Buyers were in “a selective mood” at the Dairy Shorthorn Society’s show and sale at Chelford,
“There were some top quality cattle on offer but the ringside was in a selective mood,” said auctioneer Gwyn Williams.
There was keen competition for the choicest lots and it was the day’s reserve champion, the light roan calved heifer Dee Thorndale Queen 8th that led the bidding at 3000gns. By Oxton Lord Foggathorpe and out of a cow by Wenvoe Briar’s Masterman, she was consigned by D and E Price Jones, Overton-on-Dee,
Mark and Lynn Davies’ roan cow Elkington Amber Princess 10th from their herd in Carmarthenshire collected the championship. By the leading
Dee Pansy 11th, a red and white daughter of Cogent Retinue Red from A Wilkes, Leyburn, north Yorkshire made 2100gns to Paul Swindells, Buxton and the bid was matched by Ed Whittaker’s Dee Wild Queen 14th – also by the Cogent sire – and claimed by Robert Lockley, Winsford, Cheshire.
Averages: five cows in-milk £1986; seven heifers in-milk £1626; nine maiden heifers £588 and six grade-register heifers £1530.