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Dispersal of 80 Organic Crossbred & British Friesian Milkers

November 2023

The difficult decision of Turnstone Farming of Cheltenham to cease milk production, with the Weaver family having farmed in the South West of England since before 1570, offered milk producers a genuine opportunity to purchase over 80 organic crossbred and British Friesian cows and heifers at Sedgemoor Auction Centre in conjunction with Gwilym Richards. 

This rare opportunity resulted in over 17 buyers from Plymouth to Shrewsbury, as well the counties in between, both ringside and online.  The non-recorded, low input, organic grazing herd calved primarily in the autumn to winter, with a small number of spring to summer calvers sold to £1785 for an Norwegian Red X October third calver. British Friesians sold to £1764 for a second calver and £1680 x 2 for a second and third calver, having all calved in October. 

Served Norwegian Red X cows due to Aberdeen Angus in May sold to £1312.50 and Incalf British Friesian cows also due to Aberdeen Angus isn November sold to £1207.50. 

Joint Auctioneers: Gwilym Richards & Co.

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