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SALES SUMMARY
Branchal Igniter Molly 93 sired by Summershade Igniter.
Trade returning to Lancaster
Her grand dam was an EX classified cow with impressive
production figures. This heifer sold for 2,200gns to J Reay
Club Chairman Martin Bristol claimed the top price at the
& Son, Park Farm, Grinsdale, Carlisle.
August Lancaster Sale with a stylish heifer by Shottle with an
Top price went to Branchal Speed Elusive 266, she was a
impressive pedigree from a highly consistent family developed
daughter of Tregibby Gibson who is a son of the famous
in the noted Lyons herd. High protein was a feature in the Anna
Dalesend Storm Maude. This heifer sold for 2,550gns and
family with an 88 point Meadowlord dam testing 3.5% protein
now joins the herd of C Telfer, Little Raith, Lochgeily, Fife.
every time and 5% fat twice. The granny was an EX-90 LP70
Odin cow with yields up to 12,156kg at 3.46%P. Ted Fearon, the
JR Heuchan & Son, Gerranton, Castle Douglas spent
judge secured the heifer at 2,600gns.
2,200gns on Branchal Igniter Babette 500. She was giving
Ted, who is rebuilding the family’s Waltall herd near Cartmel in
36kgs having calved on the 24
th
July. This Summershade
Cumbria, also claimed Peter Waring’s lovely 1
st
prize cow Winton
Igniter daughter was from the prolific Babette family at
Ace Meg at 2,200gns. Just a fortnight calved this fine individual Branchal; this famly has produced over six hundred females
bred from 6 gens of EX/VG Meg’s was giving 37kg. Her dam to date.
was an EX94-5E Leadoff daughter that was Breed Champion at
Selling for 2,000gns was Branchal Speed Dixie 233 who
Stokesley show in 2004.
now joins the herd of N&SJ Sanderson, Burtholme Farm,
The Championship went to Richard Bainbridge and the team
Lanercost, Carlisle. She was a daughter of Galaxy Speed
from Twinfields with a smart heifer by Benner Jebadiah, selling
from an EX Moet Lookout who produced over 11,000kgs as
for 1,750gns. Their other entry by Aaron made 2,050gns having
been runner-up to her herd mate in the class.
a three year old.
James Burrow made a return to the Lancaster Sale ring with an
The Telfer family would like to thank all those who
impressive team of 4 heifers including Stardale Fawkes Stella 2,
purchased animals at the sale and also for everyone who
selling for the day’s second highest price of 2,450gns. Having
attended the sale. They hope that all the animals continue
secured Reserve Championship earlier in the day she travels to
to be successful in their new homes.
Brampton, Carlisle to join Neil Sanderson’s fine herd. Averages: 6 Cows £1421, 40 Heifers £1803
David France, who is selling the family’s Selbourne Herd Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington
following the tragic death of his brother in a farm accident
presented 14 fresh animals of a pleasing Friesian type and
Hebridean Holsteins Hot Trade
peaked at 1700gns with a fresh heifer giving 30kg, selling to
local buyers J.E Walton & Sons from Kirkham.
The dispersal sale of the Hebrides herd of pedigree
On a day that saw good top prices there were opportunities to
Holsteins for Kenny and Betty Robison from the island
buy quality heifers at 1500-1800 guineas. This is the second sale
of Gigha took place at Borderway on Wednesday 2nd
in a row when there has truly been something for everyone. The
September 2009. The exceptional quality of the herd in
somewhat elite days of yesteryear at this event have passed and
general, combined with the unlimited potential of some
it is now clearly a sale where buyers of all tastes and budgets can
outstanding individuals attracted buyers from all over the
find something to interest them.
British Isles. Animals were purchased by breeders from
Averages: 7 Club Cows £1,474, 22 Club Heifers £1,814, 29 hd
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a
£1,732; 14 Selbourne £1,306, 3 Non-Ped heifers £1,473, 46
high percentage of the animals going to farms that had
Head £1,585
purchased Hebrides cattle in the past
Auctioneers: Norton & Brooksbank with N.W.A
With eight animals selling to £3,000 or above it was no
wonder that the heifers averaged almost £2,400. Top price
Celebrating a century of Breeding
was for Hebrides Gibson Holly EX92, she was due with her
fourth calf at the end of the month to Hornland Jayz. This
One of the greatest achievements in the dairy industry has to go beautiful young cow sold for 3,700gns to young breeding
to the Telfer family from the Branchal herd from High Branchal, enthusiasts Andrew & Ewan Lawrie, Lanark. They also
Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire for being the only herd in the UK purchased a fantastic Tcet Lyster daughter. Hebrides Lyster
to have registered black and white cattle for over a century. The Lurinde EX90 sold for 3,000gns, due with her fourth in
sale that took place on Wednesday 19
th
August at Borderway November and looked like a great prospect for next year.
Mart Carlisle comprised of fifty freshly calved cows and heifers Selling for 3,600gns was Hebrides Gibson Carolla VG89.
and was a celebration of their century achievement. Auctioneer A daughter of Silky Gibson she had a frame that flirted
Glyn Lucas from Harrison & Hetherington said “…that it was an with perfection and oozed style. Almost a maximum score
honour and privilege to have been part of the Branchal sale…”. second calf cow she now joins the herd of Colin Mair,
He also mentioned the magnitude of their achievement stating Townhead Farm, Mouswald, Dumfries.
“…that it was really something to have remained in the dairy The Wallace family of Balmangan Farm, Dudrennan,
business over this number of years when one considers how the Kirkcudbright purchased a number of animals the top two
industry has evolved over the last century.” for 3,400gns and 3,300gns. The front cover heifer Hebrides
Some of the Branchal heifers were shown in the Border & Lucente Libbi VG87 2yr was a daughter of Aquila Patron
Lakeland Club Show prior to the sale with the first five places Lucente, selling freshly calved from the end of June. She
going to these fancy uddered animals. First place went to had an awesome udder and was giving almost 40kgs.
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