Border & Lakeland Holstein Club July Sale

17th July 2019

Kingpin Heifer Tops for Boclair

Buyers were once again given a fantastic choice of exceptional quality animals at the July Border & Lakeland pedigree sale held at Borderway, Carlisle.  Many of the heifers selling were bred from deep pedigrees that exceled in type, production and longevity and all were giving large volumes of high-quality milk.  Trade topped at 2,600gns to average £1956 for a complete clearance with buyers from eleven counites on the buyers list.

The show was sponsored by Paragon Veterinary Group and Advanced Nutrition and expertly judged by Wilson Stewart from the Straidnahanna herd.  His Overall Champion and Champion Udder went to the winning Senior heifer in milk Espland Fitz Maisie consigned by Alan Cannon from Espland Farm, Appleby.  She was sired by Toc-Farm Fitz and bred from a Bossman dam with production over 12500kgs.  This amazing uddered heifer sold for 2,400gns to the Maverick herd owned by Craig Cochrane near Kilmarnock.   Three other heifers from this home sold to average £2270.

Champion – Espland Fitz Maisie l/r Paul Kirkwood (sponsor Paragon), Scott Horn (representing vendor Alan Cannon), Wilson Stewart (judge)

The Reserve Champion went to another super uddered heifer again from the Espland herd, Espland Marilyn was producing 38kgs and was bred from a highly productive line of cows.  She was purchased for 2,150gns by the Sloan family from Dormieston Farm in Ayrshire.

Reserve Champion – Espland Marilyn l/r Paul Kirkwood (sponsor Paragon), Alan Cannon (vendor), Wilson Stewart (judge)

Topping the trade for milking animals was Boclair Kingpin Royalty consigned by the Brewster family from Glasgow.  She was sired by Kingpin and bred from a VG87 Uno dam followed by fifteen Excellent dams from the Pinehurst Rapture cow family.  She now joins the herd of Will & Mike Oldfield in Yorkshire selling for 2,600gns.  The Boclair herd sold six heifers to average £2257.

There was a quality group of in-calf heifers forward topping at 1,650gns for Coopon Cordial Jeltje consigned by Newhouse Farm Ltd, Dumfries.  She was sired by AltaCordial and bred from an Iota dam with sky high butterfat and protein.  She was purchased by Mr Purdie from the West of Scotland.

The annual production sale of pedigree British Friesian heifers from the prize winning Lismulligan herd was one of the star attractions of the July pedigree sale.  Famous for their longevity and outstanding type buyers continue to return year on year to invest in these prolific cow families.  Topping this year’s consignment was Lismulligan Redbreast 63 selling for 2,000gns to Roy Swallow from Northumberland with 25 heifer calves averaging £911.

The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 31st July and features 320 Holsteins in the complete dispersal sale of the Genista Pedigree Holstein herd from Fife.  The catalogue for this sale will be available online at www.harrisonandhetherington.com

Averages
3 Cows in milk                                    £1627.50
47 Heifers in milk                                £1956.11
23 In-Calf Heifers                               £1373.21
25 Heifer Calves from Lismulligan      £911.82

Leading Prices
Lot      Price               Purchaser
46        2600gns          Messrs Oldfield, Gisburn, Clitheroe
13        2400gns          Messrs Cochrane, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
2          2200gns          Messrs Scott, Mossblown, Ayr, Ayrshire
20        2200gns          Messrs Cochrane, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
49        2200gns          Messrs Sloan & Son, Mauchline, Ayrshire
21        2150gns          Messrs Sloan & Son, Mauchline, Ayrshire
27        2150gns          Messrs Watson & Co, Ochiltree, CUMNOCK, Ayrshire
50        2150gns          Messrs Byers & Son, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
36        2050gns          Messrs Cochrane, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
43        2000gns          Messrs Sloan & Son, Mauchline, Ayrshire
45        2000gns          Messrs Byers & Son, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
47        2000gns          Messrs Carlyle, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria
48        2000gns          West Coast Genetics, Wigtownshire
126      2000gns          Messrs Swallow, Thorngrafton, Hexham, Northumberland

Prize List                

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
CLASS 1

Cow in Milk

2

Steel

2

Done

CLASS 2

Senior Heifer in Milk

13

Cannon

21

Cannon

26

Walton

30

Brewster

CLASS 2

Junior Heifer in Milk

48

Brewster

36

Gray

47

Skirwith Hall

41

Skirwith Hall

 

CHAMPION

13

Cannon

 

RESERVE CHAMPION

21

Cannon

 

BEST UDDER

 

13

Cannon