The annual Llanidloes Sheep Sale has taken place with yet another large turnout from wide and far.
Here, Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd auctioneer and chartered surveyor Tom Davies provides a summary of the day:
"Despite the chaotic weather conditions, the dread of those infamous words ‘BREXIT’ and the unpredictability of the autumn sheep trade, the annual sale at Llanidloes continues to prove popular affair.
"Although numbers may have been somewhat less than the previous year, there was no fault in the quality that was on offer.
"Entries of breeding ewes were dominated by Welsh ewes offering purchasers plenty of strength and power with prices reaching £155 from annual vendor D S Jerman, Gwernau. Mr Jarman’s run of 303 Welsh three-year-old ewes attracted a strong following realising an average of £114, and taking the sponsors prize in the Welsh section.
"Other noted entries in the Welsh section were presented by Messrs Jones, Ty Mawr selling 60, reaching £124 and averaging £119 and Messrs Bound Tynymaes selling 220 peaking at £120 and averaging £102.
"Entries of Beulah ewes were dominated by a run of 140 two-year-old presented by annual vendor G Bound & Son, Cefn Bach.
"These sheep again demanded a strong following selling to £240 and £230 with the consignment averaging £170 and in doing so Mr Bound took the sponsors prize in the Beulah and Crossbred section.
"Other notable entries included 100 two-year-old ewes from P Jones & Son, Dolgwenith which sold to £127 and £109.
"The small entry of ewe lambs peak at £160 for Pure Bred Texels from J Williams, Cwmdylluan who took the sponsors prize, with Welsh ewe lambs from J M & A Jones, Wig selling to £55 and £50 respectively.
"The ram ring held strong with a similar entry to last year, peaking at £987.50 for a Crossbred yearling from T T Jones & Son, Glyn Farm. Messrs Jones took the Sponsors’ prize in the ram section and sold a further 6 rams to average £458.
Annual consigners F & M J Williams, Cefngwilgy Fach presented a run of 16 powerful Texel yearlings that sold to £945 and averaged £480. Other noted entries in the Terminal Sire section saw A P Davies, Blaenglyn sell Texel and Blue Face Leicester Rams sell to £500 and the pen of 13 average £425.
"Welsh Rams peaked at £525 from S F Jones, Malgwyn, with highlights in the Crossbred and Beulah section hitting £735 from A Rees & Son, Tynllwyn and Welsh Hill Speckle peaking at £680 and £620 from H & S Watkins, Cammen Uchaf.
Morris Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd would like to once again thank our sale sponsor Clynderwen & Cardiganshire Farmers (CCF) and their local rep, Will Hughes as well as the ongoing support from vendors and purchasers.