1300gns Top Call as Half Century of Breeding Ends

Garner, James
April 2003
Farmers Weekly;4/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p28
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a cattle trade show held in Great Britain during May 2003. Dairy farmers from 11 counties competed for cattle from the long established Bryces herd of Holsteins when it was dispersed at Taunton to a top price of 1300gns. The sale saw 40 lots make over £1000 and leveled 149 dairy cows at £918. There was a high proportion of young cows, 73 head milking in their first and second lactation, and it was a high yielding second calver that led the trade. The demand for youngstock was strong, with recently served heifers selling to 850gns.


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