The top call of the day so far at the Huddlesford dispersal sale is a 32,000gns call for Huddlesford Mrs Melody (lot 49), selling to David Maddocks. This Regancrest MR Drham Sam daughter is out of Shanel Gelpro Melody, Gelpro daughter which has an impressive show record, having picked up the National Holstein Show title in 2003 as well as the Dairy Event title in the same year and having been Royal Show champion in 2006.Mrs Melody herself was reserve intermediate champion at last year’s National All Breeds Show and gave more than 13,000kg in her second lactation. She calved earlier this year and is the seventh successive generation of VG or Ex cows. No news on the buyer of this one yet.
Her heifer calf, Huddlesford Newyear Melody then sold at 8000gns. This one is by MS Atlees Sht Aftershock and was born in January and went to John Lomax.