With 16 young cows and heifers making over £2000 and an overall average of over £1800
for a 100% sell out, the monthly Border and Lakeland Holstein Show & Sale at Borderway was again an tremendous success and a reflection of the current fierce demand for dairy stock.
The overall quality was very good with an abundance of excellent uddered heifers and cows on sale, including several consistant batches from Northern and Scottish breeders, some being new vendors.
The top two prices of 2700gns and 2600gns were for a couple of very smart, well bred heifers from Stephen and Ann Morley of the Petteril Herd, the leading price being for a Miss America by the udder specialist, Ladino Park Talent purchased by A Bargh, Woodclose, Skelton, Penrith.
The 2600gns supreme champion was also home bred and from the Knowlesmere Jo family, by Canyon Breeze Allen purchased by H F Vance and Co, Low Barledziew, Sorbie, Newton Stewart.
The reserve champion, a beautiful Hatsummer heifer from an Igniter by Jed by Skychief bred and sold by Harry Hodgson and family from Wormanby made 2400gns and now joins Messrs Sanderson’s herd at Burtholme.
Amongst the cows, admired particularly was a superb fresh second calver, just one of 12 excellent animals from Alistair Goldie of Longbridgemuir. She was by a homebred Formation x Mouldyhills Squaw sire and from a female line excelling in production and longevity.