Dairy Dispersal Sale

Perokia Herd dispersed at York

A full ring assembled at York Auction Centre on Wednesday the 9th May to see the 300 strong Perokia herd of Holsteins go under the hammer. Messrs H & V.A Thompson moved the herd from Driffield and saw cattle dispersed to all parts of Yorkshire, across the Penines into Lancashire & Cheshire also to North & South Wales and Shropshire.

Top price on the day was 2050 guineas firstly for Perokia Artes Serena 5, a fresh second calver that had given 9500kg as a heifer and then for a newly calved heifer by Toc-Farm Goldfish, one of 40 head purchased by Shaun Sowray of Harrogate. Despite the loose housing that deterred some buyers the best milking animals made 1600-1900 guineas but anything with a blemish was harder to sell.

The young cattle were keenly sought with the spring/summer calving heifers averaging over £1350 with 6 making 1600 guineas or more. Those due from September onwards averaged over £1000 selling up to 1250 gns. Maiden heifers topped at 1000gns and averaged £860 and the heifer calves at foot peaked at 580gns.

At £1050 per animal sold this was a highly satisfactory result but showed the discerning nature of the buyers who discounted anything with a fault.

109 Cows avg. £1,261.92
14 Fresh calved Heifers avg. £1,578.00
42 Served Heifers avg £1,356.25
20 Autumn calving Heifers avg. £1,089.90
27 Maiden Heifers avg. £861.78
212 Lots (inc 31 ‘A’ lots @£435.91) avg. £1,234.29
24 Barren, 3/4 rd & high SCC cows avg. £735.87



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