22 November 1996

Guernsey offering

THE largest UK sale of Guernsey cattle was held at Compton Martin, Bristol, when Mr and Mrs Maurice Dubbin offered 230 head from their Bickfield herd.

The herd, which numbers 600 head, has outgrown accommodation and quota.

Top call was 800gns to secure Bickfield Lucy 8th, a second calver that was champion at this years South West Dairy Show. Buyer was J Turner, Andover, Hants.

Calved heifers reached 680gns and bullers 400gns.

Averages: 118 cows £378; 13 calved heifers £498; 11 in-calf heifers £439; and 89 bullers and younger sorts £332. (R B Taylor and Sons).n