WH & SJ Rawlins decision to cease milk production at Ablington Farm brought the milking and in calf portion of their Shorthorn and Holstein herd to Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 28th March.

A company of 37 successful purchasers from South West, Wales and Ireland flocked to make the most of the opportunity to purchase from this long established Wiltshire herd. The catalogue contained powerful milky cows with fantastic frames, tidy udders and the potential to go on and flourish in other herds. They truly were a credit to the Rawlins family.

The day’s top price of 1500gns was paid for the 2016 Frome Show Champion “Ablington Orchis 16th” who had calved last July and was due to her 2nd in September. She was one of 10 that travelled to Whitchurch, Shropshire to join the Morgan family. At 1280gns was “Ablington Princess 22nd” that had calved in September and was due again in November, she is joining Kevin & Pam Moorse’s herd in Dorset.

Milking Shorthorns Averaged: £941.00

In Calf Heifers Averaged: £705.00