The last sale of the year at Sedgemoor Auction Centre is the annual Christmas Cracker Show. Judge Ceri Jenkins made her choices from an excellent entry of fresh milk and youngstock and the milk trade of the year followed topping at £4095 for the VG88 3 year old 2nd calver ‘Dyrfal Adrienne’ off the Richaven Adrenaline line consigned by Sophie Morgan. The show champion was from the continued Dinnaton dispersal for Derek & Jeremy Dennis whose 2nd calver ‘Dinnaton Galaxy Crimea Angela’ sold for £3360, also at £3360 was Randolph and Brian Miller’s ‘Moorshard Darlingo Amanda’ a VG85 2nd calver with 10 straight Ex dams behind one of Moorshard best families.
The Reserve Show Champion was the 2nd place cow from the Worcester based Shanael Farms Ltd consignment being another 2nd calver from the Leona family by Totem who sold to 2700gns.

No less than 54 milkers out of the 76 forward sold for in excess of £2000. Calved heifers sold to 2550gns for Dimond Farming Ltd.’s ‘Dorset Pepper Fairmaid’ at 2500gns was ‘Dinnaton Modbury Dewars Babette’ and ‘Moorshard King Doc Amanda’ others at 2400gns and over from Rookhaye Estate x2, Shanael Farms Ltd x2, DC Dennis & Sons Ltd x2, E Gay & Sons and Dimond Farming Ltd. Heifers from FH Chave & Sons Peacehay herd 2350gns x2.
Four Holstein bulls entered sold to 2000gns for NA Kay’s red and white ‘Opencountry Rubel Redford ET’ from the Shottle Emma family.

Only three incalf heifers entered sold to 1420gns for LJ ML & GJ Williams Stbridesvalley’s dispersal. With 13 months old maiden heifers at 1000gns ‘Shanael Imagine Ricki’ and 900gns ‘Shanael Helix Teller’. Yearling heifers from Hanford Farms sold to 720gns for ‘Hanford Galahad Betsy’.

The day started with heifer calves from the Shanael herd selling to 550gns for ‘Shanael Zarek Melody’ and 520gns for the Spottie by Darwin.
Over 40 successful purchasers from across the South West and Wales produced the exceptional milk averages:  

18Calved Cows£2371.25
58Calved Heifers£2099.46
     3Incalf Heifers£1288.00
     4Bulls£1654.00
95Yearling & Younger£554.00
27Heifer Calves£281.00

Our grateful thanks go to our judge Ceri Jenkins, Carmarthenshire and the generous sponsors, listed below with the show results, whose support is much appreciated.

CHAMPION
Sponsored by ForFarmers
DC Dennis & Son Ltd
Lot 43
“Dinnaton Galaxy Crimea Angela”
3200gns
Reserve Champion
Sponsored by Lake & Co. Chartered Certified Accounts
Shanael Farms Ltd
Lot 49
“Shanael Totam Leona GP84”
2700gns
Cow in Milk
Lots 30 – 50
Sponsored by Mastergen
1stLot 43
DC Dennis & Son Ltd
“Dinnaton Galaxy Crimea Angela”
3200gns
2ndLot 49
Shanael Farms Ltd
 “Shanael Totam Leona GP84”
2700gns
3rdLot 39
RK & SG Miller & Sons
 “Moorshard Darlingo Amanda (VG85)”
3200gns
Heifer In Milk
Lots 51 - 111
Sponsored by NMR
1stLot 87
DC Dennis & Son Ltd
 “Dinnaton Fry Galaxy Flute”
2200gns
2ndLot 88
DC Dennis & Son Ltd
 “Dinnaton Jareb Calumet Brandibee TH”
2450gns
3rdLot 59
RT Cox
“Holmead Delta Model”
2200gns
Youngstock
Sponsored by Shearwell Data 
1stLot 133
Shanael Farms Ltd
“Shanael Echo Ricki”
700gns
2ndLot 139
Shanael Farms Ltd
“Shanael Crimson Katey”
660gns
3rdLot 141
Shanael Farms Ltd
“Shanael Echo Penny”
650gns







£100 Cashback to the buyer of the top priced cow and heifer - Kindly sponsored by Shire Leasing
  • Top Priced Cow Buyer – Roberts of Carmarthenshire
  • Top Priced Heifer Buyer – Lloyd of Pembrokeshire
£100 Vendor Cashback of the top price cow and heifer – Kindly sponsored by NWF Agriculture
  • Top Priced Cow Vendor – Miss Sophie Morgan 
  • Top Priced Heifer Vendor – Dimond Farming Ltd