Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another impressive trade for well-bred cattle and fresh milk at their November Collective Sale. An exceptional entry drew purchasers from Scotland to Cornwall, the Midlands and West Wales with 60 successful on the day, to include 14 from Wales. 30 lots sold for in excess of £2000 where breeding was in strong demand. The collective entry topped at 2250gns for the first time consigners DM & G Davies who sold incalf heifers from their “Tegan” herd. The heifer that shone was “Tegan MVP Rae 23rd” with a PLI of £377 she had 10 generations of VG or Excellent going back to the “Queen” of the breed “Glenridge Citation Roxy” she is due the end of December to “Calumet”.

Regular consigners Roland and Simon Bugler topped the fresh milk at 2150gns for the calved heifer “Bettiscombe Mars Enid 146th” out of 3 Excellent dams. Another successful first time consigner was AS & SA Humphrey from Hampshire who sold no less than 3 of their calved heifers from their “Lodge” herd for 2120gns each. At 2050gns was the October calved heifer “Rookhaye Jareb Unwin” from Rookhaye Estate. Others over 2000gns from RK & SG Miller & Sons “Moorshard, CRJ & JA Bishop “Curscombe”, and KW & JM Hulbert Ltd “Janke”.

Calved cows sold to 1920gns for another first time consigner DE, CB & DE Jones being the second calver “Llanelen Asterix Agnes 3rd GP80”. Other cows sold to 1800gns for a fourth calver from Angel Farming Ltd “Pegasus”, a third calver from E Gay & Sons “Walkabout” and a second calver from RE & HE Bugler & Partners “Bettiscombe.

Other incalf heifers sold to 2050gns again for DM & G Davies for “Tegan Miles Polly 2nd” due in February and from the “Pledge” family.

Bulling heifers from WTR Ash & Son’s “Pinksmoor” herd sold to 880gns and yearling heifers from HN Butler Farms Ltd sold to 770gns for daughters of “Straussdale G Electrify” and “Clear-Echo Jettie ET”. Heifer calves from Rookhaye Estate sold to 500gns for daughters of “Topcroft Pesky Trix” with PLI’s of over £400.

Collective Averages:

18Calved Cows£1665.55
68Calved Heifers£1785.62
  1Holstein Bull£1050.00
22Incalf Heifers£1374.07
20Bulling & Younger Heifers£  756.53
12Heifer Calves£  512.75