This week’s dispersal of the Drumtall herd of Holsteins for Jim Gray at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, resulted in a fantastic trade with more than 20 of the 100 head making more than 2000gns and a top price of 3500gns paid.
Top money was reserved for an August calved VG87 heifer by Mesland Duplex and bred from two generations of homebred Bella cows tracing back to the Stanmace herd in the USA. She was bought by J Bryson and Son, Lesmahagow.Next best at 3400gns was an ET bred calf out of Ex94 rated Overside Jed Amanda and by Scientific Debonair Red. With five maternal sisters, all by different sires, and all classified excellent, she sold to the Gaterigg herd of G M Watson, Wigton. Selling at 3200gns was a September calved heifer by Wilcoxview Jasper out of Bricknell Progress Tanya. She sold to J and J Kinlcoh, Cardross.
Averages; 54 cows/heifers in milk £1666.19, 18 in calf heifers £1317.17, 18 maiden heifers £1152.67, 12 heifer calves £798 (Harrison and Hetherington).