Heifer values up on 1996 at Carlisle event
CALVED heifer prices were up £180 a head on last year when the Border Counties Holstein Friesian Club staged its show and sale at Carlisle last week.
Fewer cattle were on offer but keen interest from the ringside settled the 34 heifers at £1415. "Although not quite able to match the top selling prices of this sale last January, nobody was grumbling," said auctioneer John Thornborrow.
A late-December-calved heifer by Prelude from J B Renwick and Son, Thornhill, Dumfries, topped the trade at 2200gns. Renwick Rosella 67th, out of a 11,000kg dam by A Rolling Lawns Gabriel, was giving 30kg a day and went to P McCluskey and Sons, Roslin.
The same buyers also paid the second highest price of 1950gns to secure Baileyground Jackpot Hilda, a much-admired calved heifer by Peartome Jackpot from K M and K M Mawson, Seascale, Cumbria.
And the McCluskeys also paid 1700gns for Snow Jantje 86th, a calved heifer by Townson Lindy from G and M Wilson and Sons herd at Appleby and 1700gns for Raughton Aerostar Anna consigned by J and * Shadwick, Carlisle. In total, they took home six cattle for 9320gns.
Penrith breeder Robert Emmerson, owner of the Grangehill herd, judged the entry and selected W M Hutchinson and Sons Bowberhill Jean 26th as champion.
Bred in the owners herd at Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, this December-calved Counselor heifer is out of a VG83 Noremead President dam and was giving 34kg a day. Buyers at 1550gns were Messrs McCrone, Hutton, Berwickshire, who also took home Baileyground Jackpot Lucinda 2nd from Messrs Mawson at 1850gns.
Having calved just a week ago, Penrith breeders J J and L Wilsons Stowbeck Leadership Connie stood reserve champion. Sired by the Inspiration son Haldrey Leadership, she made 1700gns to J G Wilson and Son, Egremont, Cumbria.
And more accolades came to the Renwicks when their 14-month-old bull Renwick Pocahontas made it a double championship. He is by Prelude and out of Renwick Pansy 38th, a Gabriel daughter with a 13,300kg yield to her credit. Buyers at 1800gns were W B Hardie, Longtown, Carlisle.
AVERAGES five cows £1062 and 34 heifers £1415. (Harrison and Hetherington.) *