The May Lancaster Dairy sale received a smaller entry this month, due to the time of year a little with many farmers busy in the fields; this was also reflected in the buyers around the ring, as fewer people around today however the buyers who were present were certainly there to do business!
The show was kindly judged by John Metcalfe of Crossfell Holsteins, the sponsors for the day were John Cornthwaite, Wynnstay, J Hatton Agriculture, Zoetis & Elanco.
Although numbers were thinner on the ground this was not a reflection of quality as the sale was brimming with great animals with dairy strength.
The champion animal went to James Billington of Caterall, Preston this first placed cow was crowned champion, Stubbins Link Up Lucie (VG85) bred from 12 generations of cows scored in the top two grades, this superb cow yielding 46.kg daily seriously looked the part and realised at £2,600 to Bradleys Farms Ltd, of Preesall, also going to this home was the reserve champion which was the first placed heifer in the non-halter led class, this heifer Witherslack Caviar Vall from the Inman family yielding 30kg she sold for £1,850.
The Inman family took £2,000 for Witherslack Avalanche Ann 3rd, this super 2nd calved cow yielding 46.kg daily was keenly sought after with the hammer falling to Bradleys Farms Ltd, another great cow sold to this home for £1,920 this cow from CG Birkett of Carnforth really looked the part a unregistered cow which calved on the 30th April and yielding 46.kg, this was 2nd place in the show.
Other great heifers sold for £2,050 Berryholme Solomon Lasenza the 2nd prize heifer, calved on the 4th May and yielding 33.kg daily she boasted a great complete pedigree with the g.dam being Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza (Ex94) who was a previous Madsion and Royal winter Fair winner, she was secured by S Forshaw & Sons of Alston, Preston.
M J & H Atkinson of Quernmore, consigned a nice run of heifers taking the best pairs first place rosette, one of these winners Wyredale Caviar Aster yielding 34.kg daily she was secured by S Forshaw & Sons, Alston Preston, who also secured Bilsrow Cayman Peg with a PLI of £439 for £1,920.
Drinkall Bothers sold heifers to £1,850, other great heifers cruised over £1,700.
Served Heifers to £850 for R A & E Edmondson, Cumbria.
Bulls sold to £1,400 for Pennine Marmite from Drinkall Bros, of Over Wyresdale.
Despite the glorious weather and how busy many were in the field, the sale was very consistent throughout which resulted in a great sale again at Lancaster!
Many Thanks to all of the support of the vendors and purchasers it really is appreciated.
All Milking Cows with faults £1935
All Milking Heifers including faults £1702.14