Annual Show & Sale at Welshpool Market

There was a strong turnout at Welshpool today with plenty of interest and demand shown.  Stronger sheep which showed style were favoured all day with picked out pens and rams seeing plenty of the trade.

The senior ewe section set a strong start when K James-Evans, Lampeter sold three year olds and two year olds for £145/head and £162/head respectively.

The shearling ewes saw the early lots battle for momentum but once it gathered pace, £200 plus could be seen for top pens.  E & D Jones, Machynlleth topped with their second prize pen selling for £260/head to DC John, Crymmych.  Local consigners DN Bennett & Son, Meifod sold a pen of nine for £255/head to J & R Jerman, Whitney-on-Wye.   The first prize pen from JA & R Geldard, Kendal sold for £245/head to NE Lewis, Nuneaton.  There were 17 pens hit the £200 plus mark.  Many pens were taken home at £170-195 with some smaller, harder done to sheep selling at £155-165.

The ewe lamb section saw a larger selection of smaller running lambs.  Style and tight skins were being selected.  It was Farmstock Genetics who had travelled down form Selkirk that topped the section selling the third prize pen for £150/head to S & E Radcliffe, Swansea.  The same buyer bought a pen of ten from C Price, Brecon for £140/head.  J Morton of Penrith also sold a pen at £140/head to Lipley Beltex, Market Drayton.  The favourites were easily finding homes at £120-140.  Smaller lambs changed hands from £100-115.  A small number of smaller, longer keep lambs sold in the £80-90 region.

The ram pens were busy with plenty of interest shown.  They set off very strong as purchasers looked to ensure they took a ram home.  The later third of the sale saw a slightly slower trade although rams which had been picked were still seeing plenty of bids.

Two rams topped the sale when selling for 1600gns.  The first prize ram from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal, Wraycastle (00621/2019092) sired by a Lluest ram sold to DN Bennet & Son, Meifod.  Fort Juggernaut (01656/2021040) sired by Fort Grand Prix was shown by T & B Fort. Keighley and sold to C Mullard-Davies, Bishops Castle.  E & D Jones sold Lluest (00599/2011861) sired by Brightonhouse Goldcard for 1500gns to KE Griffiths, Welshpool.  From the same home Lluest (0599/2012184) by Whitcastles Hotstuff sold for 1400gns to JR Mackellar, Chartley


5 Senior ewes to £162 av £153.50 (+14.50)

365 Shearling ewes to £260 av £195 (+9)

375 Ewe lambs to £150 av £105

56 Rams to 1600gns av £633 (+60)

Top Prices

Senior Ewes

K James-Evans £162

K James-Evans £145

Shearling Ewes

E & D Jones £260

DN Bennett & Son £255

JA & R Geldard & Sons £245

DN Bennett & Son £240

JA & R Geldard & Sons £235 (x2)

DN Bennett & Son £230

JA & R Geldard & Sons £230

E & D Jones £230

DM & EM Hughes £230

G & A Fort £210

E & D Jones £210

G & TA Williams £210

G & TA Williams £205

E & D Jones £200

D Morgan £200 (x2)

Ewe Lambs

Farmstock Genetics £150

C Price £140

J Morton £140

JA & R Geldard & Sons £132

Farmstock Genetics £132

DA Jones £128

P Knowles £122

AW Davies £120

WJ & DJ Williams £120

Farmstock Genetics £120

G & A fort £120

C Lewis £120 (x2)

G & TA Williams £120

H & M Dugdale £120


T & B Fort (226) 1600gns

JA & R Geldard & Sons (261) 1600gns

E & D Jones (207) 1500gns

E & D Jones (208) 1400gns

P Knowles (204) 1000gns

T & B Fort (227) 1000gns

E & D Jones (209) 950gns

DN Bennett & Son (210) 950gns

Twose Farms (217) 850gns

AW Davies (245) 820gns

K James-Evans (202) 800gns

DN Bennett & Son (212) 800gns

Show Results

Judge: CO Stewart

Shearling Ewes

  1. JA & R Geldard & Sons
  2. E & D Jones
  3. WJ & DJ Williams

Ewe Lambs

  1. WJ & DJ Williams
  2. J Morton
  3. Farmstock Genetics

Shearling Ram

  1. JA & R Geldard & Sons (261)
  2. E & D Jones (207)
  3. P Knowles (204)

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