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Ruthin Sale Reports

Ruthin

20th September 2018

Ruthin

John Armstrong, Lay's

Show kindly sponsored by Meirion Davies & Co Ltd, Agricultural Merchants.

The Ruthin ram sale drew a good crowd of buyers from all over North and Mid Wales and the Borders. It is held in conjunction with one of the busiest sheep breeding and store sales of the year at this centre.

Our judge was John Armstrong of the LAY’S flock who travelled up from Herefordshire to award the day’s champion to a good conformation ram lamb from Huw W Thomas of the GRO Flock. He was one of a very level pen of ten ram lambs all sired by FAIRVIEW 4609/J005 who was sired by the show winning MYFYRIAN 1183/F011.

The champion was sold for 550 gns to S Kenyon with another lamb from the same pen selling for 600 gns to D G & I L Roberts. The highest price of the day went to a shearling ram from R M Jones, FAIRVIEW flock which sold for 780 gns, a big powerful tup bred by R W Howatson, CLWYD and sired by LOGIE DURNO 4425/G002. A bid of 700 gns went for the first prize shearling ram from H D Gruffydd, CAEREINI flock and was sired by a home bred tup 4374/J001. He found a new home with T W & B V Evans. The third highest price for a shearling was paid for the fourth prize winner MYFYRIAN 1183/K020 from M C Roberts, a very stylish tup with excellent breed points. He got snapped up for 550 gns by the Roberts Brothers who produce quality Whitefaced Welsh Mules on their farm near Bala.

Highest priced ram lamb was 650 gns paid for Elfyn Owen’s half brother to last year’s champion sired by CASSINGTON 1257/G005 and sold to G W & S Morris, a wide and deep lamb with excellent conformation.

Highest priced female came from R M Jones, FAIRVIEW flock from a good consignment of yearling ewes. A good clearance of 82% of the sheep entered was excellent and shows the growing popularity and the increasing standard of stock at Ruthin.

Aged Rams

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Aged Rams R P Williams & Sons Lower Down 15

Shearling Rams

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Shearling Rams H D Gruffydd Caereini 21
2nd Shearling Rams E H Owen Tyrnog 23
3rd Shearling Rams Mrs D M & Miss A D Jones Blue Force 1
4th Shearling Rams M C Roberts Myfyrian 14

Ram Lambs

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Ram Lambs H W Thomas Gro 50
2nd Ram Lambs E Owen Cernyw 48
3rd Ram Lambs Mr G W & Mrs S Morris Cynhafal 44
4th Ram Lambs E Owen Cernyw 49

Females

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Females C F & S Cotton Longclose 76
2nd Females C F & S Cotton Longclose 80
3rd Females R M Jones Fairview 68
4th Females R M Jones Fairview 71

Bluefaced Champions

Category Exhibitor Type
Overall & Male Champion H W Thomas Ram Lamb
Reserve Overall & Female Champion C F & S Cotton Gimmer
Reserve Male Champion H D Gruffydd Shearling Ram
Reserve Female Champion C F & S Cotton Gimmer

Gallery

Lot 50

780 gns.

Judge John Armstrong

Lot 76

Ruthin BFL F 005

Ruthin BFL F 009

Ruthin BFL F 011

Ruthin BFL F 013

Ruthin BFL F 015

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