Photo: New Breed Record - Cefn Checkmate: Bred by Matt & Donna Evans.
The Annual Show & Sale of Black Welsh Mountain Sheep took place at Monmouthshire Livestock Centre on Friday 27th August and attracted a superb entry from breeders across the country. Quality sold to a fierce trade throughout, with top lot selling for 2600gns, a new breed record for the 3rd prize shearling ram from MD & DL Evans, Llanfihangel Crucorney, Abergavenny, purchased by Messrs Kimberley & Dawson, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Messrs D & R Rowlands, Gaerwen sold the 1st prize senior ram & Male Champion for 1500gns to show judge, E Meredith, Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil. The same vendors also sold the 2nd placed ram lamb for 1500gns to MW Evans, Burry Green, Swansea. W Workman, Brecon sold his class winner and reserve male champion shearling ram for 1300gns to Messrs Codd & Lewis, Haverfordwest, with Chris Garn, Cwmcarvan, Monmouth selling a yearling for 1000gns to IH & AJ Jones, Llanfihangel. MD & DL Evans sold another yearling for 880gns to V Morgan, Llangurig, with Ffion Evans, Llanfihangel Crucorney selling her 4th prize ram lamb for 480gns to J Buckley. Gwawr Hughes, Bryncroes sold the 2nd prize senior ram for 680gns to R Ferguson, Bristol, with W Workman selling another shearling ram for 630gns to TL & AJ Witcomb, Garthbrengy, Brecon.
In the Female Section, the top priced lot came from EO Williams, Talybont On Usk, Brecon selling his 3rd placed single ewe lamb for 1000gns to C Morgan-Gervais, Llangasty, Brecon. MJ McCaull, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford sold the Female Champion (judged by M Evans, Llanfihangel Crucorney), a single ewe lamb, for 620gns to JE Pritchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset. D & R Rowlands sold the Res Female Champion, a yearling ewe for 600gns to M & D Evans, Crucorney. T & C Williams, Montgomery sold their 3rd prize single shearling ewe for 500gns to Messrs Williams, Llanfair Caereinion, with MJ McCaull selling his 4th prize shearling ewe for 440gns to Elin Meredith and Chris Garn selling his 2nd prize single shearling ewe for 400gns to M & D Evans. D & S Hayward sold the 2nd prize single ewe lamb for 400gns to MD & DL Evans.
AVERAGES: Top price gns (Average £)
Flock Ewes: 100 (105.00)
Yearling Ewes: 600 (285.96)
Ewe Lambs: 1000 (185.83)
Senior Rams: 1500 (619.50)
Shearling Rams:2600 (575.65)
Ram Lambs: 1500 (427.00)
AUCTIONEERS: J. STRAKER, CHADWICK & SONS