Dispersal Sale of the Genista Holstein Herd

31st July 2019


There was a large crowd in attendance at Borderway for the dispersal of the Genista Holstein herd with buyers from the four home nations taking part.  Trade topped at 2100gns to average £1321 for a brisk trade with cows giving large volumes of milk in high demand.

Topping at 2,100gns was Genista Galactica Eileen, she was sired by Ballycairn Oak Galactica and bred from a Ballycairn Tiergan dam with a second lactation over 10000kgs and butterfat to 4.62% & protein to 3.48%.  This stylish heifer had calved in January and due again in January to the beef sire.

Cows topped at 2,000gns for a cow in her fifth lactation giving 40kgs.  She was sired by Morningview Levi having calved in May and bred back to the beef sire.

In-calf heifers were in big demand and topped at 1,580gns to average £1331 with Genista Grazie Fiona selling for the top price.  She was sired by ABS Grazie and due to ABS Dixon in November.

A large number of buyers had travelled for the bulling heifers and they topped at 880gns for Genista Galactico Amber sired by Ballycairn Oak Galactica.  Following their dams was a very nice group of young heifer calves that topped at 580gns for Genista Danumero Oleanda sired by Relough Danumero.  This fine group of mostly May and June calves averaged £471.

The next dairy sale at Border takes place on Wednesday 7th August and features over 200 dairy cattle in the Border Monthly Dairy Day sale, comprising 120 freshly calved cows and heifers, 57 in-calf heifers and 50 bulling heifers.  Catalogues for this sale can be viewed online at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or ordered from the Pedigree Office on 01228 406230.

Leading Prices
Lot      Price               Purchaser
93        2100gns          Messrs Gatherer, Cumnock, Ayrshire
20        2000gns          Messrs Scott & Sons, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
88        2000gns          Messrs Beaty, Bigrigg, Egremont, Cumbria,
110      1950gns          Messrs Gibb, Netherton,New Pitsligo, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
117      1950gns          Messrs Hunter & Co, Maybole, Ayrshire
21        1900gns          Messrs Jarman, Branthwaite, Workington, Cumbria
32        1900gns          Messrs Jarman, Branthwaite, Workington, Cumbria
44        1900gns          Messrs Gibb, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
83        1850gns          Messrs Hunter & Co, Maybole, Ayrshire
123      1800gns          Messrs Gibb, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

76 Cows in milk          £1203.49
40 Heifers in milk        £1321.16
22 In-Calf heifers        £1331.11
74 Bulling heifers        £735.85
22 Heifer Calves         £471.06