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Dairy Cattle 151121

On Monday Penrith & District Farmers’ Mart LLP held their collective November sale of 105 dairy cattle of all classes.

A mix of all breeds and classes attracted a very busy ringside of buyers looking for plenty of milk in both heifers and older cows. Demand was overwhelming considering previous sales locally, with vendors going home highly delighted.

The sale topped at £2400 for a very classy, square Holstein heifer from Messrs Turnbull, Monks House, giving over 30ltrs, selling to Messrs W & SE Dickinson & Son, Kirkbarrow Hall. This consignment of well-presented heifers averaged £2200.

A total of twenty-four Holstein/Holstein-Friesians, mainly cows and some heifers averaged £1702.08 for all sold. Second calvers from Lowther Park Farm realised £1980, selling to H Martin & Son. This home sold a run of mainly second and third calvers to average £1601.76.

A beautiful, well put together foreign Fleckvieh X Montbeliarde heifer from Messrs J & JM Fisher & Daughters, Holme Wrangle Farm, sold to £2050, purchased by Mr J Whitton, Crewgarth.

Oxton Farms, Tadcaster, topped the Dairy Shorthorn section at 2000gns with lot 2, Oxton Franklin Wildeyes, a freshly calved heifer, selling to Messrs CD & S Malkin, Cotwalton Farm, Staffordshire. This consignment averaged £1897.88.

Regular customers Messrs GA & D Dent, Winton House, achieved 2000gns with lot 12, Winbrook Jill 185, freshly calved, selling to JE Holliday & Son.

Calving heifers topped at £1550 for an Ayrshire, due to calve at the end of November to Jackpot Red (sexed semen) from B & GC Donald, The Ling, purchased by JR Tiplady, Bramery, Ainstable.

Leading Prices
Cows & Heifers In-milk
Pedigree Holstein Heifers - £2400, £2200, £2000 Monks House; £1720 Holme Wrangle
Pedigree Dairy Shorthorn Heifers - £2100, £1995, £1838, £1659 Oxton Grange; £2100, £1995, £1785 Winton House; £1890, £1596, £1470 Strickley; £1869 Richmond Farm Cottage; £1806 Holme Wrangle
Fleckvieh Heifers - £2050, £1750 Holme Wrangle; £1740, £1650, £1630 Town Head (Barker)
Holstein Friesian Cows - £1980, £1940, £1920 (2), £1890, £1850, £1780, £1720, £1680, £1550, £1450, £1350 (2) Lowther Park Farms

In-Calf Heifers
Ayrshire - £1550, £1000 The Ling
Pedigree Dairy Shorthorn - £1407 Newfield Grange; £1260 Winton House

Yearling Heifers
Holstein Friesian - £520 (4) Greengill Head

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