Under the auspices of the Eppynt Hill & Beulah Speckled-face Sheep Society
The Annual Prize Sale of 3,000
Registered and Non-Registered Beulah Speckled-Face Ewes
Friday 22nd September 2017
Royal Welsh Showground, Near Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY
Sale commences at 11:00 am prompt and judging at 10:00 am.
The Beulah Speckled Face Sheep has been bred on the hills surrounding Builth Wells, for over one hundred years.
On the hills the ewes are normally pure bred providing flock replacements, finished lambs for the meat trade or store lambs for finishing on lowland farms; being easily managed and lambed because they require minimal attention. The Beulah ewe is also ideal for crossing with most Continental rams, as well as a Suffolk or any suitable Down ram, to produce the quality carcasses required by the present day British and export trade. Draft ewes are keenly sought after by the lowland farmer to use for crossing with Down rams such as the Bluefaced Leicester, as the offspring have an excellent reputation for good mothering and milking and are highly sought after.
The Beulah is bigger and less hardy than the true mountain sheep which spend all of their lives on the hills and mountains; although there are strains of Speckled mountain sheep of a very hard type, these do not exhibit the same characteristics, nor are they managed in the same way as the true Beulah Speckled Face sheep. Due to this management, where the ewes spend part of the year in confined areas or fields, they are easier to manage than the true mountain sheep, when sold to lowland farmers as draft ewes.
Ewes being sold in 2015 Sale
2015 1st Prize – Yearling Ewes from - RG & BM Jones & Son Tywmawr
2015 1st Prize – Ewes 2yr old and upwards from - M & J Price Pencrug
Official Auctioneers’ Offices:
33 High Street, Builth Wells LD2 3DL
Tel No: (01982) 553614 Fax No: (01982) 551200