Welshpool Ram Sale 2018
Kindly sponsored by K L F Insurance Brokers Limited – Agricultural Insurance Specialists
The 31st annual show and sale of registered Bluefaced Leicesters was held at Welshpool Livestock Market on Thursday 27th September 2018 with a busy ring of buyers present.
Mrs E Helme, Ormathwaite flock travelled down from her home in Cumbria to take on the judging duties at the pre sale show with large numbers of sheep forward in all classes.
Mrs Helme found her Overall Champion in the female pen of local breeder and regular consignor at the Welshpool sale Phil May, Derwenlas flock. She was an eye catching homebred ewe - Derwenlas 3822/H038 sired by Braegarrie 2280/F001, and out of a homebred ewe 3822/D044 by a homebred sire Derwenlas 3822/C040. She was later cashed for 440 guineas to fellow breeders Myrfyn, Jayne and Gareth Roberts, Myfyrian flock.
Reserve Overall Champion and Male Champion was an outstanding ram lamb from the performance recorded flock of Aled and Rachel Jones, Craig Yr Orsedd. He was shown in the open class and was this year's winner of the R P Williams Trophy. He is a homebred lamb Craig Yr Orsedd 3363/L037 by homebred sire Craig Yr Orsedd 3363/J021, and out of a homebred ewe Craig Yr Orsedd 3363/J074 sired by Gefrin 4076/G001.
Reserve Male Champion was awarded to the first prize recorded ram lamb 1070/L032 from Elfyn Owen's Cernyw flock. He is a homebred lamb sired by 2814/J002 Street, and out of a ewe sired by 4466/E005 North Burndale.
Reserve Female Champion again came from the Derwenlas pen of Phil May. This time, it was for a ewe lamb 3822/L041 sired by homebred sire 3822/J018, and out of a homebred ewe 3822/J025.
Top price of the day was 950 guineas for a shearling ram which was not out for show in the morning. He was a homebred ram from the performance recorded flock of Phil Davies, Gornal 3543/K050 and sold with a recorded index of 336. He is by a homebred sire Gornal 3543/J018, and out of a homebred ewe sired by homebred sire 3543/H020 Gornal.
Shearling Rams £439.30
Ram Lambs £280.88
Judge Mrs E Helme, Ormathwaite
1-Lot 840 - A L Wright, Disgwylfa
2- Lot 789 - D W P Davies, Gornal
3-Lot 863 - D P May, Derwenlas
1-Lot 795 - D W P Davies, Gornal
2- Lot 864 - D P May, Derwenlas
3- Lot 910 - E Owen, Cernyw
Ram Lambs (Open Class)
1-Lot 971 - S A & R P Jones, Craig Yr Orsedd
2-Lot 947 - D P May, Derwenlas
3-Lot 961 - E Owen, Cernyw
Ram Lambs (Performance Recorded)
1-Lot 965 - E Owen, Cernyw
2-Lot 973 - S A & R P Jones, Craig Yr Orsedd
3-Lot 972 - S A & R P Jones, Craig Yr Orsedd
Male Champion - 1st Prize Ram Lamb (Open Class) - S A & R P Jones, Craig Yr Orsedd
Reserve Male Champion - 1st Prize Ram Lamb (Performance Recorded Class) - E Owen, Cernyw
Aged / Shearling Ewes
1-Lot 1028 - D P May, Derwenlas (Aged Ewe)
2-Lot 1027 - D P May, Derwenlas (Aged Ewe)
3-Lot 1036 - D P May, Derwenlas (Shearling Ewe)
1-Lot 1045 - D P May, Derwenlas
2-Lot 1022 - S A & R P Jones, Craig
3-Lot 1040 - D P May, Derwenlas
Female Champion -1st Prize Ewe - D P May, Derwenlas
Reserve Female Champion - 1st Prize Ewe Lamb - D P May, Derwenlas
Overall Champion - First Prize Aged Ewe - D P May, Derwenlas
Reserve Overall Champion - First Prize Ram Lamb - open class - S A & R P Jones, Craig Yr Orsedd
Thanks to our sponsors KLF Insurance, and to the Judge Mrs E Helme, Ormathwaite