The Border and Lakeland club show and sale was followed by the first sale to disperse the esteemed Twinfields herd of pedigree Holsteins belonging to Messrs Bainbridge of Outfield near Carnforth.
This consignment comprised the most recently calved cows and heifers and their heifer calves.
There was a ringside packed with breeders from near and far keen to compete for the very stylish, superbly bred stock on offer.
Seven young cows and milking heifers made over 3,000gns to a top of 3,800gns, this bid, by an undisclosed breeder from south west Scotland, a September calved VG86 heifer by Pennview Ice Pack, Twinfields Ice Pack Jenny is out of an excellent EX93, 60 tonne Integrity cow from the home developed Jenny family
At 3,700gns was a very stylish 36kg heifer by Karona Bonair that calved in early November. Twinfields Karona B Trixie VG86 (2YR) had earlier won reserve champion in the club show and sale out of an EX94 homebred cow by Roylane Jordan, the buyer was Mr McNeil of Cairnview, Wigtownshire. She was beaten in the show ring by the overall champion Twinfields Touchdown Joyce VG85 (2YR) that sold to 2,700gns.
One of the most sought after outfits in the Twinfields line up was the Advent Red daughter of the American Elm Park Tiara Red EX90 (EX93 MS) Twinfields Advent Tory Red VG88 is bred off five straight Excellent cows and calved her second calf in mid October last year. At 3,400gns she was purchased by Mr Wood of Manor Farm, North Yorkshire. Her 3 month old heifer calf by Kamps-Hollow Arudolf Red made 2,200gns to Messrs Bradburn of Orrell House Farm, Wigan.
As expected the heifer calves were keenly bid for, at 2,700gns Twinfields Lobster Sara ET out of the 3,50gn Twinfields Million Sara, and an overall average of over £1200 for the very young heifer calves.
25 Heifers in calf/milk (no calves) £2549.40
24 Cows in calf/milk (no calves) £1815.63
21 Heifer calves £1160.00
1 Bull calf £315.00
|MANOR FARM,LEPPINGTON,MALTON,NORTH YORKSHIRE
|BACK OF WALL,GLENLUCE,NEWTON STEWART
|HIGH BORELAND FARM,LOCHANS,STRANRAER,WIGTOWNSHIRE
|W & SE DICKINSON & SON
Sale was Managed by : Harrison & Hetherington