The reduction sale of Pedigree Guernseys for Philip and Caroline Cox saw a top price of 2000gns for a 1st calf heifer Bourton Clover 37 by Oak Knob Maxie Laredo. She has two generations of VG behind her and joins the Hillcol Herd of Colin and Hillary Evans of Carmarthen, S. Wales. Colin also purchased Bourton Shalford Bess 2 at 1900gns and Bourton Golden Grace 7 at 1650gns.
Bourton Clover 37 second heifer in.
Merion Jones, also of S. Wales, purchased 2 lots and 2 non-pedigree guernsey heifers from the other consignments at the sale.
Main buyer of calved cows was Andrew Lewis of Barnstable, who purchased 16 lots and a bunch of yearling heifers to join the Hartland View Herd. He also added the two in-calf heifers from John Marks present at the sale.
The other main buyer was James Bartlett of Somerset who added 6 cows and 2 yearlings to the Hinton Herd.
Others purchasing adult cattle and young stock were, Chris and Louise Carpenter, Melville and Nicola Jelbert, Sally and Nigel Phillips and Mr Plowman from Dorset who with Mr James were the only non-members to purchase cattle from the sale.
Purchasing youngstock were John Marks, Les Rockett, Robert Page, Mr James from Carlisle and the Richard Norman and Sales Family partnership.
Thirteen of the adult cattle made over 1500 gns.
Averages were as follows:
31 In milk/Dry 1338gns
6 In-Calf Heifers 937gns
15 Bulling Heifers 501gns
11 Yearlings 488gns
This sale must help our breeders who have TB restrictions, in the valuing of their cattle, being the first sale through the auction ring for some time.