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Heifers in demand

29 September 2000

Heifers in demand

A BUMPER entry and a big crowd produced an average of £720 for first quality heifers when almost 120 pedigree Holstein cattle were offered at Uttoxeters monthly sale.

A newly calved heifer by Pinebreck Inspiration Tasman made the top price of 820gns for Tenbury Wells, Worcs, vendor Neil Jackson. Buyers were Messrs Bloore, Pipegate, Shropshire.

A large consignment of calved heifers from the Essex-based Radleygreen herd owned by Miss CA Moody sold to £800 for a daughter of Browndale Stardust and out of a 10,700kg dam. Buyer was Ben Elkin for his Milwich herd.

Leading the cows was a Wilowna entry from the Parkinson family from Rugeley, Staffs. This fresh second calver by Raider made £770 to D Onions, Wysall, Notts.

Averages: first quality cows £747; heifers £724 (Bagshaws). &#42

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Heifers in demand

4 December 1998

Heifers in demand

A FIRM demand pushed prices to 1020gns when the winter calving portion of Vera K Bartlett and Cos Odcombe herd of Holstein Friesians was offered at Yeovil, Somerset.

Calved heifers attracted most interest including the leading bid for Odcombe Inspired Janette, a Hanoverhill Inspiration daughter bred out of a 10th calver by Zwart Janette. She was bought by P Bowditch, Axminster, Devon.

Other calved heifers reached 1000gns while cows made to 900gns four times. Heifers sold to 800gns and in-calf cows to 740gns.

Averages 52 cows £617, 31 dry cows £592, 14 calved heifers £750, seven in-calf heifers £619 and 10 heifer calves £169 (Greenslade Tatlor Hunt) &#42

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