Durlam daughter proves popular at Holstein sale

A YEARLING daughter of Regancrest Elton Durham pulled the bids from a big crowd at the Autumn Opportunity Holstein sale at Carlisle and topped the day at 5000gns.

The sale comprised a major consignment from Cumbria breeder John Hodgson’s Holmeden herd along with stock from the Tallent, Kepulloch and Moet herds.

 Holmeden Durham Peggy is out of the 13,000kg Drigo Kent Peggy and was bought by Peter Aconley, Melrose, York.

At 3000gns Tallent Mtoto Chablis heads for Leics with S R Eggleston. Fresh with her second after a heifer note of 10,050kg, she is out of the 44-star brood cow Condon Aero Sharon Ex91. She is full sister to the successful sire Picston Shottle.

 Holmeden Outside August, a February-born heifer calf out of a 12,600kg Mandel dam, realised 2500gns to Brian Yates, Castle Douglas, while Messrs Dent added Moet Tanker Martha to their Greengill herd at Penrith. This Art-Acres Tanker daughter was giving 50kg on the day and is in-calf to Picston Shottle.

 Averages: Holmeden – 41 head £1247. Kepulloch – 20 head £1165. Genus – seven head £1560. Tallent – 23 head £1118 (Harrison and Hetherington).