The hard work and efforts of Phil Nicholls and family paid off at their Dairy Dispersal conducted by auctionners Greenslade Taylor Hunt at Cricklake Farm, Wedmore on Tuesday.

No less than 20 cows and heifers sold for 1000gns plus to top at 1300gns for the March calved Duncan Progress daughter that was giving 35 kg with an scc of 28. Cows sold well with a March second calver and an April third calver both selling to 1200gns.

The recent strong incalf heifer trade continued with the three catalogued averaging £955.50. Two pedigree bulling heifers that were purchased as calves for the children to show topped their section at 670gns for “Luccombe Principal Doreen 2nd” a Crichel Principal daughter with a PLI of +£22.

Yearling heifers reached 490gns for daughters of the “Townlaw Shergar” bull.

A well supported day generated the following excellent averages:-

Dairy cows and heifers (inc A lots) £909.40
Calved heifers £1218.00
Incalf heifers £955.50
Bulling heifers £571.38
Yearling and younger heifers £388.50
Heifer calves £227.06