7th September 2023

Gethin Mathias, Buarth Flock

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st DE Owen SMART ASS DEO.H052 2018
2nd ECL Lewis GYFFIN ECL.H022 2006
3rd DE Owen SMART ASS DEO.H084 2019

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st M & H Owens GLANTRE MHO.H025 2030
2nd C Owen GEIRN CCO.H082 2090
3rd ECL Lewis GYFFIN ECL.H032 2051
4th ECL Lewis GYFFIN ECL.H026 2052
5th M & H Owens GLANTRE MHO.H009 2029
6th WO & O Evans MYNA WPE.H007 2059

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st G Evans NOODLES NDL.J001 2088
2nd G Evans NOODLES NDL.J003 2087

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Female Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ewe DE Owen
Reserve Female 2nd Prize Shearling Ewe ECL Lewis
Male Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ram M & H Owens
Reserve Male 2nd Prize Shearling Ram C Owen
Supreme Champion Shearling Ewe DE Owen
Reserve Supreme Shearling Ram M & H Owens

A pair of shearling rams from Edward Cyril Lloyd Lewis and his grandson, Alex Martin, broke the four-figure barrier at the Welsh Beltex Club’s sale at Ruthin Farmers Mart on Thursday, 7 September, when they sold for 1250gns and 1150gns.

Leading the way when knocked down to TA Davies, Bryn Eglwys, Corwen, was Gyffin Hurricane, a Buckles Filthy Rich sone bred from the Smart Ass Dark Horse-sired Gyffin Fairytale of Wales from the flock near Llanrwst Road, Gyffin, Conwy. He stood third in his class at the pre-sale show.

Selling to JB and E Evans, St Asaph Road, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl, was another by the Buckles ram in the shape of Gyffin Hot Spice which this time is out of Artnagullion Embrace, a Tercrosset Blazer daughter.

The duo also saw their Reserve Female, Gyffin Habanero ET, sell to G Briggs and Son, Wirswall, Whitchurch, for 650gns. She is also out of the Artnagullion Embrace ewe but her sire is Ardstewart Armani.

Next best at 820gns was Michael and Heulwen Owen’ Male Champion and Reserve Supreme, Glantre Hulky ET, an Artnagullion Dupe son from the flock near Pontsian, Llandysul. Selling to JD Pierce, Llannefydd, Denbigh, his dam is the Airyolland Sundance-bred Glantre Barbour.

The previous lot, Glantre Hensai ET, sold to JG and EV Roberts, also from Llannefydd, for 750gns. Full of home breeding, he is by Glantre Dyson and out of the Glantre Tywysog daughter, Glantre Betty Boo.

Also selling for 750gns was the dearest from the non-MV section, Geirn Ham Bone from Cennydd Owen. Reserve Male at the pre-sale show, his sire is Geirn Frosty while his dam is Tercrosset Edith, an Ardstewart Coyote daughter from the flock at Carmel, Llanerchymedd, Ynys Mon. Forking out the cash on behalf of another breeder was Gethian Mathias.

Judith Bevan saw her Coleshill Hugo from Holywell Road, Flint, sell to GH Lloyd and Co, Chwilog, Pwllheli, for 650gns. This Todhall Einstein son is out of Coleshill Chanel, herself by Glantre Ammunition.

Dafydd Owen’s Female and Supreme Champion, Smart Ass Hooch ET, topped the female trade at 680gns. Bred from the Ardstewart Aristocrat-sired Smart Ass Dream Girl from the flock near Rowen, Conwy, she is by Langlands Epic.

She sold to R and HM Owen, Pengraigwen, Llanerchymedd, along with her flock mate, Smart Ass Hope & Glory ET, for 580gns. She offers some different breeding being by Wannop’s Finger Licken’ and out of hackney Easy on the Eye, a Kingledores Braveheart daughter.


Averages: 14 shearling ewes, £377; 39 shearling rams, £508; one ram lamb, £368. 11 non-MV shearling rams, £543.

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