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Relief for Sheep Farmers at the NSA Wales & Border Early Ram Sale

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The headline process at the sale were supported by strong averages, topped by a 1400 guinea Texal. This has left the buyers pleased and relieved. 282 rams were sold and the turnover was £152,929.30 which is almost 20% increase compared to sale in 2018.

Executive director Jane Smith said that quality rams are finding a ready market, thus there is a better trade than expected. He did agree that there is a certain degree of concern over the future, but said many farmers have held off buying sheep over the past two years and now need to replace those rams & they are looking forward to a decent trade during the main sheep for sale event.

The highest priced ram lamb ‘Charollais’ was sold by Gethin and Eleri Gibbin for 1350 guineas. Others also help high sheep prices during the sale. Highest price of the day went to the Chave family. Their breed champion shearling Peacehay ram made 1400 guineas. Out of Phil Poole’s Salopian Flock, a Suffolk ram lamb topped the breed at 800 guineas, selling to 12-year-old Guto Price. This ram’s half-brother sold last week at Stirling for 30,000 guineas.

A pupil at Bro Dinefwr, Llandeilo, and Guto runs his flock of nine ewes. He found a different breed for flock. He liked the tup which was wide sized and had nice head. Tim Prichard sold a shearling Beltex X for 800 guineas. Out of the Texel ewes, the Powerhouse tup was homebred.

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