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Tue Jun 07, 2016
Event BQ FARMS (SOUTH) LTD SALE
 
Tue Jun 14, 2016
Event HASWORTH SALE
 
Mon Jun 20, 2016
Event BONVILLEPARK SALE
 

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About Norton & Brooksbank

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Christopher Norton

Christopher Norton
Christopher Norton, Director and Co-Founder

Christopher Norton was brought up on a dairy farm in Oxfordshire, where his father, although a lawyer by profession, ran the Bellehatch herd of Friesians. After 3 years at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester (where he met Tom Brooksbank), he joined Hobsons, at that time the country’s leading firm of pedigree auctioneers. After 10 years, he and Tom Brooksbank left Hobsons to set up their own partnership under the Norton & Brooksbank banner, which has now completed 25 years of business, during which time it has officiated at the majority of the leading sales of Holsteins in the UK. Like Tom, he is a past Chairman of the British Cattle Breeders Club.

Away from the cattle breeding world, his principal interest is horse racing and for the past 25 years he has acted as a steward on many racecourses including Ascot, Cheltenham, Epsom and Newbury. He is currently Chairman of the BHA Stewarding committee, which is responsible for the appointment and training of stewards, and is a Chairman of the BHA Disciplinary Panel.

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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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Mark Lee

Mark Lee

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Sheila Roads

Sheila Roads

Sheila Roads was for many years a familiar figure in the British Holstein Society where one of her principal jobs was to organise the very popular and highly successful National Holstein Show. Sheila joined us in 1994 and is now our senior administrator in charge of producing the majority of the catalogues and also for sale day procedures including the accounts, passports etc. She is well known to many of our clients and Holstein breeders throughout the UK and her considerable experience is a great asset to the firm.

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Carole Burdett

Carole Burdett

Carole Burdett had a career in computers and IT before joining Norton & Brooksbank in 1996. Carole is the secretary to the business and is also a fully trained book keeper and does the company’s accounts.


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BQ FARMS (SOUTH) LTD MACHINERY SALE - 7th JUNE 2016

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TUESDAY June 7
10.30 am –Machinery first, followed by 200 Holstein Friesians (see catalogue above)
Glebe Farm, Cranford, Kettering, Northants. NN14 4AN


Ford 6610 tractor with f/e loader, Major LGP 2600 slurry tanker (2013), Griffiths 12 tonne monocoque tipping trailer, Billy Goat D12500S leaf sucker/mulcher, Trimax Procut S3 237 Mower/Topper, IAE heavy duty cattle crush, Large quantity IAE cattle handling gates and hurdles, Armstrong and Holmes galvanised mobile cattle handling system, crush and race, 2 x Browns yard scrapers, Kubota PT2 3-point linkage pallet forks, Hydraulic folding 7m zig zag harrows, 5 trailers, Kvernland UN7515 trailed silage bale wrapper, McHale R5 round bale squeezer (euro brackets), Fromant PTO driven generator (3ph, 40kva), 10 point Westfalia auto tandem parlour c/w all associated Metatron flowmeters and feeders, plate cooler, parlour floor mats, 4000 litre Dairy Kool DX milk tank (3ph) c/w 2 compressor units, 100 gal Springfield water heater, 6 gal Springfield udder wash heater, Malgar chain scraper system (2x 160' lanes and blades), Collinson 15 tonne bulk feed bin, 138 cow comfort cubicle divisions, 144 Mayo mat cubicle mat. Also large qty of gates, hurdles, troughs, water troughs, feed racks & barriers & more.

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