Sale Report for Welshpool on September 23, 2017
New Top Price At Welshpool
The 5th Welshpool Sale proved, unsurprisingly in Wales you’d think, a good sale for the Celts, but it wasn’t the Welsh hitting the top spots, but the Scots! Leading the charge by taking Overall Champion and a new top price of 700gns was the ewe lamb Lot 615, the aptly name Greystone Elite, brought down from north of the border by her breeder Ally Baird in Dunblane, and returning to the land of her birth by joining Brian Gibson’s Conic Flock.
Second top price, also a ewe lamb and also from Scotland, was Lot 586 Corrybrae Ewe-reka, consigned by David Miskelly from Aberdeenshire. She stood second in her show class to Elite and has travelled west to the Cernyw Flock of G&L Owen. Rounding off a momentous day for Greystone was Lot 616, Greystone Eloise, selling at the 3rd highest price of 320gns to Susan Rowlands’ Dyfi Flock – a very happy bunch of Scotsmen heading home tonight I hazard to guess!
Leading the boys home was Lot 516, Tyn Twll Elvis, making 300gns for first time vendors Mrs G & Mrs N Williams, and heading to Manor Farm, Chichester. 240gns was paid for Dash Wood Ensign, consigned by breeder Jane McBean and going up to J Chapman, Skipton.
Male Champion, Lot 500, Cynefin Deio, made 260gns for Olwen Hughes-Owen and making the relatively short journey with M Watkins to Bishops Castle. Wolfclyde Dramatist, Lot 501, stood second in the shearling ram class & sold to Broomlea Farms, Nantwich for 200gns.
Top price of 220gns in the shearling ewe section went to Lot 539, Pen Llyn Desire, and she joined the happy band of Scots heading home with Stuart Craig, Craigies Flock, Melrose. 200gns was paid for 7 shearling ewes, Lots 532 (Cynefin 1229D) & 534 (Cynefin 1140D), both going to join HM Williams, St Asaph, and Lots 537 (Pen Llyn Drover) to A Pringle, Achafores Flock, Moffat, 538 (Pen Llyn Duster) to Jethro Kimber’s Speccott Flock, 540 (Pen Llyn Drizzle) & 542 (Pen Llyn Davina) to Mrs Pugh’s Dysynni Flock, Tywyn and 541 (Pen Llyn Dividend) to Master R Sollis’ Gilfach Flock.
Overall it was a strong sale with good quality sheep and plenty of buyers around the ring. Many thanks must go to judge Caroline Anderson, Wallridge Moor Flock, for making the trip down from Northumberland, and to Joan and Harry Rowlands for inspecting, scribing and ensuring unloading went as smoothly as possible.
3 Shearling Rams 207gns
5 Ram Lambs 218gns
17 Shearling Ewes 181gns
44 Ewe Lambs 158gns
Report submitted by Anne Robinson