Border and Lakeland Club Show and Sale

16th May 2018


The May Border & Lakeland club show and sale had a wonderful catalogue packed with cows and heifers bred from the best proven cow families with many heifers giving over 40kgs.  Trade topped at 2,900gns to average £1896 per life with heifers averaging £1925.  Buyers continue to appreciate heifers in excellent body condition and are willing to pay a premium for these animals.  The outlook remains positive and demand for dairy cattle is strong as milk is in short supply.

The show was sponsored by Paragon Veterinary Group, Cogent and Advanced Nutrition and skilfully judged by Andrew Wilson from the Northshields Holstein herd.  He selected Petteril Dynamic Martha consigned by Stephen and Ann Morley from the prize winning Petteril herd, for his Overall Champion and Champion Udder.

l/r Richard Bainbridge (Advanced Nutrition), Ian Plews (Cogent), Shona Mouncey (Paragon Vets), Ann Morley (Vendor), Andrew Wilson (Judge)

She was a beautiful heifer with the most stylish frame and perfectly attached mammary.  She was sired by Berryholme Dynamic who is an EX94 son of the famous Berryholme Shottle Flo.  Her maternal cow family traced back to Moet Manger Martha EX91 who was a top bull mother at the start of the century.   She sold for the top price of the day for 2,900gns to an undisclosed buyer.

Best Udder – Petteril Dynamic Martha sponsored by Advanced Nutrition

The Reserve Champion went to Espland Sue 3 consigned by Alan Cannon from Espland Hill, Appleby.  She was sired by Masterful and bred from a VG Shadow dam and an EX Spirte grand dam both with high butterfat and protein.  Sue sold for 1,900gns to TH & J Robinson Burtholme Farm, Brampton.  Alan Cannon sold another three heifers to average over £2000 topping at 2,100gns for Espland Impression Angela 5.  She was sired by the Immunity Plus sire Monument Impression and was purchased by Mark Shiels Little Auchengibbert Farm, Ayrshire.

ll/r Ian Plews (Cogent), Shona Mouncey (Paragon Vets), James Todd (Handler), Andrew Wilson (Judge)

The Petteril herd owned Stephen and Ann Morley sold another special heifer with a world class pedigree for 2,500gns.  Petteril Pirate Ghost was bred from ten generations of Excellent or Very Good cows from the amazing Ghost cow family.  Her dam was an EX91 Talent with huge production, up to 15,000kgs and over 80 ton lifetime.  The grand dam was a sister to the 27,000gns Ridgefield Terrison Ghost EX94 followed by the famous show cow Ridgefield Storm Ghost.  She was bought by J McCulloch & Sons West High Ardwell Farm, Stranraer.

The Errolston herd owned by the Davidson family near Gretna sold a number of very milky cows and heifers all with deep pedigrees that displayed longevity, fertility and durability.  Topping this outstanding group was Errolston Proper Fran 2 sired by Errolston Proper and bred from seven generations of Excellent or Very Good dams from the Chief Faith cow family.  The first three dams in her pedigree were all Excellent with massive lifetime yields over 110 ton.  She sold for 2,400gns to J McCulloch & Sons West High Ardwell Farm, Stranraer.

Mr McCulloch also purchased a tremendous uddered polled heifer Errolston Sellabull Sarah for 2,350gns.  She was sired by the polled Jeffery-Way Sellabull and bred from a VG86 polled dam.

The UK’s Premier Holstein winning herd sold five powerful heifers all giving over 40kgs and bred from impeccable pedigrees and all sired by Boclair Senator to average almost £2000.  Topping this great group was Boclair Senator Dellia 2 from the Snow-N Denises Dellia cow family.  She was purchased by an undisclosed buyer for 2,250gns.  The Premier Pedigree Herd Open day will be hosted by the Brewster family of Boclair Holsteins, in conjunction with the Holstein Scotland Open Day on Thursday 28th June.  The Brewsters were awarded this prestigious title of Premier Pedigree Herd in 2017 and David Brewster would like to invite you to the event.  “We were very honoured to win this prestigious award last year and now look forward to welcoming you to our farm to view the Boclair herd and milking robots in June”.  The Premier Pedigree Herd Open Day will be held in conjunction with the Holstein Scotland Open Day where the Club will hold a stock judging fundraiser.

The pedigree sale was followed by 24 commercial dairy cattle that topped twice at £1800.  The first from A. Graves from Home Farm for a fresh heifer giving 30 and the next was a Relough Danumero daughter from R&A Slack Cockleybank giving 34kgs.  In-calf heifers topped at £1580 to average £1483.

The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on the 30th May and features the complete dispersal sale of the Westminster Acres Herd on behalf of the Adamson family from Co.Durham.  The sale comprises 183 cows and heifers in milk or dry cows and in-calf heifers.  Full details of this sale will be found on the website at

4 Cows in milk                                                £1680.00
47 Heifers in milk                                           £1925.35

Commercial entries
16 Heifers in milk                                           £1589.35
3 Cross bred Brown Swiss/Fleckvieh             £1385.00
5 In-calf heifers                                               £1483.33

Leading Prices
Lot      Gns                 Purchaser
19        2900gns          Undisclosed Purchaser
22        2500gns          J McCulloch & Sons, West High Ardwell Farm, Ardwell, Stranraer,
38        2400gns          J McCulloch & Sons, West High Ardwell Farm, Ardwell, Stranraer,
36        2350gns          J McCulloch & Sons, West High Ardwell Farm, Ardwell, Stranraer,
33        2250gns          Undisclosed Purchaser
11        2100gns          A S T & M Shiels, Litle Auchengibbert Farm, Logan, Cumnock, Ayrshire
24        1950gns          J A Fingland & Partners, Garmartin, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire
16        1900gns          J A Fingland & Partners, Garmartin, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire
17        1900gns          TH & J Robinson, Burtholme Farm, Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria
27        1900gns          MC & A Elliott, Brackenhow, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria
39A      1900gns          JT & EM Marrs & Son, Broomhills, Orton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria