Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt ended a long run of dispersal sales at East Catkill Farm, South Molton, Devon on Thursday 12th July for RC & HM Lane and family.

Relinquishing their County Council tenancy, the sale commenced with the machinery which saw the 1996 Massy Ferguson 6180 selling for £12,200 and the 1985 Ford 7610 selling for £4,800.

The commercial dairy herd followed selling to 1700gns for a July 2nd calver with her week old heifer calf by Catlane Chad at 300gns. June calver 3rd lactation cows sold to 1600gns as did an Ayrshire X 2nd calver.

Incalf heifers due July to Catlane Chad by Trigger topped at 1400gns with others at 1320gns and 1300gns. Yearling heifers concluded the day selling to 620gns x 2 for daughters of Kirby Premier and Skyhigh Patrol.

Strong local support on the day generated 68 successful purchasers and the following creditable averages:

76 Cows (inc A lots)

£1,104.15

8 Grazing Cows

£0,475.13

6 Incalf Heifers

£1,344.00

1 Bulling Heifer

£0,756.00

15 Yearlings

£0,558.00

7 Dairy Calves

£0,316.50