Heifers in demand

4 December 1998

Heifers in demand

A FIRM demand pushed prices to 1020gns when the winter calving portion of Vera K Bartlett and Cos Odcombe herd of Holstein Friesians was offered at Yeovil, Somerset.

Calved heifers attracted most interest including the leading bid for Odcombe Inspired Janette, a Hanoverhill Inspiration daughter bred out of a 10th calver by Zwart Janette. She was bought by P Bowditch, Axminster, Devon.

Other calved heifers reached 1000gns while cows made to 900gns four times. Heifers sold to 800gns and in-calf cows to 740gns.

Averages 52 cows £617, 31 dry cows £592, 14 calved heifers £750, seven in-calf heifers £619 and 10 heifer calves £169 (Greenslade Tatlor Hunt) &#42

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