four cows, £1573; 10 heifers, £1496.25, four maiden heifers, £803.25

A TOP price of 1780gns was paid for a heifer from the Winbrook herd at a special sale of Dairy Shorthorns at Penrith, when 20 females from the Moorriggs, Winbrook, Witchester, Oxton and Brafell herds, were sold.

Sale leader was GA and DW Dent's Winbrook Royal Kathleen 24, a July 2016-born dark roan heifer which calved down last month from the herd at Winton House, Winton, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. Five weeks into her first lactation and giving 28 litres per day, she is by Pel Pers, out of Winbrook Royal Kathleen 19. She sold to JW Coulthard and Sons, Brisco Hill.

The same buyers paid 1700gns for Winbrook Dewdrop 153, a roan September 2016-born heifer by Lemon Grove Hoffman, out of Winbrook Dewdrop 145.

Moorriggs Sparkle 18 from S Armstrong and Son, Moorriggs, Thrimby, Penrith, topped the cows when it sold for 1580gns to J and JT James, Mid Todhill, Carlisle. This November 2015-born light roan female is by Hilltown Oblique, out of Moorriggs Sparkle 12.

1580gns Moorriggs Sparkle 18 Messrs S Armstrong & Son, Moorriggs.

Just behind at 1500gns was the cow Winbrook V1 165 which sold to Messrs Ramfay, Dockrayhall, Wigton. Born in August, 2015, she is by Winbrook Pedro, out of Winbrook VI 114.


Cows in milk – 1450gns Oxton Zuma Clarissa 40; 1420gns Moorriggs Lady Barrington 6.

Heifers in milk – 1650gns Winbrook VI 170; 1620gns Winbrook Jill 173; 1600gns Winbrook Jill 174; 1500gns Winbrook Ruth 101.

Maiden heifers – 820gns Brafell Surprise 22; 780gns Brafell Vanity Fair 5