It was the champion which headed up the prices at the Dyfed Texel Breeders Club in-lamb sale, Fairffach. This Deveronvale Viscount daughter from the Davies family’s Teilo flock is out of a homebred Knock Upshot ewe was sold carrying twins to Milnbank Wisconsin. This gimer sold at 1300gns to Rhodri Lloyd who is establishing the Llangynin flock at St Clears.
The next top price was the second placed gimmer put forward from the Aman flock, once again a Deveronvale Viscount daughter and maternal sister to the 7000gns Watcyn Wyn, she sold carrying triplets to the 5000gns Lanark purchase Knap Angus Ogg and was secured by Glyn Thomas and family for the Onnen flock.
Following here was the 3rd prize yearling ewe at 700gns. Another from the Aman flock, but this time sired by Rowandale Thor and out of the noted ‘Dafad Hir’ (long ewe), a Muiresk Forever daughter which has served the Davies family well for a number of years. She sold in lamb with a single to Angus Ogg and made her way to Pembrokeshire to join the Ardbrack flock of Martin Gethin.
The top priced aged ewe came from the Llangwm consignment of Iolo Prys Jones. The first ewe in the ring which was also first prize in the show was a Knap Vinnie Jones daughter carrying twins to Strathbogie Ya Patch. She realised 450gns and was another secured by the Thomas’ for their Onnen flock.
Ewe lambs saw a slightly more selective trade on the whole and the top price in this section was a sparky Ya Patch daughter from the Welsh flock of Tomos and Selwyn Evans. She was knocked down at 330gns to club chairman Owen Williams of the Solbury flock.
There was one ET pregnancy up for grabs, again put forward by Tomos and Selwyn Evans. This was a single embryo sired by the noted Baltier Vampire and out of a Charben ewe that Tomos had purchased as an ewe lamb and was a successful part of their show team this year. This was secured at 480gns by Wayne Phillips of the Townswood flock.
Averages; aged ewes £313, yearling ewes £494, Ewe lambs £219, ET Pregnancy £504 (BJP Marts).