Four Heifers Top At 2K At Borderway
The first Spring Dairy sale at Borderway, Carlisle had a quality entry of freshly calved cows and heifers consigned by many of the top milk producers from the North of England and Scotland. Four heifers topped at £2000 with the overall average coming to £1657 for a smaller number of animals sold on the month and an outstanding sixth lactation cow sold for £1650.
The Craig family from Dunfermline who have recently started selling at Borderway sold two special heifers both for £2000. The first was sired by Mogul and bred from a high yielding dam by Lucente and the second was by Bankroll from a VG Final Cut dam. Both heifers had world class mammary systems.
Regular consignor Andrew Slack sold twenty heifers topping at £2000 for a perfectly balanced black heifer with excellent feet and legs and a very attractive udder. Numerous heifers from this consignment sold for above £1900.
Thee powerful and very milky Montbeliarde heifers were consigned by the Workman family from Carlisle. They topped at £2000 for a stylish heifer giving an ocean of milk.
The only British Frisian heifer in the sale sold for £1900 consigned by the Blamire family from Mid Whinnow Farm, Thursby.
Holstein cows topped at £1850 for a second calve cow from WJ Fisher from Stranraer. She was sired by a Ross son and bred from a Melody dam with over 9000kgs.
One of the best cows to sell at Borderway for some time was a sixth lactation Holstein cow consigned by Tom Stewart from Sandyknowe Farm near Kelso. She was sired by Queenscairn Charles and was a carbon copy of the true type model. She sold for £1650.
The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 18th March comprising 120 pedigree Holstein cows and heifers on behalf of the Border & Lakeland Club Sale. An online version of this catalogue can be viewed at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230
18 Holstein cows £1166.66
49 Holstein heifers £1657.63
3 Montbeliarde heifers £1683.33
8 Faulted ¾ / slow milkers £940.00
1 Dry cow £1000.00
1 In-Calf heifers £1420.00