Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s dispersal of C G and W M Pope’s commercial dairy herd at Sedgemoor Auction Centre drew a small but determined crowd to witness a days top price of 1800gns for the October calved heifer by Stourvale Fernando. Of the four lots to sell for 1750gns, three were cross bred Monbeliarde Cows, all in their third lactations having given close to or more than 10,000kgs last time and all by the Osmium sire.
Offlying in-calf heifers sold to 1000gns for another Fernando daughter and bulling heifers sold to 710gns.
The day started with the selling of the dairy equipment which potential purchasers had viewed on farm prior to the sell and met a strong demand with interest from Cornwall to Ireland.
The major items included 20:20 Westfalia Direct to Line Herringbone Parlor £5000, Dari-Kool 10,000 Litre DX Bulk Milk Tank £9000, Dairy Master Automatic Scrapers £1000, Cubicle Divisons £26 each, Cubicle Matts £22 each.
Averages: cows £1080, served heifers £800, maiden heifers £600 (Greenslade Taylor Hunt).