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
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