5 June 1998

Blonde reduction

AN eight-year-old Blonde dAquitaine cow, Druk Freya, dam of a 7000gns bull, sold for £2016 when the J C Lewis Partnership reduced its Druk herd at Faringdon, Oxon.

The cow, by Sornfallow Champ, had a bull calf at foot by French sire Jaquot and was claimed by W R and J C Metcalf, Barnard Castle, County Durham.

AVERAGES: 23 cows £850; four served heifers £784 and three young bulls £1102. (Harrison and Hetherington)