The Annual Spring Show and Sale for the Border and Lakeland Holstein club had an average of £2600 for a total clearance, with three making over 5000gns and ten over 3000gns.
Top price of 5600gns was paid by J E J Harrison of Crow Hill Farm for a Talent son from the Kimo family. This was a strapping 16 month old bull Warnelview Kingdom from local breeders Kevin and Christine Wilson of Thursby, Carlisle.
Close behind at 5500gns was a similar aged young bull Highoaks Argos by Goldwyn from an excellent Stouder Morty cow that has twice given more than 13000kg at nearly 5% BF. The grand dam was the famous show cow Almond Silky Avis EX94.
The bull now joins the oldest Holstein Friesian herd in Britain High Branchal of the Telfer family.
Next through the ring was the 5200gns Crossrigg Gold Seal another Goldwyn son, this being from the Lucy family, originating at Ewefields but developed superbly by Fred and John Harrison of Crossrigg Farm, Clilburn.
Pure Friesians were also in great demand topping at 4000gns for a very correct first prize winning 15 month old son of the Dutch sire Grietman out of the old established “Lavender” family. This superbly balanced animal was one of several bred by the Lawson family of the “Lismulligan and “Adams” herds from Fife.
There were several red and white bulls they all carried strong red genetics and these too were in great demand. Not least the 3000gns Wolfa Flint Red an ET son of Advent Red from the American Penn Gate Skychief/Finesse family, whose closest four dams average Ex94 pts with Milk, Fat and Protein to match.
Average; 32 bulls £2595.47 (Harrison and Hetherington).