A shearling ram from Paul Johnson’s Corriecravie flock led the trade at today’s NSA Early Ram Sale, Builth Wells, on a day which saw 98 shearlings sold to level at £637.29, a rise of £20 on the year with an 80% clearance rate.
Sale leader at 2800gns was Corriecravie Autumn Gold, a Cornmore Young Hustler son out of a dam by Baltier Panther and selling with an index of 365. This one had been first in the recorded class in the pre-sale show before going on to stand reserve overall champion.
He sold in a three way split to the Creer family, Ballaglonney, Isle of Man, Robert Laird, Cambwell, Lanark, and Ed Samuel, Hendre, Herefordshire.
Following that at 1600gns was the pre-sale champion Bryn Dansi Alfie from G P Williams. This shearling is by the homebred Bryn Dansi Ynyr and out of a dam by Greenknowe Viamaka. He was taken by D Pickford, Raynow, Cheshire.
And making 1300gns was Slapton At Your Service from the Smith family, Northamptonshire. This one is by Blackadder Well Hung and out of a dam by Scolton Top Spec. He sold to Messrs Badger.
Then at 1100gns was the best of the day from the Chave family, Peacehay Again and Again, a Clarks Wizard son out of a Peacehay Untouchable daughter. He was bought by H Yates, Middleton Scriven, Bridgnorth.
Close behind at 1000gns was another from the same home, Peacehay Alexander, another by Clarks Wizard and again out of an Untouchable daughter. He sold to Richard Owen, Llanerchymedd, Anglesey.
Two then sold at 900gns, with the fist being Tycam Armstrong from the Howells family. This one us by Seiont Valderrama and out of a dam by Hartside Up and At Um and was knocked down to L Davies and Son, New Inn, Carmarthenshire.
The other at this money was Bryn Dansi Abraham from the same home as the champion. Sired by Meifod Young Pretender, he is out of a dam by Sportsmans Superstar and was taken by S Owen, Llyswen.
In the small offering of ram lambs the top call of 600gns was paid for second prize winner Bryn Dansi Bertie, a Meifod Young Pretender son from G P Williams. He is out of a dam by Cosyn Texels Viking and was the pick of I M and C Jones, Llanarthne.
Second best here at 450gns was the first prize winning lamb, Bryn Dansi Bob. Again by Young Pretender he is ouit of a dam by Greenknowe Viamaka and sold to K Jones, Dorstone, Hereford.
A select offering of gimmer peaked at 420gns for JML1700807 from the Jones family’s Llanthomas flock. This one is a Llanthomas Yellow Gold daughter out of a dam by Meinspride Lightning and sold to J and A Jones, Llanafan, Powys.
Averages; 98 shearling rams £637.29, four ram lambs £467.25, two gimmers £404.25 (Clee Tomkinson and Francis).