Sale Report for NSA WALES & BORDERS MAIN RAM SALE - MONDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2018 - THE ROYAL WELSH SHOWGROUND, BUILTH WELLS
Date of Sale: Monday 17th September 2018
NSA MAIN RAM SALE
MONDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2018
The Pre-Sale Show was kindly Judged by Mr Chris Davies from the Beaconsview Flock, who gave his Female & Overall Champion to TYISAF CLAIRE a Ewe Lamb from Ryan Jones, This Whatmore Expert sired Ewe Lamb topped the ewe lamb trade and sold for 900gns to the Judge Chris Davies. The Reserve Female Champion lot 1360 an Import from the Pistyll Flock of GA & HM Francis, PISTYLL 26272-66487 which sold for 1200gns to Bleddyn Beck for his Becks Flock.
The Reserve Overall Champion & Male Champion a Shearling Ram from G & K Williams Dragon Blues Lot 1404 DRAGON ET WYN/17/01611 sired by Millend Allrounder sold for 750gns to Caryl Jones of the Brefi Flock. The Reserve Male Champion a Ram Lamb from David & Jennifer Alexander Lot 1421 MILLSIDE DJA/18/02013 sired by Beili Blues BBD/15/02194 topped the Ram Lamb trade selling for 850gns to Yorkshire Breeders Hannah & Jessica Dean for their Hilltop Flock.
Topping the Female trade was David and Jennifer Alexander with lot 1344 MILLSIDE DJA/17/01848 a Sams YoYo daughter this sold to Lesley Weatherburn of the Yeat Flock. The Millside flock also sold 4 more shearling ewes to achieve 1200gns each lot 1340 MILLSIDE DJA/17/01851, lot 1341 MILSIDE/17/01908, Lot 1342 MILLSIDE/17/01903 & Lot 1343 DJA/17/01925 all sired by the 4000gns Sams Yoyo.
Topping the trade of the day was GLAN-Y-MOR BODYBUILDER Lot 1391 a Shearling Ram from Mathew Jones Glan-Y-Mor Flock, Bodybuilder stood 2nd in his class in the Pre-Sale Show he sold to Paul & Christine Tippets for their Hackney Flock.
Despite the unsettled financial climate which the farming community finds itself in, all breeds seem to be facing difficult times. Defying this, the Blue Texels sold exceptionally well at the NSA Main Ram Sale this year. The Shearling Ram Sale average has increased by £161.68 this year, the Ram Lamb average also up by £45.99 on the year. Surprisingly the Shearling Ewes are slightly down on the year but many more were forward.
Average Prices Top Price Percentage Clearance
2017 2018 2017 2018 2018
Shearling Rams £393 £554.68 780gns 2200gns 88%
Ram Lambs £377.33 £423.32 800gns 850gns 70%
Shearling Ewes £764.75 £675.20 1500gns 1400gns 69%
Ewe Lambs £586 £507 1450gns 900gns 88%
Shearling Rams – 14 Sold, Averaged £554.68
Ram Lambs – 19 Sold, Averaged £423.32
Shearling Ewes – 22 Sold, Averaged £675.20
Ewe Lambs – 14 Sold, Averaged £507.00