Whinchat Dairy Sale

16th September 2020


The Whinchat herd has been expertly developed by Andrew Birkle throughout his farming carer winning the Premier Herd title in 2017 was one of his greatest achievements.  The cow families on offer in this special sale were impeccable from lot 1 which featured a special young cow, Whinchat Dreams Star who sold for 4,200gns bred from seven generations of Excellent dams with the first three all Excellent 93.

Topping the sale at 8,500gns was Whinchat Unix Savoire Fare and once again bred from a special pedigree, some say the best pedigree in the world.  Her maternal line included ten generations averaging EX94.4 points.  It is the only pedigree in the breed to feature 1 EX97, 2 EX96 & 3 EX95 cows.  She was purchased by the O’Connor family from Cork in the Rep. of Ireland.

The Savoire Fare family was the big attraction in this pedigree extravaganza and selling for 7,800gns was a sister to top seller, Whincaht Atwood Saviore Fare going to the well known Dutch breed Cees De Jong owner of the Jongsteins herd.  This recently calved two year old displayed enormous potential to develop into a special cow being blessed with a mammary that flirted with perfection.

The best uddered cow in the sale sold for 7,700gns going to the Thomas family from Llancwm.  Whinchat Dreams Amy was recently calved in her second, her 5th dam was Sunnylodge Skychief Amy.

The Molli Red cow family at several very attractive Red & White animals on offer and selling at 7,200gns was Whinchat Integral Molli Red.  This stylish young cow was scored VG88 and was purchased by one of the rising stars from N. Ireland, going to Mr McCorry from Armagh.

In total 25 animals sold for £4,000 or more with a further 49 selling for £3,000 or above.  Animals went to six countries and to 26 counties across the UK and Ireland with online bidding once again playing an important role.

Our next sale at Borderway takes place on Thursday 24th September and features almost 205 exceptional animals in the Border & Lakeland Club sale.  The sale includes the dispersal of the Lillyhall herd along with the first sale to disperse the Watsonfoot & Wellhouse herds.  Special consignment from the Rora herd that features on the front cover of this month’s Holstein journal.  Catalogues for this sale are available online at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk  or can be ordered from the Pedigree office on 01228406230.  The online Live Bidding platform is available for all our dairy sales, please register for this service at least 24 hours prior to the event.

50 Cows in milk                                  £3051.30
66 Heifers in milk                                £2674.30
4 In-Calf Heifers                                  £3346.60
67 Bulling Heifers                               £2474.20
51 Heifer Calves                                 £1860.10
5 Bulls                                                 £2533.40
223 Holsteins                                      £2533.40

Leading Prices
Lot      Price               Purchaser
36        8500gns          Messrs O’Connor, Kanturk, Co Cork, Republic of Ireland
34        7800gns          Cees De Jong, Hoogblokland, Holland
28        7700gns          Messrs Thomas & son, Kidwelly, Dyfed
146      7200gns          Messrs McCorry, Craigavon, Co Armagh
5          6600gns          Messrs Waring & Son, Beverley, North Humberside
49        6500gns          Messrs Waring & Son, Beverley, North Humberside
60        6500gns          Messrs Lomax & Son, Hill Chorlton, Newcastle, Staffordshire
69        6500gns          Messrs Greenop, Wigton, Cumbria
102      6500gns          Elitehaven, Republic of Ireland
55        6000gns          Messrs Robinson, Crossgar, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
206      6000gns          Messrs Norman, Crediton, Devon