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Tom Brooksbank


 

Tom Brooksbank, Director and Co-Founder

Tom Brooksbank started his career in the cattle industry in 1974 when he joined Hobsons the then leading experts in the sale and valuation of pedigree cattle in London. After 5 years he was made a Partner in that firm and in 1983 he and Christopher Norton left Hobsons to establish their own partnership under the name of Norton & Brooksbank in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. In addition to being involved in virtually all the leading sales, the sales of commercial cattle and machinery sales he has chaired the popular British Cattle Breeders Conference organising 3 days of lectures with speakers from many parts of Europe and North America, has served on the Wiltshire Holstein Breeders Club and spoken at many of the Breeders Clubs in the UK. He also gave a paper with Christopher Norton at the Semex Conference as well at the Cattle Breeders Conference in Cambridge some years ago.

Tom is one of three monitor valuers for the Welsh Assembly Government overseeing all the valuations of dairy cattle as well as carrying out hundreds of valuations himself in the course of a year.



 

 

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1
(10am)
Glebe Farm, Waddesdon, Nr Aylesbury, Bucks. HP18 0LS

450 HOLSTEINS

Also dairy equipment, parlour etc


Comprising the complete dispersal of the heavy milking ACOMES herd, the property of D.A Wright Farming Ltd, who are ceasing milk production due to the imminent construction of the HS2 railway through the farm. This is an outstanding example of the modern, commercially efficient, high type Holstein herd with excellent health status.

* 277 Cows (215 in lac 1-3), 46 served heifers, 44 yearlings, 79 ‘A’ lots & A-A bull
* CIS avg 10,643kg 3.72%f 3.16%p MOPF = 23.53
* 76 giving 40-50kg daily. 67 x 12-14,000 litre cows
* SCC – 83% below 150. C.I = 397 days
* Calvings Jun-Jul 115, Aug-Sep 102, Oct-Nov 38, Dec-Jan 24
* 108 have PLI values over £300 up to PLI £465
* Sand Cubicle housed, TMR & 2x milked

The herd is largely bred from MOET cow families and although not classified contains plenty of big, capacious, good uddered potentially high scoring animals. The young stock are super (all cubicle trained) and the 79 May onwards born calves at foot by Bookem, Hurst & Troy are a feature. Top AI bulls include Matson, Die-Hard, Reece, Destry, Metalic, Altajenkins, Goldmine, Shot Trigger with services are to Balisto, Silver, Altasilver & 50 to the British Blue.

Also Westfalia 16/32 Swing-over Herringbone Parlour, 12,500 litre Ro-Ka DX tank, Kristal Ice Builder (2016), Waikato milk meters, hot water tank with heat exchange unit, Heat Time detector, 80 Cow Comfort cubicles, AG Sand dispenser, 2 AI flasks, slurry scraper system, electric backing gate, grain bins etc at 10am



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