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Whinnow herd heads Border and Lakeland bull prices

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A STRONG trade of dairy bulls reached 5,100gns at the spring show and sale held on behalf of the Border and Lakeland Holstein club at Carlisle. The sale averaged £2,686, up almost £250 on the year.

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The overall Champion left the ring at 3,200gns.
The overall Champion left the ring at 3,200gns.

The British Friesian bull Whinnow Primary from I. and G.M. Blamire, Thursby, headed the bids. A son of Collycroft Solo and out of the 3,800gn dam Lismulligan Priscilla 48, it was bought by A. and M. Kennedy, West Lothian.

 

The Winnoch herd from I.F. Brocket, Kilbarchan, sold three British Friesian bulls to a high of 4,800gns, paid for Winnoch Hilton. Sired by Deangate Targuin, it went home with G. and S. Parker, Stranraer.

 

R.S. and W.A. Howarth, Pickering, sold the British Friesian Beaufort Kactus, a Deangate Centurion son out of a Glen Albyn-sired dam, for 4,000gns. The buyer was R.M. Dale and Son, Ayrshire.

 

Lismulligan Escort commanded a bid of the same from Mr Mattocks, Penrith. By Bricroft Gunner and out of a cow which was placed well at Dairy Expo last season, it came from Basil and Adam Lawson, Fife.

 

The Bell family, Wigton, from Nerewater British Friesians, also sold a lot for 4,000gns. This was Nerewater Champion, a son of Nerewater Launcher, which was snapped up by Mr Weightman, Wigton.

 

The championship went to the Feizor herd from David and Pam Booth, Yorkshire, with Feizor Flomont. By Monument Impression, it sold for 3,200gns to John Garnett, Milnthorpe.


Averages

49 bulls, £2,686.98; 40 Holstein bulls, £2,457; 8 British Friesian bulls, £3,860.62; 1 Ayrshire bull, £1,575.

 

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

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