The Welsh National Texel Sale peaked at 5800gns when Welshpool breeder Cefyn Pryce sold his shearling ram Caereinion Class.

This Kimbolotn Ace son is out of a dam by the noted homebred sire Caereinion Number One which is also dam to rams at 5000gns and 4000gns. Selling with a texeplus index in the top 1 per cent of the breed, he was knocked down to David Williams, Abermule, Powys.

Next best in the shearlings was a 2600gns call for the best of the day from Rhayader breeder Elgan Davies’ Llwyngan flock in the shape for Llwyngan Concorde, a son of the £30,000 Midlock Youre The One out of a Hollyford Thunderbolt daughter. He was the pick of Messrs Davies Bros of the Trefere flock, Penparc, Ceredigion.

Selling at 2300gns was Dragon Champion from the Williams family, with this Strathbogie Yes Sir son being out of a dam by Aman Vyrnwy. He sold to Michael and Heulwen Owens, Pont Sian, Ceredigion.

And close behind at 2200gns was the Robinson family’s Preenbank Carismo, an Arkle Batman son out of a dam by Talcoed Wildfire. He found a new home with Jonathan and Linda Phillips for the Faerdref flock, Glanyrafon.

And taking an 1800gns was another from Cefyn Pryce. This was Caereinion Cef, a Langford Adder Again son out of a dam by Kimbolton Venturer. He sold to G Davies for the Caebetran flock, Felin Fach.

At the same money was the pen topper from the Davies family’s Canllefaes flock, Canllefaes Chief. Sired by Curley Big Mac and out of a dam by Talcoed You Know, he headed away with I H Hughes, Pontllyfni.

And the Canllefaes flock then took 1700gns for Canllefaes Cracker. This one is by Talcoed You Know and out of a Scolton Uranium daughter and was taken by the Vaughan family, Machynlleth, for the Dolcorsllwyn flock.

Ram Lambs

Best of the day in the tup lambs was a 2000gns bid for Plasucha Diamond from local vendor Robert Bennett. This Plasucha Corker son is out of a dam by Knock Yankee which is also dam to the 20,000gns Plasucha Bossman. He sold with an index in the top 5 per cent of the breed and was taken by R Brown, Rushbury.

Second top here was Rob Evans lamb, Hope Valley Dynamo. Sired by Sportsmans Belter, he is out of a Knap Vicious Sid daughter and was bought by S and G Mellor, Cellarhead.

Robert Cockburns’ journey from Crieff was then rewarded with a 1400gns sale for Knap Darth Vader. This Sportmans Cannon Ball son is out of a Mullan Amigo-sired dam and joins Wyn Jones’ Fferwd flock, Denbigh.

Charlie Boden, fresh from his Lanark success then took the same money for Mellor Vale Drax, a son of the 65,000gns Garngour Craftsman and out of a dam by Teigulm Younggun. Sold with an index in the top 1 per cent of the breed he was bought by A T Ridge, Little Stretton.

And Mike Turner then sold Okehall Dante at 1200gns, with this lamb being by Strathbogie Bombastic and out of a dam by Garngour Alabama. Buying him were I and J Evans, Llanilar, Denbigh.


A searing demand for gimmer saw the average rise by £85 on the year, with 48 selling to level at £663.47. Topping the prices here was Robert Bennett again, with a Cambwell Boss Hogg daughter from the Plasucha flock, BFE1909184. This gimmer is out of a Knock Yankee dam and was take by previous buyers Mark and Val Collins.

Following her was another from the same home, BFE1909248. Again by Boss Hogg, she is out of a Connachan Sharky-sired dam and was the pick of Jeremy Theyer for the Chedworth flock, Cheltenham.

Robert Cockburn then enjoyed further success when selling one from the Knap flock, CKP1903897. She’s by Mullan Amigo and out of a Clinterty Yuga Khan daughter. She sold to local breeders Steve and Helen Smith for the Pen Parc flock.

And making 1250gns was Myfyr Evans gimmer ENM1902224 from the Rhaeadr flock. She’s by Garngour Alabama and out of an ET sister to the 125,000gns Rhaeadr Best of the Best. Buying her was Red House Farm, Newtown.

Robert Bennett then sold another at 1200gns, with this being BFE1909226. Sired by Boss Hogg again, this one is out of an Eden Valley Wiz Kid daughter and was taken by previous buyers Michael and Heulwen Owens.

A brace then traded at 1000gns, the first being DHL1901483 from Claybury Texels. She’s by Wilodge Bravo and out of a Stainton Voyager II daughter. With an index in the top 1 per cent she sold to I and J Evans, Llanilar, Denbigh.

The other at this money came from the Dunlop family’s Holtridge flock, DJJ1900090. A daughter of Plasucha All Star, she’s out of a Castlecairn Vavavoom daughter and was bought by previous buyer A T Ridge.

Averages; 48 gimmers £663.47, 45 shearling rams £1191.17, 60 ram lambs £678.83 (Welshpool Livestock Sales).