An increasing demand for fresh milk and well balanced cows and heifers underpinned the trade at today’s Border and Lakeland Holstein Club sale at Carlisle, with the joint top price of 2500gns achieved by the day’s pre-sale champion, the senior heifer in milk Stowbeck Teatro Con, consigned by Skirwith Hall Farm, Penrith.
This one is sired by Tom Teatro a Ladino Park Talent son from a high yielding French cow and sold with an exceptional udder to T Scott and Sons, Daltonhook, Lockerbie.
Also trading at this price was Aghavilly Talent Barbara from N McCarragher, Ferny Cleugh, Dumfries. She was freshly calved in her third lactation and gave over 12,000kgs in her last. She sold giving just over 50kgs daily and found a new home with N and K Forshaw, Meadowside, Lancashire.
The day’s second best price of 2250gns was paid for Colvend Bolton Morag from S Roan, Boreland of Colvend, Dalbeattie. She is sired by Sandy-Valley Bolton and bred from two VG dams both milking for eight lactations. Morag sold giving 37kgs and also sold to Messrs Forshaw.
Also selling for 2250gns was a late entry consigned by H M and D Hodgson, Carlisle, she had caught the attention of a number buyers displaying enormous potential for a heifer that was only ten days fresh. She was Wormanby Bottle Penny and now joins one of the top herds in the county owned by N and S J Sanderson, Burtholme Farm, Brampton.
Trading at 2150gns was the reserve champion again from H M and D Hodgson and sired by Sicy Knowledge. Wormanby Knowledge Hatsumer was bred from two Ex dams both still milking in the herd with the grand dam now well over one hundred ton lifetime. She sold to an undisclosed buyer.
Averages; six cows in milk/in-calf £2030, 30 heifers in milk/in-calf £2021.60 (Harrison and Hetherington).