Western Holstein club sees top bid of 2100gns

Local herd owners G and B Bell from Tarporley topped the Western Holstein Club’s fixture at Beeston at 2100gns with a calved heifer by Silky Gibson. Irthingvale Gibson Charity is out of a three-times 10,000kg-plus dam by Mason but that’s where the records ended. It proved no deterrent and she was snapped up by Andrew Wilson for his Northshields herd at Cupar, Fife.

Smiddiehill Holsteins brought out a smart calved heifer by Ocean-View Zenith. Smiddiehill Zenith Ella is awash with VG and Excellent breeding and is out of an 11,300kg cow carrying the Primo prefix. She goes to south Wales with A Richards at 1650gns.

Averages: 13 cows £1165; 112 heifers £1259. (Wright Manley).