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Stannock Holstein Sale

The final chapter of one of Scotland’s greatest herds was drawn to a close on Wednesday 24th May at Borderway, Carlisle. Respected breeders and dairy producers from all over the country came to see the Stannock herd of pedigree Holsteins disperse for GM McIlwraith & Company, Isle of Whithorn, Newton Stewart.

Stannock Dante Riviera EX91 brought the top price of 4,500gns
Stannock Dante Riviera EX91 brought the top price of 4,500gns

Stannock Dante Riviera EX91 brought the top price of 4,500gns. The Annan herd of K & M Jamieson, Annan purchased this 4th generation of Ex or VG Dante daughter. The 2005 Stranraer Supreme Champion & Reserve Champion Wigtown was sold recently fresh into her third lactation from the Castlerhydd Starbuck Riviera EX90 family.

Greentowers Farms Limited, Lanark claimed Copper Kelly EX91 for 3,900gns. Classified Excellent in her mammary system, this immensely powerful cow fresh into her second lactation had given 10,948kgs as a heifer.

The Kiwi family proved to be a big favourite headed up by Stannock Rudolph Kiwi EX92 2E, sold dry after her fifth lactation for 3,200gns to G & B Stevenson, Blue House Farm, Cleveland. With almost 60,000kgs of milk already produced she is due in August to Mesland Duplex.  Following in mother’s footsteps, this second lactation young cow, Stannock Gibson Kiwi PI VG87 sold to Mesrs Awde, Broadmeadows, for 2,200gns. Her stylish August born heifer calf by Ladino Park Talent realised 3,500gns for Wolfa Holsteins for Mesrs Armstrong, Great Salkeld, Penrith.

The All Britain award winning Ricki family was highly favoured also. Stannock Rudolph Ricki PI VG88 was knocked down for 3,200gns to G & B Stevenson, Blue House Farm, Cleveland. Bred from nine generations of EX or VG, this young cow’s dam is a maternal sister to the well known Highland Show Champion and Reserve Royal Show Champion 2004 Stannock Formation Ricki EX93 3E. Her heifer calf by Comestar Leader sold for 2,500gns to Greentowers Farms, Lanark.

Stannock Joe Irma VG86, freshly calved into her second lactation, was sired by Wiltor Jackie Joe. The hammer fell at 3,100gns for DK Kirkpatrick, North Womark, Stoneykirk

Leading Prices
Lot            Gns            Purchaser
93            4500            K & M Jamieson, Woodhead, Annan
43            3900            Greentower Farms Ltd, New Greentowers Farm, Lanark
66a          3500            Mesrs Armstrong, Wolfa, Great Salkeld, Penrith
30            3200            Mr Stevenson, Blue House
66b          3200            Mr Stevenson, Blue House,
63            3100            DJ Kirkpatrick, North Womark, Stoneykirk, Stranraer
28            2700            B & V Davidson, Errolston, Gretna
72a          2600            R Steel & Son, Kepculloch, Balfron, Stirling
91            2600            T Forsythe, Isle Farm, Isle of Whithorn
173          2600            RF Forsythe, Baltier, Whithorn, Newton Stewart
13            2500            DG Morgan & AD Hughes, Little Auchentibert, Cumnock
30a          2500            Greentower Farms Ltd, New Greentowers Farm, Lanark
109          2500            WW Neilson, East Brackenridge, Strathaven, Lanarkshire
126          2500            J Richardson, High Weirston, Leswalt, Stranraer
171          2500            Undisclosed Northern Ireland buyer
66            2200            F Awde, Broadmeadows, Melmerby, Penrith
72            2200            STA Richards, Penhill Farm, Ferryside, Carmarthen
75            2100            PJ & M McVeery, 61 Tullyah Road, Belleeks, Newry, Co Down
97            2100            WG Forsythe, High Bishopton, Whithorn
130          2100            J & H Clark, North Garngour, Lesmaghagow

94 Cows & Heifers in milk and or in calf with heifer calves – £2002.14
40 Incalf heifers - £1606.50
34 Bulling Heifers - £1071.62
208 Head averaged - £1396.50

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