A year-record of eleven cows broke the £2,000 mark at Sedgemoor’s monthly dairy sale on Saturday (23 September) and topped with a non-pedigree heifer at £2,100.
A good entry of 128-head of mostly milking cattle and dry cows saw a strong trade, although staler cows were harder to sell.
Topping the sale was Richard Lewis, Carmarthen, who also saw heifers at £2,080 and £2,000.
A run of cattle from RH Webb topped at £2,090, followed by ET Summerfield and Son at £2,070. Messrs CB Powell and Son saw prices at £2,060, as did MB and CJM Ayre and LG Bagg and Partners.
Next at £2,040 was an entry from Mr MC Powell, followed by Panda Holsteins at £2,000. British Friesians topped at £1,420 from AP Ratcliffe and Ayshire heifers from Ham Farm Partners hit £1,580.
(Greenslade Taylor Hunt)
Gisburn sees six at £2,000
Firmer trade was noted at Gisburn on Thursday (21 September) as dairy cattle broke £2,000 six times and eight made £1,800 or more.
More than 90-head went under the hammer, with trade topped by a non-pedigree fresh heifer from RG Johnson, Felliscliffe, Harrogate, at £2,120, who was sold 12 days calved and giving 32 litres to T and M Green, Wigan, who bought three other dearer lots.
Next at £2,020 and securing the championship was Abberhouse Shockwave Matilda 2 from Jennings Farmers, Ripon, which was bought by W Oldfield, Gisburn.
Matching this was a third calver from WJ and I France and son, Chipping, Preston. She was knocked down to WTC Farms, Hutton, Preston, as the dearest cow on the day.
Averages: Pedigree newly calved heifers, £1,671; Cows, £1,703; Non-pedigree newly calved heifers, £1,448; Cows £1,517; In-calf heifers, £1,455, bulling heifers and stirks, £692. (Richard Turner and Son)