The Spring Fever Collective Sale

Three over 2000gns for a smaller entry of freshly calved cows and heifers at Sedgemoor’s April Collective Dairy Sale. The Annual Spring Fever Sale produced a good trade throughout starting with the 80 heifer calves and carrying on right through the cows and youngstock.

Topping the day at 2800gns was Ciderhouse Superstar Fleur purchased as a bulling heifer from David & Valerie Norman’s dispersal sale last May she was a rare opportunity to purchase a member of this much admired family.  The successful Devon purchaser also took her “Baloo” 4 week old heifer calf at 600gns.  She was consigned by MJ & LJ Robertson who also sold the red factor calved heifer “Drakkar Earra RF VG86”  that they had purchased as a heifer calf from Europe.  She was out of the Reserve Intermediate Champion of the French National Show and hailed from the deep American “Tony Beauty” family and sold to the same buyer for 2500gns.

Other Calved Heifers sold to 2000gns and 1900gns for regular consignors DC Dennis and Son Ltd for two “Beatrice’s” and both by “Hotrod” and 1850gns for WG & TA Manford’s Hinxden MVP Fable.

Cows were a more selective trade selling to 1480gns for the second calver, “Pegasus Sylus Geertje” that was giving 43kgs from Angell Partners and 1450gns for DC Dennis and Son Ltd for a “Doorman” from the “Brandibee” family.

Chalvington Incalf Heifers due summer/autumn sold to 1320gns for the continued Dispersal for Fordham and Allen from Basingstoke. Bulling Heifers from the same vendor to 800gns x2 with Yearling and Younger Heifers to 560gns from GC Langdon for a daughter of “Glamour Boghill Cooper”.

The day began with almost 80 Heifer Calves which met a keen demand from a packed ring selling to 350gns x 5 for daughters of “Glamour Achieve” for Y Farms who have changed their policy bringing their entire youngstock portion to the market place (400 head of weaned calves to follow in our May Sale). Organic British Friesian heifer calves sold to 320gns from Tortworth Estate Co for a daughter of “Sem”.

An impressive number of buyers from across the West Country and bidders from Wales saw the following creditable averages:

Dairy Cows£1,472

Calved Heifers£1,672

Incalf Heifers£1,118

Bulling Heifers£768

Yearling and Younger Heifers£488
73Heifer Calves£293