Carlisle sees a quality line-up
PEDIGREE and commercial buyers were "spoilt for choice" at the Border Counties Holstein Friesian Breeders Club show and sale at Carlisle, according to auctioneer Edward Brown.
Judge Brian Davidson of Errol-ston, Gretna Green was presented with a quality turnout and several of the best were from a line-up of stock from F R Lawson and Sons, Barton, Preston.
One of these, the freshly calved heifer Almondene Floss 38th, a Boulet Charles daughter, emerged as champion. She is bred out of an Ullswater Starbuck dam and made 1100gns to A McIntyre, Greenock, Glasgow.
The exceptionally high yielding Denmire herd from the Dennison familys coastal farm near Ulver-ston, Cumbria can be relied upon to produce some tempting offerings and this sale was no exception.
Their Denmire Jogger Bunty 30th, a Caernarvon Jogger calved heifer, was giving 35kg/day and took the reserve championship. She is bred out of a cow by Morriafaton Wildfire, and made 1120gns to J G Wilson and Son, Egremont, Cumbria.
The Dennison consignment included the days top-priced animal, Denmire Skychief Wendy 35th, a calved heifer with Astre Starbuck and Astro Jet behind her that made 1150gns to D Hyslop, Lockerbie.
Yorkshire vendors R D Carter and Sons Bricknell Inspiration Ethel 4th made 1100gns to Mr McIntyre and at the same money the Dennisons Parkdown Park Myrrh went to A and C Rober-tson, Isle of Bute.
AVERAGES: Nine cows in milk £854; 33 heifers in milk £827 and five bulls £720. (Harrison and Hetherington)