Milk price tops petrol in Jersey
ITS a funny thing, says auctioneer Keith Flemington, but at its seasonal peak milk is worth more than petrol on Jersey.
Buoyant milk values – at times over 40p/litre – contributed to the strong demand from Island farmers at last weeks Jersey Autumn Invitation sale.
The 2000gns top-priced animal, however, was destined for Northern Ireland. The heifer, Princess Poppy, was bred by John LeFeuvre, St Peter.
A second calver and recent show winner from the same herd made 1350gns to R Mann for his Woolpack herd in Sussex.
A little star of the sale was the five-month-old calf Chalet Oxfordia Lady, bred by Richard Leith, which made 1380gns to Richard Baudains, St Mary.
The auction, organised by Jersey Island Genetics, saw cows, served heifers and maiden heifers average £1125, £1130 and £789 respectively, says auctioneer Bruton Knowles. *