Lleyn Sheep Society Sale

Brecon Livestock Market

For the second annual sale held at Brecon, there was keen demand shown, especially for the shearling ewes with 100 per cent sold through the ring to give an average of £157.50/head, up £12.50 on the year.

Stronger ewe lambs saw a brisk trade and those rams selected found new homes.

A handful of senior ewes sold first, all consigned from S Lewis, Haverfordwest. Three year olds sold for £90/head, four year olds at £88 and two year olds £82/head. All purchased by D O Morgan & Partners, Trimsaran.

The shearling ewes set off well and continued the positive trade throughout. The first prize pen from H M Wells, Cardigan topped at £270/head with the final bidder being B G Brace, Kidwelly.

Next E & L Thomas sold the second prize pen at £205/head to C Price, Brecon. Messrs Thomas sold a pen of nine for £192/head to C Lewis, Powys. Following the prizes, the third prize pen from W J & D J Williams, Pwllheli sold for £192/head to R Marshall, Carmarthen. There were many pens sold in the £150-£160 bracket with a pleasing standard of sheep on offer.

The ewe lamb section followed a similar pattern seen elsewhere. The stronger lambs found bidders and agreeable prices relatively easily. The smaller lambs saw demand but at a price below the current prime market hence vendors less wiling to sell.

D O’Brien, Blackwood, sold the first prize pen for £152/head to B G Brace, Kidwelly. The same buyer also bought Mr O’Briens next pen at £132/head. C Price, Brecon sold his second prize pen for £125/head to A J Jones, Mr Jones also bought Mr Price's next pen of ten at £110/head.

Stronger pens could easily command £95 and over with some smaller lambs changing hands between £70-£80/head, the overall average was the same as last year.

The top priced ram was Rowelen Gregory (00575/1700971), sired by Rowelen Edward from H M Wells. He sold for 750gns to S R & A Watkins, Carmarthen. Next A E Davies, Pwllheli sold Gurnor (01050/1705402), sired by a Kavanagh ram for 740gns to C Evans, Devon. The pre-sale judge Daniel Rowbottom presented Kelby George (01624/1706995) on behalf of TP Radford, Lincolnshire. Sired by a Cullimore ram he sold for 580gns to C Price, Lampeter.


Senior ewes to £90 av. £82.50

Shearling ewes to £270 av. £157.50 (+12.50)

Ewe lambs to £152 av. £94.00 (=)

Rams to 750gns av. £378.00


Senior Ewes: S Lewis (3YO) £90; S Lewis (4YO) £88; S Lewis (2YO) £82

Shearling Ewes: H M Wells £270; E & L Thomas £205; E & L Thomas £192

Ewe Lambs: D O’Brien £152; D O’Brien £132; C Price £125

Rams: H M Wells 750gns; A E Davies 740gns; T P Radford 580gns


Judge: Mr Daniel Rowbottom, Linconshire

Sponsored by Carrs Billington Agriculture, Brecon

Pen of 5 Shearling Ewes: 1. H M Wells; 2. E & L Thomas; 3. WJ & DJ Williams

Pen of 5 Ewe Lambs: 1. D O’Brien; 2. C Price; 3. Twose Farms Ltd

Shearling Ram: 1. H M Wells (128); 2. L Organ (110); 3. D & B Vaughan (124)