Dairy dispersal sees strong youngstock trade

Strong trade for youngstock was seen at the dispersal of Messrs Manners’ Flamborough dairy herd, Field Farm, near Farringdon.

Calves at foot averaged £373 with the top seller being a daughter of Scientific Destry purchased by Neil Morris of Sontley Farms for 760gns. She joined a load of 39 yearlings bound for Wrexham. Maiden heifers were a consistent and buoyant trade with a top of 1,000 guineas for ‘Awesome Bimbo 2nd’ who is bound for Co Londonderry in N Ireland

Milking cattle were steady with what looked to be some good value animals fetching between 1,200 and 1,500gns. Top price in the milking herd was 1,710gns, paid for Flamborough Joshua Coralle GP80 2yr, an August calver still giving 30kg daily. She travelled to Staffordshire with Mr B Mould.

The 21 heifers served for calving in May-June time were keenly sought and peaked at 1,680gns for another Joshua daughter, selling to Messrs Morgan of GoFarm, Usk, Monmouthshire.

Averages: 249 lots, £1,082.68