Four cattle broke the 3000gns barrier at the dispersal of the Maesyrafon Herd of Pedigree Holsteins on behalf of John and Margaret Evans, Little Newcastle, Haverfordwest, with three of them being members of the noted Agility family.
Commanding the top price of 3400 gns was the second calf Maesyrafon Agility 375, a daughter of Roylane Jordan out of an EX92 dam by Browndale Stardust. She was purchased by Christine Parks for her Gaer herd at Eglwyswrw.
Two other closely related members of this outstanding family made 3100gns each; the first was Agility 343, a daughter of Comestar Lee out of Agility 167 an 18 year old 100t cow who is still going strong on the farm. She was purchased by L Davies and Son, Pencader, Carmarthenshire.
The second from this family to make this price was Agility 307, another daughter of Lee and out of an EX90 sister to the previously mentioned Agility 343. She remains in the family being purchased by John and Margaret’s grandson Jack Llewellin of Clarbeston Road, Pembrokeshire.
Members of the family continued to make their presence felt by purchasing the only other animal to break the 3000gns mark; John and Margaret’s two daughters Nia Llewellin and Elaine Phillips joined forces to purchase Maesyrafon Formation Donni, a third calved cow bred from nine generations of cows classified in the top two grades, for 3200 gns.
Christine Parks was in the market again claiming Maesyrafon Stormatic Anna for 2900gns She is the seventh generation of cows classified Ex/VG and traces her origin to Hanoverhill Holsteins in Canada.
Maesyrafon Welcome 97 a third calf daughter Dupasquier Wrangler sold for 2600gns to W D and M M Thomas and Son, Llanpumpsaint, Carmarthen, and at just 100gns less Maesyrafon Ilex 380 sold for 2500gns. At the same price Richard Thomas, Croesyceiliog, Carmarthen purchased the Astre Starbuck third calver, Maesyrafon Ilex 386.
Averages;107 cows and milking heifers (including 20 baby heifer calves at £500.85) £1514.11, 31 served heifers £1519.79, 1 bull £1680.00 (Wright Manley).