Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt reported a strong demand for milk at Sedgemoor Auction Centre’s monthly dairy sale. The collective Holstein milk sold to 2,300gns for the calved heifer Bettiscombe Shottle Eden 2nd from Roland and Simon Bugler whose consignment of 10 cows and heifers averaged £2,039.

At 2,200gns was Rickard and Webbers 2.5 year old calved heifer Hollysprings Marios Mars Bounty Polled. Other calved heifers over 2,000gns were non pedigree 34kgs heifers from Miss R Robertson and Poynings H Zebedee Caroline from Nick Goss. Cows were in short supply selling to 2050gns for the 2nd calver Bettiscombe Knowledge Dagmar 117th.

Incalf Holstein heifers consigned by RJ Willcox sold to 1,720gns for Lilylane Outside Marion 2nd due July to the Aberdeen Angus Bull. May 2012 born heifers from RT Cox sold to 800gns for Withy Armstead Lucy and Withy Armstead Rachel.

From the Multi-breed section Montbeliarde X calved heifers sold to 1,600gns from KJ Waldon and Partners and Montbeliarde calved cows to 1,500gns for MF and AM Jones, Jersey calved cows to 1,400gns for RH Webb and Shorthorn calved heifers to 1,380gns for the same vendor. The Jersey breed was in strong demand with calved Jersey cross bred heifers selling 1,080gns for the dispersal of KE and SJ Mew from the Isle of Wight. Incalf Holstein X Jersey heifers from RJ Willcox sold to 1,130gns.

Pedigree Jersey incalf heifers due August sold to 980gns for Hollesley Isle of Man from R and J Mann and served heifers due November to 840gns for Berkeley Carol 12th from WJ Weatherill. Incalf British Friesian and Jersey X heifers from DH and C Bennett sold to 1,300gns to average £1,122 and served heifers due December to 920gns.

Dispersal sale incalf heifers from A and P Bradford sold to 1,650gns for a red and white Hookwood Delta Scooter’ daughter and averaged £1,323.50.

50 different purchasers from across the West and Wales produced the following averages:
Holstein Calved Cows £2,152.50
Holstein Calved Heifers £1,902.00
Holstein Incalf Heifers £1,295.00

Dispersal Sale CJ Bryant and Son
12 Cows & Heifers (inc ‘A’ Lots) £1413.13

Multi-breeds
Montbeliarde X Cows £1,470.00
Shorthorn Calved Heifers £1,335.60
Jersey Cows & Heifers £1,069.25
Jersey Incalf Heifers £1,109.85
Jersey Served Heifers £ 848.75