Border & Lakeland Holstein Club Sale

19th June 2020

WARNELVIEW HOLSTEINS MAKES AN IMPRESSION

Dairy trade remained buoyant for the June Border and Lakeland sale with trade topping at 2,500gns to average £2065 with 70% of the sale selling for over £2000.  The dairy sales at Borderway continue to operate under the drop and go system implemented under the Covid-19 period to reduce crowd numbers around the ring.  Thanks to the consignors and buyers for adjusting to these new arrangements, the Live Bidding platform once again played an important part.

Although the sale had a smaller number of animals forward buyers were recorded from the four home nations with pedigree once again adding value to the top end of the market.

The Warnelview herd consigned five exceptional heifers to average £2320 and topped at 2,500gns for Warnelview Impression Zwartina.  She was producing over 40kgs and was bred from four generations of dams classified Excellent or Very Good.  Zwartina had a world class mammary and was purchased by the Owen family from the prize winning Eryri Holstein herd in North Wales.

Warnelview Impression Zwartina – £2500

Topping the cow trade was a cow producing over 50kgs from the Gerrard herd near Wigton.  Gerrard Silver Jewel was bred from four generations of Excellent or Very Good dams all with impressive longevity and sold for 2,400gns to the Owen family from the prize winning Eryri Holstein herd in North Wales.

The Nethervalley herd sold seven heifers to average £1935 and topped at 2,350gns for Nethervalley Moxi Erica.  Erica was bred from Cushathill Seaver Erica VG85 who twice gave over 12000kgs and is potentially the sixth generation of Excellent or Very Good animals.  She joins the Owen family from the prize winning Eryri Holstein herd in North Wales.

Three very productive animals from the Bankview herd of Mark Walton near Kirby Stephen averaged over £2100 and topped at 2,150gns for Bankview Dewers Carol who was giving 36kgs.  She was bred from a VG88 Mr Sam dam who is still milking in the herd in her eight lactation. She was purchased by the Sommerville family near Dumfries.

Balcurvie Holsteins from Fife sold seven super uddered heifers all producing large volumes of milk to average £1995 and topped at 2,150gns.  Balcurvie Royal Marion was giving 40kgs and was bred from a DVD dam and was purchased by Mr Ramsay from North Yorkshire.

The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Friday 3rd July and features the monthly Borderway Monthly Dairy Day sale.  This sale will feature almost over 300 animals including 45 Pedigree Jersey in-calf heifers, 60 Holstein in-calf heifers and dry cows all due in August and a large consignment of bulling heifers.  Catalogue for this sale can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230 or can be viewed online at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk

Averages
2 Cows in milk                                  £2310.00
33 Heifers in milk                             £2065.00
6 British Friesian cows in milk       £1723.75
2 Jersey Cross bred heifers           £1627.50

Leading Prices
Lot                 Price                        Purchaser
529                 2500gns                    Messrs Owen, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd
542                 2400gns                    Messrs Owen, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd
504                 2350gns                    Messrs Owen, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd
528                 2250gns                    Messrs Robinson & Son, Humshaugh, Hexham Northumberland
505                 2200gns                    Messrs Millar & Son, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
526                 2200gns                    Messrs Owen, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd
516                 2150gns                    Messrs Somerville, Carrutherstown, Dumfries
533                 2150gns                    Messrs Ramsay & Son, Richmond, North Yorkshire
503                 2100gns                    Messrs Somerville, Carrutherstown, Dumfries
517                 2100gns                    Messrs Barr, Cowdenbeath, Fife
527                 2100gns                    Messrs Owen, Colwyn Bay Clwyd