The first Borderway Monthly Dairy Day in 2017 had just over 100 dairy cattle on offer, comprising of freshly calved cows & heifers. There was something for everyone with Holstein, Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Montbeliarde and British Friesian cattle present. Trade topped at £1720 to average £1397 for a 100% clearance.
‘Trade of the day went to the Halmyre Ayrshire herd’
Topping the Holstein trade at £1720 was a very milky heifer giving 34kg consigned by JW Graves & Son Home Farm, Tallentire. She was sired by Refind Kingpin and bred from a Tee Off dam giving over 9500kgs as a heifer.
Messrs Lindsay from Seaton Hall Farm, Millom sold three high yielding animals topping at £1580 with a strong powerful heifer sired by Burlane Tennyson.
There were four super uddered heifers consigned by Messrs Hastwell, The Bulidings, Kirkby Stephen topping at £1580 for a black silky heifer giving over 30kgs.
The Longmeg herd of SK Morton, Little Salkeld, Penrith sold 12 cows and heifers topping with a super milky cow fresh in her third lactation giving 44kg, selling for £1550.
The trade of the day was set by the Ayrshire herd of Keith Davidson Halmyre Farm, Castle Douglas. This highly respected herd had three outstanding Ayrshire heifers all giving over 30kgs and topped at £1620 to average £1550.
There was a number of cross bred Brown Swiss cows and heifers selling, and topped at £1350 for a super balanced second lactation cow giving 34kgs consigned by R&J Byers Byegill Farm, Carlisle.
Montbeliarde cattle were once again in demand with 11 cows consigned by D&O Martindale Todholes, Annan. These cows ranged from 6th lactation to 2nd lactation cows and topped at £1550 for a very classy second calver giving 35kgs.
The last milking British Friesian to ever sell from W&G Armstrong & Son Great Easby Farm, Brampton sold for £1480. This was for a perfect uddered heifer giving 20kgs.
The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 18th January and features 100 head in the Border & Lakeland Club sale. This sale features a special group of pedigree Ayrshire heifers from the Halmyre herd.
Catalogues for these sales can be viewed on line at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230
Averages15 Holstein Cows £1157.772 British Friesian cow £1415.0061 Holstein Heifers £1397.963 Ayrshire Heifers £1550.007 Brown Swiss cross bred cows £1217.1411 Montbeliarde cross bred cows £1012.636 Brown Swiss bulling heifers £535.00