Welshpool 28 August 2019


Pre-sale show results (Judge: Jack Buckle, Broxty and Buckles Flocks)

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st P Tippetts HACKNEY TIP.D1720 66
2nd S Taylor STADDLESTONE SFT.D028 48
3rd R & S Rattray RATTRAY'S RAT.D047 94
4th ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.D479 41
5th S Jones FRONARTH SAJ.D026 81
6th J Bevan COLESHILL BEV.D020 72

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st T Goldsmith GOLDSMITHS TGG.E176 113
2nd S Taylor STADDLESTON SFT.E028 107
3rd D & M Prince STONEDGE DPH.E1759 117
4th S Taylor STADDLESTONE SFT.E009 105
5th D & M Prince STONEDGE DPH.E1776 118
6th ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.E708 116

Aged Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st S Jones FRONARTH YJM.B003 124
2nd W & E Evans CERIN DAF.B022 121
3rd GR & MJ Evans LOMOND RAF.C001 126
4th VJ & ML Roots FRECKLETON FBT.C2315 122

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st A Bishop BISHOPS ARB.D1391 176
2nd MN Jones GLAN-Y-MOR GYM.D035 197
3rd A Groucott SWFFRYD AOG.D1605 325
4th R Hardman HARDY RHH.D2614 297
5th M & H Owens GLANTRE MHO.D019 289
6th R & S Rattray RATTRAY'S RAT.D016 166

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st A Groucott SWFFRYD AOG.D2377 382
2nd P Tippetts HACKNEY TIP.E2113 404
3rd S Taylor STADDLESTONE SFT.E039 377
4th O Lloyd Jones FFERAM OLJ.E001 409
5th R & S Rattray RATTRAY'S RAT.E178 386
6th A Roberts GREENVALE NNC.E024 402

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Supreme Champion Ram Lamb A Groucott
Reserve Supreme Shearling Ewe P Tippetts
Female Champion Shearling Ewe P Tippetts
Reserve Female Shearling Ewe S Taylor
Male Champion Ram Lamb A Groucott
Reserve Male Aged Ram S Jones

It was the Supreme Champion that led the trade at the Welsh Premier Sale at Welshpool on Wednesday, August 28, when a ram lamb named Swffryd Ego ET from Aled Groucott, Shifnal, Shropshire, sold for the top price of 3,000gns.

Sired by the 65,000gns Airyolland Castro and out of Aled’s champion-breeding Hackney Treacle, Ego is a full brother to the 7,000gns Swffryd Express ET sold at the Carlisle Premier. Backing his decision, judge Jack Buckle, of the Broxty and Buckles flocks near Barras, Kirkby Stephen, bought Ego over the phone with Dafydd Owen, of the Smart Ass flock, Conwy, taking a half share.

Aled also secured the highest shearling ram price of 2,100gns with another bred from Hackney Treacle in the shape of Swffryd Double Trouble ET, which stood third at the pre-sale show. This time sired by the 60,000gns Topflite Al Pacino, Double Trouble is a full brother to Aled’s supreme champion from the English National Show at the Three Counties and was knocked down to Tomos Evans who will take him to work in his Welsh flock near Llanddarog, Carmarthen.

However, the second top price of 2,600gns was paid for the Female Champion and Reserve Supreme, Hackney Dulce ET from Paul Tippetts, also from Shifnal, which is again sired by Topflite Al Pacino. Selling to Matt Prince for the Stonedge flock near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Dulce is out of Hackney Beat that, a full sister to Hackney Braveheart.

Aged rams were in demand with Sion Jones’ Reserve Male Champion, a three-shear named Muirton Buchan Loon ET from Pennant, Llanon, was knocked down for 1,800gns to Sioned Bebb of the Bebbs flock near Llanwddyn, Oswestry. Bought at the Carlisle Premier in 2017, he is by an imported Dean V/H Vrijbos ram and out of Woodies Rearend.

Sion also sold his Fronarth Dancing Queen ET for 1,100gns to TP and MA Roberts, Tynygroes, Powys. Sired by the imported Double O Seven, this shearling ram is out of Cerin Aelwen.

The second prize shearling ram, Mathew Jones’ Glan-Y-Mor Dzeko ET from Ynys, Talsamau, Gwynedd, followed on at 1,700gns. Sired by an imported ram called The Lad and out of Rathbone Bella, Dzeko heads to work near Sarnesfield, Hereford, in CM & WC Phillips’s Powerhouse flock.

Michael and Heulwen Owens, from Pontsian, Llandysul, sold their Glantre Discovery for 1,600gns to RB Eyre of the Abney flock near Hathersage, Hope Valley. This fifth prize winner is by Ardstewart Aragon and out of Glantre Alesha.

A few lots later, the Owens sold another by Ardstewart Aragon, Glantre Danny Boy, to H and E Powell, Rhayader, Powys, for 1,000gns.

Two from Dafydd Owen’s Dysynni flock from Aberhafesp, Newtown, were in the money when Dysynni Dorian sold for 1,550gns and Dysynni Derwyn made 1,400gns. Also selling to H and E Powell, Dorian is by Dysynni Best and out of Dysynni Alana while Derwyn’s pedigree features Ardstewart Ben Hur on to Dysynni Beloved and he sold to E Jones, Machynlleth, Powys.

A Fowrass Carry On son named Cothi Dictator from Dafydd Lewis, Cwrtycadno, Llanwrda, realised 1,500gns. Bred out of Cothi Waahoo, he heads to Cross Ash, Abergavenny, to work in Matt Turner’s Graig Hill flock.

Rob and Sheila Rattray saw their Rattray’s Dynamite from near Aberystwyth, make 1,300gns and Rattray’s Defender sell for 1,100gns. Dynamite, by a V/H Vrijbos sire and out of Rattray’s Wilhelmena Korenhof, was knocked down to R and KWA Coney, Lampeter Velfrey, Narberth.

By another import, Van de Witte Hoeve, and out of Rattray’s Tagliatelle, Defender sold to DG and EM Clarke, Carno, Caerws, Newtown.

Smart Ass Dragon from Dafydd Owen, Rowen, Conwy, made 1,200gns when snapped up by E Jones, Cwmann, Lampeter, Dyfedd. This Ardstewart Aristocrat son is out of Smart Ass Barbie.

Among the females, Evan Jones’ fourth prize Merton Hall Dragon’s Breath from Cottenham, Cambridge, sold for the second highest female price of 1,150gns. Selling to Delves and Co, Craven Arms, Shropshire, she is by the home-bred Merton Hall Chief Sitting Bull and out of Merton Hall Breezer.

Averages: 64 shearling ewes, £391; six ewe lambs, £270; three aged rams, £882; 154 shearling rams, £590; 16 ram lambs, £501.