On Wednesday 20thFebruary the Border & Lakeland dairy sale took place at Borderway, Carlisle. The show was sponsored by Pfizer and Cogent and was judged by Johnstone Rae from Bogghead Farm, Dumfries. The quality on offer was high with super cows and heifers all freshly calved and giving large volumes of milk from the UK’s leading breeders. Almost one hundred head was sold to a packed ring of buyers including some non registered cattle to almost average £2000.
Littlecoop Breeze 68 was the overall Champion she was consigned by S. Moor & Son, Littlecoop Hosue Farm, Hawthorn, County Durham. She was sired by Ardross Sterling from a VG Samuelo dam. She oozed style and class with an amazing high and wide udder she sold for 2,700gns to Stuart Braid, Dumfries from the Murthat herd.
Boclair Triumphant Joan 2 was Reserve Champion and was consigned by J. Brewster, Boclair Farm, Glasgow. She was sired by Boclair Triumphant, her dam was Very Good with over 12,000kg followed by three more Excelent classified cows. She sold for 2,300gns to N & SJ Sanderson of Burtholme Farm,Brampton.
The top price of the day went to Wormanby Jeeves Princess consigned by H.M. & D. Hodgson, Wormanby Farm, Carlisle. She was bred from two Excellent dams sired by Shottle and Formation respectively and placed second in the Junior heifer class. She had a very nice combination of both dairy strength and dairyness with a fantastic udder she sold for 2,900gns to C & L Mair of Townhead Farm, Dumfries.
The Boclair herd sold five heifers in total with two selling for 2,500gns to N & SJ Sanderson of Burtholme Farm, Brampton. First was Boclair Triumphant Gypsy 2 bred from three generation of Excellent or Very good dams and giving 35kgs. Second was Boclair Shottle Gypsy 2, she had placed first in the Junior Heifer class sired by Shottle and again bred from three generation of long lasting Excellent or Very Good dams.
The Gillespie family from High Plouglands, Carlisle sold three heifers to top at 2,400gns for Ploughlands Bonair Joan 2. She was sired by Karona Bonair giving 36kgs and traced back to Lemington TI Joan EX93 4E LP70. She was purchased by J & H Somerville of Larglea Farm, Dumfries
|58||C & L Mair||Townhead Farm,Mouswald,DUMFRIES,Dumfriesshire DG1 4LU||2900|
|44||WJ Armour||MIlton Farm,MOFFAT,DUMFRIESSHIRE DG10 9PJ||2700|
|37||N SJ Sanderson||Burtholme Farm,Lanercost,BRAMPTON,Cumbria CA8 2HH||2500|
|53||N & SJ Sanderson||Burtholme Farm,Lanercost,BRAMPTON,Cumbria CA8 2HH||2500|
|42||J & H Somerville||Larglea Farm,Crocketford,DUMFRIES,Dumfriesshire DG2 8QF||2400|
|49||CD & CA Somerville||Braehill Farm,Carrutherstown,DUMFRIES,Dumfriesshire DG1 4LQ||2350|
|45||N & SJ Sanderson||Burtholme Farm,Lanercost,BRAMPTON,Cumbria CA8 2HH||2300|
|50||JT & EM Marrs & Son||Broomhills,Orton Road,CARLISLE,Cumbria CA5 6JR||2250|
|34||JT & EM Marrs & Son||Broomhills,Orton Road,CARLISLE,Cumbria CA5 6JR||2200|
|40||C & L Mair||Townhead Farm,Mouswald,DUMFRIES,Dumfriesshire DG1 4LU||2200|
12 Cows in milk/calf £1889.34
39 Heifers in milk/calf £2091.07
|Cows in Milk||JW Graves & Son||JW Graves & Son|
|S Moor & Son||J Brewster||HM & D Hodgson||DI & FM Cannon|
|JuniorHeifer in Milk||J Brewster||HM & D Hodgson||J Brewster||Skirwith Hall Farms Ltd|
|Champion||44 – S Moor & Son||Reserve Champion||45 – J Brewster|