Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt witnessed one of the largest crowds around the dairy ring since the easing of the lockdown when the Organic commercial herd of Holsteins and Crossbreds were dispersed at Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Fullabrook Farm Partnership of Barnstaple.

Trade was extremely buoyant throughout to top at 2150gns for a June calved second lactation cow that was giving 35kgs who sold to a purchaser from Carmarthen.  A crossbred second lactation cow giving 40kgs was close behind at 2100gns, with a further four over £2000.

Good demand was seen the whole way through the catalogue and calving pattern with a lot of interest in the crossbred with both the Norwegian Red Crosses and the Fleckvieh Crosses standing out.

Buyers from across the whole of the South West of England, a number from Wales and up to Shropshire created the following excellent average for all the 205 animals forward on the day inclusive of all ages and with all faults of £1406.