Frome market sale goers witnessed 50% of the dairy entries reaching the £2,000 mark last week.
Premier Livestock Auctions reported strong demand throughout with a large complement of buyers in attendance creating an “amazing trade”.
“Overall a quality entry was presented for sale and everyone was very keen to buy,” they said.
A run of eight calved heifers from W Green and Sons averaged £1,964 and four times in excess of £2,000 to achieve the top price at £2,080.
Well presented calved heifers from regular vendor A F Leighton also produced excellent prices at £2,050 and £2,010. Quality “Design” sired heifers from W D Guley and Son sold easily to £1,980. Demand for calved cows was superb with “Judo” sired cows again from A F Leighton to £2,060.
An entry of second calved cows from James Churchill met excellent interest with his Friesian Holsteins to £2,000, £1,750 and Ayrshire to £1,530.
In-calf heifers saw a very strong trade. Generally there were more commercial types on offer, but strong demand saw February/April calvers to £1,430. Heifer calves sold a little easier at £140.