Lleyn Sheep Society Sale at Welshpool Mart 2018

With a strong entry forward of over 1600 sheep, buyers were able to be selective, with stronger sheep achieving a positive trade whilst larger runs of sheep which had seen a harder summer were sold for commercial prices which have been seen in the commercial sales of recent weeks across the country.

The senior ewes were relatively easily sold with JF Robinson & Son, Church Stretton making their mark with their flock dispersal.  They sold two year old ewes for £140/head and £138/head to I Faulkner, Shrewsbury and RV & G Jones, Wrexham.  A pen of three year olds sold for £121/head to D & B Vaughan, Tufton.

In the shearling ewe section, it was the prize winners that topped.  T & B Fort, Keighley, West Yorkshire won with their pen of shearling ewes which went on to win the female championship.  They sold for £250/head to M Standerwick, Ellford.  DN Bennett & Son, Meifod sold the second prize pen for the next top price of £200/head to M Williams, Pwllheli.  J Hamer, Aston sold a pen for £168/head to J Morris, Presteigne.  E & L Thomas, St Clears sold the third prize pen for £163/head to M Standerwick.  There were many stronger pens selling for £120-£150/head. 

Ewe lambs were more easily sold than some of the earlier sales with top end lambs selling for over £90. Many pens of smaller running type lambs did change hands for £70-£80.  Buyers had travelled from as far as Devon and Hampshire to purchase running lambs.  Again, it was the prize winners topping the section.  WJ & DJ Williams sold the first prize pen for £185/head to C Baxter, Glaptern.  AW Davies, Pwllheli sold the second prize pen for the same price to C Price, Lampeter.  The third prize pen followed from Twose Farm Ltd, Whitland, they sold for £142/head also to C Price. 

Rams saw a similar type of trade to previous sales with supply and demand in favour of the buyer hence the chosen rams sold well with the top two prices coming at the end of the sale.  Both the top priced rams came from the pen of E & D Jones, Machynlleth.  Lluest (00599/1708791) sired by Wraycastle Emmanual stood third in the pre-sale show.  He was purchased in partnership by J Morton, Penrith and C Lewis, Caersws for 1500gns.  Lluest (00599/1708791) sired by Wraycastle Edwards sold for 1300gns to Twose Farms Ltd, Whitland.  The second prize ram from DN Bennett & Son, Meifod, Plasucha Guess Who (00893/1707866) sired by Lochar Conquest sold for 900gns to C Mullard-Davies, Bishops Castle. 


Senior ewes to £140 av. £116 (+24)

Shearling Ewes to £250 av. £121 (-15)

Ewe lambs to £185 av. £87 (-1)

Rams to 1500gns av. £482 (-29)


Senior Ewes

JF Robinson & Son (2YO) £140

JF Robinson & Son (2YO) £138

JF Robinson & Son (3YO) £121

JF Robinson & Son (3YO) £120

JF Robinson & Son (3YO) £118

JF Robinson & Son (4YO) £95 (x2)

WB Lewis (4YO) £88

JF Robinson & Son (5YO) £85

Shearling Ewes

T & B Fort £250

DN Bennett & Son £200

J Hamer £168

E & L Thomas £163

T & B Fort £162

E & D Jones £160

DN Bennett & Son £158

WJ & DJ Williams £158

G & A Fort £158 (x2)

JA & R Geldard & Sons £153

Ewe Lambs

WJ & DJ Williams £185

AW Davies £185

Twose Farms £142

WJ & DJ Williams £111

WB Lewis £104

C Price £100

Twose Farms £100 (x2)

JF Robinson & Sons £96

WJ & DJ Williams £96

J Morton £94

WJ & DJ Williams £94


E & D Jones 1500gns

E & D Jones 1300gns

DN Bennett & Son 900gns

T & B Fort 620gns

DN Bennett & Son 650gns

WJ & DJ Williams 560gns

G & A Fort 540gns

G & A Fort 450gns

T & B Fort 440gns

DW Ellis 400gns


Judge: Graham Sevenoaks, Abergavenny

Shearling Ewes

  1. T & B Fort
  2. DN Bennett & Son
  3. E & L Thomas

Ewe Lambs

  1. WJ & DJ Williams
  2. AW Davies
  3. Twose Farms Ltd

Champion Females – T & B Fort

Shearling Ram

  1. G & A Fort (236)
  2. DN Bennett & Son (241)
  3. E & D Jones (248)

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