Lleyn Sheep Society – Annual Sale at Welshpool Livestock Market

Welshpool proved again to see demand for the Lleyn with only one pen of shearling ewes not finding a home and only a handful of ewe lambs returning home.  The rams also had plenty of interest with 83% sold.  In the females it was noted several buyers who were looking to fill trailers hence wanted numbers, also in the rams several buyers went home with more than one.

The shearling ewes were topped by T & B Fort who had travelled down from West Yorkshire.  Their pen of five sold for £195/head to R Jones, Angelsey.  E & D Jones, Machynlleth sold a pen of eight for £185/head to D Smallcombe, North Piddle, they sold another pen of five for £182/head to R Whittemore, West Sussex.  Local vendors DN Bennett, Meifod sold a pen at £182/head to D Edwards, Gloucester. The first prize pen from JA & R Geldard, Kendal sold for £170/head to the judge L Organ, Llandysul.  There were a large number of pens sold in the £150 to £165 bracket with the average £33 up on last year.

The ewe lambs saw the second prize pen from AW Davies, Pwllheli top at £128/head when bought by GP & D Jones, Llanymynech.  C Lewis, Caersws sold a pen for £125/head to J Richards, Llandrindod Wells and a pen at £122/head to C Baxter, Glaptern.  The first prize pen from WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllheli sold at £120/head to C Baxter.  There were many pens of stronger lambs getting away from £90 upwards with smaller running type lambs selling from £70 to £80.

The rams saw a top of 1400gns by E & D Jones, Machynlleth with a Lluest Ram (00599/1809748) sired by Wraycastle Edwardo.  This ram had stood first in the show and was purchased by breeders DW & CF Morris, St Clears.  It was the second prize ram from T & B Fort, Keighley which came in next, Brightonhouse High Power (01299/1816169) by Lochar Clansman.  C Baxter, Glapton purchased for 1100gns.  E & D Jones had another Lluest Ram (0059/1809703) also by Edwardo, he sold for 580gns to DGF Thompson Farmers Ltd, Wolverhampton.


Shearling Ewes to £195 av. £154 (+33)

Ewe Lambs to £128 av. £82

Rams to £1400gns av. £415

Top Prices

Shearling Ewes

T & B Fort £195

E & D Jones £185

E & D Jones £182

DN Bennett & Son £182

AW Davies £178

J Joseph £178

RV & GE Jones £172

WJ & DJ Williams £172

JA & R Geldard £170

T & B Fort £170

Ewe Lambs

AW Davies £128

C Lewis £125

C Lewis £122

WJ & DJ Williams £120

J Morton £118

HM Dugdale £105

HM Dugdale £102

WJ & DJ Williams £100

WJ & B Lewis £98

G & TA Williams £98


E & D Jones (207) 1400gns

T & B Fort (224) 1100gns

E & D Jones (208) 580gns

P Knowles (204) 550gns

S Greig (219) 480gns

AW Davies (240) 480gns

G & A Fort (222) 450gns

HM Dugdale (244) 450gns

HM Dugdale (242) 440gns

J Hamer (233) 420gns

Show Results

Judge: Lionel Organ, Llandysul

Shearling Ewes

  1. JA & R Geldard & Sons
  2. J Hamer
  3. J Joseph

Ewe Lambs

  1. WJ & DJ Williams
  2. AW Davies
  3. J Morton

Shearling Ram

  1. E & D Jones (207)
  2. T & B Fort (224)
  3. AW Davies (240)

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