Although there were fewer entries at last week’s Lancaster Dairy Sale the trade maintained a similar level to that seen in recent months and levelled 22 head at £1770 on a day that saw bidding reach 2600gns.
Both leading bids came from Joe Marrs buying for his family’s Broomhills Holstein herd at
Messrs Boow also took the reserve championship with Dunnerdale Talent Annie who is out of a 12,152kg dam by Outside. She realised 2000gns to A Wallbank, Longridge,
Mr Marrs also claimed Whitecarr Modest Snowflake from Tom Cowell, Kirkham,
Completing a trio of high priced buys for Mr Marrs’ was Maybar Modest Chance, a calved heifer out of a VG-85 Calbrett-I HH Champion cow from F G and M R Martin and Son taken at 1950gns. Best for the Maybar herd was 2000gns paid by K Sharp for a calved heifer by Wildman.
The sale included the first portion of cattle from the Fornside herd for Messrs Akrigg from
Averages: seven cows £1575 and 22 calved heifers £1861. (Norton and Brooksbank with