Borderway Monthly Dairy Day

6th January 2021



The first Borderway Monthly Dairy Day sale of 2021 had a super offering of freshly calved cows and heifers consigned by many of the leading herds from the north of England and Scotland.  131 animals sold, with the Holstein heifers averaging £1927, 32 animals sold for £2000 or more with three heifers topping at £2400.

Values were down on the month by £112 for freshly calved heifers with some volume buyers able to put quality groups together for around £1850.

Balcurvie Holsteins sold 25 heifers to average £1875 and topped at £2400 for a Balcurvie Secretariat Glencova 2.  She had a special udder and was giving 35kgs and sired by All Nure Secretariat.

Balcurvie Secretariat Glencova 2- £2400

The Turnbull family from Monks House sold 6 outstanding heifers all with strong tops, perfect wide rumps and excellent feet and legs.  This group averaged £2133 and again topped at £2400 for Romanway Boastful Happy 2.  She was sired by Bryceholme S Boastful from a high production dam sires by Dion.

Romanway Boastful Happy 2 – £2400

The best average went to the Ashberry herd coming to £2175 and they topped at £2400 for Ashberry Mogul Lynne.  She was bred from a Glauco dam and was giving 34kgs

The Wilson family from Woodside Farm sold 18 cows and heifers to average £1998 and topped at £2300 on several occasions. They topped the cow trade at £2300 with Coopon Sketch Kensett, she was sired by AltaSketch and was giving 59kgs.

Only one British Friesian was catalogued and sold for £2250.  Nerewater Silver Bellus was consigned by Richard Bell from near Wigton, she was sired by Nerewater Jackpot and bred from an Excellent dam who to date has produced over 70 ton lifetime.

A smaller number of Jersey cross bred and Brown Swiss cross bred cows and heifers sold and topped at £1900 for a super udder Jersey cross heifer consigned by Mr McNabney from Barsalloch Farm near Newton Stewart.

The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 20th January and features the first Border & Lakeland sale of 2021.  An online version of this catalogue can be viewed at or can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230


Freshly Calved Animals
97 Holstein heifers milk                                  £1927.97
14 Holstein cows milk                                     £1765.00
1 British Friesian /heifer in milk                      £2250.00
9 Jersey/Brown Swiss cross heifers               £1465.55
9 Faulted cows ¾                                           £1210.00

Young Stock

5 Holstein bulling heifers                               £796.00

Leading Prices

Lot      Price               Purchaser
27        £2400              Messrs Hunter & Son, Penrith, Cumbria
51        £2400              Messrs Powley, Penrith, Cumbria
90        £2400              Messrs Dixon, Aspatria, Wigton, Cumbria
54        £2300              Messrs Dixon, Aspatria, Wigton, Cumbria
58        £2300              Messrs Mandale & Son, Raughton Head, Carlisle, Cumbria
36        £2250              Messrs Foster, Brampton, Cumbria
56        £2250              Messrs Miller, Brampton, Cumbria
24        £2200              Messrs Bargh, Penrith, Cumbria
48        £2200              Messrs Hunter & Son, Penrith, Cumbria
59        £2200              Messrs Hunter & Son, Penrith, Cumbria