Joint auctioneers Gwilym Richards and Norton and Brooksbank report another highly successful monthly sale at the Bristol Sales Centre with several new buyers in attendance resulting in a good trade particularly for the milkers at the April event.
The top price was 2400gns for Marcroft Goldwyn Marsala from W J and P Puddy, Highbridge, Somerset. This Braedale Goldwyn sired heifer was out of a 12,199kg dam. She was one of two heifers purchased by an undisclosed West Wales buyer.
The same buyer paid 2250gns for Moorshard O Ross Amanda from R K Miller and Sons, Bridgwater, Somerset.
Another of the Marcroft consignment made 2050gns selling to B M Coombes and Sons, Wedmore, Somerset.
Top priced cow was Bettiscombe Kendall Eden from R E Bugler and Partners, Dorset which sold for 1900gns. The Alfrag Juror Kendall sired second calver was purchased by P A Ryme, Chepstow. Calved heifers from the Bettiscombe sold up to 1980gns and 1950gns.
Averages; 17 pedigree calved heifers £1897.41, 12 non pedigree calved heifers £1469.13, 6 pedigree cows £1615.25, three pedigree bulls £980, 17 pedigree maiden heifers £810.97, 27 non pedigree maiden heifers £486.50 (Gwilym Richards with Norton and Brooksbank)