Sedgemoor Auction Centre’s position just off the M5 at Junction 24 makes it the perfect centre to attract buyers from across the country with purchasers on the day from across the West Country, Wales, Midlands and Scotland and bidders from Ireland.
The electric fresh milk trade of recent weeks continued with 16 over £2000 to a joint top of £2250 for the second lactation ‘Vanswood Baloo Zalma’ from Cleave Farm Partnership, Devon and the calved heifer ‘Hinxden Dalliance Leona’ from WG & TA Manford of Kent.
The top call of the day, 3900gns (£4095), was for Houghton Farming Ltd’s incalf heifer ‘Lymatra Attico Lila Z Red’ from the million dollar cow family, her mother was purchased from Sedgemoor as a freshly calved heifer. After strong phone bidding from Ireland, Wales and Cornwall she was snapped up by the Harris family of the Winkleigh herd, Devon who came to the sale especially for her.
The incalf heifer trade held for heifers due from July to September, with ‘Carymoor Applicable Odette’ from GJ Robertson due July selling for 1480gns as did ‘Steventon Jethro Juliana’ from J & J Bown, Basingstoke due in August. Maiden Heifers from Houghton Farming Ltd, Dorset sold to 820gns for ‘Lymatra Goodwhone Annnie 3rd’ and 850gns for the May 19 born Pedigree Jersey ‘Poolebay Attack Honey’ from the same vendor.
A large consignment of 21 heifer calves from JF Cobb & Sons born February to April sold to 460gnsx3 to average £397 and 15 January born calves from Y Farm Partnership sold to 450gns for ‘Yfarm Aladdin Rene Red’ to average £422.
An excellent attendance generated 35 successful purchasers all comfortably accommodated to comply with the social distance rules in our large dairy ring on a day when larger numbers of fresh milk and incalf heifers could have been sold.
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