Border and Lakeland dairy sale tops 1,920gns

Trade was up on the month at the Border and Lakeland pedigree dairy sale at Carlisle on Wednesday (19 August)

Leading the sale at 1,920gns was B and V Davidson of the Errolston herd, Dumfriesshire, with their 2013-born heifer Errolston Sudan Empress. By VA-Early Dawn Sudan Empress was sold fresh to W Brewster, Wester Borland Farm, Stirling.

Mr Brewster also secured the top price Ayrshire Morwick DL Merissa from DA Howie and Sons, Morpeth, for 1,900gns. This 2013-born heifer by Delta Lilac sold with a PLI of +177.

Averages 10 Holstein cows, £1,528.80; 32 Holstein heifers, £1,595.45; eight Ayrshires, £1,617.00; two Jerseys, £1,260 (Harrison and Hetherington)