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.
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.
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.
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
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
KJ & CS WILSON
KJ & CS WILSON
DR & HM HORSLEY
WW & D BOOW