Border and Lakeland Club Show and Sale

16th January 2019

The first Border and Lakeland show and sale of 2019 kicked off with a bang with an outstanding group of milking cows and heifers and a world class offering of embryos.  Buyers travelled from across the UK to pack a busy ringside where 124 milkers topped at 2,200gns to average £1874 with 22 animals selling for or more than £2000.

The show was sponsored by Paragon Veterinary Group and Cogent and expertly judged by Malcolm Hutchinson from the recently dispersed Bowberhill herd.  Winning the senior heifer class and Overall Champion was Dunnerdale Loptimum Bo consigned by Stephen Boow from Corney Hall Farm, Millom.  This perfect uddered heifer was sired by Delaberge Loptimum and was giving 33kgs, she sold for 2,150gns to Messers Prentice, Ayrshire.  Another excellent uddered heifer from this home sired by Seagull-Bay Razzle also sold for 2,150gns to Messrs Rudd, Wigton.

Champion – l/r Ian Plews (Cogent), Stephen Boow (Vendor), Malcolm Hutchinson (Judge)

The Reserve Champion went to the second place senior heifer consigned by S. Liddle from the Farm Organisation Company.  Gildersbeck Skyfire Ivy Fire was sired by Gen-I-Beq Skyfire and bred from three generations of Excellent or Very good Red & White cows.  This fancy red heifer sold for the top price of the day selling for 2,200gns to Messrs Wilkes, North Yorkshire.

Reserve Champion l/r – Ian Plews (Cogent), Sarah Liddle (Vendor), Malcolm Hutchinson (Judge)

The Graham family from the Heathersgill Holstein herd sold a number of outstanding heifers topping at 2,150gns for Heathersill Estate Duchess.  She traced back to the Manorpowis Duchess cow family and was giving 47kgs from an udder normally seen at the top of National Show.  She now joins the herd of Messrs Hunter, Penrith.

Also selling for 2,150gns was Espland Masterful India consigned by Alan Cannon form Appleby.  Sired by Masterful and bred from two Excellent dams she was purchased by the Robinson family from Brampton.

The Stowbeck Holstein herd owned by Len and Chris Wilson sold a number of outstanding milking heifers and cows and topped at 2,150gns for Stowbeck Honeybee Maiden who was bought by Messrs McCulloch, Stranraer.  She was bred from five generations of Excellent or Very Good cows all with massive lifetime yields.

The sale started with an Elite Embryo Auction featuring embryos from many of the best cows in the Holstein and Jersey breed.  Just over 100 embryos sold topping at 850gns to average £429 with the top price coming from the Luck-E Awesome Jacuzzi Red heifer.

Many thanks to Len Wilson from Skirwith Hall Farms for purchasing the embryo by Walnutlawn Solomon from Lillyhall Sanchez Bonita.  This special embryo was kindly donated by Matthew and Ruth Harper with all the proceeds going to the Children’s Heart Unit Freeman.  Many thanks as well to everyone who donated and to William Oldfield who gave £150 today following the sale

Averages
9 Cows in milk                                                £1578.00
84 Heifers in milk                                £1874.55
27 Non-Pedigree Cows in milk           £1360.00
4 ¾ quartered cows                            £1080.00
100 Holstein & Jersey Embryos         £429.64

Leading Prices
Lot      Gns                 Purchaser
67        2200gns          Messrs Wilkes, Wensley Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
42        2150gns          Messrs Hunter, Berrier, Penrith, Cumbria
49        2150gns          Messrs Robinson, Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria
81        2150gns          Messrs Rudd, Kirkbride, Wigton, Cumbria
84        2150gns          Messrs Prentice, New Cumnock, Ayrshire
98        2150gns          Messrs McCulloch, Ardwell, Stranraer, Wigtownshire
54        2100gns          Messrs Oldfield, Newsholme, Gisburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire
68        2100gns          Messrs Ridsdale, Thomas close, Penrith, Cumbria
72        2100gns          Messrs James, Roadhead, Carlisle, Cumbria
79        2100gns          Messrs Clark, Glenluce, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire

Prize List               

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

CLASS 1
Cow in Milk

32a
R & M SCOTT

32
DA HOWIE

CLASS 2
Senior Heifer in Milk

84
WW & D BOOW

67
S LIDDLE & AE WILKES

59
AA & DI CANNON

46
E T DONE

CLASS 2
Junior Heifer in Milk

95a
M & JA JOHNSTON

90
BELAW FARMING

111
SKIRWITH HALL

104
BUCKABANK FARMS

 

CHAMPION

84
WW & D BOOW

 

RESERVE CHAMPION

67
S LIDDLE & AE WILKES