Dairy Report 15th December

No one can argue it’s been a difficult year but with the help of good staff and the understanding and co-operation of clients we have kept the job going.

Yesterday proved to be a fitting climax to 2020 with the trade for milkers exceeding all expectations.
Helped by an outstanding show of cattle which were very capably judged by John Minshall of Tean we saw a top of £2680, 30 pass the £2000 mark and the entry average £1981, probably the highest I have ever known.

The heifers forward were of the highest quality and it was a Sterndale Regiment daughter Sterndale Regiment Masquerade from the Nadin family of Buxton that caught the judges eye. Boasting 4 generations VG/EX she was pulled out first in the heifer class and then went on to take the championship. Sold giving 36kg and after some very spirited bidding she was eventually clinched by Bill and William Bradbury of Buxton.

The Nadins also saw a second of their heifers Sterndale Chief Brenda, a 12 generation VG/EX heifer by Stantons Chief reach £2600 to Messrs Mycock of Flagg, Buxton. Another exceptionally well bred heifer Sterndale Nightime Brenda 12 gens VG/EX reached £2340 to Messrs Cope of Preece, Whitchurch The Nadins entry of 7 averaged an exceptional £2260.

Second in the heifer class and taking the reserve champion was Braemarhouse Fantastic Valerie 2 from the Mellor family of Earl Sterndale. Boasting an 11249kg dam, she was sold giving 30kg and went to a local purchaser at £2450.

Taking the honours in the cow class was regular vendors Messrs Easom of Oakerthorpe with their cow Broomhouse
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Bookem Beat 5037. She had given 12802kg in herd 3 . Fresh with her 4 and giving 52kg she went to Messrs Docksey of Meerbrook for £2220.

Topping the commercial section at £2200 was a fresh second calver from Freeford Farms of Lichfield. She went Messrs Davenport of Broomhall.

There were just so many highlights, too many to mention. Thank you to all vendors and purchasers for your continued support and for all the generous sponsors of the Show and Sale. We are business as usual on the 22nd and the 29th December so we hope to see you over the Christmas Period!

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