Craven Dairy’s monthly sale topped £1,850 on Monday (12 October) for a freshly calved heifer. Sale leader was Robin Jennings, South Stainley, with Stainbank Sunray 423, a daughter of Abbeyhouse Offside and out of Sunray 400. Having only calved and giving 30 litres, she joined H Goodall and Sons in Tong, Bradford.
The same buyers also snapped up another lot from Mr Jennings, the first prize newly calven heifer, Stainbank Gayelass 17, by Bassingthorpe Bossman and out of Gayelass 13. She was sold for £1,680 giving 32 litres and 13 days calved.
At £1,650 was Brian Moorhouse’s second calver by Woodmarsh Asterix and out of a home-bred dam from the long-established Scarlet family. Twelve days calved and giving 35 litres, she achieved sold to regular buyer Wick Williams, Nantwich, Cheshire.
Averages: Newly calven heifers £1,465, newly calven cows £1,387, in-calf heifers £1,163, maiden heifers £598. (CCM)
Ross on Wye
At Ross on Wye Market last week (8 October) auctioneer Gwilym Richards said the show of calved heifers was ‘the best show seen for time with a trade to match’ with 11 calved heifers making 1,600gns or more.
Sale leader at £2,047.50 was a calved heifer from Reading University with others selling to 1,850gns twice, 1,820gns and 1,800gns, with their consignment of 12 heifers averaging £1,743.
Brownswood Holsteins, Worcester sold to 1,800gns ad 1,750gns. Cows sold to 1,450gns for a 2nd calver from IJ and RJ Evans &and Son, Ross-on-Wye.