Marcroft dairy dispersal meets exceptional demand


Demand for dairy cows and heifers was exceptional, with 56 lots averaging more than £2,000, when the Marcroft herd went under the hammer at Sedgemoor this week.

The day’s top priced dam and daughter sold for 4,600gns, and was from the much sought after Pocahontas family being the Ex91 third lactation cow Marcroft Classic Pocahontas at 2,600gns, and her yearling heifer calf by Scientific Debutante Rojo at 2,000gns.

The fourth calved Ex90 Buckeye Pocahontas and her eight month old De-Su Gillespy ET heifer calf also exceeded 4,000gns when selling for 4,300gns.

The day’s highest priced individual at 3,000gns was the VG87 second lactation Baxter daughter Marcroft Baxter Dellia Red and was secured by the Dunn family of Devon.

At 2,900gns was Moorshard Baroque Fran purchased from the breeder as a heifer calf and backed by six generations of straight Ex. She sold to Southern Ireland. Milking sisters from the much sort after Pocahontas family and from 14 generations of VG and Ex both sold for 2700gns.

Travelling to Southern Ireland the top priced in-calf heifer sold to 2,500gns for Willsbro Secure Rose due November to Planet. The Outbound Rosina from the Ex90 Huntlodge dam sold to 2,300gns to Cornwall.

Meanwhile the February 2013 born heifer calf Marcroft Gillespy Pocahontas out of three generations of homebred Ex dams sold for 2,100gns.

The Collective fresh milk section saw a very strong demand for cows, with Nortonhill Dictator Regina ET VG8’ from D Willcox selling for 2,150gns. At 2,100gns was Ian Dimond’s second calver Dorset Angler Bride and David Norman’s third calver Ciderhouse Dictator Fleur 6th.

Marcroft Dispersal

68 Dairy Cows & Heifers (Inc ‘A’ Lots) £2140.30
24 Incalf Heifers £1544.38
  2 Bulls £1365.00
11 Bulling Heifers £1046.18
14 Yearling Heifers £  871.50
24 Heifer Calves £  770.44