The May Borderway Monthly Dairy Day had an outstanding offering of freshly calved cows and heifers with most of the dairy breeds represented. Demand continues to be strong for high producing animals and will continue to be throughout the spring and summer season. Trade topped at £2000 for a powerful Fleckvieh heifer with an overall average of £1448.
Topping at £2000 was an outstanding Fleckvieh heifer sired by Vulkan and from first time consignor Eryl Done from Lowick. She was giving 29kgs and bred from a VG88 Holstein dam with protein over 3.6%. Another Fleckvieh heifer from the same home sold for £1850.
Topping the Holstein trade was a Morningview Legend daughter consigned by R & A Slack Cockley Bank Farm. This super uddered heifer sold for £1820 giving 35kgs. There was a quality entry from the Cockley Bank herd, all well grown powerful framed heifers and included a daughter of Welcome Armitage Pesky that sold for £1800 giving 34kgs.
Numerous heifers sold for £1800 including a very milky Pello daughter from Messrs Hastwell The Buildings Farm giving 37kgs.
GH Denwood Julian Holme Farm sold six well bred cows and heifers topping at £1800 for a daughter of Masterful and bred from a Gen-I-Beq Seagull dam in her third lactation who sold for £1780 giving 44kgs.
Jim Gray from the Drumtall Holstein herd sold a stylish black heifer with a close to perfect udder for £1800. She was sired by Regan-ALH Doodad and bred from a high producing cow family with high butterfat and protein.
Holstein in-calf heifers due in July topped at £1420 to average £1280 and Danish Red heifers recently served due in October and November topped at £1180 to average £848. There was a super group of Dairy Shorthorn heifer calves that topped at £680 to average £595.
The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 16th April comprising 100 Pedigree Holsteins in the Border & Lakeland show and sale. A catalogue for this sale can be viewed online at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230
9 Holstein Cows in milk £1274.44
59 Holstein Heifers in milk £1448.57
5 Cross bred Fleckvieh/Shorthorn/Jersey Heifers in milk £1520.00
3 Dry cows £966.66
9 ¾ & faulted cows/heifers £823.33
5 Holstein In-calf heifers £1280.55
6 Recently served Danish Red £848.33
11 Dairy Shorthorn & Danish Red heifer calves £595.40
6 British Friesian heifer calves £320.00