Yesterday’s Summer collective dairy sale at Sedgemoor saw trade peak at 2450gns for Bettiscombe Toystory Lena from Simon and Roger Bulger. Calved at the beginning of the month and giving 34kg a day she sold to the Gazzard family, Gloucestershire.
Freshly calved cows sold to a top of 2400gns for first time consigners Tarver Park Farms, Worcester, with their Trioak Talent Piano, a second calver who had given 9000kg as a heifer.
Then at 2350gns was heifer Ebble Tennyson Erica from Kevin and Yvonne Follett who sold their milking herd in April and are dispersing their heifers as they calve. And three heifers from C F J and J A Bishop’s Curscombe herd sold for 2300gns twice and 2200gns.
Following that at 2250gns was Bettiscombe Dictator Pinkie from the Bulgers and also at this money was another from the same home, Bettiscombe Dictator Delia 2. Both these are second calvers.
Another at the same price was a December calved second lactation Jordan cow from the herd dispersal of John Rook, Portsmouth. Their in-calf heifers met an exceptional trade with a Shottle daughter due in August to Focus selling for 1900gns with an Autumn Ridge Matson daughter at 1820gns.
Averages; calved cows £2066.75, one bull £1785, 3 pedigree in-calf heifers £1708, 39 commercial in-calf and served heifers £1448, nine pedigree 10 month and younger heifers £710.50. John Rook dispersal, 108 cows £1276, 34 in-calf heifers £1602, 44 yearling and younger heifers £777 (Greenslade Taylor Hunt).Read more