17 April 1997

Dearham dispersal

THE second sale to disperse the Dearham herd of Holstein cattle for Dearham Hall Farms, Maryport, Cumbria, produced a top price of 1020gns.

This came for the February calved second calver Dearham Stripper Diamond. By Etazon Diamond and out of a Meadowlake Generator dam, she was claimed by J Bell, Carlisle, on a day when best quality younger cows and in-calf heifers met a good trade.

AVERAGES: 101 cows and heifers in-milk or in-calf £592; 53 heifers in-calf £497 and 65 maiden heifers and heifer calves £271. (Harrison and Hetherington) &#42