The dearth of herd dispersals gave added impetus to the demand for dairy cattle in the south west when buyers produced a day of “no nonsense” bidding at the 17th Quota Filler sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre where prices reached 2310gns for a calved heifer – but cows once again created a blistering trade averaging £2149 for 11 lots.
It was the freshly calved heifer Yardgrove Stormatic Nell PI from E Gay and Sons’ Walkabout herd at Axminster,
Another freshly calved Stormatic heifer, sold with her heifer calf at foot, was well fancied by the ringside which took the outfit to 2690gns. Consigned by S E Voysey and Sons, Inspiration Stormatic Mikki made 2250gns while her heifer calf left the ring at 440gns to Somerset breeders J and
Among others to make over 2000gns were D J Norman’s Ciderhouse Shottle Nora at 2100gns; R and H Bugler and Partners’ Bettiscombe Zenith Rhodian 65th at 2050gns and D C Dennis’ Dinnaton Fatal Riley Cypress at 2000gns. Four heifers from I W Dimond’s
But the cows were a flyer with E Gay and Sons once again taking the richest spoils with the second calver Walkabout
Tory 2nd, a Comestar Leader daughter giving 42kg and from eight generations of VG and EX dams. She made ??? Other cows from the Walkabout consignment reached 2220gns and 2050gns.
A second calver from Sturminster Newton breeders B Rose and Sons Intheshade herd and sired by Westminster made 2200gns while a third calver from Dinnaton reached 2050gns. The Gay family couldn’t put a foot wrong and led the bulls too with a
2300gns call for the Shottle son Walkabout Rockafella that is bred from the Marsbar Raven family.
Kent Jersey herd owners S E Lane and Partners made their first trip to
Averages: cows £2049; heifers £1942. (Greenslade Taylor Hunt).