Wednesday’s second of three sales to disperse the Holywood herd of Holsteins at Carlisle saw fifteen animals made over 2500gns with three over 3000gns to a top of 3200gns. This bid came from D R and H M Horsley of Woodcatt Holsteins for a November calved 2nd lactation cow by Talent from the French “Favori” family developed so successfully at “Bilsrowan”.
Her Shottle heifer calf made 1200gns and also goes to D R and H M Horsley, Woodhouse Farm, Catterlen, Penrith.
At 3100gns was a very smart January calved heifer from the hugely sought after “Vaakje” family and sired by Fustead Emory Blitz. The winning bid came from N&SJ Sanderson, Burtholme Farm, Lanercost,
And at 3000gns was a fresh Final Cut heifer out of a VG88 Petra Cow, she now joins the herd of Balmangan Farms Ltd, Balmangan Farm, Dundrennan. Her Mr Minister heifer calf made 600gns and was sold to Messrs Dennison,
Full report to follow, in the meantime you can see a video of the sale here, thanks to Robert Smith for the film.
Averages; 74 heifers in milk £1963.78, 102 cows in milk £1663.01, 16 in calf heifers £1903.13, 65 heifer calves £709.63 (Harrison and Hetherington).