Trade topped at 2,900gns and there was a 100 per cent clearance in the year’s first Border and Lakeland dairy show and sale at Carlisle
Some 43 active buyers from 16 counties witnessed the first milking daughter of Val-Bisson Doorman to sell in the UK, make the sale’s top price. Consigned by W.M. Hutchinson and Son, Redgate, Kirby Stephen, Bowberhill Doorman Papoose was the highest index heifer in the sale. Destined for UK Dairy Expo, it was bought by Messrs Lawrie, Pettinain, Lanark.
P. and C.A. Harrison, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle Upon Tyne entered four heifers with super pedigrees, and judge Alistair Marshall, Dumfries, had them first, second and fourth in the senior heifers, and second in the juniors.
Their winning senior was the overall champion. Chishillways Mark Frieda, sired by Carhall Mark, it sold for 2,400gns to T. Forsyth, Newton Stewart, who also paid 2,300gns for their Chishillways Goldfish Shirley 73, while Messrs Lawrie went to 2,100gns for the reserve champion --another Goldfish.
AVERAGES 19 cows £1,155.55; 94 heifers £1,379.38.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.