28 May 1999

End of 65 years Holstein breeding

SIXTY-FIVE years of breeding came to a fitting close with a top price of 4000gns at the dispersal of Miss Cynthia Halls noted Horwood herd of Holsteins.

Miss Hall, who was the final president of the Holstein Friesian Society prior to its recent merger introduced several influential new families into the herd following the death of her father Bill in 1975.

And it was one of the few cattle offered that were not home-bred that attracted the strongest bidding leading to a 4000gns call for Eranda Astre Rosina 3rd. She is out of the 13,900gns show cow Templedale Julia Tab and joins Designer Holsteins at Ingatestone, Essex.

The introduction of the PI Miss America family had been a great success and it was Horwood Miss America 17th, by Raider and out of an Inspiration dam, that made 3650gns to J K Cardell, Helston, Cornwall.

Maiden heifers reached 1200gns for a Raven daughter from the Norah family bought by L G Bingham and Sons, Norwich. The Horwood cattle were moved from their home in Buckinghamshire to Crewe presenting Barlow Estates of nearby Nantwich with the convenient opportunity to snap up 19 head for their new herd.

Averages: 60 cows and heifers 1232; 25 served heifers £1081, 30 maiden heifers £648. (Wright-Manley). &#42