Welshpool 2022

It was a day when buyers picked out and paid well for quality sheep.  Strong prices been received for those selected.  The shearling ewes were topped by the 2nd prize pen from E & D Jones, Machynlleth when selling at £310/head to PJ Busby, Aylesbury.  Messrs Jones sold a pen of eight at £260/head to AP James, Bridgenorth.  DN Bennett & Son, Meifod topped their trade with £290/head, selling to Lipley Beltex of Market Drayton for recipients.  H & M Dugdale made the journey from North Yorkshire worthwhile with a pen away at £230/head to DC & ME John, Crymmych. 

There were a dozen pens finding new homes at £200 plus.  Several breeders had their primary pens away in the £180-190 bracket.  There was a price to suit most budgets with some changing hand below £160. 

The ewe lamb section was topped by Twose Farm, Whitland who sold a pen of shorn lambs suitable for tupping for £155/head to Alaw James, Llandysul and F Brewer, Exeter.  Messrs Brewer bought their next pen at £150/head.  WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllheli sold the first prize pen at £150/head to AP Jones, Chwilog.  Farmstock Genetics travelled from Selkirk to sell their 2nd prize pen at £130/head to D W & CF Morris, Carmarthen to grown on to shearlings for sale next year.

Stronger tupping type lambs were changing hands over £110/head plus.  Slightly smaller lambs were changing hands £100/head plus with some smaller long keep lambs moving for £80-90/head. 

The two-year-old ewes of KA & EA James-Evans were purchased for £122/head to M Jones, Malpas.  A pen of 4year olds found a home with SR & RP Spencer, Ashbourne at £122/head.

Welshpool has a non-MVA section with shearling ewes topping at £175/head for H & J William, Bryncrug.  Regular RO Rees, Dolybent sold away at £168/head.

The rams were once again topped by E & D Jones Machynlleth with their Lluest ram (00599/2112793) sired by Bightonhouse Gold Card selling for 3000gns to the days judge Will Roobottom, Rugeley.  JA & R Gledard & Sons, Kendal saw the next best trade at 2800gns selling a Wraycastle Ram (00621/2120811) sired by a Steen ram to C Baxter, Peterbrough.  DW Ellis, Pentrefoelas sold Llaethog Knight Rider (00547/2116804) sired by Mamol Hero for 900gns to L AP Hywel, Aberystwyth. 

Rams sold well, particularly for the first two thirds with plenty of bidders around the ring.  Away from the top prices there was a large number 600-700gns with very few sold under 400gns. 

Averages

Senior ewes to £122 av. £104

Shearling ewes to £310 av. £164

Ewe Lambs to £155 av. £100

Rams to 3000gns av. £630

Top Prices

Senior Ewes

KA & E James Evans (2YO) £122

KA & E James-Evans (4YO) £112

Shearling Ewes

E & D Jones £310

DN Bennett & Son £290

E & D Jones £260

H & M Dugdale £230

E & D Jones £220 (x2)

JA & R Geldard & Sons £210

D & B Vaughan £205

JA & R Geldard & Sons £200

E & D Jones £200

I & A Jones £200

AW Davies £200

Ewe Lambs

Twose Farms £155

WJ & DJ Williams £150

Twose Farms £150

Farmstock Genetics £130

Manor Farms East Marden £115

Twose Farms £115

WJ & DJ Williams £110

Farmstock Genetics £110 (x2)

G & T Williams £110

Twose Farms £110

Rams

E & D Jones (234)3000gns

JA & R Geldard & Sons (221) 2800gns

DW Ellis (249) 900gns

WJ & DJ Williams (252) 850gns

DN Bennett & Son (242) 800gns

E & D Bennett (235) 800gns

JA & R Geldard & Sons (224) 800gns

Twose farms (213) 780gns

G & A Fort (227) 750gns

AW Davies (215) 700gns

AW Davies (216) 700gns

JA & R Geldard & Son (223) 700gns

Pre-Sale Show

Judge: Will Roobottom

Shearling Ewes:-

  1. JB Joseph (pen 49)
  2. E&D Jones (pen 64)
  3. WJ & DJ Williams (pen 41)

Ewe Lambs:-

  1. WJ & DJ Williams (pen 123)
  2. Farmstock Genetics (pen 130)
  3. Manor Farm East Marden (pen 115)

Rams:-

  1. DN Bennett & Son (Lot 242)
  2. T&B Fort (Lot 266)
  3. JA & R Geldard & Sons (224)

 

Photos kindly supplied by Liz Rees

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