The Westminster Acres herd owned by Martin and Jenna Adamson was dispersed at Borderway, Carlisle on Wednesday 30th May in front of a packed ring a buyers. Trade topped at 2,100gns for a Blue cross bred cow with buyers travelling from eighteen counties including Norfolk, Cornwall and Aberdeenshire.
The herd was established in 1945 by Martin’s grandfather when a productive British Friesian herd was founded. Cross breeding has been used successfully for the past fifteen years with the use of MRI, Montbeliarde, Danish Red and British Blue genetics. Topping the trade at 2,100gns was a British Blue sired cow bred from a Comestar Outside dam. This amazing and stylish young cow was fresh in her third producing 50kgs and was purchased by Messrs Kellett & Son, Hexham.
There weren’t a large number of freshly calved animals; however they did sell to a brisk trade with a high percentage selling for or more then £1700. Selling for 1,920gns was a fresh second calved Holstein cow giving 40kgs purchased by Messrs Bowe, Carlisle. The pervious lot by the same Holstein sire was also fresh in her second and giving 40kgs, she sold for 1,900gns to Messrs Tyson & Son, Millom.
A number of other young cows sold for 1,900gns including a second lactation cow fresh in May who now joins Messrs Beaty, Egrement. A youthful second calve cow also in her second giving 40kgs sold for 1,900gns to Messrs Hogarth, Ayrshire.
The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place of Wednesday 6th June with 250 head selling in the Borderway Monthly Dairy Day sale. The sale comprises 103 Freshly Calved Cows/Heifers, 23 Summer/Autumn calvers, 34 mid lactation cows, 29 In-calf heifer & 36 bulling heifers. All breeds represented including Holstein, Montbeliarde, British Friesian, Danish Red, Ayrshire & Fleckvieh. The catalogue for this sale can be viewed online at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk
Lot Price Purchaser
84 2100gns Messrs Kellett, Hexham
123 1920gns Messrs Bowe, Carlisle
122 1900gns Messrs Tyson, Millom
134 1900gns Messrs Beaty, Egremont
136 1900gns Messrs Hogarth, Ayrshire
133 1880gns Messrs Bowe, Carlisle
121 1850gns Messrs Bowe, Carlisle
138 1850gns Messrs Bowe, Carlisle
111 1800gns Messrs Bargh, Penrith
144 1800gns Messrs Hogarth, Ayrshire
155 Cows & Heifers in milk £1227.61
6 In-Calf Heifers £1435.00