Lambs sell for £100.50 and Beast to £1700


Lambs sell for £100.50 and Beast to £1700

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Lambs sell for £100.50 and Beast to £1700

A tremendous day at Builth Christmas show and sale on Friday 5th December with nearly 4,000 sheep forward.

The normal sheep classes were available and well patronised.  A new judge, although a familiar face at Builth in Mr Anthony Morgan carried out his duties extremely diligently, eventually awarding the Champion Pen to Mr John Kinsey, Box Farm.  This superb pen of 5 Continental cross lambs weighing 44kg sold for £100.50.  In all there were 37 pens forward for showing and  a full list of results follows.


In the cattle classes, a lovely Black and White British Blue Heifer from JAV Mills & Sons, Llanerchllwyd was champion and first prize heifer and best beast shown by a young farmer weighing 580kg she sold for £1700 to Beavan Family Butchers, Abergavenny.  First Prize in the steer class went to Pip Samuel, Ty Ysgubor.


The 3550 fat lambs met with a much improved trade to reach an overall market average of 178.6p/kg.  The big lambs 37kg to 48kg were especially in demand with the medium weight lambs averaging 187p/kg with plenty of the bigger lambs making over £90.

The cull ewes also met a buoyant trade with ewes selling to £100 and rams to £111.

Sheep results as follows: 

5 Black-Face Lambs  
1st Prize WER Davies & Co, Neuadd Isaf     43.5kg £85.00
2nd Prize K Price, Pendre   43kg   £85.20
3rd Prize PW Jones & Sons Cwmrhybin   47kg   £86.00

5 Speckled-Face Lambs
1st Prize K Jones, Dolaeron 50kg    £85.00
2nd Prize GR Jones, Cilmickney   43kg    £77.00
3rd Prize DA Evans Cefngast   48kg    £80.00

5 Cross-Bred Lambs
1st Prize GR Jones, Cilmickney 47kg    £80.00
2nd Prize D J Abberley, Cwmlliw 44kg    £80.00
3rd Prize GR Jones, Cilmickney 42kg    £76.00

5 Welsh Lambs

1st Prize WR Protheroe & Son, Cwmdulas   41kg    £72.00
2nd Prize WR Protheroe & Son, Cwmdulas 41kg    £70.00
3rd Prize S Healey, Llwynon 37kg    £57.00

5 Continental Lambs
1st Prize JS Kinsey, Box 44kg    £100.50
2nd Prize EH Hughes, Cwm47kg    £92.00
3rd Prize AL Price, Currig 43kg    £83.00

5 Texel Lambs
1st Prize B Watts, 3 The Struet 45kg     £88.00
2nd Prize Troedrhiwfach Estate 44kg     £88.50
3rd Prize JS Kinsey, Box 49kg     £91.00
5 Lambs (Shown by an Exhibitor under 26) 
1st Prize James Griffiths, Church Farm        46kg     £90.00
2nd Prize Pip Parry, Pendre       39kg     £73.00