Keep Calm and Carry On
The March Border & Lakeland Holstein Club catalogue was once again brimming with quality dairy cattle from cover to cover. Trade topped at 2,100gns on three occasions with the overall average coming to £1868 with cows topping at 2,000gns and buyers as far south as Dyfed in Wales and as far north as Dundee taking part.
The show was sponsored by Paragon Veterinary Group and Advanced Nutrition and was judged by Graham Bradley from Bradley Farms near Preston. He tapped out Bankview Upright Violet as his overall Champion, she was consigned by Mark Walton from Kirkby Stephen. She was giving 40kgs and was bred from an Excellent dam with impressive production. She was purchased by the judge.
The Reserve Champion rosette was presented to the winning Junior Heifer in milk Stowbeck Khedira Rosebowl who was consigned by Skirwith Hall Farms from near Penrith. She was sired by Khedira and bred from a Very Good dam with over 12000kgs and went back to an Excellent fourth dam with over 100 ton of milk lifetime. She sold for a joint top price of the day at 2,100gns to the judge.
Skirwith Hall Farms sold another nine heifers to average £1965 and included Stowbeck Buffalo Lorna who sold for 2,100gns. She was sired by View-Home Buffalo and was bred from an Excellent dam by Epic. She was purchased by Mr Thomas from Wales.
The Roan family from the Colvend herd near Dalbeattie sold two heifers topping with a perfectly balanced heifer from a deep cow family. Colvend Dalliance Lisa was bred from six generations of Excellent or Very Good dams most of which produced more than 60 ton of milk. She sold for 2,100gns to the Oldfield family near Gisburn.
The Espland herd sold two heifers topping at 2,000gns for Espland Uno Madge sired by Numero Uno and bred from an Excellent 91 grand dam by Igniter. This powerful framed heifer was bought by the Barr family in Fife.
Cows topped at 2,000gns for Netherkeir Craven Cathy consigned by Brian Harvey from near Dumfries. She was fresh in her second and was giving 40kgs after producing over 10000kgs as a heifer. She was purchased by Park House Farms near Wigton. Another four cows from this home were sold to average £1863.
Willy Young from Beuchan Farm near Thornhill sold three Ayrshire heifers all making 1,850gns the first was Keir Mains Gladness sired by Rosehill Manderville. She was producing 32kgs and bred from a tremendous cow family with four generations of VG or EX cows all with lactations over 10000kgs. She was purchased by Mr Fingland from near Castle Douglas.
The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 25th March and features the dispersal of the Lucebank Pedigree herd. Catalogue for this sale can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230 or can be viewed online at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk
5 Cows in milk £1843.80
41 Heifers in milk £1868.27
1 In calf heifer £1365.00
Lot Price Purchaser
Border and Lakeland
Heifer In Milk
Heifer in Milk
Skirwith Hall Farms Ltd