A CRACKING JUNE SALE FOR LANCASTER TOPPING AT £2,500 What a buzz we had at Lancaster for the Hassall Brothers and NWA June dairy sale, the quality was once again superb and all vendors must be congratulated on the outstanding quality and presentation. The sale took off with a bang and was rock solid throughout concluding in a great consistent trade.
The show was kindly judged by Mr Philip Metcalfe of Washfold Holsteins with sponsorship from Wynnstay Farmers and Northern Nutrition. Our judge had a very tricky job on his hands as the animals forward in the classes were tremendous - for his champion he selected Lot 16 a super heifer which was the first placed non halter lead heifer from Drinkall Bros of Over Wyresdale, Lancaster, who had a super consignment forward with four animals selling for over £2000, this heifer Pennine Jill 29th calved on the 8th May and was secured by JB & JE Lawson for £2,150 with the family securing several other great lots on the day.
The Reserve Champion was taken by R & A Butterfield who also had a super consignment forward, Ingleview Rascal Ruth was the winner of the halter led heifer class, bred from the great Ruth family tracing back to Ards and being backed by 13 generations of cows scored very Good or Excellent, there was much interest generated in this smart heifer with the hammer falling at £2,500 to JJ Crosier of Clitheroe.
The cow class was won by Messrs J M Barton of Carnforth with Luptonhall Meridian Agnes VG85 who was yielding 48.6kg daily and she was secured by regular purchaser Bradley’s Farms LTD of Preesall for £1,750.
Cows sold to £2,300 for R & E Butterfeld with Ingleview Jareb Ivory VG85 who calved on the 14th May and was yielding 43kg daily. Bred from 8 generations of cows scored Very Good or Excellent she realised £2,300 and was purchased by a Northern Ireland buyer.
The trade was very consistent all of the way through, with many prospective purchasers going home empty handed, more animals are needed to supply the demand, milk and strength and power were what was certainly wanted by purchasers and animals ticking this box certainly sold well which materialised in great averages, many animals cruised over the £1,800 barrier readily throughout the sale.
Milking Cows £1702.86
Milking Heifers £1,804.64