A strong entry of 396 calves sold to a goodtrade at Abergavenny Market this week, with buyers looking for strong calveswith good conformation.

 

Trade peaked at £1,420 for the first prizeheifer, a Limousin cross from R T Watkins, Coldbrook. Weighing 260kg she soldto G Phillips and Son, Raglan.

 

The top price steer was a Limousin crossweighing 320kg from P J Long, Ross-on-Wye. It went to Mrs A Lewis, Brecon, withthe hammer falling at £930.

 

SteerAverage: £630

 

HeiferAverage: £558

 

OverallAverage: £609 Results

 

Results

Single Steer

1st P J Long, Hildersley, Ross on Wye

2nd R T Watkins, Coldbrook, Abergavenny

 

Single Heifer

1st R T Watkins, Coldbrook, Abergavenny

2nd P J Long, Hildersley, Ross on Wye

 

Best Bunch of four or more Steers/Bulls

1st G R Saunders, Bonvilston, Vale ofGlamorgan

2nd Morgan and Tamplin, Abertridwr,Caerphilly

 

Best Bunch of four or more Heifers

1st Morgan and Tamplin, Abertridwr,Caerphilly

2nd R T Watkins, Coldbrook, Abergavenny

Judge: Huw Leyshon

 

(WilliamsAssociates)