Last Thursday’s sale of Holsteins for the Western Holstein Club at Beeston may have carried one of the smallest entries in recent times, but there was still strong bidding to secure the most sought after lots.
Heading up the sale at 2800gns was a substitute entry from Enchanted Holsteins, Tattyknuckle Shottle Berry. By Shottle and bred from six generations of Ex and VG cows she sold to Welsh buyer H W Evans giving 35kg a day.
Second top of 2500gns went to Tom Crook, Preston, with his Fowlerbrook Luke Ruby 5 a VG 86 rated cow which sold to Malcolm and Margaret Pearce, Whitmore, Newcastle.
And at 2450gns was Hully Shottle Eclipse 15. This Shottle daughter from Mark Bowden, Malpas was bought by Rob Bell Knutsford. Then at the same money was Lowerfield Goldwyn Kitty from Messrs Harris, Alton, Hampshire. This Goldqyn daughter sold to H W Evans again.
The next best call of 2400gns was given three times, with the first call at this level made by Trebersed Farm Partners, Carmarthen, for A C Birkle’s Winchat Gibson Fare, a Silky Gibson daughter.
The same vendors sold the next at this money too, trading Winchat Exclusive Star to J and D Royla and Sons, Stoke-on-Trent.
And the final transaction at this value came when G J Sutton sold Rowarton Orville Lady 2 to J C Bell, Knutsford.
A R Cox and Son, Marston, Stafford, were next to dip their hands in their pockets when they bid 2350gns for W A and C G Oakes’ Alcar Peggy 30. They then went on to pay 2300gns for the pre-sale show champion, Rowarton Jordan Daisy from G J Sutton. And at the same money was Saxelby Matic Patricia from A R and J Stafford. She sold to Trebersed Farm Partners.
Averages; 10 cows £1771.35; 56 heifers £2079.94 (Wright Manley).