Cumbrian Holstein heads to Dutch sale

A Holstein calf, Holmland Elayo Rachel Red, from Steven and Patricia Bell’s Penrith, Cumbria-based Holmland herd will be offered for sale at the prestigious Holland Masters Sale on Friday 27 June at the All Holland Dairy Show.

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Elayo Rachel Red is bred from the renowned August family, that has produced internationally proven bulls such as KHW Kite Advent Red, and is out of Holmland PS Rachel Red a VG87 two year old daughter of September Storm. PS Rachel Red is heavily contracted for embryos and has a Elayo sired bull calf which will enter into AI.

Grand dam to Elayo Rachel Red is Indianhead Durham Roxan an Excellent 93 rated cow. Meanwhile, Elayo Rachel Red will sell with contracts for embrryos and bulls, with both major UK AI studs expressing interest.

The calf has been exported to Holland ahead of the sale along with another from Smiddiehill Holsteins, Shropshire, by Diamond Genetics which organises the Holland Masters Sale.