"The Black and White sale
is traditionally held at the beginning of December.
Glyn Lucas, sale organiser Harrison & Hetherington's head pedigree dairy auctioneer, said: "The industry has progressed to amazing heights with the advent of genomics, in-vitro fertilisation and sexed embryos, and the Black and White sale
is the single best stage for breeders in the UK to market their animals.
NEW YORK-For their twice-yearly white sales
, retailers are offering consumers 20 to 50 percent price reductions on down comforters, blankets, sheets, towels, quilts and pillows.
The Black and White sale
, which was held at the weekend, attracted the very best of UK-pedigree dairy genetics and resulted in a top price of 20,000gns and an overall sale average of over pounds 5,000.
He said: "We're delighted that animals from the Overside and Potterswalls Herds are being offered at the Black and White Sale
and this ensures a world first at a UK event.
The retailer is playing up the 3-Star program in its white sale
circular and in Stewart's publications.
Dairy enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe attended the 20th Borderway Black & White Sale
2 that coincided with an in-store event that week, and will offer many of the items at reduced prices during its upcoming white sale
. The launch also will be supported by an ad spread in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living.
TOP PRICE JERSEY: This calf was the top price Jersey at the Borderway Black & White Sale
, which sold for 3,700gns.
And the Olivers, from Peepy Farm, Stocksfield, took the reserve calf championship with the home-bred Ansa SS Molli PI, an August 2005 born September Storm daughter who is to be sold at the 20th Borderway Black and White Sale
on December 2.
Kohl's Home & White Sale
prominently featured its 200-thread-count Bed in Bag for $89.99 in all sizes.
A stunning catalogue combined with awesome cattle made the Borderway Black & White Sale
on Saturday, December 3 at Carlisle one to remember.
When the hammer fell on Lot 1 Petteril Gwennie 6 (VG 86), and Edward Brown said "sold for 1,300gns" (2,060 euros) almost 18 years ago no one could have imagined the enormous impact that the Black & White Sale
was going to have for Holstein breeders throughout UK and Ireland.
"We wanted it to be different than just another white sale
or furniture sale."
For the auction the organisers are looking for a wide range of donated items from sheep, cattle, crop, implements, produce - anything which can be auctioned on the day which coincides with the annual Borderway Black and White Sale
. For further information and an entry form for items to be sold contact the NFU on (01228) 523034 or H&H on (01228) 590490.