Champion heifer tops final Abergavenny primestock show at £3,400

The final primestock show and sale at Abergavenny’s old market ended on a high, with well-known breeders claiming the silverware once again.

Andrew and Merril Pritchard and Sons, Olchon Mill, Longtown, won the championship for a sixth consecutive year.

Their superb homebred Limousin heifer – sired by their stock bull and Objat son Rhonllwyn Duke and out of a Limousin cross cow – tipped the scales at 530kg and went on to sell for the day’s top price of £3,400 (641/kg) to the day’s joint judge Messrs Willis, Cwmbran.

The reserve ticket was awarded to Mr I Pugh, Three Ashes, for his Limousin steer, which sold at £2,440 (400p/kg) to Beavan Family Butchers.

In the sheep classes Chris Ball, Brynderi, was awarded the championship for the ninth time in 10 years. His pen of five Beltex x Texel lambs weighed in at 41kgs and were purchased by the day’s judge Peter Wilson for a record price of £302/head (£7.36/kg).

The reserve champion pen of lambs came from John Biggs, Penrhos, and sold at £90/head to Weeks Wholesale.