15th September 2021

Matt Prince, Stonedge

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st J Bevan COLESHILL BEV.F023 18
2nd DE Owen SMART ASS DEO.F073 17
3rd WP & O Evans MYNA WPE.F080 9
4th M Owen DYFFRYN OWE.F001 1
5th T Goldsmith GOLDSMITH TGG.F035 7
6th DE Owen SMART ASS DEO.F002 14

Aged Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st S Woolley GWYRDDPARC JON.D015 26

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st D Lewis COTHI DAF.F036 61
2nd M & H Owens GLANTRE MHO.F057 66
3rd A Roberts GREENVALE DOJ.F007 28
4th DF Hughes TREDATH HJT.F022 48
5th J Bevan COLESHILL BEV.F013 59
6th DE Owen SMART ASS DEO.F045 76

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st M Owen DYFFRYN OWE.G004 110
2nd DE Owen SMART ASS DEO.G024 102
3rd G Evans NOODLES NDL.G009 109
4th DE Owen SMART ASS DEO.G017 101
5th DF Hughes TREDATH HJT.G003 100
6th A Roberts GREENVALE NNX.G010 103

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Female Champion Shearling Ewe J Bevan
Reserve Female Shearling Ewe DE Owen
Male Champion Shearling Ram D Lewis
Reserve Male Shearling Ram M & H Owens
Supreme Champion Shearling Ram D Lewis
Reserve Supreme Shearling Ewe J Bevan

Shearling rams from Michael and Heulwen Owens’ Glantre flock met the best of the trade at the Welsh Beltex Club sale at Ruthin Farmers on Wednesday, 15 September, when they sold four of the five rams at four-figure prices.

This resulted in an improved shearling ram average of £577 for 61 sold (up £30 for five more sold compared to 2020), while trade proved stickier in other sections.


Glantre Five Star, Michael and Heulwen Owens, 1400gns


Leading the Owens’ entry at 1400gns was their Reserve Male Champion from the pre-sale show, Glantre Five Star, a son of Airyolland Conan bred from the Airyolland Sundance-sired Glantre Bigonia. He caught the eye of T and E Jones and heads to work near Llanllyfni, Caernarfon.

Two lots later, Glantre Fredy ET sold to Jonathan Rees, Rhyd Y Foel, Abergele, for 1050gns. This Ardstewart Comanche son is out of Glantre Betty Boo, herself by Glantre Tywysog.

Two made 1000gns with the first of these being Glantre Flashy, this time out of the Glantre Tommi-sired Glantre Bridget from the flock at Pontsian, Llandysul, and by Artnagullion Dupe. He sold to J Howleson, Wheddon Cross, Minehead.

Matching that 1000gns was another by the Airyolland Conan sire, Glantre Franko, which sold to GP Owen, Tudweiliog, Pwllhelo. His dam is Coleshill Brandy, a Lyonpark Thunder daughter.

Emrys Jones paid 950gns to take Glantre Fiddler, again by Conan, home to Llanddoged, Llanrwst. He is bred from the Rathbone Tony-sired Ardstewart Attractive Lady.


Smart Ass Fashion ET, Dafydd Owen, 1140gns


The only other ram to hit four figures was Dafydd Owen’s Smart Ass Fashion ET from Rowen, Conwy. Sired by the home-bred Smart Ass Dark Horse sold to the Clary flock, Fashion’s dam is Smart Ass Alys, herself by the imported Dean V/H Vrijbos ram. He was knocked down to David Heath, Hockenhull, Tarvin.

Two more realised 950gns apiece with the first of these being Cerin Fisher from Wyn Evans, Dderwen Gam, Llanarth. Selling to Nigel Stone, Oakford, Llanarth, Fisher’s pedigree features Cerin Colin on to Cerin Wanda, a Brickrow Topside daughter.


Cothi Freddy, Dafydd Lewis, Supreme Champion, 950gns


Also making 950gns was the Supreme Champion, Dafydd Lewis’ Cothi Freddy, again featuring home genetics being by Cothi Doctor and out of Cothi Country Dancer, herself by Cothi Stripper from the flock at Cwrtycadno, Llanwrda. He sold to IRH Bebb, Llanwddyn, Oswestry.


Noodles Giovanni, Geraint Evans, 750gns


Ram lambs peaked at 750gns for Geraint Evans’ Belvoir View Dark Diamond-sired Noodles Giovanni from Cemmaes Road, Machynlleth. His dam is Noodles Beauty Spot, by Diablo V/D Laatste Stuiver, and he caught the eye of Dylan Hughes, Tredath flock, Amlwch.


Coleshill Foofoo, Judith Bevan, Reserve Supreme, 600gns


The female entry was led at 600gns by the Reserve Supreme Champion, Judith Bevan’s Coleshill Foofoo which sold to Tom Goldsmith, Goldsmith flock, Moseley Road, Hallow. Sired by Lyonspark Carrick, her dam from the flock on Holywell Road, Flint, is the Glantre Ammunition-sired Coleshill Darleen.


Smart Ass Frankie, Dafydd Owen, 500gns


The Reserve Female, Dafydd Owen’s Smart Ass Frankie, sold to Tirion Griffiths for his Ty Isa flock, Derwen, for 500gns. She is by Clary Dumfries and out of Smart Ass Disarano, herself by Ardstewart Aristocrat.

Averages: 19 shearling ewes, £354 (13 x £427 in 2020); one aged ram, £473 (2 x £735); 61 shearling rams, £577 (56 x £547); seven ram lambs, £443 (3 x £585).

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