Sterndale leads the way with three highest bids at Global Classic

Sterndale Sterling Jodie Red. ET.JPGThe inaugural Borderway UK Dairy Expo Global Classic Sale averaged £4,357 with a top price of 10,000gns achieved for Sterndale Sterling Josie Red ET. The powerful September 2010 heifer sired by Ardross Sterling and consigned by Bill and Yasmin Nadin, Buxton, Derbyshire, was purchased by Andrew Bunting, Newabbey Holsteins, Dumfries.

Descended from nine consecutive generations of Excellent or VG scored dams, the sale topper carried a confirmed pregnancy to Scientific Destry. Sterndale breeding dominated the leading prices as the packed Friday night sale arena witnessed a 6,000gns bid from Rebecca Robertson, Bristol, and Richard Bown, Richhaven Holsteins, Worcs, to secure Sterndale Fever Ashlyn ET. The high type GLPI nine month old heifer offers +15 Canadian Conformation score and a PLI of £200. Sired by Crackholm Fever; her dam is Smiddiehill Drum Ashlyn Ex, a Regancrest Durham daughter of the former All-American and All-Canadian Tri-Day Ashlyn EX96 2E.

The Nadin-stable hit “triple” top with another 6,000gns bid for Sterndale Lauthority Ghost. This stylish five-month old calf is descended from 11 consecutive generations of Excellent or VG dams. Sired by Comestar Lauthority; her dam is Picston Shottle Ghost VG89, Nominated All Britain Junior Cow 2011.

Graham Scott, Lanarkshire, purchased Denmire Windbrook Pamela 25 for 5,000gns. A descendant of the iconic Portlea Ned Pamela cow family, this four-month old heifer calf is descended from eight consecutive generations of Excellent or VG dams and is sired by Gillette Windbrook.

Commenting on the sale, Harrison & Hetherington auctioneer Glyn Lucas said: “The inaugural Global Classic showcased many of the UK‘s leading cow families. The quality of the animals offered was exceptional in terms of type and genomics with no fewer than 18 consignments featuring in the Expo show on Saturday. Global Classic has helped promote UK breeding to a large audience,” said Mr Lucas.

(Harrison and Hetherington).