Abergavenny Welsh Blacks to 1700gns

Welsh Black prices topped at 1750gns at Abergavenny last week, with the trade led by the champion maiden heifer Meadowsweet Lassie 4. This one from Peter and Tanya Bowen is by Iwrch Blackjack 3 and out of Meadowsweet Lassie, she sold to A J and E A Price, Llangadog.

Another maiden from the Bowens then sold at 1600gns. This was Meadowsweet Menna 2, a March 2009-born daughter of Blackjack 3 out of Meadowsweet Menna. She was bought by Lloyd Roberts, Abergele.

Making 1500gns was the female champion on the day, a Bran Megan from Alwyn James, Llandovery. This Treberfydd Paddy 2 daughter is out of Eurdel Bloddu and sold in calf to Morlais Dewi Sant. She was snapped up by E D Jones and Son, Llangors.

Averages: two cows with calves at foot £861; 16 females two-three years old, £878; 26 females 1-2 years old, £632; five females under 12 months, £498 (J Straker Chadwick and Sons).