Borderway Monthly Dairy Day

7th October 2020


The October Borderway Monthly Dairy Day had another quality entry of dairy cattle on offer from top quality freshly calved heifers, late lactation cows, dry cows, in-calf heifers and bulling heifers.  248 animals changed hands topping at £2600 with Holstein milking heifers averaging £1970: with 46 animals selling for £2000 or more.  Buyers from across the UK took part with almost 50% selling online.

Richard Livingston from the Kirtlevale herd in Gretna sold nine heifers to average £2077 and topped at £2600 for a Kingpin Phantom daughter giving 36kgs and bred from a Superstyle dam.  Another classy heifer from this home sired by Crasdale Bankroll sold for £2450.

LOT 104 £2600

Balcurvie Holstein sold fifteen heifers to average £1991 and topped at £2350 for a De-Su Syracuse daughter bred from a McCutchen dam.  A super udder Unix daughter from the same home sold for £2300.

The Wilson family from Woodside Farm sold fourteen cows and heifers to average £2110 and topped the cow trade at £2200 for a daughter of Warnelview Byron giving almost 60kgs.  Several heifers from this home sold for £2250 for daughters of Shamrock, Halogen and AltaCornell.

A milky group of nineteen Jersey cross bred heifers from West Thornber Farm in Yorkshire sold to average £1865 and topped on several occasions at £2050

There was a super group of late lactation or dry cows due in the new year from Crochmore Farms.  These well-bred group of cows were coming to the Angus sire and topped at £1650 for a Regancrest beau daughter.

In-calf heifers continue to sell well with heifers due soon selling to £1800 for an outstanding  heifer consigned by Ed. Wilson from Petteril Hill Farm.  She was a Takeoff daughter from the Espland herd.  In-Calf heifers due from now until March averaged £1475 with another group of recently bred heifers averaging £1090 to top at £1200.

There were a varied selection bulling heifers on offer with the Fleckvieh, Holstein Friesian and Montbeliarde heifers all selling to average £780.  Strong framed bulling heifers sired by Kingpin topped at £1220 consigned by Cocklebank Farm.

The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 21st October and features 200 in the Border & Lakeland Sale.  The Wormanby herd are selling 70 special heifers in this sale.  An online version of this catalogue can be viewed at or can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230

89 Holstein heifers milk                                  £1970.00
27 Holstein cows milk                                     £1785.71
19 Jersey cross bred heifers                          £1865.00
3 Jersey cows/heifers in milk                         £1316.66
3 Faulted Jersey cows ¾                                £750.00
1 British Friesian cow                                     £2250.00
24 Dry Holstein cows                                      £1168.33
20 Holstein In-Calf heifers                              £1427.50
17 Jersey In-Calf heifers                                £1123.52
16 Recently served Holstein heifers               £1090.62
7 Recently served Fleckvieh heifers              £878.51
10 Fleckvieh bulling heifers                            £900.00
22 Holstein Friesian bulling heifers                £780.45

Leading Prices
104      £2600              E-Cow Holsteins
107      £2450              Messrs Innes & Sons, Nairn, Invernessshire
47        £2350              Messrs Long, Ulverston, Cumbria
44        £2300              Messrs Forsyth, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire
103      £2300              Messrs Innes & Sons, Nairn, Invernessshire
26        £2250              Messrs Story, Carlisle, Cumbria
34        £2250              Messrs Sewell, Cockermouth, Cumbria
35        £2250              Messrs Story, Carlisle, Cumbria
56        £2250              Messrs Foster, Brampton, Cumbria
19        £2200              Messrs Forsyth, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire
22        £2200              Messrs Powley, Penrith, Cumbria
25        £2200              Messrs Miller, Brampton, Cumbria
41        £2200              Messrs Powley, Penrith, Cumbria
95        £2200              E-Cow Holsteins
105      £2200              Messrs Sewell, Workington, Cumbria