Lemington sale is a major attraction! – Cowsmo

Lemington sale is a major attraction!

The biggest on-farm Holstein herd dispersal in Scotland since 2007 took place last week November 14th and 15th when Jimmy and Fiona Hodge sold their Lemington herd in Berwickshire.  The sale had many major attractions for buyers an impressive 10,000 litre average was obviously one as was the outstanding functional traits achieved over the last ten years through the astute breeding decisions Jimmy made resulting in a herd with tremendous longevity, fertility and dairy strength.

With so many quality animals on offer it was no surprise that the ring-side crowd was huge and the opening trade was brisk with thrilling atmosphere.  Buyers from twenty nine counties took part resulting in animals being dispersed as far north as Orkney and Aberdeen and as far south as Kent and each of the five home Nations represented on the buyers list.  Volume buyers also made the most of the quantities on offer with numerous farms purchasing twenty or more.

Top price came near the end of day 1 for Lemington Jazzbolt Placida a daughter of Colvend Jazzbolt and bred from ten generations of Excellent or Very Good dams.  Her dam was a youthful Goldwyn scored VG86 and with so much more still to offer.  This is the same direct maternal line to Alistair & Colin Lairds show winning cow Ardgairney Juror Placida EX95.   She sold for 5,000gns to B. O’Connor, Co. Cork, Rep. of Ireland.

131011-01F   Lemington Baxter Jane
Lemington Baxter Jane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

131011-03F   Lemington Axiom Trammy
Lemington Axiom Trammy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the highlights in the sale was the Baxter daughters all made with so much width and strength and amazing udders.  Selling for 4,400gns was Lemington Baxter Jane VG88, she was a youthful second calver giving well over 40kgs.  She now joins the herd of J&K Rennie, Brockehill, Ayrshire.
Another youthful and fancy uddered cow that attracted a lot of attention was Lemington Axoim Trammy VG86 3yr bred from seven generations of Excellent or Very Good dams.  She was sired by Canyon-Breeze Axiom and from the Quality Jet Trammy family.  She was purchased by AH Laird, Blyth Farm, Linton for 4,200gns

An outstanding truck load of special young cows and heifers was purchased by R McNeil, Cairnpat, Wigtownshire the best in this group was Lemington Design Linsey.  She was a young second calve cow sired by Regancrest Design and was freshly calved in the middle of October she sold for 3,5000gns.

Also sired by Regancrest Design and selling for 3,500gns was Lemington Design Benita going to one of the up and coming herds in the UK owned by the Lawrie family Grangehall, Lanarkshire.  Benita was near the end of her first lactation due early January to Picston Shottle.

At the end of day one the trade exploded with a number of freshly calved and recently calved heifers on offer.  These exceptional young animals were a credit to the Hodge family and their fantastic team with the best of these heifers selling for 3,600gns.Lemington Jordan Velvet was sired by Gillette Jordan and bred from Koepon O-Man Velvet EX91, Velvet was purchased by J Mitchell & Partners, Kennetsideheads, Roxburghshire.

Day two commenced as day one had ended with flying trade for the in-calf heifers with a number of volume buyers selecting the best of these tremendous animals.  Topping this delightful group was a heifer that Jimmy purchased in the spring at the Global Classic Sale from Sterndale Holsteins.  Sterndale Lavanguard Tuesday was sired by Comestar Lavanguard, her grand dam sold for 10,000gns in the Sale of the Century in 2009.  Tuesday sold for 4,000gns to J Mitcheel & Partners, Kennetsideheads, Roxburghshire.

On behalf of the Hodge family we would like to thank everyone who attended and purchased cattle at the two day sale and hope the animals are as successful in their new homes as they were at Lemington.

Leading Prices

Lot     Purchaser                   Purchaser Address                                                            GNS

276

B O’CONNOR BAWNMORE HOUSE,KANTURK,CO CORK,,

5000

180

J&K RENNIE BROCKEHILL FARM,BROCKLEHILL,MOSSBLOWN,AYR,AYRSHIRE KA6 5AF

4400

168

AH LAIRD BLYTH FARM,BLYTH BRIDGE,WEST LINTON,EH46 7DG

4200

345

J MITCHELL & PTNRS KENNETSIDEHEADS FARM,KELSO,ROXBURGHSHIRE TD5 7QX

4000

306

J MITCHELL & PTNRS KENNETSIDEHEADS FARM,KELSO,ROXBURGHSHIRE TD5 7QX

3600

206

R VEITCH STRANDHEAD,TARBOLTON,MAUCHLINE,AYRSHIRE KA5 5NP

3500

212

R MCNEIL CAIRNPAT,LOCHANS,STRANRAER,WIGTOWNSHIRE DG9 9BH

3500

240

LAWRIE GRANGEHALL FARM,PETTINAIN,LANARK,LANARKSHIRE ML11 8SR

3500

309

AH LAIRD BLYTH FARM,BLYTH BRIDGE,WEST LINTON,EH46 7DG

3500

297

M/S LAWRIE GRANGEHALL FARM,PETTINAIN,LANARK,LANARKSHIRE ML11 8SR

3400

227

JT CALDWELL & SONS BALTERSAN MAINS FARM,MAYBOLE,AYRSHIRE KA19 8HQ

3200

231

J MITCHELL & PTNRS KENNETSIDEHEADS FARM,KELSO,ROXBURGHSHIRE TD5 7QX

3200

234

R MCNEIL CAIRNPAT,LOCHANS,STRANRAER,WIGTOWNSHIRE DG9 9BH

3200

289

D KENWELL 44-46 MAIN STREET,DROMORE,OMAGH,COUNTY TYRONE BT78 3AB

3200

162

R MCNEIL CAIRNPAT,LOCHANS,STRANRAER,WIGTOWNSHIRE DG9 9BH

3100

176

NEWHOUSE FARMS LTD NEWHOUSE FARM,HOLYWOOD,,DUMFRIES,DUMFRIESSHIRE DG2 0JG

3100

378

JB RENWICK & SON LEGARS FARM,,,KELSO,ROXBURGHSHIRE TD5 7TN

3100

191

D KENWELL 44-46 MAIN STREET,DROMORE,OMAGH,COUNTY TYRONE BT78 3AB

3000

215

D KENWELL 44-46 MAIN STREET,DROMORE,OMAGH,COUNTY TYRONE BT78 3AB

3000

269

J STEWART 22 QUINTIN BAY ROAD,NEWTOWNARDS,COUNTY DOWN BT22 1QB

3000

273

J&T PARKIN DAVIES DYKE,NEWMAINS,WISHAW,,

3000

323

D KENWELL 44-46 MAIN STREET,DROMORE,,OMAGH,COUNTY TYRONE BT78 3AB

3000

 

Averages:

207            Cows in milk                                     £1783.18

74            Heifers in milk                        £2173.85

56            In-Calf Heifers                        £2184.38

22            Recently served Heifers            £1794.55

46            Bulling Heifers                        £1313.64

60            Maiden Heifers                        £1230.78

59            Heifer Calves                        £499.55

 

 

 

 

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