The sale commenced with a first time consignment of 8 organic cows from CD & SM Rawlings of Swindon which sold to 2000gns for the January calved second lactation cow by Lamar, with 3rd lactation cows from the same vendor at 1900gns. 2nd lactation cows from the collective section sold to 1950gns for Moorshard Cyprus Amanda (GP84) an April calver from RK & SG Miller & Son, 1900gns for Clevian Solomon Flora 3rd from AJ Limond and 1880gns for the commercial March born EDG Constable daughter from JE & SE Jeanes & Son.
The Holstein bull Swallowdale Secretariat Blackflower from CJ Elmes sold for 1700gns. Autumn calving incalf heifers sold to 1500gns for JF Cobb & Sons Sep 2019 born heifer by Matcrest Dewey with others from the same vendor at 1450gns & 1420gns. First time consigners Hanford Farms sold autumn pedigree incalf heifers to 1480gns for Hanford Yamaska Minnie, 1420gns for members of the Daisy family and 1400gns for a Mable.
Bulling heifers for the very last consignment form Peter & David Green Roundhillsfarm herd generated spirited bidding with purchasers making the most of the opportunity to secure their breeding. Members of the Beth, Ramona & Star families topped at 1180gns each with others at 1100gns x 2 with the 23 heifers entered averaging an impressive £1003.43. February 2020 born heifers by Overside Flinch ET from Woodbridge Farm Partnership sold to 940gns x 2. The final entry of heifers from Wrackleford Farms Ltd sold to 760gns x 4 for yearlings.
A day with strong Welsh support generated a consistently good trade across the board produced the following commendable averages:-
8 Organic Cows £1791
11 Collective Cows £1743
59 Calved Heifers £1800.30
41 Incalf Heifers £1377
7 Crossbred Incalf Heifers £1110
53 Maiden Heifers £926
The 180 head (78 milkers, 102 followers) averaged £1416.