Brightwells are pleased to report a full house at their Christmas Show and Sale of prime lambs at Rhayader on Tuesday 9th December.
Mr Arwyn Morgan of Morgans Family Butchers, Builth and Brecon carried out the judging. He eventually awarded the Champion pen of lambs to 5 Beltex cross lambs part of a strong show consignment form VM & R Lewis, Tynpistyll. Arwyn then backed his judgement purchasing the lambs for £109 – 39kg (279.5p/kg).
The 3,242 lambs presented met with a very buoyant trade to realise a SQQ average of 179.8p/kg and a medium weight average of 188.6p/kg. Numerous pens of big lambs over 195p/kg to peak with the champions at £109 and 279.5p/kg. Other leading show pens 42kg - £85 (202.4p/kg) from Rhys Lewis, Tynpistyll, 44kg, £88 (200p/kg) from VM & R Lewis, Tynpistyll. Leading prices in the general sale as follows 38kg- £74 (194.7p/kg) from W A Newey, Tynymaen, 44.5kg-£87(195.5p/kg) from H & E Powell, Llwyngwilim and 49kg-£90 (183.6p/kg) from E Mills & Son Esgairrhiw. The 1650 small lambs presented met with a good demand selling generally from 170p to 178p to realise an average of 173.5p/kg.
List of prize winners :-
Continental Lambs – 1st prize and Champion - VM & R Lewis, Tynpistyll, 2nd prize - Alun Evans, Ciloerwynt and 3rd prize - VM & R Lewis, Tynpistyll.
Black-face Lambs – 1st prize - Mr AP Davies, Blaenglyn, 2nd prize - Mr H C Davies, Tycanol and 3rd prize - Mr GM Nixon, Brynhir.
Welsh Lambs – 1st prize - VM & R Lewis, Tynpistyll, 2nd prize – Mr TJ Davies, Upper Cilgee and 3rd prize - Mr Will Jones, Craigol.
Speckled-Face Lambs – 1st prize - VM & R Lewis, Tynpistyll, 2nd prize - Ms E Mills & Son, Esgair-rhiw and 3rd prize - Mr Will Jones, Craigol.
Cross-Bred Lambs – 1st prize - VM & R Lewis, Tynpistyll, 2nd prize - Mr H C Davies, Tycanol and 3rd prize - Mr DE Watson, Upper Llethyr.
Hardy/speckle lambs (under 32kg) – 1st prize - VM & R Lewis, Tynpistyll, 2nd prize and 3rd prize won by Miss S Price, Llwynbraen.
Lambs exhibited by person under 26 years – 1st prize – Mr Rhys Lewis, Tynpistyll, 2nd prize – Mr Matthew Powell, Trawsty Newydd and 3rd prize - Miss Tracy Davies, Tycanol.