Major dairy sale to offer chance to buy top cattle.
DAIRY farmers are being offered the rare opportunity to buy some of the very best organic Brown Swiss genetics in the UK at a farm sale.
The top-rated Kedar herd in Dumfries, which last year scooped the 2014 Borderway UK Dairy Expo Brown Swiss Champion with Kedar TD Reia, will be holding its first reduction sale since 2008.
Going under the hammer on April 16 are 60 high-quality organic Brown Swiss cattle.
The sale is the biggest organic Brown Swiss sale of the year and will include 40 freshly-calved cows and heifers, in-calf heifers, show calves, breeding bulls and heifer calves. The sale will take place at Beyond the Burn Farm in Mouswald.
Farmer Jonny Lochhead said: "This is our second reduction sale and we have included a range of highly productive breeding stock, some which will have showing potential.
"We will be entering 10 cattle at this year's Borderway UK Dairy Expo at Carlisle, where we won Brown Swiss champion last year. Five of these animals will be available for purchase at the reduction sale. "Anyone who would like to view the herd ahead of the sale is most welcome to visit the farm beforehand."
Harrison and Hetherington auctioneer Glyn Lucas said: "The Lochheads are of the country's top Brown Swiss breeders and the herd is home to some of the finest Brown Swiss cattle and genetics in the country.
"So this sale really does provide a tremendous opportunity for people to purchase world-class breeding lines to add to their herd or to establish a herd.
"It's very rare for this number of high-quality cattle to be coming on to the market and we anticipate keen demand from breeders from across the UK and further afield."
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Mar 18, 2015|
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