Selective trade at Welshpool
The ZSA held its inaugural Welshpool Sale on the 28th September 2013 where trade was steady. Sale leader was Lot 276, the second placed shearling ewe Wolfclyde Wisdom, from A & K Robinson, Shrewsbury, selling at 320 guineas and joining Mr R Swain's Shavington flock, Market Drayton.
Other leading prices as follows:
6 forward but only 2 found a new flock; the section topped by Lot 253, Pistyll Whistler from G A & H M Francis, selling for 250 guineas and joining Mr & Mrs T Lawrence's Great Down flock, Okehampton. Sadly, the overall Champion, Barmoll Watchman, failed to make his reserve.
Average: 205 guineas
Following the trend set by the shearling rams, 3 were presented and again, 2 sold with the leader being the 1st prize ram lamb, Lot 260, Derwen Amadeus, from Arfon Lloyd and selling for 250 guineas to R Sollis, Ceredigion
Average: 190 gns
7 presented for sale and top price of 165 gns went to Lot 268, a 1 crop Bobet ewe brought out by Bob & Betty Williams; she also placed first in her class in the show and has gone to join G & L Owen's Cernyw Flock in Conwy. She was closely followed by Lot 266, another 1 crop ewe, this time a Barmoll ewe from E & M McConkey and selling for 150gns to A J Thorburn, Holmlea Flock, Dumfries.
Average: 120 gns
Further to the aforementioned top price, the next highest stayed with the Robinsons with Lot 275, Wolfclyde Whisper,1st prize shearling, joining her sister at the Shavington flock for 300gns. 290 gns secured Barmoll Wispa, Lot 272, for R Sollis, with Lot 271, Barmoll Wilma going to Anglesey and Olwen Hughes-Owen's Cynefin flock.
9 sold. Average: 184gns
A strong show of ewe lambs earlier in the day secured both 1st and 2nd places for Olwen Hughes-Owen's Cynefin flock, and female champion with 2 substitutes, Lot 292 (251-0005A) & Lot 293 (251-0081A) respectively. Unfortunately neither lamb reached their reserve, so a bid of 200gns secured the top for ewe lambs, Lot 306, Conwy Alex, brought out by Mrs H Hughes, Betws Y Coed. She was bought by R Swain, Shavington flock. Closely following were 2 lambs both at 190gns, Lots 286 & 290, out of the Pen Llyn flock of Mr W J Williams, Pwllheli, and sold to D Coombes, Llandrindrod Wells and R Watkins, Longhope Flock, Shropshire respectively. The last ewe lamb through the ring, Lot 324, Barmoll Alice, secured 3rd place in the show and joined John Thorburn's Holmlea flock.
24 sold. Average: 146gns
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales