A fantastic entry of 49 Newly Calved Dairy Cattle and Holstein Bulls were forward for Septembers Dairy Sale at Lancaster.
Judging this month was conducted by Mr Raymond Wharton of Segbushwell, he awarded the Champion ticket to the first prize non-halter led heifer, ‘Liscabank Ashley Sweet 2’ forward from AB&J Parkinson & Son, Liscoe Farm and the Reserve honours to ‘Bleaston Doorman Pauline’ from S Blease, The Barn. Our thanks must go to the judge, Mr Wharton for his time and expertise and to the generous support of our sponsors, Wynnstay.
Leading the way in the Newly Calved Heifer section was ‘Pennine Peace 703’ forward from Drinkall B7ros, Catshaw Hall. This heifer being awarded 3rd prize in the pre-sale show. A ‘Ked Outside Jeeves’ heifer, she went on to sell for £2320. Messrs Drinkall also achieving £2000 for their heifer ‘Pennine Poppy 1302’. The 8 heifers forward from Catshaw Hall sold to average £1852.50.
£2200 being achieved twice today, first for the Champion ‘Liscabank Ashley Sweet 2’ from AB&J Parkinson & Son, a Riverdane Ashley heifer. The second for ‘Winterslack Mortgage Tammy’ forward from the Inman Family of Strickland Hill Farming. Messrs Parkinson of Liscoe Farm also sold ‘Liscabank Zeber Charity’ for £2050.
Overall all the newly calved heifers sold to average £1721.33. Newly Calved Cows sold to top at £1820 for ‘Alandrew Smokin Honeysuckle’ from G&AE Smith, Mount Pleasant Farm, and to average £1432.00.
The day’s trade was topped by a Holstein Bull from the Stardale Herd of J Burrow & Son, Tunsteads Farm, which in the pre-sale show had been awarded the Champion Bull ticket. ‘Stardale Rioburner’ was noted in the show ring for his excellent conformation and mobility, coupled with an excellent pedigree behind him of 7 generations of VG/EX classifications, along with many noted awards, with his dam ‘Stardale Outside Roxy’ being a 5-star brood cow and has produced 118 tonnes of milk. All of this leading to the bull being selected by several prospective purchasers, the hammer eventually falling at £3500.
The bull being awarded the trophy based on Production from the Lancashire Holstein Club was ‘Bilsrow Longton’ from DJ&S Tomlinson. Sired by Wiltor Dreamer and the dam line being noted as having 8 generations of VG/EX. The bull is noted as having an impressive PLI of +£368, and again was admired in the pre-sale show, he went on to achieve £2050.
All the bulls forward for sale went on to achieve an average of £1737.50.
The next sale is to be held on Monday 16th October, with the entries closing on Friday 6th October.