5 December 1997

Second calver top at HF sale

HOLSTEIN Friesian breeders gathered at Berkeley, Glos for the Pevland invitational Holstein Friesian sale where prices reached 2700gns.

Paying most were D E Thomas and Sons, Vale of Glamorgan. They took home the second calver Wiltor Raider Rhinbeth from T W and B E Jones and Sons herd in Monmouthshire. She had calved in July and was giving 32.2kg a day.

Messrs Thomas also paid 1400gns for Wiltor Lexus Leona 2nd, a calved heifer out of a 10,300kg Crudwell dam.

Hosting the sale were D J Winter and Sons whose best was a 1600gns call from A E Weaver and Son for a calved heifer by Donnadale Skychief.

AVERAGES: Wiltor – 11 head £1158; Primans – 12 head £1063; Pevland – five head £1052; BB – seven head £775. (Gwilym Richards)