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Kepculloch dispersal hits 8,000gns

Yesterday’s Kepculloch dispersal of pedigree Holsteins saw trade hit 8,000gns for two year old  heifer Lomond Shottle Ashlyn.

The sale was the first to disperse the milking portion of this respected old established herd and comprised all the most recently calved and close to calving cows and heifers.

Despite the poor weather, the milk price cut and the euro problems the Steel family’s offering attracted a huge crowd of buyers and breeders to Borderway Mart.

 Lomond Shottle Ashlyn VG85 – carrying Jane Steel’s prefix sold five weeks fresh. She is a great grand daughter of Tri-Day Ashlyn and maternal sister to last year’s Scottish Champion calf. She now joins Andrew and Debbie MacKellar’s Drointon herd.

At 4,000gns was another stylish fresh heifer, this time from the consistent Irina family which has a reputation of producing great uddered, long wearing cows. Kepculloch Bradley Irina by the homebred sire and was knocked down to Messrs Agnew of West Dhuloch. This heifer had earlier in the day won champion in the Border and Lakeland Show.

Of the 50 cows and heifers in the sale no less than 18 made more than £3,000. In fact the newly calved heifers averaged an impressive £3,141 a head with no calves.

Averages (No heifer calves): New Calved Heifers £3,141.60; Cows and Heifers £2,358.30 (Harrison and Hetherington)

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