27 November 1998

Friesian breeders snap up stock

LOCAL Friesian breeders R and R Butterfield paid the top two prices at the Lancaster and Adjacent Counties club fixture at Lancaster.

Both were heifers from John Loftuss Weeton herd. Weeton Magnitude Deb, a calved heifer giving 29kg on the day, had earlier won her class. She is by Stonetown Raider and made 1550gns.

Also heading for the Butterfields Ingleview herd was Weeton Celicia 31st, a heifer by the Meadolake Rorae Matt son Weeton Constable. She realised 1400gns.

Ian Garnett of the Fullersgate herd in Cheshire brought more good fortune to Weeton, awarding the herd the show championship with Wems Export Snowy, a calved heifer by Wiksdale Export. She made 860gns to J W Gleave. (Norton and Brooksbank with Lancaster Auction Mart). &#42