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Penrith Sale - April 2021
A small but select entry of new calved Dairy Shorthorns at the Penrith Spring sale of Dairy cattle, with entries drawn from Bilbro, Mossrigg, Newpark and Winbrook herds. Quality was very impressive with modern genetics the order of the day. Demand was brisk with top honours going to J Fisher and daughters with a modern unregistered daughter of the American sire Cor Bloo Richochet out of a Blissful Teds Spurgeon daughter, she calved on March 27th and was giving 26 litres daily, she is the first Dairy Shorthorn to join a local Holstein herd. On the day 4 Richochet daughters sold to average an impressive 2073.75!
An interesting entry from Tom Ripley was the traditionally bred Bilbro Vain Lucy 3, sired by Stockwood Lord Barrington 3, she is a direct descendant of a Vain Lucy bought by Oxton from Mulbeck Hall at Penrith in 1947. She calved on March 29th and was giving 24 litres.
Heifers in milk
2150gns Unregistered Barrington Duchess to N Sowerby – APPLEBY
2000gns Winbrook Empress Oxford 12 to B Blenkharn – KIRBY STEPHENS
1950gns Winbrook Royal Kathleen 24 to R Graves – CARLISLE
1900gns Winbrook Vi 182 to JS Whitaker – PRESTONE
1800gns Mossrigg Barrington Duchess 13 to JS Whitaker – PRESTONE
1480gns Bilbro Vain Lucy 3 to R Graves – CARLISLE
Cows in milk
1750gns Winbrook Vi 179 to Mr Dent – DARLINGTON
1060gns Bilbro Heather 2 (4th calver) to A Dawson – SEDBURGH