A LARGE ringside of buyers attended Carlisle’s 31st black and white dairy sale, where trade peaked at 9,000gns.
Best of the bids was the red and white heifer Eastford Absolute Hotspot Red from Eastford Holsteins, Castle Douglas. A daughter of the World Dairy Expo reserve grand champion Starmark AD Hotstuff Red EX94, it sold to Andrew Kennedy, Northern Ireland, on behalf of a client.
Absolute Genetics, Kirkham, took 8,200gns from J.J. Taylor, Wigton, for the VG88 second calver Absolute Windbrook Adeen, which is out of a 14,500gns Goldwyn dam.
Selling for 8,000gns was a heifer from the McLean Family, Bushmills. A daughter of the show cow Priestland PS James Rose and by Atwood, it sold to B. O’ Connor, Co Cork.
The first animal to sell from the Futuredream Jersey herd of James Evans, Pembrokeshire, was the Jersey heifer Futuredreams Tequilas Excite Veronica. Champion at this year’s National Calf Show, its third dam is the influential cow Huronia Centurion Veronica. It sold for 7,500gns to the Saxby family, Clitheroe.
The first daughter from the two-time national Italian champion Toc-Farm Allen Amyly EX96 went under the hammer for Messers Lawrence, Grange over Sands.
Lynholme Brokaw Amyly was a winner at the National Calf Show and sold to Alison Hunter, Lanarkshire, for 7,000gns.
Also at this money was the heifer Heavenly SO Katrysha from Heavenly Genetics, Lancashire. By Soloman and from a VG Windbrook dam, it caught the eye of Peter Prior of Designer Holsteins, Essex.
Brown Swiss heifers topped at 5,000gns for Kedar Aurora from T. Locchead and Sons, Dumfries, which sold to the Brent Crothers, Shrewsbury.
9 cow and heifer in-milk, £3,763.33; 1 British Friesian in-milk, £3,360; 8 Holstein in-calf heifers, £2,921.87; 63 Holstein open heifers, £4,061.66; 3 Jersey heifers, £4,095; 2 Brown Swiss, £4,200; 41 Embryos, £464.10.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.