The Annual Show & Sale of Welsh Black Cattle in Abergavenny attracted a mixed quality entry when only the best sorts were really in demand.
The sale topper came from Gareth & Diane James, Clarbeston Road, Haverfordwest selling Syfni Enid 5th, a cow born 19/7/2010 and her heifer calf for 2,250gns. The lot was purchased by A Morgan Farms, Aberdare.
Messrs James also sold the top priced Bull, Syfni Dewin Du 4th, born 1/3/2012 for 2,000gns. The 1st prize entry was sold to the Botanic Gardens of Wales, Carmarthen.
The next highest price for a female of 1,700gns again came from Gareth James for a 2007 born cow and bull calf, selling to K Davies, Tenby.
G Jones, Builth Wells sold his 1st prize & Champion Maiden Heifer, Waundderw Holly 7th born 8/4/2012, sold for 1,650gns to A Morgan Farms, Aberdare. The Trophy was presented by Society President Mr Bruce Lawson.
The champion Female was Coedllys Mirabella 18th, born 7/6/2010, that sold, by breeder and vendor Mr &Mrs W Davies, Brynglas, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, for 1,150gns.
Gareth James sold another cow & bull calf at 1,600gns to K Davies, Tenby.
D W & P E Evans, Llandefalle, Brecon sold an in-calf Heifer at 1,300gns to Williams Partners, Blackmill, Bridgend.
Auctioneers were J. Straker, Chadwick & Sons, Abergavenny.