Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an excellent trade across the board for J & M Craig’s commercial Holstein and British Friesian Herd. The trip from Lewes in Sussex to Sedgemoor Auction Centre was well rewarded with volume buyers from Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Devon making the most of the opportunity.

A December calved heifer due again in November to the Holstein sold for 1900gns with second calvers due again in September and those calved in March and running with the bull selling to 1850gns. With May calved third lactation cows also running with the bull at 1700gns.

Incalf heifers due September by “Claynook Fransisco”, “ Abs Jonas” and “Seagull-Bay-MJ Applejax ET” sold to 1550gns, 1520gns and 1500gns x3.

The three year old Aberdeen Angus bull “Rosemead Evanda T851” sold for 2150gns.

A good company of buyers from across the West and Wales produced the following excellent averages:

137Cows£1295.33
10Grazing Cows£  769.65
  1Aberdeen Angus Bull£2257.50
21Incalf Heifers (due September – November)£1410.00
  8Incalf Heifers (due January)£1030.00
176Head£1269.00