Dairy Report 9th March

Another big day in Leek Dairy Section saw 120 pass through the ring which included 40 Commercial Milkers, In-calf Heifers, Calves and a Herd Dispersal.

Trade proved to be just as strong as recent weeks with the Phillips family of Winkhill continuing there successful streak topping at £2210.

Close behind was Malcolm Trevor-Jones of Oswestry with his Norwegian Red X heifer at £2180. He also had a second to £2140. Regular vendor Richard Lomas of Calow saw his heifer make £2000.

Commercial In-calf heifers topped at £1430 from Chris Tams with a lovely run of Friesian type calves topping at £220 to average £203.

There was a good crowd in attendance for the herd dispersal on behalf of the Hall Brothers of Somerford Booth, Congleton which saw a top of £1950 for a fresh heifer with others to £1900 and £1850 to average out at £1146.

Another big entry for next weeks pedigree sale including a Special Entry of 29 Youngstock (3-14mths) from the Havendale Herd of Messrs Flower. Sires include Brekem, Piston, Secretariat, Bacardi & Beegees. Herd Av 12480kg x3, BVD, IBR & Lepto Vacc, Johnes monitored.

We also have a Special Entry of 16 Cows & Heifers In-milk & In-calf from the noted Shirewood Herd of Messrs Russell of Boston, Lincs, commencing their herd dispersal. Many superb pedigrees feature. The herd average is running at 8365kg 4.38%F 3.42%P cc154 with high herd health. 4 yearly TB area. Well worth a look.

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