Tuesday’s dispersal of Fran and Louis Baugh’s Neatishall’s Holstein herd at Beeston on Tuesday saw prices peak at 6000gns for Neatishall Talent Ricki, the Reserve All Britain junior cow for 2010.
Sold milking with her third lactation having given more than 14,000kg and PD’d back in calf to Wyman for the end of the year. She sold in a joint purchase Paul Findley for his Bestfed Herd and to Ken and Rebecca Proctor for their Airfield Herd at Shipdham, Norfolk.
Second top seller was milking heifer Neatishall Decker Rosina who was also due for the late part of the year to Wyman. She sold to N J and L C Sercombe, Melton Mowbray, Leics.
Not far behind at 4650gns was the January calved heifer Neatishall Dancer Leola. This daughter of A L H Dancer and bred from six generations of VG/EX cows she now joins the Yardgrove herd at Blandford, Dorset.
Three animals each sold for 4000gns, with the first being Neatishall Duplex Ricki 2, a milking second calf daughter of Duplex due with her third in October to Shottle. She now joins John Cawston’s Poringland herd at Bungay, Suffolk.
Also selling at this price was her younger sister, Neatishall Bolton Ricky, due with her second next December to Goldfish and she sold to Aled Jones, Caernarfon for his Hendy Herd.
The final 4000gns call came for one of the few animals in the sale that wasn’t homebred; Huddlesford Sanchez Paradise. This daughter of Sanchez and the sixth generation of top classified dams. She sold due with her second in December to Fever and was purchased by Peter Rout for his Tibenham herd, Norwich.
And two consecutive lots in the catalogue sold for 3800gns. The first was Neatishall Damoin Kitty, a February
calved second lactation cow sold to Paul and Ruth Robinson of the Woodhey herd, Nantwich, and the second was another Damion daughter, Neatishall Damion Leoloa that was due in October with her third and sold to Elwyn Thomas of the Gatrog herd, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire.
Maiden Heifers sold to 3500gns for one of the last lots in the sale; Neatishall Wisconsin Pollula Red, a May 11 daughter of April‐Day Wisconsin Red, and a sister to the top priced in‐calf heifer. She was the choice of Designer Holsteins of Ingatestone,Essex.
In‐calf heifers sold to 3300gns for Neatishall Advantage Pollula 2 by Rosedale Advantage Red and due in August to Baileys Red Rock. Buying her were T Crawford and Co, Bungay, Suffolk for their Topcrofty Herd. And at just 200gns less was Neatishall Damion Marie 3, in‐calf for June to Comestar Lofficiel with sexed semen and sold to Baltier Farming Company, Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Averages; 122 cows and milking heifers (including 49 heifer calves at £1014.64) £2709.25; 53 in-calf heifers £2182.22; eight served heifers £1634.09; 59 maiden heifers £1497.23 (Wright Manley).