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Annual Official Sale – Llanybydder 24 August 2013

pens at Llanybydder

For those who wish to experience the breed in its place of origin, meet the breeders and compare stock from many of the original Welsh flocks – a trip to the annual show and sale in the small market town of Llanybydder is a must.

In line with the general sheep trade this Autumn, it was a mixed sale: with the price of fat lamb down on last year, the breeding stock prices were not as strong as last year but the demand for young stock was significant.

The best quality entries tend to be presented in pairs and both ewes and ewe lamb pairs were in hot demand from new flock owners. The top prize pens sold well making Guins 135 (Coedyfoel ewe lambs) and Guins 128 & 125 (Pentre ewes). The averages for the Ewes were Guins £92 and Ewe lambs £85.

There was a good selection of rams available and as always the day’s highlight is the ram show conducted in the Mart forecourt. This parade provides a rare opportunity to compare the different animals and the prize winning exhibits tend to attract keen bidding. The champion ram (3 yr old Alltgoch Ram) sold for Guin 500, 1st prize winning Yearling (Alltgoch Ram) went for Guin 490 and 2nd prize Ram lamb (Pentre) Guin 420. Average prices: older ram Guin 345, yearling rams Guins 347.5 and ram lamb Guin 272.

Alongside the longstanding breeders there were a number of newcomers buying starter flocks, increasing flock numbers or simply getting their eye in and picking up some breeding tips.

flock in the ring

Prize winning group in the Llanybydder Mart

Show results

Older Ram

Huw Evans - Alltgoch P153 –Male & Overall Champion (Ayshford Perpetual Challenge Cup) (sold for Guins 500)

Gareth Evans – Cletwr M2 (sold for Guins 360)

Huw Jenkins – Gwnfaen M302 (n/s)

Arfon Williams – Cletwr M1 (sold for Guins 270)

Yearling Ram

Huw Evans – Alltgoch S303 (sold for Guins 490)

Arfon Williams – Pentre S1152 (sold for Guins 360)

Huw Jenkins – Gwnfaen S261 (n/s)

Luke Watts – Moithan S150 (sold for Guins 250)

Ram Lamb

Huw Evans – Alltgoch T518 – Reserve Male Champion (sold for Guins 235)

Arfon Williams – Pentre T1157 (sold for Guins 420)

Elfyn Morgans – Glwydwern T2608 (sold for Guins 280)

Elfyn Morgans – Glwydwern T2612 (sold for Guins 270)

Pair of Ewes

Arfon Williams – Pentre – Female Champion pair (Maestroyddyn Cup)

Arfon Williams – Pentre

Arfon Williams – Pentre

Elfyn Morgans – Glwydwern

Pen of 5 Ewes

Elfyn Morgans – Glwydwern – Female Champions (Perpetual Challenge Cup)

Huw Evans – Alltgoch

Huw Evans – Alltgoch

Huw Evans – Alltgoch

Pair of Ewe lambs

David Pittendreigh – Coed y Foel – Reserve Female Champion pair

Gareth Evans – Parcyrhos

David Pittendreigh – Coed y Foel

Huw Jenkins – Gwynfaen

Pen of 5 Ewe lambs

Luke Watts – Moithian – Reserve Female Champions

Mr & Mrs I Lloyd – Cletwr

Huw Evans - Alltgoch

Best presented entry (Enoch Evans Perpetual Challenge Cup)

Arfon Williams - Pentre

nia morgans
Young Handler

Nia Morgans (Bradden Cup)

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