Monday 17th September 2018
At Royal Welsh Showground , Builth Wells
Further details Chris Davies Builth Office 01982 553614
Top of 4,000 gns at Builth Sale for Charollais Breed
Charollais had an excellent day selling at the main NSA Builth Wells Ram Sale on Monday; we were one of a very few breeds who increased their average prices on 2017. Shearling rams finished on £606.87 for 182 sold; a clearance rate of 86% and +£1.72 on 2017. The auctioneer reported that shearling rams were easy to sell, with just a few lesser pens failing to find buyers. Although ram lamb trade might have felt stickier they also returned a very respectable average of £469.85 up £9.47 on 2017 with a 71% clearance rate.
Top price of 4,000 gns went to a shearling ram from the Mortimer Flock of Geoff Probert. This smart, well-fleshed tup was sired by Foulrice Powerhouse out of a Galtres Never Say Never ewe and was knocked down to Huw Roberts from Ruthin for his Bachymbyd Flock. Next best in this ring was the Champion Shearling Ram from Robert Whittaker’s Hundalee Flock in Roxburghshire. Going to 2,400 gns for this son of Logie Durno Perfection were the Proberts. The ram had a performance index in the top 5% and impressed the pre-sale judge Mr Kenton Foster from Leyburn, Yorkshire.
Champion Pen selected by Jonathan and Janet Corbett was the pen of 7 ram lambs, all sired by Edstaston Sotogrande, from the Ffrwd Flock of Dewi Pritchard Evans from Angelsey. He had an brilliant sale; his top price was 2,600 gns selling to Patrick Tully from Bridgewater in Somerset. Charles Marwood took another Sotogrande sired lamb this time out of a Parkgate ewe at 2,300 gns for his Foulrice Flock. The flock achieved a further 2 four-figures sales to finish the day on an average for the pen of £1,435.50.
Last pen of the day was from Myfyr Evans’s Rhaeadr Flock and his first lamb in sold for 2,300 gns to Paul and Oliver James, Bridgnorth, Shropshire for their Ditton Flock. Rhaeadr Taxi was sired by Ballyhibben Soft Touch out of a Wernfawr Neo ewe.
First-time vendors Gethin and Cerys Davies, Llanon, Ceredigion were delighted with their championship ticket in the show classes. Their tup lamb Moelfryn Tip Top by Rhaeadr Razzle Dazzle out of a Castellau Lumber Jack ewe had been 3rd at the Royal Welsh Show and certainly ticked all the boxes for the judge, Kenton Foster. The ram lamb was very first in the ring on sale day and was purchased by the judge for 1,000 gns.
Pictured above Gethin and Cerys Davies with their Champion Ram Lamb Moelfryn Tip Top.
Shearling Rams 182 sold to average £606.87
Ram Lambs 127 sold to average £469.85
Auctioneers : Brightwells.
Charollais Rams have established themselves in the UK as a major influence in the prime lamb industry. A terminal sire renowned for its quality carcase, easy lambing and flexible marketing, Charollais Rams work well with all the UK’s commercial ewe breeds.
Champion Ram 2016 from Arwyn Thomas, Arbryn, sold for 1,600gns
Top Price Ram 2016 from Arwel Owen, Banwy Sold for 2,100gns
Brightwells are also official auctioneers to the Poll Dorset Society. If you are looking for a sheep that is adaptable to any climate or altitude, with a fleece that many breeds would like to aspire to, then this is your sheep.
This year will be the Fifty Eighth Year that Brightwells have sold Border Leicester’s at Builth Wells with the sale now part of the NSA Ram Sale. There is usually a catalogue entry in the region of 90 Pedigree Border Leicesters with a breakdown of 75 Rams and 15 females
Pictured above - Top Price Shearling 2015 from James Brown, Eidon Cottage, Mindrum Mill – Sold for 7000gns
Brightwells in partnership with Sunderlands and Thompson also sell Suffolk Rams. There is normally a catalogued entry of 100 Suffolk Yearlings which would ideally suit commercial flocks.
Beulah Speckled Face
There is normally an entry in the region of 30 Beulah Speckled Face Yearling Rams at the sale
All enquiries welcome please contact Mike Evans, Chris Davies Greg Christopher or Sara Hamer
33 High Street, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3DL
Telephone number 0982 553614