The seventh annual sale of young-stock from the noted Lismulligan herd took place at Borderway on the 18th July and featured 31 heifer calves born in 2017. Lismulligan have had success in the show ring with a number of Grand Championships won at National shows at UK Dairy Expo and the Dairy Event in recent years. Trade topped at 1,050gns to average £769 a drop of almost £200 on the year with many potential buyers having not enough grazing due to the dry weather conditions
This was the best group of heifers the Lawson family have sold; all of the heifers were well grown and in excellent condition and all displayed huge potential. Topping the trade at 1050gns was Adams Laura 9 sired by Gemini Norseman and bred from the famous Blackisle Laura cow family. The stylish heifer had a PLI+£203 and was purchased by Eryl Done from Northumberland.
Another potential show winning heifer was Lismulligan Brandy Lavender 33 sired by Adams Counsellor and bred from two Excellent dams. This pedigree excelled in production, top type and long life cows resulting in this heifer selling for 950gns to R. Swallow, Milkrigg, Hexham.
Lismulligan Wendy 32 was a winner at the Kinross Calf Show in 2017 and placed second at the National British Friesian Show during UK Dairy Expo in March. She was sired by Raby Jazzman and sold for 920gns to JE Olton, Domvilles Farm, Stoke.
Another Raby Jazzman daughter to attract attention was Lismulligan Renee 111 who also sold for 920gns to R&W Todd, High Toft Farm, Bishop Auckland. Renee’s third dam was an Excellent 92 Blackisle Benromach daughter with over 80 ton of milk produced in her lifetime.
The Lawson family would like to thank everyone who supported and purchased at their sale and hope the heifers develop into top cows in their new homes.
31 Heifer calves £769.54
Lot Gns Purchaser
134 1050gns Messrs Done, Lowick, Berwick Upon Tweed
129 950gns Messrs Swallow, Hexham, Northumberland
104 920gns Messrs Oulton, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire
105 920gns Messrs Todd, Bishop Auckland, Co.Durham
112 900gns Messrs Bruce, Cumnock, Ayrshire