Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Heifer Makes 17,000gns at Black & White Sale

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Heifer Makes 17,000gns at Black & White Sale

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Byline: By Anna Lognonne

Dairy enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe attended the 20th Borderway Black & White Sale at Carlisle.

Cattle sold to a top price of 17,000gns and an average of 4,300 for 70 Holsteins and over pounds 3,160 for six Jerseys as elite genetics were dispersed throughout Europe to France, Spain, Switzerland, and Ireland.

Denmire Shottle Marie, publicised as one of the stars of the sale, made dreams a reality for the Willsbro herd of Messrs Wills, of Cornwall, who paid a top price of 17,000gns for the heifer, who descends from one of the most prolific transmitting families developed in the UK.

Bred from 3 EX94 dams all producing over 100 tonnes of milk, this pedigree is unmatched across the globe. She was sold by regular consignors, JW &M Dennison, of the "Denmire Holsteins".

Sheikha Noora Bint Isa Alkhalifa of "Sahara Holsteins" purchased the opportunity of either a Dundee or Shottle from the All American Snr 2 Yr Old 2005, Vandyk-K Integ Paradise 2 VG89 for 14,000gns. Pedigree announcer, Roger Turner, said: "Paradise 2 VG89 could be Supreme Champion at World Dairy Expo 2007." This lot was consigned by Smiddiehill Holsteins, of Wolverhampton, Shropshire.

WJ Nadin & Co, of Derbyshire, who run the Sterndale Holsteins, consigned a choice from the Nominated All-American Aged Cow 2005, Budjon-JK Encore Electra EX95. Sired by Durham and born early November Henllan Farms, Caeremlythn, Carmarthenshire, were the successful bidders for 12,000gns.

The first choice Comestar Stormatic from four embryos due in February 2007 from arguably Broker Elegance's best daughter, Budjon-JK Linjet Eileen EX96. This consignment was offered by David Robinson, of Cockermouth, Cumbria, who runs the Kellywell Holsteins, and was purchased for 10,000gns by Henllan Farms, Caeremlytn, Carmarthenshire. …

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