27 March 1998

First of Honington herd sold at Crewe

THE first sale to disperse the Honington Holstein Friesian herd was held at the Pedigree Livestock Centre, Crewe, where 100 cows averaged £578.

The Duke of Grafton, who established the herd in 1970, is terminating milk production on his Suffolk estate.

Top call came for Honnington Wisteria 33rd, a second calver by MOET Fays Alert, served in January by A Juniper Park and still giving 32kg a day. She was bought by Hankins Heys Farm, Audlem, Cheshire. (Wright-Manley.)