Bolderston’s Partners decision to send their Pedigree Marshview Ayrshire and Holsteins from Suffolk to Sedgemoor Auction Centre was rewarded with an excellent trade for their all year around calving herd.   Buyers from across the South West, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, South and West Wales made the most of the opportunity to purchase well-bred Ayrshires which sold to 1700gns for the fresh third calver Marshview Simbad Stella (VG88).  Also at 1700gns was the non-pedigree pure bred Ayrshire stock bull by Changue Stadium.   The Ex90 7th calver Marshall Stella with 5 Ex or VG dams behind her sold for 1550gns with the fresh fifth calver Marshview Oblique Scoter GP80 at 1320gns.  Other fresh calved cows to 1500gns and July calved Ayrshire heifers from the Stella family to 1320gns, with recently served heifers from the same family at 850gns and yearling Scoter heifers to 680gns.

The Holstein cows and heifers sold to consistently over 1600gns for the fresh milk to a top of 1880gns for the 2nd calver Marshview Haven Barberry Red GP83, with 4th calvers from the Barbara Red family at 1850gns and 2nd calvers from the Fitz Cara family at 1800gns.   July calved heifers sold to 1700gns for the GP82 Dude Inka.  Incalf heifers due December and January to 1100gns x 3 and yearlings to 760gns.

A well-attended day saw a strong trade throughout with several potential purchasers going home empty handed produced the following very creditable averages for the Bolderston family:-

Ayrshires

All Inmilk &/or Incalf Cows  £1212.00
Calved Heifers£1312.00
Incalf & Served Heifers£  863.00
Bulling & Yearling Heifers  £   619.00
Bull£1785.00
Holsteins

All Inmilk &/or Incalf Cows  £1205.00
Calved Heifers£1460.00
Incalf & Served Heifers£   932.00
Bulling & Yearling Heifers  £   624.00

121 Ayrshire & Holstein Cows & Calved Heifers (including all faults) £1230