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.
Harrison and Hetherington have announced they have been invited
to hold dispersal sales on behalf of two renowned pedigree
Ayrshire herds; Yorkshire’s Bailiffscourt
Herd and the Isle of Bute’s Bruchag Herd.
A record number of show entries and a packed sale
ring produced a top price of 4,000gns at the 2012 Northern
National Ayrshire show and sale, on Wednesday 7th November
at Harrison & Hetherington’s Borderway Sale Centre,
A decision to go against the trend and milk Ayrshire cattle 12 years ago is paying off for a Cumbrian family.