May Day Dairy Sale Tops at 2k
The first Dairy sale at Borderway, Carlisle since the National Lockdown restrictions were implemented in late March, took place on Friday 1st May. Many buyers used the Live-bidding facility to buy their animals from the comfort of their farm office and buyers attending the sale had to adhere to strict social distancing rules.
Trade topped at £2000 for a fresh heifer, with milking animals averaging £1602. Considering the turmoil within the milk markets and the disruption in the food chain caused by Covid-19 demand was good for all grades of dairy cattle and remains similar to the last animals traded through the live ring in March.
Topping the sale at £2000 was a pedigree heifer consigned by Katie Davidson, Skyfall Rage May was sired by Rager Red and was bred from the famous May cow family from Richaven Holsteins.
Cockley Bank Ltd sold ten heifers topping at £1850 on two occasions. Both heifers sired by MVP.
The Wilson family from Clackmae Farm in Berwickshire sold eight heifers topping at £1800 for Nydie Erdman Lynn.
There was several Irish Friesian and Jersey cross bred cows forward and they topped at £1700 for a third lactation Irish Friesian giving 46kgs consigned by Bluehills Farm near Castle Douglas.
Mr Wilson from Little Float Farm near Stranraer sold 40 Jersey cross bred heifers topping at £640 on numerous occasions.
The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Friday 15th May 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
7 Holstein cows £1416.66
49 Holstein heifers £1652.97
11 Cross bred Jersey/Irish Friesians £1093.63
3 Faulted ¾ / slow milkers £976.66
2 In-Calf heifers £1410.00
40 Jersey Cross bulling heifers £576.33