Organic fresh milkers sell to 2,120gns at dispersal sale

On one of the hottest days of the year, prices for fresh milkers were also hot when Peter and Oliver
Surman sold their organic herd at Upton-upon-Seven, Worcestershire.
Top price was 2,120gns for a 2nd calver which was five weeks into her lactation and giving 37.2kgs
daily. The Ca Lill Marlin sired daughter had given 7,483kgs as a heifer. The buyer was B J Mould of Dunston, Stafford.

The next highest price was 2,050gns for a freshly calved heifer purchased by Daylesford Organic
Farms of Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. They also purchased at 2,000gns the next lot, a freshly
calved heifer sired by Ca Lill Marlin off a 8,231kgs Aquilla Patron Lucente daughter.
Two other milkers made 2,000gns, a calved heifer selling to D Bennett, Chepstow, Monmouthshire,
and a 2nd calver bought by Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

In-calf heifers also sold to 2,000gns with J & O Wilkinson & Son of Croome, Worcestershire, buying a
Painley Knighthood grand-daughter carrying an Aberdeen Angus calf.

The Aberdeen Angus stock bulls sold to 2,100gns for the three and a half year old Melview Berkelely
purchased by J Hopton, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. Heifer calves sold to 900gns for a daughter of Deangate Quentin purchased by Daylesford Organic
Farms.

Averages:
158 milking cows and heifers £1,269.84 (including 57 heifer calves at £447.63)
21 served heifers £1,317.00
68 maiden heifers and calves £591.40
1 Aberdeen Angus stock bull at £2,205.00
248 lots £1,091.58
Auctioneers: Gwilym Richards & Co