Lleyn Sheep Society Annual Sale at Welshpool Market – Saturday 23rd September 2017

There was a buzz in the air at Welshpool today with a very large crowd of people in attendance creating a really positive atmosphere.  Trade was solid and level throughout all the sections with very few sheep returning home, only 3 rams were unsold.

The aged ewes topped at £132/head for a pen of five from Mr & Mrs W Lewis, Llanbadarn, selling to AP Jones, Pwllheli.  WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllheli sold 5 three year olds for £132/head to A Jones & F Williams, Pwllheli. Dan Morris, Llanerfyl sold 9 three year olds for £100/head to RR Jones, Dolgellau.

In the shearling ewe section DN Bennett & Son, Meifod topped with the first prize pen of 5 selling for £225/head to G Wyn, Angelsey.  The second prize pen from T & B Fort, Keighley sold for £200/head to J Morton, Penrith.  The third prize pen followed next with WJ & DJ Williams selling for £168/head to A Jones & F Williams, Pwllheli.  The non MVA section saw pens being purchased up to £125/head.  The MVA section saw prices to suit all with many pens £130 to £150.

The ewe lambs generally sold well with the first prize pen from WJ & DJ Williams topping at £150/head to A Jones & F Williams.  The second prize pen from DN Bennett & Son sold at £147/head to M Standerwick, Ellford.  J Morton, Penrith travelled down to sell 5 for £140/head to P & S Eckett, Dorset.  The third prize pen from WG & AF Lewis, Churchstroke sold for £122/head to M Standerwick.  There were quite a few pens sold over the £100 mark.  Running lambs were selling from £70 with many in the £80 bracket.

The rams saw the second prize ram from T & B Fort, Keighley top the section.  Fort Flying Star sired by a Christine Lewis ram sold for 1600gns to DN Bennett & Son, Meifod.  The first prize ram Brightonhouse Flame from G & A Fort, Keighley sold for 1080gns.  Sired by Lochar Clansman he was purchased by M Standerwick, Ellford.  Robert Bennett, Meiford sold Plasucha First Class sired by Plasucha Dependable for 1050gns to P & S Eckett, Dorset

Averages

Ewes to £132 av. £92

Shlg Ewes to £225 av. £136 (+7)

Ewe lambs to £150 av. £88 (+8)

Rams to 1600gns av. £511 (+5)

Top prices

Aged Ewes

Mr & Mrs W Lewis £132

WJ & DJ Williams £132

D Morris £100

J Robinson & Son £95

WG & AF Lewis £92

G Pari £92

Mr & Mrs W Lewis £92

Shearling Ewes

DN Bennett & Son £225

T & B Fort £200

WJ & DJ Williams £168

JA & R Geldard & Sons £165

DW Ellis £163

WG & AF Lewis £162

DN Bennett & Son £160

WJ & DJ Williams £161

J Hamer £158

Ewe lambs

WJ & DJ Williams £150

DN Bennett & Son £147

J Morton £140

R Bennett £132

T & B Fort £128

WG & AF Lewis £122

J Morton £121

JA & R Geldard & Sons £120

AW Davies £118

G & A Fort £114 (x2)

Rams

T & B Fort 1600gns

G & A Fort 1080gns

R Bennett 1050gns

G & A Fort 950gns

T & B Fort 800gns

JG & R Geldard & Sons 720gns

HM Dugdale & Sons 720gns

AW Davies 700gns

HM Dugdale & Sons 640gns

J Hamer 640gns

WJ & DJ Williams 600gns

G & A fort 600gns

Show Results

Judge: Michael Cursiter, Orkney

Shearling Ewes

  1. DN Bennett & Son
  2. T & B Fort
  3. WJ & DJ Williams

Ewe Lambs

  1. WJ & DJ Williams
  2. DN Bennett & Son
  3. WG &AF Lewis

Shearling Rams

  1. G & A Fort (345)
  2. T & B Fort (359)
  3. J Hamer (325)