Taunton top £2000 for dairy cattle

Last week’s sale of dairy cattle at Taunton Livestock Centre saw strong gathering for the 69 commercial dairy cows and heifers which sold to £2000 and averaged £1365.

Four heifers sold for more than £1900 and six at £1700 and over. The top price pedigree heifer from Mike Dyer, Chard achieved £2000 closely followed by a non-pedigree calved heifer at £1,980 one of a consignment of eight from local trader John Snook, Yeovil averaged £1549. Tom Wilkins and family consigned 10 British Friesian calved heifers selling to £1620 and averaging £1484.

Third calvers from Mike Churchill, Chard sold to £1750 with the 10 cows from N R Huxter averaged £1193 (Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt).