The relinquishing of their tenancy at Splatt farm, Spaxton brought the entire dairy herd, farm machinery and dairy equipment to the market on farm on Tuesday 26th March for Mark and Ann Pincombe. Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report  an exceptional crowd and machinery sale with the 2014 Case 160 Puma Tractor selling for £42,500, 2012 Case 105 JXU Tractor for £23,000 and the   2011 Case 120 Maxxum Tractor for £29,000. With the 2008 Claas Liner 2800 Double Rotor Rake selling for £8,200 and the 2005 McConnel PA48E Hedge trimmer for £7,000.

The non-recorded cows sold to 1700gns for “Splatt Dublin Christine” who had calved to her second in October, she was one of several who found a new home in Shropshire. Other autumn calvers sold to 1580gns and 1550gns. The limited fresh milk on offer sold to 1450gns for a February third calver. Two month served heifers sold to 1000gns and heifer calved to 360gns.

The highest priced livestock of the day was the two year old Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Bull “Sayers Embassy T356” by “Netherton Mr Brazilian E3772” at 3600gns.

No less than 89 purchasers on the day produced the following averages:

Collective Sale:

113Dairy Cows£1004
19Served Heifers£803
  9Bulling Heifers£562
11 Yearling Heifers£388
  8Heifer Calves£263