The dispersal sale of the Gem and Graceland herds of Jersey cattle for Gary, Mair and daughter Halfwen Griffiths took place on their Pembrokeshire farm near Maenclochog in front of a packed ringside of mainly Welsh buyers.

Trade for the milking section was good with a top price of 1,600gns being achieved for the VG87 Hillhoath Mini Ophelia that had calved seven weeks earlier with her third calf. The successful buyers were GR Griffiths and Son, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

The same buyers paid 1,500gns for the top priced calved heifer, Gem Tresor Amy 1st, which had been calved nearly four months.

A total of 17 cattle made 1,000gns or more.

Recently served heifers sold to 720gns and maiden heifers to 600gns.

Heifer calves sold to 550gns for the five week old Graceland Guapos Dolly out of an EX92 dam and a VG86 grand dam. The Glanmor herd of Dafydd and Helen Cox, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, were the purchasers.

Principal buyers JR and S Howie purchased 23 cattle for their herd at Uxbridge, near London.

Averages:
62 cows and milking heifers £976.00 (with 20 heifer calves at £277.20)
13 recently served heifers £535.50
21 maiden heifers £353.50
96 lots £780.17

Auctioneers: GWILYM RICHARDS & CO