A Brown Swiss heifer from Jack and Barclay Taylor, Myddle, Shrewsbury, led the trade at Wright Manley’s mid-month dairy sale at Beeston Castle, selling for £2550.

This was one of 25 fresh calved heifers consigned by the Taylors and is by Italian bull Super Brown Jackpot. The sale topper, Burnbrae Jackpot Amanda, was a fortnight calved and sold giving 30kg a day to A W and B Titterton, Milwich Heath.

The Taylors dominated the top order, with the next five best prices all claimed by their fresh calved Holsteins. First to go at £2450 was a homebred daughter of Aintree Goldmine Red. Then making £2400 was another homebred heifer the same way bred.

Selling for £2350 was a Gillette Final cut daughter, while an Ingleview Bennetton daughter sold at £2300 and a Braedale Idefyre daughter made £2200. All sold to regular buyers D and H E Colclough and Son, Hassall, Sandbach.

A brace from the Taylors then made £2200, with the first a Kendall daughter which sold to L A and S M Lloyd, Welshpool, and the second a Stardale Vaughan daughter which went to John Morris and Sons, Llangollen.

Following that at £2150 was one from Ian Bradburn, Orrell, Deanbank Emma 44. This calved heifer by Kendall was sold giving 37kg a day and went to R J and D J Clements, Stoke-on-Trent.

One from the Taylors then netted £2100, with this being another Kendall daughter which went to L A and S M Lloyd, while at £2050 was a Hidden View Best daughter from the same home which sold to John Morris and Sons.

At £2080 was one from Mark Bowden, Malpas, this was a Reece daughter and went to the Lloyds again. Others from Mr Bowden made £2000 thrice. Also at this price was Andrew and Linda Green’s heifer Shawfieldview Justice Dawn, this one went to Wilmot Blackley, Tarvin.

Averages; 166 milking cows and heifers £1514.10, three served heifers £1400, four maiden heifers £540, 29 heifer calves £371.37 (Wright Manley).