Borderway Monthly Dairy Day

4th November 2020


The November Borderway Monthly Dairy Day had a large consignment of highly productive animals on offer with most breeds represented. 340 animals changed hands topping at £2400 with 121 Holstein milking heifers averaging £1790: 44 animals sold for £2000 or more.  Buyers from across the UK took part with almost 127 animals selling online.

The Wilson family from Woodside Farm sold 20 cows and heifers to average £2025 and topped at £2400 for Wreaywood Armani Kerry Red.  She was one of the best uddered cows to sell through Borderway for some time, she was fresh in her second and was producing 50kgs

Richard Livingston from the Kirtlevale herd in Gretna sold a very attractive group of heifers and topped at £2200 for a daughter of Roylane Boxer Punch who was bred from a VG86 Shaker dam.

Tom Stewart from Sandyknowe Farm near Kelso sold 19 Holstein Friesian and Jersey cross heifers to average almost £1800 and topped at £2200 for an attractive heifer recently with a closet o perfect mammary.

Balcurvie Holstein sold fifteen heifers to average £1875 and topped at £2150 for a Lego daughter bred from a high yielding dam.  A super udder Secretariat daughter from the same home sold for £2100.

British Friesians where in strong demand with 11 cows averaging almost £1900.  The Williamson from the Howes Farm near Appleby sold 6 strong framed cows to average £2000 and topped at £2300 for a second lactation cow that could have won any British Friesian show in the UK.

The Pirie family from Backhill Farm near Aberdeen dispersed their Holstein herd and topped at £1900 for a cracking heifer sired by Gandhi and giving 38kgs

Jonny Wilson from Little Float farm near Stranraer dispersed his herd of Irish Friesian and Jersey cross bred cows topping at £2000 for a second calve cow and averaged £1527 for his freshly calved animals.  48 spring calving animals from this herd were in less demand and sold for less than expected topping £1150 on several occasions to average £600

In-calf heifers looked exceptional value for money compared to the previous months trading.  They averaged just under £1200 for some well grown, balanced heifers.  They topped at £1800 for an outstanding animal consigned by Ed. Wilson from Petteril Hill Farm.  She was a Lighhouse daughter from the Espland herd.

There was a varied consignment of bulling heifers with stronger well grown heifers selling for over £1000 with frailer weathered types selling for under £500.

The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Friday 13th November the dispersal sale of the pedigree Darrahill Holstein herd for R&L Barron from Aberdeen.  An online version of this catalogue can be viewed at or can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230 


Freshly Calved Animals
121 Holstein heifers milk                                £1790.95
21 Holstein cows milk                                     £1773.07
11 British Friesian cows/heifers in milk          £1870.90
4 Jersey cows in milk                                     £1112.50
4 Ayrshire cows/heifers in milk                       £1650.00
2 Montbeliarde heifers in milk                        £1875.00
9 Faulted cows ¾                                           £1007.77

2 Breeding bulls                                              £1550.00

Backhill Dispersal
28 Holstein cows                                            £1126.42

Little Float Dispersal
18 Irish Friesians in milk                                 £1527.77
48 Irish Friesians due March/April                 £600.62
6 Irish Friesian dry cows                                 £745.00

Young Stock
30 In Calf heifers                                            £1181.66
12 British Friesian yearling heifers                 £740.83
16 Irish Friesian/Jersey cross bred                £481.87
8 Holstein heifer calves                                 £591.25

Leading Prices
161      £2400              Baltier Farming Company, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire
151      £2300              Messrs Beard, Roweltown, Carlisle, Cumbria
66        £2200              Messrs Forrest & Son, Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
153      £2200              Messrs Ellis, Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria
166      £2200              Messrs Miller, Heads Nook, Brampton, Cumbria
350      £2200              Langley Park Farms, Waberthwaite, Millom, Cumbria
12        £2150              Messrs Wilson , Annan, Dumfriesshire
165      £2150              Messrs Miller, Heads Nook, Brampton, Cumbria
11        £2100              Messrs Wilson, Annan, Dumfriesshire
67        £2100              Messrs Forrest & Son, Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
146      £2100              Messrs Powley, Great Strickland, Penrith, Cumbria
159      £2100              Messrs Dixon, Aspatria, Wigton, Cumbria
169      £2100              Baltier Farming Company, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire
170      £2100              Messrs Story, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria
178      £2100              Messrs Hunter & Son, Aspatria, Wigton, Cumbria