The dispersal sale of the commercial dairy herd of Gott Farms at Corse Lawn near Gloucester saw cattle peak 2,350gns.

The top price was paid by Andrew Alford of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, for a March-calved 2nd calver by Ridge Star Jammer.  She had recorded 8,232kgs as a heifer and was giving 35.8kgs daily when sold.

Ridge Star Jammer also sired the fortnight calved 2nd calver that sold for 2,250gns to Fred Simcock of Ledbury, Herefordshire.  As a heifer she had produced 7,163kgs.  She was one of 62 cattle purchased by Fred Simcock who also bought a freshly calved 2nd calver for 2,000gns.  The Moet Skavlan daughter gave 9,005kgs with her first calf.

Calved heifers sold to 1,950gns, served heifers to 1,750gns on several occasions, yearling heifers to 820gns and heifer calves to 500gns.

Other volume buyers included 53 youngstock to a Cheshire buyer, 38 milkers to a Carmarthenshire milk producer and 22 milkers were destined for one Pembrokeshire farm.

The 343 cattle were sold individually at the rate of one a minute with proceedings being conducted in 5¾ hours.

The machinery and dairy equipment sold really well with the New Holland T5070 Tractor making £25,000, R S Agrimix Feeder Wagon £21,500, 12,000 litre Milk Tank £11,500, 20/40 Parlour £10,000, Ice Builder £7,000.

Averages

200 cows and calved heifers £1,404.11 (including 52 heifer calves at £525.00)

37 served heifers £1,012.26

30 yearling heifers    £702.10

24 heifer calves   £525.00

291 lots                 £1,209.41

Auctioneers:  GWILYM RICHARDS & CO