All breeds and types of dairy cattle were forward at Borderway’s Monthly Dairy Day sale at Carlisle, on Wednesday, when almost 200 head of cattle changed hands.

Trade was however slightly down the corresponding month, however, with a full ringside of buyers, prices peaked at £2050 with milkers averaging £1457.

Richard Livingstone from Kirtlevale Farm, near Gretna, sold six heifers and topped the sale at £2050 for the second consecutive month. Purchased by Messrs Dickinson, Greystoke, Penrith, the sale topper, Kirtlevale Appleman Poppy, is sired by Wyndford BD Appleman Red and bred from a high yielding Ex91 dam.

The Crowther family, from West Trailtrow, sold six animals including a heifer by AltaAvalon, at £1820 to Park House Farming Co, Wigton, Cumbria.

Matthew Gemmell sold five heifers, two of which were knocked down at £1800 and bought by Messrs Somerville, Carrutherstown, Dumfries. They were both sired by Colvend Rocket.

Topping the trade for cross bred animals at £2000 was a Fleckvieh heifer from Guardhouse from Aikton House, purchased by Messrs Elliott, Skelton, Penrith.

The Millers from Jenkins Cross topped the trade amongst the cows at £1850 with a second lactation entry, selling to Messrs Kincaid, Lockerbie.

The first sale to disperse the Shaley herd of MRI, Montbeliarde and Fleckvieh cattle, from Huddersfield, wsa topped at £1500 by a newly-calved MRI cow.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.


27 Holstein – Cows, £1226.31; 81 heifers, £1457.86. 11 cross-bred cattle, £1324.28; 31 MRI/Montbeliarde dispersal, £1108.38; 11 faulted ¾/slow milkers, £850.00; 10 in-calf heifers, £1206.66; Six bulling heifers, £790.00.