An amazingly strong trade saw a top price of £1320 on two occasions at Kivells’ recent show and sale of dairy cattle.
Messrs S R Gilbert & Son, Sheepwash realised the top price with a fresh calved pedigree heifer and Mr & Mrs D Brown of Buckland Brewer also took top price with one of their freshly calved heifers, part of a consignment of nine heifers which averaged £1107. Heifers continued in strong demand with Michael Smale of Launceston realising £1250. A limited number of cows also met strong demand selling to a top of £1280 for the 1st prize cow and the reserve champion (under judge Kevin Ellis, Poundstock) a second calver sold on behalf of Messrs J G and S C Endacott of Halwill.
In calf heifers were also in strong demand selling to a top of £1000 on behalf of Messrs P F & P A Bromell of Buckland Brewer.
Auctioneer: Mark Bromell
No Top Ave
1st Calving Heifers (1st qual) 15 1320 1181
1st Calving Heifers (2nd qual) 5 960 792
2nd Calving Cows 4 1280 1083
3rd Calving Cows 3 1080 1037
4th Calving Cows 1 950 950
5th-6th Calving Cows 2 880 760
In Calf Heifers 7 1000 839