5 September 1997

Fast trade lifts HFs to 1600gns

A FAST trade for non-pedigree Holstein Friesian cattle elevated prices to 1600gns for a cow by Scottish Washington when John Tucker dispersed his herd at Bickington, Devon.

The third calver was giving 39kg a day after calving in June and was bought by D A Parkhouse, St Austell. Her heifer calf by Celsius made 400gns. The same buyer claimed a Sunny Boy third calver at 1200gns.

Leading the in-calvers was one by United Progress at 1400gns taken by F W Bromell, Bideford. Another in-calver by the same bull made 1150gns. There were 11 females at 1000gns and over. In-calf heifers by Feikjes Rabamba reached 950gns.

AVERAGES: 88 cows £759, 21 in-calf heifers £686, 13 bulling heifers £419 and 23 heifer calves £348. (Stags.)n