The UK’s largest spring show and sale of Holstein Friesian bulls, held by auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington in conjunction with the Border and Lakeland breeders club, will take place on Wednesday, April 9, at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
The sale will include a total of 69 bulls, 61 Holstein and eight British Friesian bulls including four special Red and Whites.
Glyn Lucas, Harrison & Hetherington’s senior pedigree dairy auctioneer, said: “This is a very high-quality sale providing a unique opportunity to select bloodlines from the UK’s greatest cow families.
“There are animals suitable for all markets. Commercial milk producers, breeders, spring milk producers, and farmers who have heifer-rearing units, will all find something to suit their own specific requirements.”
Breeders from across the UK have consigned their very best animals, he added.
These include the prefixes of: Aintree, Annandale, Berryholme, Bestfed, Boclair, Carrock, Claremont, Feizor, Gerrard, Greentowers, Hailstone, Heathersgill, Hillhead, Lismulligan, Mcgoldrick, Overside, Petteril, Redsky, Dockray Hall, Kellywell, Jenkin, Knowlesmere, Lesmay, Logan, Whispering Springs, Winnoch, Wolfa, Woodcatt and Wormanby herds.
Sons from the breed’s leading Holstein sires feature in the sale and include: Epic, Sudan, Meridian, Artes, End-Story, Windbrook, Guthrie, Numero Uno, Van Gogh, Zelgadis, Wyman, Gerard, Braxton, Fever, Lauthority and Ladd P-Red.
In addition there will also be the British Friesian Sires Winnoch Umpire, Lismulligan Mufasa and Stardingham Boy.
The cow families included in this sale dominate the Holstein world for their ability to transmit highly-productive progeny with outstanding health traits, incredible lifetime production, high butterfat and protein.
They are all presented with excellent confirmation and the list includes the Flo, Adeen, Nugget, Alicia, Lustre, Skycheif, Amy, Juror faith, Roxy, Integrity Sara, Elegance, Marie, Raven, Ruby, Redrose, PR Barbie, Gold Missy and Convincer Delight families.
All bulls have been BVD tested and would-be buyers able to make pre-sale inspections when the animals go on show at Borderway Auction Centre on April 9 from 9.30am, with the sale beginning at 11.30am.