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
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
5 Texel Lambs
2nd Prize Troedrhiwfach Estate 44kg £88.50
3rd Prize JS Kinsey, Box 49kg £91.00