Preparations are underway for this year’s NSA Wales & Border Ram Sales with buyers and vendors from all over the UK and beyond are eager to return to the One Stop Shop at Builth Wells.

The early sale will take place on Monday, August 2, venue to be confirmed, while the main sale will be held at the traditional venue, the Royal Welsh Showground, on Monday, September 20.

Meanwhile the new chairman of the NSA Wales & Border Ram Sales is Graham Jones, of Garth Hall Farm, Llanfabon, Pontypridd. He takes over from Richard Gwilliam.

Graham and his wife Mary have been stalwarts of the sale since the very early days. They are also long-standing Texel breeders, with 75 pedigrees and 250 commercial ewes. The vice-chairman is Owen Watkins, of Hay on Wye.