Welshpool 29 August 2018

Pre-Sale Show Results (Judge: James Little)

Aged Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Jones & Roberts Cynin 137
2nd E D Jones Merton Hall 143
3rd G J Williams & Co Cennen 142

Yearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st R & S Rattray Rattrays 172
2nd D R Owen Dysnni 316
3rd R Francis Crew 278
4th I Jones Tywi 200
5th R Francis Crew 280
6th D Lewis Cothi 215

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st R Francis Crew 429
2nd D E Owen Smart Ass 423
3rd A Roberts Greenvale 454
4th A Groucott Swffryd 417
5th S Taylor Staddlestone 470
6th P Tippetts Hackney 447

Yearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st S Jones Fronarth 78
2nd P Tippetts Hackney 26
3rd C & L Beck Beckbred 8
4th D E Owen Smart Ass 10
5th C & W Phillips Powerhouse 13
6th R & S Rattray Rattrays 60

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
1st Jones & Roberts Cynin 121
2nd R Francis Crew 122
3rd E D Jones Merton Hall 136
4th Jones & Roberts Cynin 119
5th T Goldsmith Goldsmith 125
6th D E Owen Smart Ass 133

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Male Champion 1st Prize Yearling Ram R & S Rattray
Res Male Champion 2nd Prize Yearling Ram D R Owen
Female Champion 1st Prize Yearling Ewe S Jones
Res Female Champion 2nd Prize Yearling Ewe P Tippetts
Supreme Champion 1st Prize Yearling Ram R & S Rattray
Reserve Supreme Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ewe S Jones

Sale report – 31st August 2018

Beltex to 3100gns at Welshpool

Wednesday’s sale of Beltex at Welshpool saw a top call of 3100gns for a shearling ram from Paul and Christine Tippett’s Shifnal, Shropshire. This was Hackney Clipper a son of the 60,000gns Topflite Al Pacino out of a Scooby Doo daughter, with this one selling to A and M J Trafford, Keswick, Cumbria.

Following that at 2100gns in the shearling tups was Fronarth Challenger from Sion Jones, Pennant. Sired by Broughton Ale this tup is out of a Brickrow-bred dam by Clary Pacemaker and was taken by B L Griffiths, Kerry, Powys.

And making 1900gns was imported ram V/H Vrijbos from Rhys Francis. This one is by Y Bedol A-Tem and out of High Five V/H Vrijbos, a Dean V/H Vrijbos daughter. He was the pick of L R Morgan, Hendy, Swansea.

A 1700gns for another of Sion Jones’, Fronarth Class Act, then followed that, with this one being by Ballybrydie Winston and out of a Brickrow Topside daughter. He sold to W P and O Evans, Soar, Anglesey.

Selling at 1550gns was Dysynni Catch You Later from D Owen. He’s by Artnagullion Alfie and out of a Walkerdyke Titanic daughter. This one found a new home with E H Pennie and Son, Llandyssil, Powys.

Ram Lambs

Leading the ram lambs was a 1000gns call for Swffryd Danger from Aled Groucott. He’s another by the 60,000gns al Pacino and is out of Hackney Treacle, the 2017 Royal Welsh Show champion and a daughter of Ryder Rooney. He was bought by Aberdeenshire-based breed Stuart Wood, Skene.

Second top here was a 700gns bid for one from Rhys Francis, Crew Dragon. Sired by the imported sire Zorro, he is out of an imported dam and sold to I Jones, Maesybont.

And at the same money was Greenvale DJ from Aled Roberts. He’s a son of Straddlestone Carmichael out of an Artnagullion dam by Woodies Snoop Dog and was knocked down to Michael Owens and family for the Glantre flock.

Aged Rams

A select entry of older rams was led at 1150gns by Cennen Benjamin from G J Williams and Co, with this one being homebred on both sides. He’s by Cennen Worcester and out of a Cennen Raymond daughter. He sold to Messrs Price and Rogers, Glasebury.


Topping the female prices was a 1650gns sale for a shearling ewe from Sion Jones’ Fronarth pen. This was Fronarth Catching Stars, an Airyolland Thunder daughter out of an Airyolland Slingshot daughter. She was taken by S M Bebb, Llanwddyn, Shropshire.

At 1100gns was a ewe lamb from D E M Jones and E M Roberts, Llangynin. A daughter of Withy Trees Alf, this was Cynin Debra. She is out of an imported dam and sold to Mark Jennings, Sellside, Cumbria.

A 950gns call followed for another of the gimmers, Stonedge Candle In The Wind from David and Matthew Prince. This Broughton Willie Wonder daughter is out of a dam by Orkney Something Special and sold to David Thornley for the Dooley flock, Derbyshire.

Two gimmers then traded at 700gns, with the both coming from the Hackney flock. The first of these was Hackney Canny, a Scooby Doo daughter out of a dam by Kingledores Scally Wag. The other at this level was Hackney Cotton, a Kingledores Braveheart daughter out of a dam by Airyolland Galliano. Both of these sold to D Owen, Aberhafesp, Newtown.

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