Welshpool Ram Sale 2017
The 30th annual show and sale of Bluefaced Leicesters was held at Welshpool Livestock Market on Thursday 28th September and kindly sponsored by K L F Insurance Brokers Limited – Agricultural Insurance Specialists.
Mr John Jones from the Robleston flock was appointed the honour of judging the pre-sale show which had large numbers of sheep forward in all classes.
The judge awarded his overall champion to Tudor and Janet Harris of the Bonvilston flock with a homebred ram lamb 2906/K20, sired by a homebred sire 2906/J2 and out of a homebred ewe by 7/B4 Broomhills. He was also awarded the R P Williams Trophy for the champion ram lamb in the open class. He was later cashed at 550 gns.
The first prize in the shearling gimmer class was awarded to Dewi Jones of the Pigot flock with a homebred gimmer 1542/J32, sired by 891/F10 Lower Down and out of a ewe by 3822/F12 Derwenlas. She later went on to take the overall reserve champion and overall female champion and was sold for 520 gns.
Reserve male champion was awarded to the first prize recorded ram lamb 1070/K36 from the Cernyw flock sired by 110/H3 Woodcroft, and out of a ewe by 3822/C60 Derwenlas. He sold for 500 gns.
Reserve female champion went to Paul Howell of the Long Mynd flock with a ewe lamb 3570/K18 sired by 4395/G1 Daisy, and out of a ewe by 2188/B1 Grugoer. Top price female went to Mrs Day of the Cloverfield flock for a shearling gimmer sold for 640 gns.
Top price of the day of 1000 gns was achieved by two vendors. Firstly for the second prize aged ram. This was a homebred ram 2832/H10 from G P Williams & Co, Elian, sired by 2298/B1 Addingham and out of a ewe by 3114/A16 Shrewbridge. Secondly sharing the top price spot was a homebred ram lamb from G H Jones, Carrog 4532/K3, sired by 891/G2 Lower Down and out of a homebred ewe by 1070/F3 Cernyw.
Judge - Mr John Jones
1-D W P Davies, GORNAL
2-G P Williams & Co, ELIAN
3-Mrs M Davies & Mr S Hughes, WERNLAS
1-T R Harris, BONVILSTON
2-D W P Davies, GORNAL
3-A L Wright, DISGWYLFA
1-T R Harris, BONVILSTON
2-G H Jones, CARROG
3-T R Harris, BONVILSTON
Performance Recorded Ram Lambs
1-E Owen, CERNYW
2-M C Roberts, MYFYRIAN
3-J T Armstrong, LAY'S
Male & Overall Champion - first prize ram lamb - T R Harris, BONVILSTON
Reserve Male Champion - first prize performance recorded ram lamb - E Owen, CERNYW
1-D Jones, PIGOT
2-Mrs M Day, CLOVERFIELDS
3-D Jones, PIGOT
1-P Howell, LONG MYND
2 & 3-T R Harris, BONVILSTON
Female Champion & Reserve Overall Champion - first prize shearling gimmer - D Jones, PIGOT
Reserve Female Champion - first prize ewe lamb - P Howell, LONG MYND