Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Holstein Club's Quality Start

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Holstein Club's Quality Start

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The New Year started with a quality entry of pedigree Holsteins for the Border & Lakeland Holstein Club.

A total of 60 cows and heifers sold to average pounds 1,124 and a top of 1,650gns, purchased by breeders and by large commercial dairies, making this sale the number one centre for pedigree dairy cattle in the country.

The show was judged by Brian Kennedy of Stairend Holsteins, Ayrshire.

His champion was a substitute entry from Skirwith Hall Farms, Stowbeck Jackson Lillibet. She sold fresh, giving 33kgs daily and joins the herd of G & B Stevenson & Sons, Blue House Farm, Cleveland, for 1,600gns.

The reserve champion was shown by DI & FM Cannon. Espland Modesto Sonia a daughter of Sikkema-Star-W Modesto, giving 32kgs a day and from a high producing family. This heifer sold for 1,250gns and joins the herd of Mr ID Houston, Torkatrine Farm, Dalbeattie.

Top price of the sale went to the Ingleview herd of R & E Butterfield for a fresh second calver giving 50kgs daily and sired by Robthom Integrity from the heart of their famous Arlene family. …

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