7th September 2007
The first Pedigree Dairy sale to take place after the recent
Foot and Mouth restrictions took place at Borderway Sales Centre
on Friday 7th September. This sale comprised the complete dispersal
of the famous Kerbanks Herd of Pedigree Jersey cattle, owned
by John & Jane Chester.
The Kerbanks herd has been immensely
popular and influential within the Jersey breed in the UK,
being responsible for introducing the modern Jersey cow to
many first time breeders. John had always concentrated on breeding
cows for production with high fat and protein and this was
reflected in the current herd average of 6985kg 5.42%BF 3.64%P.
from every corner of the UK and Ireland attended the sale that
resulted in Kerbanks Jerseys going as far North as Aberdeen
and as far south as Devon, many Irish buyers were also successful.
price was paid by K Brough, Chapel House Farm, Uldale, Wigton,
Cumbria for an excellent four year old Kerbanks Junction Regina
EX90. This beautiful cow descended from the Thornlee herd from
which John had mainly restocked, and came from the Rexina family
which undoubtedly was the most popular family in the sale.
Regina sold for 2,500gns with her August born heifer calf sired
by Bridon Excitation selling to D Reynolds, Oakley, Barbon
Kerbanks Sultan Roxana a freshly calved Sultan daughter
sold to Miss Emma Murray who is surely becoming one of the
breed’s leading lights for 2,100gns.
This fancy uddered heifer also came from the Rexina family coming from an EX92
dam with impressive yields.
Selling for 1,900gns was a beautiful deep bodied
Paramount daughter. Kerbanks Paramount Myra VG88 had an impressive
show record being unbeaten at 8 different shows throughout
Cumbria. She now joins the herd of LF Raven, Priest Croft Farm,
Also selling for 1,900gns was Thornlee Tip Top Rexina EX90
and sired by Enniskillen Tip Top she also had an impressive
show record standing in the top of the class at Westmorland
Show and also placing
Highly at Agri-Scot and the Dairy Event.Rexina completes the
3rd generation of EX or VG cows and joins Jerseys breeder J
Wilson from Dunahone Farm, Church Hill, Enniskillen.
John & Jane
Chester would like to thank everyone who helped with the sale
and wish all successful purchasers all the best in the future.
99 Cows & Heifers in milk/ in calf £923.47
23 In Calf & Served Heifers £772.43
35 Bulling & Maiden Heifers £378.90