Sale Report for Welshpool Sale on September 24, 2016
Another one for the Males!
Although the ringside wasn't packed with buyers, the 4th annual Welshpool Sale attracted members from as far afield as the north of Scotland & Devon. Neither were they disappointed, with a quality run of females, although the sale topper was a ram lamb, Dash Wood Dreadnaught, produced by Jane McBean, and brought out as Male Champion and Reserve Overall Champion. He topped the sale at 680gns and was purchased by R Lightfoot, Mold.
Second top price of 400gns was paid for a ewe lamb, Pen Llyn Doris, produced by Mr W.J. Williams who won her (younger) ewe lamb class, and going to join the Otterden flock of Gail Shrubsall.
Close on her heels was another ewe lamb, Female and Overall Champion, Cernyw Dwysan, brought out by G & L Owen, and sold for 380gns to GD Bowers & Sons, Bridgnorth.
Next in line was another ewe lamb, Pen Llyn Daphny, selling for 350gns, and joining the show champion in Bridgnorth.
The only aged ram forward, Brickfield Bourbon, produced by Messrs BH & DC Roberts, made 280gns and has joined the Plasau flock of Miss V Small, Corwen.
Out of the 8 shearling rams, only 2 found new flocks, Adeney Captain and Gilfach Caradog, both making 150gns.
5 out of 9 ram lambs also found new homes; second to the sale topper in price was Pen Llyn Donald, selling for 180gns and going to the recently established Llancoch flock of Masters W & J Deakins, Knighton.
Shearling ewes peaked at 300gns, a substitute Cynefin, 784C, and selling to RS Kinsey, Montgomery. 2 more ladies both made 280gns, Cernyw Casi (G & L Owen & going to Jethro Kimber's Devon flock ) and Cynefin 717C (Olwen Hughes-Owen & also going to RS Kinsey).
All but 2 ewe lambs found new flocks, with 6 making 300gns or more and a further 21 all reaching 200gns or above.
1 Senior Ram 280gns
2 Shearling Rams 150gns
5 Ram Lambs 254gns
6 Shearling Ewes 230gns
41 Ewe Lambs 206gns
Report submitted by Anne Robinson