Border and Lakeland dairy trade tops 3,100gns

The Border and Lakeland Show and Sale, Carlisle followed by Part 1 of the Seabreeze dispersal on behalf of WR and J Leak and Son saw demand for fresh cows and heifers continuing to grow as producers strive to compensate for the shortfall in production and aim to make the most of the continuing flurry of milk price rises.

The Show judged by James Pattinson form the Ellengrove herd saw the overall champion go to Logan Mammoth Ricki consigned by Brian and Michael Yates, Castle Douglas. Champion 170713 web She was sired by Emmark Mammoth and bred from a great line of cows from the highly respected Calbrett Astro Ricki family. She topped the day’s trade selling for 3,100gns to N and SJ Sanderson, Lanercost, Brampton. The Yates family sold another seven heifers to average just over £2.500 they were all top quality, very milky animals backed up with excellent genetics.

The reserve champion was consigned by breeding consultant Mr S Braid from the Murthat herd with Eastbowhill Baxter Rosada sired by Annan Baxter. She sold for 2,200gns to an undisclosed buyer.Res Champion 170713 web

A large percentage of the packed ringside had come to see Part 1 of the Seabreeze dispersal which included the most recently calved cows and heifers from the herd. The animals were a wonderful example of balanced breeding they were averaging 34kgs with many Excellent and Very Goods classified on offer. Topping the trade was Seabreeze Ashlar Lea VG85 2yr sired by Morningview Ashlar, this beautiful black silky heifer sold for 3,000gns to MJL Simpson and Son Kirklinton, Carlisle.

Seabreeze Dancer Sabrina VG87 2yr sold for 2,700gns to R and A Agnew, West Dhuloch, Stranraer. She was an outstanding individual due again with her second calve in January 2014. The same buyer also bought Seabreeze Derek Cherry VG86 2yr for 2,600gns. Cherry had a close to perfect udder and was due again to Gillette Jordan in February 2014.

Part 2 of the Seabreeze dispersal is planned for later in 2013.

(Harrison and Hetherington)