6 September 1996

Ningwood and Shalfleet hit 3300gns

THE Ningwood and Shalfleet Holstein Friesian herds were moved to Yeovil from their Isle of Wight home for the first of two dispersal sales last week, returning a top price of 3300gns.

Auctioneers R B Taylor and Sons said it was one of the highest prices ever paid for a black-and-white cow offered at the market. The bid came from D W Daymond, who runs the Payhembury herd at Honiton, Devon, for the three-year heifer Olympian Tesk Eve.

By Tesk-Holm Valiant Rockie, she had given 6982kg in the first 240 days of her lactation.

There was plenty of milk behind the six-year-old Ningwood Stylist Tammy. She had achieved a 11,400kg yield with her third calf and was claimed at 1200gns by R Trott, Castle Cary, Somerset. The second sale for the owners of these low input, high performance herds – Fenwick and Thomas – will be on September 24.

AVERAGES: 78 cows £686, 13 served heifers £822, 26 empty heifers £556. (R B Taylor and Sons.) &#42