Border & Lakeland Holstein Club Show & Sale and Coloured Breeds Spring Show & Sale

18th April 2018

STATESMAN WIN FOR THE WORMANBY HERD

The April Border & Lakeland club show and sale and Spring Jersey sale had an exceptional offering of high yielding heifers many bred from world class pedigrees.  Trade topped at 2,050gns to average £1880 with only five heifers selling below £1800.

The show was sponsored by Zoetis, Cogent and Advanced Nutrition and expertly judged by Robert Hunter from the Letterkenny Jersey herd.  He selected Wormanby Statesman Lilly for his Overall Champion and Champion Udder.  This powerful framed heifer was consigned by Wormanby Farms and was sired by Boclair Statesman and bred from four generations of Excellent or Very Good dams.   She sold for 2,000gns to the Carrock Holstein herd owned by the Brough family near Dalston.

Champion  & Best Udder Wormanby Statesman Lilly
l/r Ryan McPherson from Advanced Nutrition (sponsor), David Hodgson (Vendor), Rob Horn from Zoetis (sponsor), Ian Plews from Cogent (sponsor)

The Reserve Champion went to Stowbeck Montreal Madge consigned by the Wilson family from Skirwith Hall Farms.  She was sired by Vieuxsaule Montreal and bred from a strong cow family with huge production.  Madge sold for 2,0000gns to R Byres & Sons, Canonbie.  Skirwith Hall sold another five heifers to average £1890.

Reserve Champion  Stowbeck Montreal Madge
l/r Rob Horn from Zoetis (sponsor), Ian Plews from Cogent (sponsor)

The sale topper went to Espland Zelgadis Sally consigned by Alan Cannon from Espland Hill, Appleby.  She was sired by Zelgadis and was giving 38kgs from a line of long-life cows.   She sold for 2,050gns to J Marrs Broomhills Farm, Carlisle.

The Jersey show was won by Honeyfields O Lets Dance consigned by James & Gayle Robinson from the Wishwingwell herd near Leyburn, North Yorkshire.  This powerful framed heifer had been purchased from the Black & White sale as a young calve and had won a number of shows in 2017.  She was only nine days fresh and displayed huge potential.  She sold for 1,750gns to W Oldfield near Gisburn.

Champion Jersey Honeyfields O Lets Dance
l/r Robert Hunter (judge), James Robinson (vendor), Tom Metcalf from Northern Boiler Grants (sponsor)

The winning cow in milk and Reserve Champion was Saxon Vanahlem Judy GP83 consigned by Richard Saxby.  This outstanding uddered cow was producing 34kgs and bred from a cracking line of the Judy cow family.  She topped the Jersey sale at 2,000gns and now joins the herd JR Heuchan near Castle Douglas.

Reserve Champion & Best Udder Saxon Vanahlem Judy GP83
l/r Robert Hunter (judge), Richard Saxby(vendor), Tom Metcalf from Northern Boiler Grants (sponsor), Ryan McPherson from Advanced Nutrition (sponsor)

Best Jersey Udder

The sale opened with a special consignment of semen Braedale Goldwyn selling to 250gns per dose.

The next Border & Lakeland Holstein Club Sale takes place on Wednesday 16th May.

Averages
25 Heifers in milk                                           £1880.73
7 Jersey cows/heifers in milk                         £1698.37
6 Jersey In-Calf heifers                                  £1228.50
9 Doses of Bradedale Goldwyn (per dose)    £227.50
10 Commercial cows/heifers                          £1582.50

Leading Prices

Lot      Gns                 Purchaser                                                                                                                 

Holstein
14        2050gns                JT & EM Marrs & Son, Broomhills, Orton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria
13        2000gns                Buckabank Farm Ltd, Buckabank Farm, Buckabank, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria
30        2000gns               R Byers & Son, Woodslee, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
37        1950gns                Bridgehouse Farmimg Co, Bridgehouse Farm, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire
27        1900gns                SJ & JE Ogden, Pears Ghyll Farm, Calthwaite, Penrith, Cumbria
32        1900gns                Mccreery Farms, Low Malzie, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire
33        1900gns                JT & EM Marrs & Son, Broomhills, Orton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria
31        1800gns                JR Heuchan & Son, Gerranton Farm, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire

Jersey
9          2000gns          JR Heuchan & Son, Gerranton Farm, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire
39        1750gns          N & M  Oldfield, Demense Farm East, Newsholme, Gisburn, Clitheroe
15        1400gns          H Martin & Son, Gaitsgill Farm, Gaitsgill, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria
7          1320gns          H Martin & Son, Gaitsgill Farm, Gaitsgill, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria
41        1250gns          KM & KM Mawson, Bailey Ground Farm, Santon Way, Seascale, Cumbria
42        1250gns          RH Dick & Sons, Lochmailing, Auldgirth, Dumfries