12 September 1997

Holstein imports draw 4800gns top

IMPORTED Holstein heifers met a cracking trade at the autumn Europon fixture where there were 24 bids of 2000gns and over.

And this event at Savee Farm, Banbury, Oxon, saw a top price of 4800gns.

Morrey and Ian McIlwraith, Stranraer made the top call for Titan Lou, a daughter of Emerald Acres SA Titan.

Scottish borders-based Kames Dairies, Coldstream, were major buyers taking 25 head to a top of 4000gns for Dupasquier Prelude Briann.

AVERAGES: 132 in-calf or fresh heifers £1298; 10 maiden heifers £1316 and one bull £526. (Wright-Manley)n