Welshpool In-Lamb – 7 December

7th December 2020


AVERAGES improved significantly on the year at the Welsh Beltex Club’s sale of in-lamb females and empty ewe lambs at Welshpool Livestock Sales on Monday, 7 December, where shearling ewes from Sion Jones’ Fronarth flock led the way.

Sion’s trade topper from the flock at Pennant, Llanon, Ceredigion, was Fronarth Estee Lauder ET, a daughter of the noted Padkin Sugar Daddy while her dam is the home-bred Pantgwyn Wil daughter, Fronarth Beauty. Selling to the Davies family for their Davies Brothers Flock near Llanon, Aberystwyth, Estee Lauder sold carrying a pair to the 3000gns Kingledores Forrester lamb bought earlier this year.

Dan Jones, of the Redlands Flock near Miskin, Pontyclun, paid 780gns for the previous lot, Fronarth Example, this time by Balbrydie Winston and out of Fronarth Tank, a Linzy’s Tank Commander daughter. She was also carrying a pair to the Kingledores lamb.

A full sister to the sale leader, Fronarth Encourage ET, was snapped up by R and B James for their Etta Flock near Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, for 720gns, this time scanned with a single to Kingledores Forrester.

Sticking with the Fronarth Flock and DL Jones, Llandrindod Wells, paid 550gns for Fronarth Evoque ET. Scanned with a pair to Kingledores Forrester, she is also out of Fronarth Beauty but this time by Muirton Buchan Loon.

Matching the third highest price on the day of 720gns was Crew Ella from Rhys Francis, Abergorlech, Carmarthen. Sired by Scotts Daper, last year’s Royal Welsh Show champion, and out of an imported ewe named Genny Van Het Elzenhof, she scanned with a pair to the 8000gns Faughhill Elephant In The Room bought at Carlisle in August. Forking out the cash were B and G Joseph, Hope Bowdler, Church Stretton.

Rhys led the aged ewe section when his 2018-born Crew Dawn also sold to the Josephs, this time for 550gns. Again in lamb to Scotts Daper, but this time with a single, she is full of Belgian breeding being by Zorro and out of a Van de Rozenweide ewe.

And entry of ewe lambs from Dafydd Owen’s Smart Ass Flock at Rowen, Conwy, peaked at 680gns for Smart Ass Fairy Tale ET which sold over the phone to Stuart Wood for his Woodies Flock in Aberdeenshire. Buying back some of his own breeding, Fairy Tale is out of the 7500gns Woodies Carmen, a Loandhu Bonzo daughter, while her sire is Smart Ass Dark Horse.

Another bred from Woodies Carmen in the shape of Smart Ass Fancy Pants ET, this time by Arkle EZ Rider, sold to TW Jones, Dolwen, Abergele, for 580gns.

Sian Jones’ Rhosymadoc pen from Ruabon, Wrexham, hit 600gns for her first in, Rhosymadoc Emi, a Matt’s Wazza daughter. Bred from the Tercrosset Automatic-sired Clary Beverley, and scanned with a pair to Murrays Elgin, Emi sold to MJC and JB Sharp for their Enderwood Flock near Llangynog, Carmarthen.

Averages: Seven aged ewes, £350 (6 x £313 in 2019); 21 shearling ewes, £501 (14 x £375); five ewe lambs, £548 (1 x £210).


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