24 May 2002

Trade strong for Holsteins

HOLSTEINS from the Ingham and Joelee herds generated a strong trade based on some of the worlds most renowned breeding.

North-country buyers had the chance to secure stock from these Norfolk-based herds, owned respectively by Jonathan Deane and his wife Judy, when animals were offered at Norton and Brooksbanks sale centre at Penrith last week.

Prices reached 7200gns for Ingham Lana Astre, classified VG-87. This October-calved heifer is out of the 14,000kg Lystel Lana Lindy, who is full sister to the fashionable sires Lystel Leduc and Comestar Outside. She has given 5039kg in the first 141 days of her lactation and had been inseminated to Silky Gibson.

She heads for Gisburn, Lancs with A Calvert and Sons who lost their Manorhouse herd in the foot-and-mouth crisis.

Her yearling maternal sister by Comestar Lee was claimed by John Dennison and Sons for their high-yielding Denmire herd in south Cumbria and JD Greenop of the Bridgedale herd.

There was no shortage of production behind the May 2001- bred heifer Joelee Leduc Bevin. She is out of Joelee Raider Bevin which stood exhibitor-bred champion at the 2000 Royal Show and topped 16,400kg with her third calf after notes of 11,100kg and 14,400kg. She was claimed by an undisclosed Scottish bidder at 5000gns.

Northern buyers did not have it all their own way. Milton Keynes dairy farmers T M Paton and Sons made their journey worthwhile when they secured Ingham Persuader Dawn, a son of the Raider-sired Joelee Persuader and out of a 10,900kg dam by Russelldale Promise. She made 2600gns.

North Yorks buyers J D and M Holgate were once again active bidders as they restock their farm at Settle. They were the days high volume buyers taking 15 head and paying up to 2200gns for the September-calving heifer Ingham Mason Marlene. Dalesend Farms took 12 lots back to their herd at Bedale, North Yorks.

Averages: Ingham – 31 cows and calved heifers £1292; 33 served heifers £1176 and 11 maiden heifers £1126. Joelee – six cows £1307; eight served heifers £1011; six maiden heifers £2313 and two bulls £1050. (Norton and Brooksbank) &#42