Welsh National Show & Sale – Welshpool
Texel buyers filled the large ring at the WLS auction mart at Welshpool, but had to wait until the second to last consignment went through the ring before witnessing the top two prices received by the CAEREINION flock of Mr C E Pryce, no stranger to the shearling ram limelight. He first sold the overall Reserve Champion, sired by Cambwell Laird, LTC05507, for 4200gns, going to Mr Owen, Sandlands, Wales. His Dam was by the noted Summerwood Grand Union, PHS00001. Mr Pryce’s only other entry matched this, sired by his own 12,000gns Caereinion Number One, PEC07216, with the dam again by Summerwood Grand Union, PHS00001.
The demand for good strong shearlings being well sought after these were followed by another six, four figure prices. LOOSEBEARE sold a Kelso Oxygen son, MBZ08019, at 1500gns to Mr Lewis Grouddhall. Angela Nairey, MEINSPRIDE, had two lots at 1300 and 1200gns, firstly for a Glenside King son, FPG81002, and secondly for one by Glenside Drum Major, FPG97065.
Top shearling producer, Mr David Orrells, LLEGODIG, topped his strong pen with a son of Meinspride King Kong, LNM04744, which sold for 1120gns. Following on closely and completing the four figure prices were a brace from F H Chave, PEACEHAY, for sons of Fachell Outlook, MIF08972, and Cennen Magnum, TCA06089, respectively.
The shearling trade completing a good sale prices up by 357gns to 1051gns.
Ram Lambs enjoyed a strong trade with strong pens with character and flesh being much sort after. Topping the section and following on from a very successful sale at Lanark were the SPORTSMAN’S flock who sold a son of the 11,000gns Baltier Panther, FEB09977, for 2700gns to Mr Evans Tran-y-baccar. His dams sire was the 28,000gns Castlecairn Nile God, RNA07149, who like Panther was a former Great Yorkshire show Champion.
PROCTERS farm had a very successful sale with a trio of top prices at 2100, 1900 and 1200gns, all sired by the powerful 50,000gns Haddo Ringleader,KWJ1000063, with their dams all having been purchased from Annan, their 2100 call was also the pre sale champion chosen by Judge David Houghton, TOPHILL flock, and sold to Mr Davies, Llwyncad.
One of the largest rams seen for some time came next when Phillip Evans, sold FOSTYLL STAR, EPF1100112, at 2400gns to Mr Roy Hughes, TREFONNEN, this Mellorvale Reyna son, BCM1000030, out of a dam by Knock Olympus, HAK08900.
Regular consignor and local man Steve Smith, PENPARC, had to wait late in the day before selling Penparc Sparky, SJP1101125, a Ned son out of a dam by Annan Jewel, JKA03038, for 1800gns to Mr Roberts Conway. Making the journey south worthwhile was a 1500gn sale for Society Chairman, Gordon Gray, ETTRICK, this ET brother to the 10,500gn Rainbow Warrior, GGH1000041. This price was matched by LLANGWM when they sold a son of the 2010 Ruthin sale champion, Hen Gapel Royal Gold, OJH1000008, out of a dam by Cowal Monarch of the Glen, CKC06213.
Topping a very strong trade for the Mellin family’s HULL HOUSE flock was Hull House Sgt Pepper, MJH1101508, a 1300gns son of their top stock sire Castlecairn Red Arrow, RNA1000080. Further sons sold at 1150, 1050 and 1000gns.
Ram Lamb trade exceeded the previous year with prices up 26gns to 667gns with increased clearance 73% for 22 more lambs sold.
The female trade was also buoyant with the increased number of vendors at this sale on the whole pleased with trade, for this new venue now in its second year. Topping the trade was the MacTaggart family RASCARREL flock with their Female Champion selling to Mr Chambers, Twelve Oaks flock, Northants, for 1800gns. Sired by the home bred Rascarrel Och Aye, MTR08456, out of a dam by Templand Megane, GKT06505. Vaughan farms, Kingsland, Herefordshire sold to 1350 and 1050gns for daughters of Alwent Major Force, NTA06007.
The Reserve Female Champion from Ettrick sold at 1150gns, a Cambwell OBE daughter,LTC083082, out of a Greenmount bred dam. Matching this price was a Fordafourie Power Pack daughter, LAF090332, from Loosebeare.
Female trade ended with averages up 150gns to 569gns showing the popularity, confidence and demand for the Texel, with clearances up 2% to 80% for 5 more sold.
CAEREINION RONALDO PEC1000033
Lot 316 C E Pryce (4200 gns) Reserve Male & Reserve Overall Champion
CAEREINION ROCKY PEC1000003
Lot 317 C E Pryce (4200 gns)
SPORTSMAN’S SPITFIRE BGS1100284
Lot 235 Boden & Davies (2700 gns)
FFOSTYLL STAR EPF1100112
Lot 102 Phillip John Evans (2400 gns)
Procters Santander – PFD1101004 – PROCTERS – First Prize Performance Recorded Ram Lamb – Male & Overall Champion
PROCTERS SORCERER PFD1101010
Lot 174 Procters Farm (1900 gns)
Lot 84 (1800 gns) Thomas Mactaggart
First Prize Shearling Ewe & Female Champion