Hot Summer Tops Trade At Borderway
The July Border & Lakeland Holstein club show and sale had one of the best offerings of quality cows and heifers in the events history. Buyers had a fantastic choice with many cows producing over 50kgs and heifers bred from some of the best cow families in the breed. The dry weather conditions however had an adverse affect on the trade with the overall average down almost £200 on the month to average £1832. Trade topped at £2850 with 17 animals selling for or more than £2000, the sale also included the annual Lismulligan Youngstock sale were heifers topped at 1050gns to average £769.
The show was sponsored by Paragon Veterinary Group, Cogent and Advanced Nutrition and judged by Joe Marrs from the Broomhills Holstein herd. He selected Wormanby Deman Brook as his overall Champion; she was consigned by Wormanby Farms and sired by popular sire Deman. Brook had a super frame and was bred from an Excellent 93 dam who twice produced over 13000kgs, she sold for 2,600gns to the judge.
The Reserve Champion went to Stowbeck Cinderdoor Jeanie consigned by Skirwith Hall Farms, Penrith. She was sired by Cinderdood and bred from four generations of Excellent or Very Good dams with massive lifetime production. She was purchased by the judge for 2,300gns.
One of the features that make the Border & Lakeland sale the best event to source top end genetics is the elite pedigrees that are consigned on a monthly basis. It was one of these exceptional animals that topped the trade selling for 2,850gns to David McNaugher, N. Ireland. Lomond Durbin Summer was consigned by the world famous cattle photographer Jane Steel and was bred from an Excellent 92 Shottle dam followed by the Royal Highland Champion Altona Lea Rudolph Summer EX95.
Jim Gray from the Drumtall herd consigned a heifer bred from six Excellent dams tracing back to the Indianhead Holstein herd in Wisconsin, USA. Rockset Latitude Bridget was sired by Rockset Latitude and had two Excellent sisters that featured in the recent Rockset dispersal. This shallow uddered heifer displayed massive potential and sold for 2,450 to N&M Oldfield, Demense Farm, Gisburn, who also purchased Lillyhall Mascalses Bonita for 2,400gns. Bonita was consigned by Matthew and Ruth Harper and was bred from seven Excellent dams tracing back to the 1996 World Dairy Expo Champion Buggs Blackstar Buffy.
The Petch family from Whitegate Farm, Middlebrough sold 14 cows and heifers topping at 2,600gns to average £1946. Topping this wonderful group of super uddered and highly productive animals was Aytonian Bluebell 319, who was sired by Gerard and bred from two Very Good dams. She was giving 49kgs and displayed tons of style, she now joins the herd of JJ Taylor, High Whinnow Farm, Carlisle.
The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Friday 27th July and features 222 pedigree Ayrshire cattle, this is the final chapter in the famous Changue Ayrshire pedigree herd Catalogues for this sale can be viewed online at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or ordered from the Pedigree Office on 01228 406230.
11 Cows in milk £1916.25
57 Heifers in milk £1832.93
1 Bull £2625.00
11 Embryos £535.50
31 Lismulligan Heifer calves £769.54
Lot Gns Purchaser
17 2850gns Messrs McNaugher, Co.Londonderry, N.Ireland
11 2600gns Messrs Taylor, Carlisle, Cumbria
48 2600gns Messrs Marrs, Carlisle, Cumbria
52 2450gns Messrs Oldfield, Gisburn, Clitheroe
33 2400gns Messrs Oldfield, Gisburn, Clitheroe
54 2300gns Messrs Marrs, Carlisle, Cumbria
43 2200gns Messrs Bryson, Mauchline, Ayrshire
13 2100gns Messrs Marrs, Carlisle, Cumbria
34 2050gns Messrs Bryson, Mauchline, Ayrshire
63 2050gns Messrs Scott, Ayr, Ayrshire
46 2000gns Messrs Rudd, Wigton, Cumbria
Cow in Milk
Senior Heifer in Milk
Junior Heifer in Milk