Last Saturday’s Christmas Cracker dairy sale saw a strong trade for the best with the champion selling for 2120gns. This was for the Bettiscombe Linekar Dagmar heifer entered along with 13 others from R E and H E Bugler.
Ian Dimond’s Dorset herd continued to attract a lot of interest with the calved heifer Dorset Faze Beauty selling for 2050gns and Dorset Summer Eclipse with 4 generations of VG and EX behind her selling for 2000gns.
Despite dispersing the Huntlodge Herd back in 2007 Lionel and Gary Bagg are still finding Huntlodge calved heifers this time Huntlodge Talent Rosina out of 100t VG88 cow and the 18 brood star second dam Huntlodge Rosina Bell PI EX91 she realised 2000gns.
A large entry of Jerseys from both S E Lane and Partners of Kent and Stephen and Ruth Thomas of Cornwall saw the best trade of the year with Hareplain Sambo Robbie a VG86 fifth calver selling to 1660gns for the Lane family
Averages; 20 Holstein cows £1517, 29 Holstein heifers £1600, one Holstein in-calf heifer £1491, 11 Holstein heifer calves £405, 28 Jersey cows £802 (Greenslade Taylor Hunt).