Vendors Messrs Pike and Son from Swanage, Dorset, enjoyed a good trade for the dispersal of their Holstein herd this week with bidding reaching 1580gns to help lift the average for 67 cows £1270.
Hedley Durston, Bridgwater, paid the top price for a second calver by Markwell Nobel and also gave 1500gns for a third calver by the British Friesian sire Catlane Casino 2. Ralph Newman,
Averages: 67 cows £1270; seven in-calf heifers £1407; 12 bulling heifers £1008 and eight stirk heifers £429. (Symonds and Sampson).