Redlands stock dispersal realises strong trade

A large crowd of buyers were present for the dispersal sale of commercial breeding ewes, rams and suckler cows on behalf of Tudor and Janet Harris at Redlands Farm, Bonvilston, Cardiff on Saturday.

The first class flock of Suffolk cross ewes were in top condition and sold to £136 a head for Suffolk cross Mules.

Flock ewes were easily sold with two year old ewes selling to £117, three year old ewes peaked at £136, while four year olds fetched £121.

Suffolk Rams met hot competition and sold to £660 for a homebred Suffolk yearling. Two year old rams sold to £640 and £630.

The outstanding herd of commercial suckler cows saw strong interest from the outset with plenty of customers looking to secure young well-bred cows with shapely calves

The first heifer and bull calf in the ring was knocked down at £2,000 and set up a blistering trade.

A top price of £2,600 was achieved for a British Blue cross heifer with twin calves selling to E G and L M Cadogan, Usk. Next saw a Limousin cross heifer and heifer calf at £2350 selling to Messrs L M Howells & Son, Port Talbot.

The Limousin Stock Bull Rhiwlech Firecracker a Kype Tornado son, had created considerable interest after viewing the quality of the calves and eventually sold at £5,000 to W O Thomas, Carmarthenshire. The 15 month old Rhiwlech Halfpenny a son of Sympa fetched £2,820 to JCD and K A Richardson, Itton.

Averages:-47 Cows with calves at foot, £1,639.36; nine In-calf cows, £948; Two Breeding bulls, £2,820; 2,06 Yearling Ewes; £110.59, 233 Flock Ewes, £105.29; 14 Breeding Rams £466.92