22 August 1997

Second calver

wins plaudits

A MUCH-ADMIRED second calver from G G Baynes and Son, Hexham stood champion and made the top price of 1050gns at the North West Regional Association of Shorthorn Breeders event at Carlisle. Marleycote Peeress Rose 300th, a red daughter of Golden Cosmonaut Red, had achieved the breeds equivalent to an Excellent classification and was giving 36.8kg after calving in late June.

Buyer was W &#42 Robinson who runs the Strickley herd at Kendal.

AVERAGES: six cows in-milk £642; eight cows in-calf £519; eight heifers in-milk £672; seven heifers in-calf £552. (Harrison and Hetherington).n