Picture- taking the top bid – Starcross Lee Wendy VG86
The much-admired Starcross Jordan Guard Ex91, an August third calver with an impressive second note of 12,566kg, was expected to be among the day’s most expensive lots – and she was. This powerful young cow heads for Aberdeenshire with Ogilvie Smith at 4400gns. She earned £2369 during her last term through the parlour and had taken the reserve
Having been moved by reports in the press about the trauma suffered by British soldiers injured in the wars in
The cow selected to help injured British soldiers returning from duty was Starcross Jordan Galante VG87. This January-calved heifer by Roylane
The Clywedog herd added Starcross Dynasty Melody to their list at 3100gns.This Kelstein Dynasty fresh second calver gave 9456kg as a heifer. Also claimed for the north
Another from the Peewit family – Starcross Shottle Peewit VG85 – went to Haverfordwest dairy farmer N A Jones at 2850gns. She’s out of a milky
Commenting after the sale, auctioneer Clive Norbury said “fresh milk” attracted the strongest trade. “The time of year certainly influenced buyers’ choices and in line with that the demand for youngstock was a little easier than we’ve been seeing of late.”
Averages: 281 cows and milking heifers £1600 – including 72 heifer calves at £595; 48 in-calf heifers £1566 and 20 recently served heifers £1126; 85 maiden heifers £930. Total 434 head £1443. (Wright Manley).