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Lancaster June Dairy Sale

Posted Monday, 15 June 2015, 2.47pm

Caption: Champion heifer with Judge Alex Walton, Vendor Will Drinkall, Sponsor Hannah Atkinson

June Dairy Sale

The June dairy sale saw an entry of 29 heifers and cows forward. The pre-sale saw was judge by Alex Walton of Fox Lane Ends who placed lot 25, Pennine Poppy 1169, from Drinkall Bros, as Champion with Lot 5, Alandrew Smokin Jayne, from G & AE Smith, in Reserve. The champion, 13days calved and giving 33.4litres later realised £1980. The reserve champion, calved 11days and giving 30litres, achieved the top price of the day of £2150. Four heifers broke the £2000 barrier, including both of David Knowles of Cragg Farm’s heifers achieving £2020.

Cows sold well, with a second calver from WJ & I France, Chipping realising £1500.

A ringside of 16 buyers saw only 11 being able to secure purchases. With no signs of improvements in milk prices of the coming months, buyers are still hesitant when purchasing replacements, however the best heifers remain a strong trade, plainer sorts or heifers lacking milk are harder to place.

An overall average of £1480 for all heifers including pedigree and non-pedigrees.

Vendors and purchasers are reminded of the July Dairy Sale at Lancaster on Monday 20th, which includes a special show commemorating 50 years of the dairy sales at Lancaster Auction Mart, an expected entry of 40-60 cows and heifers.

Pre-Sale Show Results

Junior Heifer – Born after 1st November 2012.

1st Lot 25 Drinkall Bros, Pennine. £1980

2nd Lot 5 G & AE Smith, Alandrew £2150

3rd Lot 13 MJ & H Atkinson, Wyredale £1950

Senior Heifer – Born before 1st November 2012.

1st Lot 13a MJ & H Atkinson, Wyredale £1980

2nd Lot 14 P Knowles, Kendal Cragg £2020

3rd Lot 22 Drinkall Bros, Pennine £1650


1st Lot 18 WJ & I France, Corfeild £1500 (2nd Calver).

2nd Lot 18a WJ & I France, Corfield £1120 (4th Calver).

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