One of the great sales of Holsteins and Friesians.
ONE of the best line-ups of Holstein and British Friesian genetics gathered in one place will be going under the hammer at Carlisle next month.
Harrison and Hetherington's 26th Annual Bull Show & Sale will bring together 70 top quality bulls from outstanding cow families across England, Scotland and Wales.
A total of 57 Holsteins and 13 British Friesians, including seven special Red and Whites, will be sold at the event on October 8. H&H auctioneer Glyn Lucas said: "We have an outstanding line-up this year. Milk producers and breeders have an exceptional choice from the best genetics currently available in the UK. "There are chart-topping PLI sires, top type sires and outcross sires; no matter what your preference in breeding, this sale has it covered."
The Holstein sires will include sons of the likes of Snowmaster, O-Cosmopolitan, Mogul, Bradnick, Numero Uno, Epic and Attitude-Red.
The animals being sold are bred from leading cow families including Flo, Alica, Kimo, Gloriette, Enid, Papoose, Pledge, Honey, Adeen and Delight, while one of the top lots will be Gerrard Mario, who is bred from the worldrenowned Denmire Marie family. The bull is a grandson of Denmire Strom Marie EX94 and is a total outcross, with no Goldwyn, Shottle or Oman in his pedigree. His family is also notably productive; more than 400 ton of milk has been produced by Mario's first four dams while his Pagewire dam gave over 13,000kg of milk at 5.66% butterfat 3.50% protein.
The special Red and White section, likewise, includes a close-toperfect son of the Holstein Attitude-Red, consigned by the Busby family from Watson Farm at Egrement.
Again a total outcross pedigree, he is bred from 12 generations of top quality cows, tracing back to the Horizon Joy family.
The British Friesian section will include bulls from the highlyregarded Lismulligain, Winnoch, Nerewater and Fellfoot herds.