1st September 2021

Gareth Rowlands, Bryndernog

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st P Tippetts HACKNEY TIP.F2735 54
2nd J&R Jerman BRILLEY JER.E3111 4
3rd DE Owen SMART ASS DEO.F034 44
4th T Davies GWYDDIL GDL.F008 14
5th M Prince STONEDGE DPH.F1973 74
6th WP & O Evans MYNA WPE.F032 35

Aged Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st ED Jones MERTON HALL DSB.D106 110

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st D Lewis COTHI DAF.F059 237
2nd OL Jones FFERAM OLJ.F010 122
3rd I Jones TYWI MIJ.F186 297
4th R Francis CREW RAF.F018 261
5th S&S Gibbons WHATMORE WHA.F001 302
6th 129

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st DE Owen SMART ASS DEO.G031 320
2nd T Griffiths TY ISA TLG.G001 346
3rd Tippets & Williams WILODGE WIL.G3239 342
4th M Gethin ARDBRACK WKT.G038 343
5th T Davies GWYDDIL GDL.G017 335
6th DC & OJ Jones SANNAR DOJ.G002 324

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Female Champion Shearling Ewe P Tippetts
Reserve Female Shearling Ewe J & R Jerman
Male Champion Shearling Ram D Lewis
Reserve Male Shearling Ram OL Jones
Supreme Champion Shearling Ram D Lewis
Reserve Supreme Shearling Ram OL Jones

Securing the pre-sale Championship ticket and top price of 4100gns was anything but a fluke for Dafydd Lewis when his shearling ram, Cothi Fluke, did just that at the Welsh Beltex Club’s Welsh Premier Sale at Welshpool Livestock Market on Wednesday, 1 September.

Demand for shearling rams was strong on the commercial front with more than 50 shearlings hitting four-figure prices as 152 cashed in to average £970 (up from 171 at £819 in 2020), while 67 shearling ewes levelled at £494 (64 x £391) and ram lambs met a more selective trade as nine averaged £488 (16 x £555).


Cothi Fluke, Dafydd Lewis, Supreme Champion, 4100gns


Securing a first championship at Welshpool for Dafydd from Cwrtycadno, Llanwrda, was his Cothi Fluke, a shearling ram which sold to commercial producer, TA Jefferson, Aspatria, Wigton, Cumbria, who sells lambs through Cockermouth, Longtown and Carlisle, as well as rams from home. Sired by Matt’s Everard, Fluke is out of the Airyolland Slingshot daughter, Cothi Double-trouble.


Cothi Ferdinand, Dafydd Lewis, 2600gns


It was a good day for Dafydd whose pen of ten averaged £1610 and also reached 2600gns, 2500gns and 1700gns for three shearlings by the home-bred Cothi Doctor, a son of Fowrass Carry On. At 2600gns when sold to B Blandford & Sons, Eastnor, Ledbury, was Cothi Ferdinand which is bred from the Beetles Thunder Balls-sired Cothi Boom.


Cothi Frontpage, Dafydd Lewis, 2100gns


Hitting 2100gns was Cothi Frontpage which this time is out of an imported Belgian ewe and was knocked down to DL Jones, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Llandrindod Wells.

At 1700gns was Cothi First which is out of Cothi Aero, a Macleans Rocket-Launcher daughter, and sold to K Williams, Llangybi, Pwllheli.


Glan-Y-Mor Ford, Messrs Jones, 3600gns


The Jones family’s Glan-Y-Mor flock also met a good trade with males reaching 3600gns and shearling ewes topping the female entry. Sticking with the males and selling to James Whiteford, Tercrosset, Brampton, Carlisle, was Glan-Y-Mor Ford, a son of the imported Alligator ram that has done well for the flock based at Ynys, Talsarnau, Gwynedd. Ford’s dam is Glan-Y-Mor Coco, a Woodies Ringleader daughter.


Whatmore Firework ET, Steve & Sara Gibbons, 3500gns


Steve and Sara Gibbons’ Whatmore Firework ET from Tregoyd, Brecon, was next in the trade stakes at 3500gns when sold to Messrs Pilkington. Bred from Edenfauld Well Connected, a Brownville Samson daughter, this lad’s sire is Llwynbrain Nelson.


Geirn Frost, Cennydd Owen, 2500gns


Hitting the 2500gns mark was Cennydd Owen’s Geirn Frosty which was snapped up by an undisclosed buyer from North Wales. His pedigree features Corra Conrad on to the Bishops TV-sired Cerin Winnifred from the flock at Carmel, Llanerchymedd, Anglesey.

Near the end of the shearling offering, Andrew and Becky Bishop received 1850gns from S Lane, Kerry, Newtown, for their Bishops Fire Fox from the flock near Eldersfield, Gloucestershire. Full of home breeding, he is by Bishops Dave and out of a Bishops ewe by the imported ram called The Bulldog.

Michael and Heulwen Owens from Pontsian, Llandysul, welcomed 1800gns for Glantre Ferran ET, an Airyolland Conan son bred from an Airyolland Sundance-sired home-bred Glantre ewe. Forking out the cash was R Lewis, Cwmdeuddwr, Rhayader, Powys.

A short while later, Dafydd Owen sold his Dysynni Franco for 1750gns to C Roberts, Tynygroes, Conway. Sired by Swffryd Danger, Franco’s dam is the Ardstewart Ben daughter, Dysynni Dakota, from the flock at Aberhafesp, Newtown.

Sticking with the male offering and ram lambs met a selective trade, selling to a top of 670gns for Hackney Guiness ET from the Tippetts and Williams team from Shifnal, Shropshire. Sired by Collessie Flash and out of the Topflite Al Pacino daughter, Hackney Coco, he sold to G Davies, Llandewi Brevi, Tregarron.


Glan-Y-Mor Flamingo, Messrs Jones, 2200gns


Among the females it was entries from the Jones family’s Glan-Y-Mor flock that met the best of the trade and topped the section at 2200gns when Glan-Y-Mor Flamingo sold to Tecwyn Jones for his Seisiog flock near Nebo, Llanrwst, Gwynedd. Sired by the imported Alligator ram than also bred the 3500gns Glan-Y-Mor Ford sold later in the sale, her dam is Glan-Y-Mor Blueberry, a Cromwell Warrior daughter.


Glan-Y-Mor Fatima, Messrs Jones, 1300gns


Glan-Y-Mor Fatima, again by Alligator but this time out of Glan-Y-Mor Chelsea, a Matt’s Wild Son daughter, realised 1300gns when knocked down to K Willians, Llangybi, Pwllheli.

At 950gns and also selling to Tecwyn Jones was Glan-Y-Mor Firefly ET which offered some different breeding being by Rathbone Tony and out of the Cromwell Warrior-sired Glan-Y-Mor Azalea.


Hackney Flora ET, Paul Tippetts, 1400gns


Females also sold to 1400gns for the Female Champion, Paul Tippetts’ Hackney Flora ET which sold to Brian Joseph for his Waen flock near Church Stretton, Shropshire. Sired by the 65,000gns record holder, Airyolland Castro, Flora’s dam is Hackney Daisy Duke, herself by Topflite Al Pacino.

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