Border and Lakeland Club Show and Sale

20th June 2018

Chart Topper Tops June Pedigree Sale

The June Border & Lakeland Holstein club show and sale had a fantastic offering of classy cows and heifers all giving large volumes of milk and many bred from world class pedigrees.  In total 160 dairy animals were sold, topping at 2,700gns with just over 50% of the freshly calved milking animals selling for or above £2000.  The sale also included the dispersal of the Lonning pedigree herd on behalf of the Todhunter family.  This fine herd topped at 2,400gns to average almost £1500.

The show was sponsored by Zoetis, Cogent and Advanced Nutrition and judged by Jim Barr from the Bucklyvie herd in Fife.  He selected Stowbeck Masterful Nina as his verall Champion; she was consigned by Skirwith Hall Farms and sired by popular sire Masterful, this awesome udder heifer was also selected as the Best Udder in the show.  Nina was sold for 2,500gns to the judge.

Champion l/r Ian Plews (Cogent), Richard Bainbridge (Advanced Nutrition), Harry Davis (Handler), Jim Barr (Judge)

The Reserve Champion went to Espland Wickham Betsy consigned by Alan Cannon from Espland Hill Farm, Appleby.  She was sired by Silverridge V Wickham and sold for 2,450gns to Bradleys Farm, Lancashire.  Mr Cannon consigned four heifers in total placing first, second, third and fourth in the senior milking heifer class and all but one sold for or more than £2000 to average £2257.

Reserve Champion l/r Ian Plews (Cogent), Scott Horn (Handler), Jim Barr Judge)

The catalogue was packed with animals with amazing pedigrees and it was one of these special opportunities that topped the overall trading.  Spotlight Rodanas Esmonique was consigned by Shaun Rennie from Brocklehll Farm, Ayr.  Esmonique is currently the number three gPLI Cow in the UK with an index of almost gPLI+£600.  She was sired by Holbra Inseme Rodanas and bred from the Lou Etta cow family, her dam has been a successful show cow for the famous Koepon Holstein herd in Holland.  Mr David Taylor owner of the well known Thornby Holstein herd near Wigton purchased this chart topping heifer for the top price of the day for 2,700gns.

The Kepculloch herd sold a number of very milky cows and heifers all from exceptional cow familes.  Selling for 2,400gns was Kepculloch Attic Summer bred from nine generations of Excellent or Very Good dams.  The third dam was Altona Lea Rudolph Summer EX95 who won the Royal Highland Show for the Steel family back in 2005.  This classy young heifer was purchased by Hamish Campbell from Auchalne Farm, Castle Douglas.

The sale included two consignments of well bred young-stock.  The first group was a consignment of heifers from the two time winner of the Top Dairy Farm in Scotland award that is presented annually at Agriscot.  The Bervie herd owned by the Colquhoun family who farm near Montrose in Angus is currently averaging over 11000kgs and the heifers were all sired by top genomic young sires from the WWS mating programme.   This quality group of recently bred heifers topped twice at 1,250gns to average £1126.  Topping at 1,250 was a daughter of Siemers Mogul Pety and bred from a Go-Farm Artes dam who gave over 10000kgs as a young two year old.

The other consignment of young bulling heifers was from JM & M Harris from Whitbarrow Farm, Penrith.  The Harris family have recently sold their farm and are in the process of dispersing their pedigree Holstein herd.  This well grown and well bred group of bulling heifers topped at 980gns on three occasions to average £912.

The next dairy sale at Border takes place on Wednesday 4th July and features over 200 dairy cattle in the Border Monthly Dairy Day sale.  Catalogues for this sale can be viewed online at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or ordered from the Pedigree Office on 01228 406230.

Averages
2 Cows in milk                                    £1995.00
34 Heifers in milk                                £2024.16
22 Recently served heifers                 £1126.36
20 Bulling heifers                                £912.91
16 Commercial cows/heifers              £1493.61
67 Lonning Pedigree dispersal            £1480.50

Leading Prices
Lot      Gns                 Purchaser
Club
27        2700    D & M C Taylor, Wigton
16        2500    J & J Barr Farm Ltd, Fife
9          2450    Bradleys Farms Ltd, Poulton-Le-Fylde
29        2400    I G Campbell & Co, Castle Douglas
13        2300    TH & J Robinson, Brampton
18        2200    H & E M Hunter & Son, Penrith
31        2150    J & J Barr Farm Ltd, Cowdenbeath
25        2050    R McColm, Stranraer
1          2000    R & M Scott, Ayr
8          2000    J & J Barr Farm Ltd, Fife
26        2000    Bradleys Farms Ltd, Poulton-Le-Fylde
30        2000    Messrs Forrest, Annan32        2000    JJ Shepherd, Kilmarnock
34        2000    H Smith & Sons, Mauchline

Bervie Herd
55        1250    Bradleys Farms Ltd, Poulton-Le-Fylde
57        1250    Bradleys Farms Ltd, Poulton-Le-Fylde
61        1200    W M Sloan & Co, Lockerbie
62        1200    SR Nash, Stoke
63        1200    JT & EM Marrs & Son, Carlisle
67        1200    JT & EM Marrs & Son, Carlisle

Whitbarrow Herd
84        980      JT & EM Marrs & Son, Carlisle
90        980      S F Wilson & Co, Barrhead
96        980      S F Wilson & Co, Barrhead

Prize List

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
CLASS 1
Cow in Milk

2

SKIRWITH HALL

CLASS 2
Senior Heifer in Milk

9
DI & AA CANNON

13
DI & AA CANNON

8
DI & AA CANNON

7
DI & AA CANNON

CLASS 2
Junior Heifer in Milk

16
SKIRWITH HALL

27
S RENNIE

26
SKIRWITH HALL

31
SKIRWITH HALL

 

CHAMPION

16
SKIRWITH HALL

RESERVE CHAMPION

9
DI & AA CANNON

 

BEST UDDER

16
SKIRWITH HALL