November Calved Heifers due in October out of a 13,268kgs dam from the Patsy family topped the day at 2150gns. The early February calved cow by Sahara Baloo and classified VG85 sold for 2100gns having given over 10,000kgs as a heifer she was now fresh again giving 50kgs. A further eight animals sold for in excess of £2000.
The sale included a handful of Channel Islands one of which a fresh third lactation Guernsey sold for 1900gns, with jersey heifer’s at 1200gns.
Incalf heifers sold to 1680gns for a Brewmaster daughter who was due in May to the Hereford and backed by the renowned Echo family. Others 1650gns and 1620gns. Guernsey served heifer to 820gns and Jersey served heifers to 720gns.
A large contingent of buyers that spanned the breadth of the south of England and Wales and produced the following creditable averages:
58 Holstein Cows and In milk heifers £1680
2 Guernsey Cows £1391
1 Jersey Cow £1260
20 Faulted cows £994
8 Incalf & Served Holstein Heifers £1383
1 Served Guernsey Heifer £861
1 Served Jersey Heifer £756