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Bruchag Ayrshire's Top at 6,200gns

The McAlister family have been land holders on the Isle of Bute as far back as 1506 and are the only farmers in the British Isles to have won National Dairy Shows in the past three centuries.

The dispersal of their pedigree Ayrshire herd at Borderway, Carlisle on the 10th May was to say the least an historic event and featured some of the best Ayrshire cattle to be sold at Borderway for some time.

Bruchag Sale Ring

Bruchag Sale Ring

The trade topped at 6,200gns with 14 animals selling for £2000 and milking heifers average £2162, the trade of the day was for the young heifer calves with 36 averaging £742 and topping at £2200.

The top price went to Bruchag HP Bloomer sired by Brieryside High Profile and bred from a Bankend Brown Bomber dam. Bloomer was a freshly calved heifer with a close to perfect frame and fancy udder. She was purchased by R Danforth, Walton Lodge Farm, N.Yorkshire for 6,200gns with contending bidders from Ayrshire and N.Ireland.

Another impressive heifer was Bruchag Burdette Mara sired by Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette. She had been Grand Champion at last year’s Rothesay Show and was due again in September to Bruchag Starman. Mara was a powerful framed animal with a cracking mammary and sold for 3,600gns to J&J Kinloch, Walton Farm, Dumbartonshire.

Topping the trade for the cows was a herd favourite; Bruchag BR Jewel Queen sired by Barr Regent is due with her third in early October and is a great prospect for Agriscot in November. She was purchased for 5,000gns by G Lawrie, Sandyford Farm, Ayrshire.

The Reserve Champion from the 2016 Rothesay Show was Bruchag Bloomer 3. She was sired by Poos Stadel Classic and was due again in September. She sold for 3,200gns to R Danforth, Walton Lodge Farm, N.Yorkshire.

A world class young cow that we will see in the show rings later this year was Bruchag Talent Jewel Queen sired by West Mossgiel Class Talent. She had placed second in the heifer class at Rothesay Show in 2015 to the two times All Britain winner Bruchag Talent Evelyn. She now joins the Marleycote herd in Nothumberland for 2,800gns. Her heifer calf sired by Bruchag Starman sold for 2,200gns going to the Lessnessock Ayrshire herd of Adam Montgomerie in Ayrshire.

Leading Prices
Price Purchaser
6200gns R Danforth, Walton Lodge Farm, Wighill, Tadcaster, N.Yorkshire

5000gns G Lawrie, Sandyford Farm, Monkton, Prestwick, Ayrshir

3600gns J & J Kinloch, Walton Farm, Cardross, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshir

3200gns R Danforth, Walton Lodge Farm, Wighill, Tadcaster, N.Yorkshir

2800gns GG Baynes & Son, Marleycote Walls, Slaley, Hexham, Northumberlan

2400gns J & J Millar, Craigends Farm, Airdrie, Lanarkshire

2200gns AW Montgomerie, Lessnessock Farm, Ochiltree, Cumnock, Ayrshire

2200gns James Lyon, Little Kilchattan Farm, Kingarthm, Isle of Bute

2100gns Messrs Bryson, Whiteflat Farm, Catrine, Mauchline

2100gns LH Batty, 22 Eaton Close, Hatton, Derby, Derbyshire

2000gns H & E Kennedy, Largievrechtan, Rothesay, Isle of Bute

2000gns J Cornish, Higher Besley Farm, Holcombe Rogus, Wellington, Somerset

53 Cows in milk £1373.51
11 Heifers in milk £2162.04
20 In-calf heifers £1050.00
12 Bulling heifers £884.62
36 Heifer calves £742.87


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