North West Auctions Lancaster Mart held the Lancashire Holstein Club Monthly Sale of Dairy Cattle on Tuesday with cattle forward from 11 vendors, 3 of which were first time sellers at Lancaster.
Judging this month was Mr Andrew Dawson, Quernmore who had a high quality show of cattle presented to him which is always a feature of these sales. Champion of the day was awarded to MJ & H Atkinson, Westfield House Farm for Wyredale Principal Shawny 5 (Pictures above with Andrew Dawson left & vendor Mark Atkinson) being 10 days calved and already producing 34 litres she went onto sell for the day’s top price of 2250gns purchased by Mr J Crosier of Clitheroe, Lancashire. Reserve champion was awarded to DJ & S Tomlinson for Bilsrow Baxter Shower 2 (pictured above with James Tomlinson) selling at 2180gns to Messrs Williamson of Penrith, with Bilsrow Shottle Lausine completing the pair and selling for 2050gns.
One of the main highlights of the sale was the heifer Tallyho Icefyre Diplomat which was owned and shown by Miss Charlotte Taylor Tallentire, this heifer had many admirers in the shippon and after spirited bidding she sold for 2200gns to regular purchasers A & V Wallbank, Longridge. The sale concluded with a pair of yearling heifers from Mr H Fearon Jnr, Cartmel which attracted keen interest with both selling for 980gns to local dairy farms.
Top 5 Prices
Lot 33 Wyredale Principal Shawny 5 @ 2250gns
from MJ & H Atkinson, Quernmore
Lot 29 Tallyho Icefyre Diplomat @ 2200gns
from Miss C Taylor Tallentire, Barton
Lot 28 Bilsrow Baxter Shower 2 @ 2180gns
from DJ & S Tomlinson, Barton
Lot 26 Saltoke Violet 54 @ 2050gns
from W & C Gorst & Sons, Ellel
Lot 27 Bilsrow Shottle Lausine @ 2050gns
from DJ & S Tomlinson, Barton.
Thank you to today’s Sponsors Glasson Grain.