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Berryholme Excell at Spring Bull Sale

The annual Spring Dairy Bull Show & Sale held on Wednesday 13th April at Borderway, on behalf of the Border & Lakeland Holstein Club had one of the best consignments of bulls ever seen at Carlisle.

Trade topped at 5,000gns to average £2454 exactly the same average as in 2015 with only six bulls unsold. Val-Bisson Doorman sons dominated the leading prices siring the top three and having five in the top ten.

Feizor Foreman

Champion - Feizor Foreman

John Jamieson owner of the famous Firth Holstein herd judged the show in the morning and commenting to the crowd prior to awarding his Champions said “...it had been a privilege to judge such a high calibre show and was confident all the bulls on offer could make positive impacts in their new herds”

The show was sponsored by Coomara Veterinary Practice with the overall Champion going to the Feizor herd of David and Pam Booth in Yorkshire. This ultra stylish bull, Feizor Foreman was sired by Doorman and bred from Feizor Windbrook J Flo a VG85 two year old grand-daughter of the 2010 National Champion Berryholme Shottle Flo. He sold for 4,000gns to PR Stewart & Co Falside Farm.

Mr Jamieson’s Reserve Champion went to another Doorman son this time from the Berryholme herd of David Wright from Kendal. Berryholme Excell sold for the top price of the day at 5,000gns to the judge and John Sloan owner of the Panlands herd in Dumfriesshire. This long stylish black bull was bred the most popular show cow of 2015, Mikali Seaver D Erle. She was grand at the Great Yorkshire and was Reserve All Britain 3yr old.

His full brother Berryholme Electric sold for the third highest price of the day going to R & A Agnew West Dhuloch, Stranraer for 3,600gns.

The Warnelview herd near Carlisle owned by Kevin & Christine Wilson sold seven quality bulls topping at 3,200gns for Warnelview Samba. He is a son of Seagull-Bay Supersire and bred from five Excellent dams, he was an outcross sire with no Goldwyn, Shottle or Oman in his pedigree.

Also selling for 3.200gns was Crossrigg Rocca consigned by John Harrison near Penrith. He was a Regancrest Beau son bred from the Roxy family.

The quality of the British Friesian bulls was superb and topping the trade was Lismulligan Eric consigned by Basil and Adam Lawson from Fifie. He was sired by Winnoch Umpire and bred from an Excellent 94 dam with over 60ton lifetime. This super long life cow is due with her tenth calf shortly and she is only 8 year and 10 months old. Eric was purchased for 3,000gns by R Neil & Sons, Thornington Farm.

The Champion udder in the Holstein show at the recent UK Dairy Expo was awarded to Feizor Knowledge S Melody EX93 wow has an Excellent 96 mammary. The Petteril and Wormanby herds both sold a Doorman son from this great cow selling for 3,000gns and 2,900gns respectively.

Commenting on the sale Glyn Lucas from Harrison & Hetherington said “...the quality on offer today was a real credit to the UK breeders, we have had an exceptional line up of sires all bred from world class pedigrees. This sale is without doubt the best place for dairy producers to purchase bulls they have an amazing choice and the quality of the bulls continues to improve year on year.”


42 Bulls £2454.37

Leading prices

5000gns Firth Farming Ltd, Upper Locharwoods, Dumfries & Firm of JB Sloan, Panlands Farm, Lockerbie

4000gns PR Stewart & Co, Falside, Pittenweem, Anstruther, Fife

3600gns R & A Agnew, West Dhuloch, Kirkholm, Stranraer

3200gns M Swires, Whin Hill Farm, Haverah Park, Harrogate

3200gns CM & EM Gratton, Warsill Hall Farm, Warsill, Harrogate

3100gns MJ Fell Ltd, Chapel House, Newton, Whittington, Lancashire

3000gns M & J Montgomerie, Newlands Farm, Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

3000gns R Neill & Sons, Thornington Farm, Mindrum, Northumberland


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