18 December 1998

Groveholly 1600gns

A SECOND-calf daughter of Juniper Park with a last lactation value of £1419 made the top price of 1600gns when R Lamont dispersed his Groveholly herd at Long Crichel, Dorset.

She was bred out of a Conant-Acres dam and was bought by Antony Farms, Cornwall.

There were three more bids of 1000gns to claim a freshly-calved Astre Starbuck heifer and two second calvers by United Nick and Tiger Cat. Heifer calves sold after their dams made up to 320gns for one by Mascot with a PIN of +£93. A nine-week heifer calf by Granite made 420gns and in-calvers peaked at 580gns.

AVERAGES 112 cows and heifers £429, eight in-calf heifers £405 and 45 yearlings £296. (Greenslade Taylor Hunt.) &#42