Ruthin Texel Sale Report
The sale of 604 Texel sheep at Ruthin saw a good demand throughout with a good clearance of 90% of forward entries.
‘Llawes Up Town Boy’ led the way at 2,250 gns
Top price of the day went to ‘Llawes Up Town Boy’ sired by ‘Llawes Tally’ by I P Jones of the ‘Llawes’ flock for 2,250 gns.
The commercial demand was evident as a packed ringside competed for the quality rams with good quality rams forward.
Show Champion went to ‘Seiont Tomos’
Judge, Mr Harry Wilkinson of the Arkle flock awarded the Show Champion to the Shearling Ram ‘Seiont Tomos’ show by Osian Rhys of ‘Seiont’ Texels.
Fiercely contested Championship class
Class 1 – Shearling Rams
1st Lot 75 ‘Seiont Thomas’ by Osian Rhys, Seiont
2nd Lot 223 ‘Eryri Tropedo’ by R & E Owen, Eryri
3rd Lot 268 ‘Oak Farm Teddy’ by J LL Williams, Llys
4th Lot 82 H G & I E Williams, Llyfni
5th Lot 73 ‘Fferwd Terminator’ by H & R Jones, Fferwd
6th Lot 158 ‘Smithy Tornado’ by D W Roberts, Smithy
7th Lot 142 ‘Caron Tango’ by D G & N Williams, Caron
8th Lot 157 ‘Seisiog Tango’ by Llion W Jones, Seisiog
Good Shearling ram class
Class 2 – Ram Lambs
1st Lot 440 ‘Rossa Urien Rheged’ by Geraint Jones’ Rossa
2nd Lot 377 ‘Cambwel Unesco’ by R Laird, Cambwell
3rd Lot 389 ‘Hen Gapel Unique’ by J LL Owen, Hen Gapel
4th Lot 424 ‘Bryn y Coed’ Up For It’ by Gary Scott, Bryn y Coed
5th Lot 327 ‘Llawes Up Town Boy’ by I P Jones, Llawes
6th Lot 359 ‘Seisiog Unbeatable’ by Llion W Jones, Seisiog
7th Lot 340 ‘Eglur Ultra’ by R C Ellis, Eglur
8th Lot 600 ‘Maerdy Uncle Tyd’ by D Esmor Evans, Maerdy
1st prize Ram Lamb Rossa Urien Rheged
Class 3 – Shearling Ewes
1st Lot 34 from Mrs & mrs J Thomas, Bryn Garth
2nd Lot 43 from I P Jones, Llangwm
3rd Lot 32 from T & A Laird, Cambwell
4th Lot 3 from H & M Evans, Ffraw
5th Lot 67 from Llion Jones, Pant
6th Lot 29 from Gareth Jones, Meifod
1st prize Shearling Ewes & Reserve Champion
Class 4 – Ram Lambs
1st Lots 354 & 385 by R & E Owen, Eryri
2nd Lots 348 & 349 by R C Ellis, Eglur
3rd Lot 374 & 376 by T & A Laird, Cambwell
The champion exhibitor in the junior show was Llion W Jones, ‘Seisiog Texels’ with his ram lamb which later sold for 380 gns.
We would like to thank the judge, Mr Harry Wilkinson, the sponsors, vendors and purchasers, and all associated with the sale.