No less than 16 lots sold for £2000 plus to top at 2300gns for Polly 76th a September calved 2nd lactation cow by Catlane Chad, Chad was the sire of the top five priced cows with others at 2200gns, 2150gns and 2100gns x2. Also at 2100gns was a fourth calver by Morningview Levi who had also calved in September. At 1920gns was the 5th lactation October calver Hella 23rd by Laurehill Classic. This homebred herd was a credit to the vendors 50 of the cows catalogued were 5th to 9th lactation demonstrating the longevity of the breed. Even though 42% of the 118 cows forward were 5th plus lactation they averaged an incredible £1561 to include all faults.
Also sold on the day were British Friesian bulling heifers from PJ Lowman which topped at £700 and Incalf and served heifers from Michelmersh Manor Farm Ltd. The 25 two year old heifers PD’d 6 to 8 months incalf to the Aberdeen Angus bull sold to a top of 1320gns for Gambledown Alfalfa Lucy with others to 1300gns and 1280gns to average £1230 across the board. The 32 recently served heifers not confirmed incalf sold to 900gns for Gambledown Hartley Hay to average £836 for pedigree, commercial and crossbred heifers.
A very well attended day where the comment was made how good it was to see everyone adhering to the social distancing requirements exceeded everyone’s expectations.