High fliers attract high bids
BIDS flew high at the High Flyer sale of Holstein Friesians staged at Kirkby Thore, Penrith, last week, where prices reached 7000gns and 61 lots averaged £2570.
Bles Dairies, Leeuwarden, Holland, consigned the days most expensive heifer via UK agent Richard Lawson, Burton-in-Kendal, Lancs.
The six-month-old heifer calf Augusta 1, with four generations of Excellents behind her, is by Prelude and out of a 14,000kg Meadolake Jubilant dam. David Hull took her for his Twizzlefoot herd in Essex.
Another six-month-old entry, the Rotate Jed heifer Quality Jed Lady, from Quality Holsteins, Buntingford, Herts, realised 6200gns. There is plenty of milk behind this heifer via the illustrious Lulu line. Her dam, Hanoverhill Tab Lulu, topped 15,000kg in her fourth lactation and her grand-dam, Enhance Lulu, was bought for $85,000 at the 1989 Hanoverhill sale.
Jed Lady went to J B Morley and J Richardson, Whitby, North Yorks.
The October 1994-born calf, Dilhorne Aerostar Roxette, from York-based P and K M Mellor, made 5500gns to T W Jones and Sons, Newport, Gwent, for their Wiltor herd.
AVERAGES: five cows and calved heifers £2919, 14 served heifers £2246.25 and 42 maiden heifers £2637. (Norton and Brooksbank.) *