For the first time the UK’s biggest and most highly regarded sale of fresh calved pedigree Holstein cattle took place at two venues on consecutive days. Trade at Chelford was brisk with a top price of 3400gns for Stockport-based Stan Price and Chaterley Outside Darel which sold on the telephone to Ken Proctor, Airfield Holsteins, Norfolk.
Taking the overall championship and second highest price of the day at 3000gns was the freshly calved heifer Burlane Bossy Joie from Simon and Clare Powell, Shrewsbury. This daughter of Boss Iron is bred from four generations of VG/Ex dams and was knocked down to the show’s judge Steve Tomkinson of the Coton End herd, Staffordshire.Beeston saw another solid day’s trading with five topping the 3000gns mark and 18 calls of more than 2000gns. The day’s top price of the day was 3700gns paid for the champion from John Swan, Chorley. Carwood Westminster Daisy 43 now joins lyn davies, Carmarthenshire.
Selling at 3300gns was another Lancashire born heifer, James and Ann Rogerson’s Avenham Shaker Bo Rolls by Picston Shaker who now makes her was to Northern Ireland where she will join the Fortvale Herd of David and Mimi McClurg, Co Down.
Chelford: 7 cows £1372.42; 49 calved heifers £1619.57; 2 served heifers £1197.00; 2 Bulls £866.25.
Beeston: 15 cows £1472.80; 48 calved heifers £1868.34.
Cain dispersal: 27 head £1462.61 (Frank Marshall Auctioneers and Wright Manley).