NWA JUNE JUBILEE PEAKS AT £2500
The pre sale show was kindly judged by Mr Michael Parkinson who had a wonderful show of cattle presented to him in both classes. The championship rosette was awarded to first prize heifer ‘Goadsbarrow Flo 13’, shown by Mr Keith Lord, Aldingham, the reserve championship rosette was awarded to ‘Bilsrow Rambo Olympia’, a 2nd calved cow shown James Tomlinson, Bilsrow Ltd. All exhibitors must be complemented on the cattle presented for both the show and sale, which once again attracted a large attendance of new and existing buyers keen to replace stock at this renowned sale.
The sale peaked at £2500 for ‘Bilsrow Montoya Olympia 2’, from Tomlinson Bilsrow Ltd; this heifer was bred from 3 generations of VG/EX and a EX 91 Dam selling to Wannop Farms ltd, Morecambe. Closely behind at £2450 was ‘Pennine Canary 145’ from Drinkall Bros, Abbeystead also going home to Wannop Farms Ltd.
A trio of heifers exceeded £2300 with ‘Bilsrow Jethro Rolls’ at £2380, ‘Stardale Hartley Stella’ at £2350 and a red and white heifer ‘Phoenix SV Patsy Klyne Red’ at £2320 from AE & A Swales, Blackburn. MJ & H Atkinson, Quernmore sold ‘Wyredale Control Aster 229’ at £2280 with A.V Lord & Co selling ‘Goadsbarrow Flo 13’ at £2250, these heifers all being purchased by Lawson’s Dairy, Cockerham.
J E & J Pye & Son, Quernmore sold ‘Quernmore June 130’ at £2100.
All heifers today averaged £2089 with buyers in attendance for all classes and types.
New calved cows saw a top price of £2200 achieved for ‘Wyredale Mccool Aster 216’ from MJ & H Atkinson Quernmore, closely followed by JE & J Pye & Son selling ‘Quernmore Rattle 102’ at £2000.
A feature of today’s sale was dispersal of British Friesian cows and heifers from William and Gordon Crook, who had made the decision to retire from dairy farming. Heifers sold to £1520 with others achieving £1320. Cows sold to a top price of 1160 with others generally selling to £820-£950.