Strong demand for milkers see prices top £2020

A good entry of milking cows was rewarded by strong prices at Sedgemoor Auction Centre last week. Topping the day’s prices at £2020 was a well bred pedigree “Drake” heifer from J G Morgan of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Others from the same vendor sold at £1,830. Peter Snell of Exeter saw his Samuels bred heifer realise £2,000. Other top prices include £1,800 and £1,780 for two year old heifers from Robert Reed of Seaton.

British Friesians sold to £1,800 and £1,710 for Messrs C Kalloway and Son, Cullompton. A good entry of in calf heifers sold to £1,280 and £1,260 for Messrs R J Jeanes and Son. A larger entry of young calves saw the best trade for several weeks selling to £370 for three week old pedigree Holstein’s for Messrs M P and E Leigh Firbank.