2,150gns top at Sedgemoor Jubilee sale

Despite the perfect silage making and maize drilling weather quality cattle were still in demand at the Jubilee Collective held at Sedgemoor yesterday.

Regular consigners Roland and Simon Bugler from Dorset topped the day at 2,150gns for Bettiscombe Tennyson Tilly 161st, a Shottle granddaughter giving 32 kgs having calved in May.

A Ricki, Enid Eden and Dagmar from Bettiscombe all broke the 2,000gns barrier, as did Poynings L Baxter Adelaide which was consigned by Ashlea Farm Services, Bristol.

Cows topped 2,100gns for first time consigners R and S A Manley for their organic 2nd calver Primehill DI 2nd by Shottle. His consignment of 10 1st -5th lactation organic cows averaged £1,834 – well worth the trip down from High Wycombe.

This was followed at 2,080 gns by A R, S R and R D Smith’s 43kg 2nd calver by Crichel Matchmaker which was part of their herd dispersal. In-calf heifers from the Smiths sold to 1,620gns for daughters of Chalclyffe Shrapnel, due to a Beef Shorthorn.

This was matched by J and A Redman’s Nuthatch Dragon Ally 8th, due in October to the Angus. Two Jersey in-calf heifers from R and J Mann sold to 1,110gns for IJB Excitations Portia by Bridon Excitation.

Bulling heifers from B G and R M Coombes sold to 1,140 gns for Baxter daughters. First time consigners E W, S J T W Scolding travelled from Gloucestershire with their consignment of organic heifers born October 2010 by Derek and Mr Samuelo from their Betty and Cherry families. They sold to 1,020gns. April 2011 born daughters of Aintree Norberto from Avery and Co sold to 850gns.

Averages: 98 dairy cows, £1,255; 5 calved heifers, £1,594; 12 in-calf heifers, £1,518; 115 total head, £1,300. (Greenslade Taylor Hunt)