Borderway Monthly Dairy Day Sale

4th July 2018

WEDNESDAY 4th July 2018

The July Borderway Monthly Dairy Day was packed from start to finish with very milky cows and heifers, dry cows, in-calf heifers, bulling heifers and heifer calves.  Almost 200 dairy cattle were sold topping at £2350 to average £1578 with seven animals selling for or more than £2000.  It is worth noting that although milk price is rising and demand for dairy cattle is strong the dry weather conditions are a concern with grass becoming an issue on a number of farms.

Topping at £2350 was a very special heifer consigned by Matthew Gemmell from Brownfield Farm, Dumfries.  She was sired by Queenscairn Romany and bred from a VG88 dam with over 12000kgs.  Another heifer from the same home sold for £2150 this time sired by Meilklefirth Brook.  The five heifers from this home averaged £2046.

Top Price- Messrs Gemmell, Brownfield Farm, £2350

R & A Slack, Cockley Bank Farm had a fantastic entry of 16 heifers all giving over 30kgs and all with cracking udders and powerful frames.  Topping this group was a daughter of De-Su Hilliard giving 34kgs and sold for £2120.

Cows topped at £2100 for a third calver from the H&J Wilson Little Float Farm, Stranraer.  She was sired by Gillette Stanleycup and was giving almost 60kgs.  The Davidson family from Errolston Farm, Gretna sold a number of cows giving a massive amount of milk topping at £1900 for a third calver sired by Toc-Farm Goldfish.

There were less British Friesian cows on show but sold well topping at £1850 for a tremendous udder heifer consigned by Tony Williamson, High House Farm, Appleby.

Jersey cows and heifers sold well topping at £1500 for a third calve cow from JA Jenkinson, Fordsyke Farm, Scaleby.

Matthew Fisher from Yanwath Farm, Penrith sold two outstanding Ayrshire heifers topping at £2000 for a daughter of Burdette.

There was a fantastic entry of in-calf heifers topping at £1750 twice for two heifers both sired by Carrock Saltzberg consigned by Ian Wilson, Wood of Auldbar Farm, Angus.  In total 49 in-calf heifers sold to average just over £1300.

Richard and Leanne Winder from Wall End Farm, Broughton-In-Furness sold nineteen young heifers from their prize winning dairy herd.  They have combined the best of the Holstein, Montbeliarde, Swedish Red, British Friesian and Fleckvieh to bred a highly efficient herd.  Their young heifer calves topped at £850 for a daughter of Rumgo (Fleckvieh) from a Holstein dam.

The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 18th July comprising 157 Pedigree Holsteins in the Border & Lakeland show and sale.  This sale includes the dispersal of the Lismulligan British Friesian annual heifer sale and 20 bulling heifers from the Whitbarrow herd.  The catalogue for the on farm Dalesbrad Holstein sale is now online.  A catalogue for this sale can be viewed online at or can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230

21 Holstein Cows in milk                                                                                £1471.50
69 Holstein Heifers in milk                                                                              £1578.66
3 British Friesian cows/heifers in milk                                                            £1733.33
5 Jersey cows/heifers in milk                                                                         £1466.66
2 Ayrshire heifers in milk                                                                                £1900.00
14 Dry Holstein cows                                                                                      £1112.85
5 3/4 & faulted cows/heifers                                                                           £891.72
49 Holstein In-calf heifers                                                                               £1301.44
7 Holstein Friesian bulling heifers                                                                   £790.00
19 Holstein/Montbelliarde/Swedish Red/Fleckvieh heifers calves               £524.73