YOUNGSTOCK from the Arnot herd of pedigree Holstein cattle was held on behalf of Janet Whitlow at Lancaster.
The herd’s achievements include winning the Lancashire herd competition on four separate occasions and being awarded the Master Breeder Shield in 2012.
The bulling heifer section provided the day’s top price in the shape of Arnot Carlina 270, an ET heifer by De-Su 11914 Hilliard, with a strong pedigree which includes its granddam, Carlina 130 EX95-5. Sold served by DG Charnley, it went home with Wyevalley Dairy Genetics for 4,400gns.
Maiden heifers attracted the strongest interest, achieving a top bid of 3,700gns for Arnot Carlina 296, which joins the herd of Penhill Farm, West Witton. Maternal sister to the sale leader, it is by Seagull-Bay MJ Solaris and sold with AI interest.
One of the youngest calves of the sale was Carlina 302, a daughter of EDG Rubicon, which also sold with AI interest for 3,600gns to Craig Fad Farm, Edinburgh.
At 3,300gns was the in-calf heifer Arnot Carlina 258, a daughter of Larcrest Commander in-calf to Seagull Bay MJ Solaris. The buyer was Middle Shorrock Farm, Pleasington.
Best of the home-bred bull offering was the Ladys-Manor RD Grafeeti son Arnot Crafeeti, which went to the same buyer for 3,300gns.
In-calf heifer, 1,908gns; bulling heifers, 1,227gns; maiden heifers, 1,525gns; bulls, 2,500gns.
Auctioneers: North West Auctions.