Shows and Sales Results

UK`s Solbay Holstein herd Dispersal Sale

The dispersal of the Solbay herd of pedigree Holsteins owned by Messrs JBP Hanley, Manor House, Edderside, Maryport took place at Borderway, Carlisle on Wednesday 1st May in front of a packed ringside, neighbouring farms supported the sale along with  buyers from thirteen different counties.

They were an impressive group of milky cows and heifers with most of the freshly calved animals selling for £2000 or above a big percentage of the herd was due to calve in the autumn and they are were in strong demand with milk producers striving to lift their production profiles for the 2014.

A top price of 2,300gns was achieved three times, firstly for a home bred cow fresh in her second lactation.  Solbay More April was sired by Stanbro More and was purchased by RH Steel of Dunmara House.
The second animal to sell for 2,300gns was a young heifer purchased from the Warnleview herd sired by Magor Bolivia Allen and bred from two Excellent dams with over 70 ton lifetime production.  She now joins the herd of T Forsyth of Isle Farm.

Also equalling the top price was another classy home bred heifer sired by Ladys-Manor O Autumn, she was freshly calved in February and was sold giving 32kgs, she now joins the herd of WR&JE Dixon of Beech House.

A fresh April calved cow originally purchased from the Seacote herd sold for 2,200gns.  She was a daughter of Far-O-La Debbie-Jo Drake and was purchased by T Forsyth of Isle Farm.

The Hanley family would like to thank everyone who supported their dispersal and would like to wish all the buyers much success with their new animals.  The sale of the farm machinery will take place at Manor House, Edderside on Saturday 7th June full details will be advertised in due course.




91        Cows and heifers in milk/in-calf         £1513.73

21        Served heifers                                                £1026.67

34        Maiden heifers                                    £646.06

23        Heifer Calves                                      £393.52

1          Stock Bull                                            £1732.50

Leading Prices

Lot      Purchaser                 Purchaser Address                                                                                            Gns


RH Steel Dunmara House,Dubbs   Farm,Eaglesfield,COCKERMOUTH,Cumbria CA13 0RY



T Forsyth Isle Farm,Isle of Whithorn,,NEWTON   STEWART,Wigtownshire DG8 8JF



WR&JE Dixon Beech   House,Hayton,Aspatria,WIGTON,Cumbria CA7 2PD



T Forsyth Isle Farm,Isle of Whithorn,,NEWTON   STEWART,Wigtownshire DG8 8JF



DF Forsyth Baltier Farm,Whithorn,,NEWTON   STEWART,Wigtownshire DG8 8HA



J Hornby & Son Bowesfield   Farmhouse,Stank,,BARROW-IN-FURNESS,Cumbria LA13 0LS



T Forsyth Isle Farm,Isle of Whithorn,,NEWTON   STEWART,Wigtownshire DG8 8JF


Sale was managed by:

Harrison and Hetherington
Borderway Mart, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS
Tel – 01228 406230     Fax – 01228 406231
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