4 June 1999

Top price for first calver by Heliaque

A FIRST calver by Heliaque, still giving 18kg after putting 6322kg into the tank following 263 days of production, made the top price of 980gns when Wilts dairy farmers W E Gordon and Sons dispersed their commercial Holstein Friesian herd at Marlborough.

Other cows sold to 960gns with calved heifers to 520gns and served heifers to 500gns.

Averages 143 cows £432, 20 heifers due Sept £420, 25 served heifers £303, nine empty heifers £316, 14 yearlings £195, and 25 heifer calves £120. (Greenslade Taylor Hunt.) &#42