The Riddings herd owned by I & P Ellithorn, Riddings Farm, Moat, Longtown was dispersed on Wednesday 30th January 2013 at Borderway Carlisle. The Ellithorn family had wonderful support from a large crowd of buyers, friends and neighbours. Mr Ellithorn must take a lot of credit for the quality of animals in the Riddings herd, in general the cows had great udders and excellent feet and legs and the productive life and longevity of the Riddings cattle impressed everyone.
A large percentage of the herd were summer calving animals and this reflected the values achieved on the day with buyers currently wanting fresh milk to boost this year’s fall in production. There were a small number of freshly calved cows and heifers and they sold to average just over £1700 with a top price of 2,300gns paid for Riddings Jordan Empress. This youthful third calf cow was four weeks fresh giving 43kgs and was sired by Annandale Jordan, she now joins the herd of R Kellett & Sons, White House Farm, Hexham.
The overall top price on the day went to a very impressive Dairy Shorthorn cow due with her third calf in March. The cow had been purchased from the Marleycote herd owned by the Baynes family, she was sired by Llandovery Jinnys Empire and displayed all the style and class to be shown later in the year. Marleycote Tiny 17 was purchased by MT Farms Ltd, The Loft Aske, Richmond.
16 Shorthorn Cows in calf/milk £1431.50
66 Cows in calf/milk (no calves) £1206.86
54 Heifers in calf/milk (no calves) £1153.15
24 Holstein In-Calf heifers £1206.63
57 Holstein maiden heifers £639.03
31 Holstein Heifer calves £441.34
13 Shorthorn Heifer calves £416.77
8 Holstein X Shorthorn maidens £473.81
3 Bulls £1505.00
Lot gns Purchaser
75 – 2700gns – MT Farms Ltd, The Loft, Aske Stables, North Yorkshire
44 – 2300gns – R Kellett & Sons, White House Farm , Northumberland
265 – 2300gns – Messrs Walsh, Bunkers Hill, Cumbria
98 – 2050gns – T & MD Beaty, Langhorn Farm, Cumbria
29 – 1900gns – T & MD Beaty, Langhorn Farm, Cumbria
55 – 1880gns – Coxwood Farm, Parkside, Wrexham, Clwyd
Harrison & Hetherington
Borderway Mart, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS
Tel – 01228 406230 Fax – 01228 406231
Website – www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk