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Dairy Shorthorns fly at Exeter!
A large entry of 98 Pedigree Dairy Shorthorns sold to very strong demand attracting buyers from Cheshire and across the Westcountry. Roy & Fred Collins sold a consignment of 11 from their Hale herd in Honiton which topped at £1850 for Hale Jill 27 by Rodway Ronson, closely followed by the popular Blue Roans which sold to £1800, £1600 & £1450 and two Dry Cows sold well at £1750 & £1650 with the Hale consignment averaging £1563! A reduction of the Brimclose herd of 90 head of Pedigree & Organic Dairy Shorthorns on behalf of David, Sarah & Will Slade of Chulmleigh sold to a flying trade with their fresh calvers averaging £1659!
Top of the sale was £2150 for Brimclose Judy 18 by a homebred sire Brimclose Dazzle, she was closely followed by Brimclose Pamela 15 & Brimclose Flower 20 at £2100 apiece. Also at £2000 was a fourth calver Brimclose Duchess 28”. There were a further 8 selling over £1800 and several between £1600-£1750.
Spring Calving In Calf Heifers topped at £900 with 17 Heifer Calves selling well to a top of £250 for a daughter of Churchroyd Pharaoh with others to £190 & £160.