Severnhall dairy dispersal tops at 2,000gns

The dispersal of the Severnhall herd of Holstein Friesians on behalf of the Barber Farming Partnership peaked at 2,000gns when they went under the hammer in Gloucestershire last Thursday (7 May).

The top priced animal was a second calver by Green Corner Mahogany, which yielded 10,691kgs as a heifer. Buyer was CT and SEC James, Pembrokeshire.

Next best at 1,950gns was a Bomaz Homestead daughter. She sold to AM Windsor, Churchstoke, Powys, giving 11,097kgs.

In-calf heifers peaked at 1,580gns for a July calving daughter of Jurus out of a 13,146kgs-producing dam. The purchasers were Go Farm, Usk, Monmouthshire.

Bulling heifers sold to 900gns for a Kampman daughter out of a 14,299kgs-producing dam.  The buyers were J and N Biddle of Berkeley, Gloucestershire.

Heifer calves reached a ceiling of of 650gns for a five-month-old granddaughter of a Penrikka cow.

Averages: 133 milking cows and heifers, £1,443; 39 three quartered cows, £780; 39 served heifers, £1,124; 36 maiden heifers, £632; two heifer calves, £242; 249 lots, £1,162.

(Gwilym Richards and RG and RB Williams).