Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Carhall Dispersal Sale Ends Era in Dairy Production; CATTLE

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Carhall Dispersal Sale Ends Era in Dairy Production; CATTLE

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Byline: JO BLAKEMORE jo.blakemore@ncjmedia.co.uk

ONE of the North's leading herds is being dispersed this month, bringing to an end a dairy production era.

Up to 180 animals in the Carhall herd, owned by Ian and Joyce Mallinson and their son Mark, of Armathwaite, Carlisle, are due to be dispersed.

The herd boasts one of the region's most renowned profiles, having won numerous local as well as national show awards.

Although the pedigree Holstein herd has numerous high-profile families included in the sale, at Beeston Castle in Cumbria, there is something for everyone, according to Clive Norbury, head auctioneer at Wright Manley.

He said: "The Carhall herd is a well renowned and the Mallinson family have used top-quality AI proven bulls for many years.

"The Carhall sale offers a mixture of solid commercial pedigree animals combined with several leading cow families developed by Ian and Mark. The herd is in extremely good condition and the sale includes topquality pedigree animals. We recommend commercial and pedigree breeders attend the event.

"One of the elite UK cow families on offer is the Elizabeths and we anticipate this bloodline will create a lot of interest from breeders seeking to further develop a top pedigree family.

"Beeston Castle is centrally located as a national sale venue, offers top facilities and attracts purchasers from all over the country.

"We look forward to hosting a successful dispersal on behalf of the Mallinson family."

The Carhall herd has developed many outstanding cow families including several Canadian imports such as the Sonyas from Deslacs Holsteins and the Peggy family from Emlane Holsteins. The renowned Elizabeth family was developed at Carhall following the purchase of a heifer, Wiltor Cousteau Elizabeth, that subsequently scored EX91.

Her homebred daughter Carhall Lyster Elizabeth developed into one of the UK's most famous show cows, winning the UK National Holstein Show in 2007. …

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