Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Dairy Cattle Sale Is World Class

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Dairy Cattle Sale Is World Class

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Byline: Karen Dent

BIDDERS from as far as the US, mainland Europe and Ireland travelled to Carlisle for the 23rd Black & White sale of dairy cattle.

Billed as Europe's most prestigious dairy cattle sale, it featured cattle from nine countries and a top price of 10,000gns for 10-month-old Holsteins calf Shanael Minister Golden, consigned by the Miller family of Evesham in Worcestershire.

The calf, which was also awarded best turned out animal in the sale parade by judge Bruce Jobson, sold to Peter Prior of Designer Holsteins in Essex.

She was sired by Mr Minister from a VG89 Picston Shottle dam and sold with AI interest from several leading genetic companies.

The second top price at last Saturday's sale went to Willsbro Howie Lila Z, consigned by Willsbro Holsteins of Cornwall.

A Kerndtway Howie granddaughter out of the All Canadian Lylehaven Lila Z EX94, she sold for 9,000gns and joins the herd of B. Mckiken from Castle Douglas.

She was sold with more than pounds 7,000 in embryo and bull contracts.

The top-priced heifer calf from mainland Europe went to Markwell-CBS Advent Reflection-Red consigned by Karl Rutten of Belgium.

She was sired by KHW Kite Advent-Red from the first ever Red member of the Raven family to classify Excellent.

She sold for 6,500gns to the Miller family's Shanael Holsteins.

Head pedigree auctioneer at Borderway Mart, Glyn Lucas, said: "We had the biggest ever crowd at the event and the atmosphere was sensational throughout the day.

"However, I'd like to congratulate all the consignors on offering cattle descended from many of the world's greatest cow families and helping to further maintain the event's reputation as Europe's premier dairy cattle sale."

The event also featured its first ever vehicle registration number plate sale.

Registration number B19 MLK (BIG MILK) was sold for 1,100gns to Colin Laird of Blythbridge Farms, Edinburgh. …

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