Westonhall herd dispersal reaches 1,950gns

The dispersal sale of the Westonhall herd of Holstein Friesians for F I Bevan and Sons, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire saw a top price of 1,950gns for a freshly calved third calver, purchased by D P Rees, Crickhowell, Breconshire.  The Kelstein Dynasty daughter was out of a 9,233kg Moet Lookout dam.

The next highest was 1,850gns for another Kelstein Dynasty daughter.  She had recorded 6,910kg as a heifer and was due in early August to the Aberdeen Angus bull.  The buyer was H E and J A Cowles and Son, Monmouth.

Served heifers sold to 1,620gns for a late August calving daughter of Bradash Tournament.  Yearling heifers sold to 920gns on three occasions, they were all sired by Coop Oman Loydie.  Heifer calves by the same bull sold to 420gns.

Welsh buyers dominated proceedings with 60% of the cattle finding new homes there.

Averages: 62 cows and milking heifers, £1,477.11(including three heifer calves at £423.50); 12 served heifers, £1,213.63; 14 bulling heifers £907.50; 88 lots, £1,350.56.

(Gwilym Richards and Co)