The second and final Y Farm Dispersal, having already sold the “Cream of the Crop” generated fierce bidding for the 241 strong “Heart of the Herd” which included 120 cows in their 5th to 8th Lactations and 86 cows 3/4rd or with faults.

Bidding reached 2000gns on numerous occasions topping at 2100gns for the penultimate lot of the day demonstrating how well the trade held when lot 415 the February calved Y Farm Fedex Judith GP82 topped the sale.   September calvers sold to 2050gns and November calvers to 2000gns with young cows throughout the calving pattern at the same level.

A large entry of older cows sold to 1700gns for fresh 4th calvers, 1400gns for February calved 5th lactation cows, 1120gns for a dry cow due to her 7th calf in May and 1150gns for 3/4rd cows.  The 57 1st and 2nd lactation cows that were sold on the day throughout the catalogue averaged £1733.

An excellent attendance of purchasers that included a strong Welsh and northern contingent as well as the locals, Cornish and Devonian’s both in the market and online produced the following creditable average which shows how strong the milk trade continues to be.

241 Cows (Inc. calves) £1354
87 Cows with faults £837
29 Heifer Calves £450

A day that exceeded the vendor’s expectations draws to a conclusion 15 years of dairy farming for John Yeoman who we wish well in his future ventures.