Borderway Monthly Dairy Day

7th November 2018

The November Borderway Monthly Dairy Day topped at £2100 to average £1697 for freshly calved heifers with a smaller number of top quality cows averaging £1736 with almost 50% of the sale selling for or above £1800.  There was a great atmosphere at ringside, buyers travelled from Scotland and the North of England and N. Ireland with all breeds in high demand.  The consignors once again must be congratulated on the excellent quality on offer with cows giving over 50kgs and heifers up to 40kgs.

Topping at £2100 was a perfectly put together heifer from Paul & Anne Harrison from Breckney Hall Farm.  She was Chishillways Uno Petrina, sired by Numero Uno and was giving 30kgs.

M&G Struthers from Bankhead Farm, Fife sold sixteen heifers topping at £2000 for a daughter of TW Goodwhone giving 37kgs.  Another super uddered heifer from Balcurvie sired by Vieusaule Flame giving 38kgs sold for £1900.

Richard Livingstone from Kirtlevale, Gretna sold six heifers to average £1846 topping at £2000 for a daughter of Riverdane Arist Red giving 32kgs.  Another star from this consignment was Kirtlevale Bankroll Apple sired by Crasdale Bankroll giving 30kgs and sold for £1880.

An excellent group of Holstein cows averaged £1736 and topped at £1950 for Bankview Spectrum Sweetie consigned by Mark Walton, Bank View Farm, Kirby Stephen.  She was sired by Charpentier Spectrum from a R-E-W Seaver dam and was giving over 50kgs

British Friesian cows and heifers were in demand topping at £1920 for a third calver from Messrs Williamson, The Howes Farm, Appleby.  This outstanding consignment averaged £1744 and has another excellent group for the start of December.

There were only a small group of Montbeliarde and Fleckvieh cross bred heifers, they topped at £1780 for very milky heifer with a close to perfect udder from Matthew Workman, Beeches Farm, Carlisle.

The 26 in-calf heifers were mostly all pedigree and the breeders must be congratulated on the outstanding quality on offer.  These heifers sold well below their true value topping at £1500 to average £1193.  Topping the in-calf heifers was a daughter of Pello consigned by H Huddleston, Round Meadows Farm, Hexham.

Bryan Donald from Ling Farm, Carlisle sold 10 well grown bulling heifers in excellent condintion.  They topped at £900 twice to average £872.

The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place next week on Wednesday 14th November and features the monthly Border & Lakeland Club sale.  This sale includes 60 fresh milkers, 10 in-calf Jersey & 2 Brown Swiss bulls.  A catalogue for this sale can be viewed online at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230