The dispersal of the Broadfield herd of Holstein Friesians at Broadfield Court Estate, Worcester last week (4 June) saw two top bids of 1,750gns.
First at this money was a February calved heifer still giving 40kgs daily. She sold to J Rea and Sons, Ludlow, Shropshire.
Next at 1,750gns was a third calver, which had been calved a month and giving 45kgs daily after producing 10,100kgs in her last lactation. She was bought by Blaencediw Farms, Whitland, Carmarthenshire.
In-calf heifers peaked at 1,220gns for a daughter of a 10,464kgs cow calving in August. The buyers were Rees and Jones, Lampeter, Ceredigion.
Maiden heifers sold to 700gns and heifer calves to 260gns.
Averages: 249 milking cows and heifers, £945; 80 served heifers, £725; 104 maiden heifers, £488; 430 lots £801
Auctioneers: Gwilym Richards