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Good Entry of Welsh Black Cattle at Abergavenny

The last pedigree breeding sale of Welsh Black cattle in 2010 is to be held on Friday 19 November. 74 animals have been entered for the sale which is to be followed by the sale of store Welsh Black cattle, commercial and cross bred livestock.

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“Consisting of 3 bulls, 7 cows with calves at heel, 15 in-calf cows and heifers and 49 maiden heifers, the choice of animals is excellent” said Society Chief Executive, Mr Andrew James. “This sale, that offers a whole range of cattle, will be an excellent opportunity for pedigree breeders, store cattle buyers and commercial cattle farmers to visit”.

Within the pedigree entry 22 animals are organic and 20 animals are polled, with livestock forwarded from 20 vendors travelling from 11 counties in the country.

65 animals are Certified Monitored Free of Johne’s Disease or with a clear herd test for Johne’s, and several animals are Certified Accredited Free of BVD. This equates to 88% of the animals entered being sold with herd health status.

Judging commences at 10am and the sale starts at 11.30am.

Judging in the pre sale show ring are two young farmers from Ceredigion. Mr D Huw Jones, Llety Cynnes, Bow Street, whose Gwarcwm Herd of pedigree Welsh Blacks was established in 1990, and Mr Dewi Jenkins, Tynygraig, Talybont, whose Tynygraig Herd of pedigree Welsh Blacks was established in 1998.

Two local Welsh Black Society members have kindly agreed to sponsor cash prizes in the pre-sale show ring, namely Miss Lorraine Howells, Cwmcarno Herd, and Mr Elwyn Parfitt, Llechryd Herd. It needs to be noted that the cash will only be awarded to cattle sold at the sale.

Tithebarn c/o Mr Rheinallt Williams, Regional Manager, is also sponsoring £25 Tithebarn vouchers to the vendor and buyer of the highest priced breeding animal on the day. Also a £20 Tithbarn voucher will be awarded to the vendor of the highest priced Welsh Black animal in the Store Section.

Auctioneers are J Straker, Chadwick & Sons, Abergavenny. Tel. 01873 852624 for a sales catalogue.

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