Brother and sister duo, Euros and Myfanwy Davies of Canllefaes Uchaf, Penparc, Cardigan, have had a successful season selling their pedigree Texel sheep.

In the latest success the couple bred the top price Texel at the 40th anniversary NSA Wales & Border Ram Sale at the Royal Welsh Showground.

The Canllefaes yearling made 5,200 guineas, selling to W G Davies and Son, Gelli Farm, Penderyn, after winning the breed championship at the pre sale show.

It was one of 13 tups brought to Builth and all sold by brother and sister team, Euros and Myfannwy Davies.

The family have been trading at the NSA Wales & Border Ram Sale since 1979, a tradition begun by their late father, Tom Davies. The yearling’s father, Talcoed You Know, was purchased at Welshpool two years ago.

Euros said he had recognised championship potential in the tup as a lamb. It had length and had grown well over the winter. It sold to W G Davies and Son, Gelli Farm, Penderyn.

He added: “The trade went better than I had expected. People are getting choosier every year. I put it down to the hard spring. People were feeding ewes all summer so have spent a lot of money on feed.

"They are going for better quality tups, because if you’re going to spend money on feed you might as well spend it on good quality rams.”

The couple farm in partnership with their mother Mrs Monica Davies under the name of W T Davies and Co.

The well-established flock has enjoyed several accolades over the years, both in local and national agricultural show rings and on the carcass hook. These days the sheep are now only seen in the sheep ring as part of a show and sale.

This year they have attained a couple of championships and healthy prices for both pedigree ewes and rams.