A record entry of stock put forward at the Sedgemoor Winter Warmer resulted in a record trade with 40 cows selling for 2,000gns plus.
More than 200 buyers flocked to the ringside, where auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt sold Jersey heifers to 2,200gns, Holstein heifers to 2,500gns, and calved Holstein heifers to an average of £2,258.
The top price of 2,500gns was achieved by JAW Bendall’s “Pensdown Rose 71st” by “End-Road PVF Boliver” – their first ever calved consignment of six cows and heifers averaged £2,298.
Meanwhile AG Lambert & Partners achieved the highest consignment average of the day with their six freshly calved heifers averaging £2,424 and selling to a top of 2,400gns for the November-calved “Saddlers Sparky 620” by Baxter. And regular sellers at Sedgemoor, Roland & Simon Bugler, sold their ten “Bettiscombe” heifers to 2,250gns averaging £2,294.
Hitting the record price of 2,200gns for November-calved Jersey heifer “Hareplain Vertify Lucy” was SE Lane & Partners who travelled from Kent with a consignment of Pedigree Jersey’s from their “Hareplain” herd. The six calved cows and heifers averaged £1,610.
The herd dispersal of MPP & ED Kane continued and 20 freshly calved cows and heifers sold to a top price of 2,100gns for a homebred “Weeton Jackson” 2nd calver. Another herd dispersal on the day, that of PJ, CA & TC Marks of Bath, with their commercial crossbred herd that calves all year round, saw two Swedish Red X December-calved heifers sell to 2,050gns; their maiden heifers sold to 980gns.
There was also strong demand for in-calf heifers, and R Fricker’s “Moet Brinstar Sirius” daughter due in March to the Angus, sold for 1,900gns. And Lordswood Farms Limited sold 24 Montbeliarde heifers, due this Spring, to 1,480gns on four occasions for daughters of Redon & Robin.
Commercial Served Heifers from FG Knapman & Co sold to 1,200gns and British Friesian served heifers sold to 1,000gns for daughters of” Winnoch Officer”.
COLLECTIVE SALE Average
4 Pedigree Calved Holstein Cows £2,016
37 Pedigree Calved Holstein Heifers £2,258
8 Jersey Calved Cows & Heifers £1,418
20 Commercial Holstein Incalf Heifers £1,657
24 Montbeliarde Incalf Heifers £1,431
18 Commercial Holstein Served Heifers £1,151
7 Commercial British Friesian Served Heifers £1,029
1 Holstein Bull (14 mths old) £1,313
DISPERSAL SALES Average
MPP & ED Kane
21 Cows & Heifers £1,523
PJ, CA & TC Marks
105 Crossbred Dairy Cows & Heifers £1,374
53 Bulling & Younger Heifers £ 850