A capacity crowd produced a blistering trade for dairy cattle and left buyers with some hefty averages when Holstein and Jersey cattle were offered at a collective sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre in
Nick Goss of Devizes, Wiltshire entered four smart calved heifers from his Camelot herd to average £2307. His first in the ring – Posh Allentown Berinze – topped the day. By Bluenose Allentown, she’d been calved nine days and was giving 27kg.
David and Valerie Norman consigned 16 head from their well known Ciderhouse herd at Sherborne, Dorset and achieved a best of 2290gns for a calved heifer by their own bull Ciderhouse Promotion. Two 11-month-old heifers from the Ciderhouse herd led the youngstock at 1320gns each.
Two calved Jersey heifers from Maundrils Farm Partnership, Highbridge,
Averages: Holstein calved cows £2128; Holstein calved heifers £2075; Jersey calved heifers £1207; Holstein in-calf and served heifers £1256;