8 June 2001

Video sale first gfg

MORE than 500 store cattle from 48 farms will go under the hammer on June 12 at Llandovery Rugby Club in Carmarthenshire.

Normal market procedures will operate, but buyers will have to depend on video pictures of groups of cattle commissioned by auctioneers Clee Tompkinson and Francis.

The company says the first such cattle auction in Wales aims to ease welfare problems on farms that are overstocked because of movement restrictions, and to allow producers to generate some income.

The sale starts at 6pm. &#42