Border and Lakeland dairy trade tops 2,800gns

Dairy trade topped 2,800gns at the August pedigree dairy day at Borderway Market, Carlisle last week.

Sale leader was the two-year-old Ayrshire Morwick PSC Sandy from DA Howie and Sons, Morpeth. Sired by Poos Stadel Classic she is out of Morwick Partisan Sandy Red and sold to Holehouse Farms, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire.

Next best at 2,300gns was the Hunter Family’s Jersey Clydevalley Rocket Gail, from Shotts, Lanarkshire. Sired by O.F. Barber Rocket she is out of a homebred Ex91 classified dam and sold freshly calved to Messrs Forrest, Annan, Dumfriesshire.

A consignment of heifers from the Hilltop herd of J Bushby,Egremont, Cumbria, topped 2,250gns when selling to Holehouse Farms. Hilltop Sam N Sela was sired by Gilette Jordan DPF and is bred from four generations of Excellent or Very Good dams with over 12,000kgs of milk. She sold giving 30.7kg of milk, having last calved in June.

A consignment of show heifers from Andrew and Debbie McKellar’s Drointon herd of Holsteins, Staffordshire, peaked at 2,200gns for Drointon Magical SG Amanda, sired by Nethervalley Magical and out of a homebred GP83 dam. Buyer was Maverick Holsteins.

Averages: 96 Holstein heifers, £1723.79; 20 Ayrshire heifers, £1528.06; seven Jersey heifers, £969; 11 Drointon show calves, £1312.50.