Well-bred calved heifers hit 2,750gns at Lady Day Collective

This week’s Lady Day Collective Dairy Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre saw well-bred calved heifers peak at 2,750gns.

And according to auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt, there was an “exceptional demand for well-bred cattle”.

Taking the top price on the day was March-calved Lulu heifer from RJ Court.  This one is from Davelea and by Deslacs Shaquille with nine generations of EX or VG dams; the buyer was an undisclosed telephone bidder.  Messrs Court also sold Roxy, by Comestar Lyman ET, for 2,500gns.

Meanwhile, regular consigners Roland and Simon Bugler sold a 2 year old Oman daughter, Bettiscombe Tilly 159th, for 2,420gns. They also topped the calved cow section selling 2nd calver Bettiscombe Principal Tabatha for 2,000gns. Their consignment of 9 cows and heifers averaged £2,209.

Other calved heifers leading thesale were Ian Dimond’s Dorset Samuelo Fairmaid 3rd at 2,400gns, Mr B Rose and Son’s Manor Zenith Fleece at 2,250gns and W Green and Son’s Birchwood Bolton Precious 3 for 2,180gns.

Cows for 2,000gns came from BL Davies and Son with Davlea Master Nora GP82 and DJ Norman’s Ciderhouse Tom Janke.

While in-calf heifers due in April, from RJ Jeanes and Son, sold to 1,580gns, and commercial heifers due in May by Wa-Del Hayden, from LS Pow and Sons Ltd, sold to 1,550gns. And bulling heifers from Peachy Holsteins sold to 1,300gns for a Huddlesford-bred Betsy.

Commercial heifers from MRE and BA Hawker sold to 1,000gns, and August 2011-born heifer calves from N, R and D Norris sold to 820gns for Sandyhills Marquise 252nd by Ronelee SS Durable.

Holstein Bulls sold to 2,250gns for BL Davies and Sons Davlea Platinum ET by Goldwyn. And F G Butler and Son’s cross-bred yearlings sold to 650gns.

A day which generated 47 different purchasers from Devon to Carmarthen, Hereford and Oxfordshire produced the following averages:

Pedigree Calved Cows                              £2007.25

Pedigree Calved Heifers                            £2109.00

Pedigree Bulls                                         £1505.00

Commercial Incalf Heifers                          £1403.25

Pedigree and Commercial Bulling Heifers     £917.96

Pedigree Heifer Calves                               £775