Ayrshires, Jerseys and Holsteins shared the ring at the dispersal of Suffolk dairy farmers Bolderston & Partners’ Marshview herd at Beeston Castle, Cheshire, this week.
The herd’s Ayrshires came out in front.
By Woodland View Pardner – a son of Blackadder Isle Milkman – the red-and-white calved Ayrshire heifer Marshview Pardner Hazel is out of a three times 8000kg-plus dam by Bankend Photo Finish. Buyers were Shropshire-based W H Slater Farms, who shared her with another, undisclosed bidder.
Three other Ayrshires made 980gns apiece. Marshview Stone Star, a fresh second calver by Embryo-Star Stone that gave 6822kg as a heifer, went to W Clarke, Ellesmere, Shropshire.
A south-west Scotland buyer, Newton Stewart-based John McIlwraith, paid the Jerseys’ highest price of 1080gns.
He claimed Marshview Highgate Xtol, a young cow due with her second later this month to Potterswall Lord Juno.
Shropshire milk producers G A Evans & Son gave 1000gns for the Jersey Tetfor Barber Toffee, a young cow by Cotswold Barber, due with her second in November.
Heading the Holsteins at 1000gns was Marshview Vision Denise, a Kemview Vanetas Vision daughter carrying a Regancrest Mandelin calf.
Holsteins – 70 cows £604, 12 in-calf heifers £766.
Jerseys – 27 cows £804, four in-calf heifers £90.
Ayrshires – 56 cows £790, nine in-calf heifers £833.