Senior Heifer in Milk

29
SKIRWITH HALL

18
KJ & CS WILSON

25
JAH WALTON

16
KJ & CS WILSON

CLASS 2
Junior Heifer in Milk

37
DR & HM HORSLEY

42
J BREWSTER

40a
WW & D BOOW

47
SKIRWITH HALL

 

 

CHAMPION

 

37
DR & HM HORSLEY

 

RESERVE CHAMPION

 

29
SKIRWITH HALL

 

 

BEST UDDER

 

37
DR & HM HORSLEY