Autumn Calving Cows & Heifers in strong demand at SAC Dispersal
The first dispersal sale since lockdown was held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 30th June on behalf of G & R Bailey of East Sussex. The trip to Somerset was well rewarded with the large attendance from across the West Country, Wales and the Midlands, comfortably able to adhere to the social distancing rules in the spacious rings. The lack of fresh milk did not dampen the trade with 14 lots from this commercial NMR recorded herd selling for over £2000 to a top of 2150gns twice for an August 2019 calved heifer that was due again in August to sexed semen and a September 2019 calved 2nd calver due again in September to the British Blue. Heifers due to their second calves in October to the Blue sold to 2100gns twice. Incalf heifers by Welcome Armitage Pesky ET out of 11,000kgs dams and due to sexed semen in August sold to 1900gns.
The Limousin bull Gotham Nitro born October 2017 sold for 2700gns.
A day when many potential purchasers left empty handed produced the following excellent averages:-