Haresfield Holsteins reach 2500gns top call

A strong crowd turned out for the dispersal of the Haresfield herd of Holsteins last week, with more than 40 buyers dipping in to source genetics from the 390 head on offer.

The day’s top call was a 2500gns bid for Haresfield Lucente Betsy 3. She is by Aquila Patron Lucente and out of Haresfield Jurmel Betsy and sold having given 11,383 litres in her first lactation to an undisclosed buyer.

Then at 2400gns was Haresfield Shottle Natalie. By Shottle and out of Haresfield Lantz Natalie 2, she sold after a 7409 litre heifer lactation to F A, L G and J F Williams for their Actress herd.

Two made 2200gns, the first of which was Haresfield Kingdom Ivory 4, an Ecstasyn Kingdom daughter out of Haresfield Celsius Ivory 2. She sold to M Smith. The other at this level was Haresfield Kingdom Mist 4. Again by Ecstasy Kingdom, this one is out of Haresfield Celsius Mist 5 and was bought by P J and S R Benett.

Averages; 203 cows and calved heifers £1272, 31 served heifers £1710, 39 recently served/bulling heifers £1003, 34 maiden heifers £617 (Norton and Booksbank).