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A 6200gns bid sets new Western Club sale record

Records were once again smashed at the Western Holstein Club sale, Beeston with a bid of 6200gns securing the third calved cow Forte CS Elegance ET, a daughter of Comestar Stormatic.


This cow which was bred from six generations of Excellent dams, formed part of the first portion of the Forte Herd to be dispersed on behalf of A L and H F Nottage, Seething, Norwich. After fierce bidding occurred over the phone and in the ring, the hammer was eventually knocked down to Mark and Susan Nutsford, Riverdane Holsteins, Middlewich.


And it was a cow bred by Riverdane Holsteins but consigned by Stan Price, Mellor Stockport that’s secured the second highest price of 3900gns. Only eight days calved Riverdane Talent Avis headed across the water to Ireland with John Moore, Co Offaly.  


Although the sale attracted an entry of 100 cows and milking heifers, it was another two members of the Forte consignment that took the next top prices of 3400gns and 3000gns, both of which were knocked down to Martin Monckton, Nantwich.  The first Forte Advent Scarlet Red, was a March calved milking heifer by Advent bred from five generations of VG/EX dams, with the January calved heifer Forte Leduc Cocoa selling for 3000gns. Also from the same home, Forte RDS Olga sold for 2500gns giving 40kg daily to Mark Lee, Northampton.


The largest consigners of the day, Andrew and Sue Sanders, Isle of Man presented 21 heifers with their top price a 2500gns bid for Sandisfarne Kiana Hope. This daughter of Bolton out of a 50t VG88 dam was sold giving 38kg to Martin Monckton.


The champion heifer on the day from Ray Brown and Partners sold or 2450gns to regular purchasers N E and E M Bargh and Son, Blackburn.


(Averages 18 cows £1672.42; 72 milking heifers £2033.63; 90 head £1961.40 Wright Manley) 

Sarah Alderton


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