26 July 2002


Another large herd of dairy cattle went under the

hammer last week. FW was at the Chilton Farms

Chiltonpark herd sale of 370 pedigree Holsteins

in Berkshire

Left: Before the sale…. Simon Pallett, of auctioneer Dreweatt Neate, with farm owner Gerald Ward and his daughter Sarah Scope, director of Chilton Farms, and Tom Brooksbank, of joint auctioneer, Norton & Brooksbank. Above: Richard and Moira Parker, of Saunders Farm, Dorset, eyeing up the cattle.

Right: Getting a close-up … Mervyn Clothier (left), of Saunders Farm, Frome, Somerset, and Francis Burfitt, of Black House Farm, Mere, Wilts, study the form before bidding begins.

Above: Whats what … Roland Brown (centre), auctioneer for Dreweatt Neate, takes John and Sue Cook of Quarry Farm, Purton, near Swindon, through the catalogue.

Tom Brooksbank takes bids flanked by fellow auctioneers, Roland Brown and Chris Norton. The milking portion of the herd levelled at £1013, with a top price 3500gns.

Prospective buyers … Charles Reis (left), of Compton Bassett, and Jeff Daw, of the Monkton Noremead herd, Winterbourne.

Nearly 400 lots went through the sale ring.

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