Loose housed cows exceeding expectations at Peggs Mill Farm

John and Caroline Hooper’s on farm sale of commercially bred Holstein Friesians attracted a buoyant crowd travelling from across the UK including Cheshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Loose housed cows exceeding expectations at Peggs Mill Farm

The best quality cows and heifers saw a fast trade from start to finish with autumn calvers being the easiest to place. Top price of the day was a very tidy heifer due in August to her second calf for £1,869, with others comfortably following this trade between £1,700 and £1,800.

 

The in-calf heifers on offer, due from late July through to January needed the rain outside to try and cool the trade! Holstein Friesian types from Duko sold to £1,596, with the highly sought after Friesians by Chad closely behind at £1,575. 19 of the in calf heifers made upwards of £1,130 with an all in average of £1291!

 

Autumn 2018 born calves saw a more selective trade with Ayrshire X types at £452, with other stronger types comfortably over £400.

 

Averages:

Dairy Cows & Heifers        £1,104

(inc barren cows, etc)      £1,001

Incalf Heifers                      £1,291

Bulling Heifers                   £687

Autumn 2018 calves        £364

Angus Bull                         £1,523

Holstein Friesian Bull       £1,680

 

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