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17th Landovery Show & Sale 2021 - Report

SINGLETON RAM TOPS SHOW & SALE

A September 2020 ram lamb from the Singleton flock of Steffan & Owain Jones, Trimsaran topped the 17th Welsh Dorset Club sheep sale at Llandovery. The pre-sale show Supreme Champion sold for 1650gns to the judge T Jones, Ystrad Meurig. From the same pen came the next highest price a September 2019 shearling again by Ballyhamage, Braveheart selling at 1200gns to O Davies, Llanllwni. 1110gns was achieved by D Lewis, Narberth from his Pembroke flock, this Pembroke Breadwinner son born December 2019 sold for 1100gns to MB Jones, Bridgend. At 850gns came Dolclettwr Boy Wonder from the Dolclettwr flock of Griffiths & Davies, Taliesin, this September 2018 son of Sherborne Wonder sold again to MB Jones, Bridgend. Sian D Cougar a February 2020 son of Huish Zodiac consigned by S & R Downes, Llangeitho sold for 850gns to H Thomas, Pencader.

Registered females topped @ 500gns for a Richhill Alun sired shearling ewe, consigned by Griffiths & Davies and selling to MG Davies, Portfield Gate. 480gns secured Pembroke Shearling ewe sired by Ballyhammage, Braveheart selling to JS Thompson, Aberedw. S & R Downes sold 2 ewes @ 460gns to R Hunter, Sandford with the same buyer buying one from G Davies, Brechfa flock for 420gns. Ewe Lambs peaked @ 260gns twice for G & E Jones Roci flock both selling to S & R Downes.

There was an excellent crowd with a fast trade throughout in the commercial ewes section. A 3 year old ewe topped @ 300gns from WJ & MA Davies, Brynglas. Shearling ewes peaked @ 290gns for a pen of 5 from AR Davies, Eglwyswrw with other pens @ 280gns for 6 from T & KA Jones, Swyddffynnon and 280gns for 8 from HD Harries. Four year old ewes peaked @ 220gns and 210gns for pens of 6 from T & KA Jones. Ewe lambs peaked for 3 pens from A & MEE Price @ 200gns each.

Ewe and lamb couples topped @ 400gns for 4 full mouth ewes and 8 lambs from EM James, Llangeitho.

Averages 2021 £ | 2020

Shearling Ewes £264.83 + £64.83 | £200
2 Year Old Ewes £250.69 + £84.94 | £165.75
3 Year Old Ewes £267.75 + £100.87 | £166.88
Mixed Aged Ewes £183.35 + £78.35 | £105
Full Mouth £192.32 + £43.01 | £149.31
Broken Mouth £171.89 + £53.53 | £118.36
Ewe Lambs £190.44 + £38.69 | £151.75
Aged Rams £822.50 + £483 | £339.50
Shearling Rams £667.80 + £258.30 | £409.50
Ram Lambs £585.38 + £227.43 | £357.95
Ewe & Lamb Couples £289.92 + £61.54 | £228.38

Auctioneers – Clee Tompkinson & Francis, Llandovery.