Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt hosted a reduction sale of the Quaish Herd on behalf of Nick and Lisa Hill, Decoy Pool Farm, Nyland, Cheddar, Somerset following their relinquishment of the tenancy on their local authority farm. With the ring at Sedgemoor Auction centre packed to the rafters some solid prices realised for the exceptionally well turned out cattle.
The first cow in the ring Quaish Flower was knocked down for 5200gns with her May born bull calf at foot to Messrs DC & SA Martin of Helston Cornwall. Matching this price was Quaish Iris who sold with the only heifer calf at foot on the day to the Butt family of Shepton Mallet. Also at 5200gns was the 5 year old in-calf cow Quaish Heebeegeebee by Culnagechan Firestar and out of Quaish Bee. She is due in January to her third calf and was purchased by the Davis family of Glanyfer Wales for their Glencross herd.
Two in-calf heifers from the 2017 show team were sold on the day. Quaish Lottie made 5000gns and Livingthedream 4500gns. Both were secured by Mr B Quant of Newton Abbot to found a new pedigree herd. He also took home the only yearling heifer of the day Quaish Magic at 3000gns.