Jerseys create strong demand
IT was clear from the demand that many more Jersey cattle could have been sold at the Gold Top sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle where prices peaked at 600gns.
A steady flow of bids for the 25 cattle on offer saw the 15 heifers in-milk and/or in-calf level at £428.
Top price was paid by TR Savage, Appleby, Cumbria for J Dean Andersons Mayne Lotus Wisteria from his herd at Elgin, Morayshire. This calved heifer was by Cherrywood Dexter Lotus and attracted a lot of interest even though there were no records available for her dam – a daughter of Tregallask Silver Meadow.
And the same herd accounted for the days joint second highest bid when 520gns was given for the calved heifer Mayne Select Gay, a daughter of Altheas Select. Buyers were Messrs Hughes, Silloth.
Two entries from Arnold Thompsons Farlam herd at Brampton, near Carlisle, which high-fat Danish bulls, saw Farlam Whips Yet – a calved heifer by Farlam Danish Stens – realise 520gns to J Charlton and Sons, Cleator Moor, Cumbria.
The same buyers also gave 450gns for a calved heifer by Farlam Danish Hede from the Farlam consignment.
Strathaven, Lanarkshire buyer RB Templeton took two entries from J&J Chesters Kerbanks herd at Wigton, Cumbria paying 500gns and 470gns for calved heifers. (Harrison &Hetherington) *