The first Pedigree Dairy sale to take place after the recent Foot
and Mouth restrictions took place at Borderway Sales Centre, Carlisle
on Friday 7th September.
Kerbanks Paramount Myra VG88 sold for 1900 guineas
This sale comprised the complete dispersal of the famous Kerbanks
Herd of Pedigree Jersey cattle, owned by John & Jane Chester.
The Kerbanks herd has been immensely popular and influential
within the Jersey breed in the UK, being responsible for introducing
the modern Jersey cow to many first time breeders. John had always
concentrated on breeding cows for production with high fat and
protein and this was reflected in the current herd average of
6985kg 5.42%BF 3.64%P.
Buyers from every corner of the UK and Ireland attended the
sale that resulted in Kerbanks Jerseys going as far North as
Aberdeen and as far south as Devon, many Irish buyers were also
Top price was paid by K Brough, Chapel House Farm, Uldale, Wigton,
Cumbria for an excellent four year old Kerbanks Junction Regina
EX90. This beautiful cow descended from the Thornlee herd from
which John had mainly restocked from, and came from the Rexina
family which undoubtedly was the most popular family in the sale.
Regina sold for 2,500gns with her August born heifer calf sired
by Bridon Excitation selling to D Reynolds, Oakley, Barbon for
Kerbanks Sultan Roxana a freshly calved Sultan daughter sold
to Miss Emma Murray who is surely becoming one of the breed’s
leading lights for 2,100gns. This fancy uddered heifer also came
from the Rexina family coming from an EX92 dam with impressive
Selling for 1,900gns was a beautiful deep bodied Paramount daughter.
Kerbanks Paramount Myra VG88 had an impressive show record being
unbeaten at 8 different shows throughout Cumbria. She now joins
the herd of LF Raven, Priest Croft Farm, Mealsgate Carlisle.
Also selling for 1,900gns was Thornlee Tip Top Rexina EX90 and
sired by Enniskillen Tip Top she also had an impressive show
record standing in the top of the class at Westmorland Show and
Highly at Agri-Scot and the Dairy Event.Rexina completes the
3rd generation of EX or VG cows and joins Jerseys breeder J Wilson
from Dunahone Farm, Church Hill, Enniskillen.
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