BALCURVIE HOLSTEINS TAKES TOP SPOT IN AUGUST
The August Borderway Monthly Dairy Day sale had something for everyone with 250 head changing hands. Trade topped at £2400 with Holstein milking heifers averaging £1849; 21 animals sold for £2000 or more. 61 buyers were recorded from 21 counties across England, Scotland, Wales & N. Ireland with just over 50 animals purchased online. Trade was less on the month for most categories with some animals looking excellent value for money.
Holstein heifers topped at £2400 for an unregistered heifer from Balcurvie Holsteins. She had an amazing mammary and displayed a perfect balance of strength and dairyness. Another heifer from this home sired by Goodwhone sold for £2350 with the whole group averaging £1907.
The top average of the day went to the Liscabank herd of the Parkinson family from Lancashire coming to £1933. The bargain of the day was also from this home with Liscabank Hartley Ashlyn selling for only £2200. She was bred from a VG86 Silver dam, sister to the All European winner, Riverdane Ashlyns Gold.
Holstein cows topped at £2200 for Wreaywood Price Becky consigned by the Wilson’s from Woodside Farm. She was fresh in her second giving 63kgs and bred from a dam with over 13000kgs. This superb group of nine cows and heifers averaged almost £1900.
Super uddered Ayrshire heifers sold to a top of £2000 for Stevenson’s Lauren consigned by William Stevenson from Kirminncok Farm near Stranraer. She was sired by Cuthill Towers Roderick and bred from a dam with over 10000kgs.
A small number British Friesian cattle were in demand with the average for milking cows coming to £1950. The Bell family from Nerewater Farm topped at £2000 for a heifer from their prize winning herd.
37 Holstein Friesian dry cows from J. Wilson Little Float Farm, Stranraer topped at £1450 to average £1310.
In-calf heifers continue to sell well with heifers due soon selling to £1600 on several occasions for heifers consigned by Church Farm in Brampton.
23 Holstein and British bulling heifers topped at £1150 for a daughter of Winersell Titan consigned by the Kennedy family from Chapelcroft Farm near Lochmaben. This cracking group averaged £1008.
The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 19th August and features the Border & Lakeland club sale along with special consignments of Jersey and Ayrshire pedigree cattle. An online version of this catalogue can be viewed at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230
57 Holstein heifers milk £1849.47
18 Holstein cows milk £1767.85
6 British Friesian cows & heifers £1950.00
17 Ayrshire heifers in milk £1675.00
7 Faulted ¾ / slow milkers £1145.00
34 Cultercullen Dispersal £1544.11
32 Backhill Dispersal £1266.87
37 Dry cows £1310.00
19 Holstein In-Calf/Recently served heifers £1348.57
23 Holstein & British Friesian bulling heifers £919.33