A buzz was in the air as increasedentry numbers brought more buyers to the market, with very high clearance ratesseen in all sections.
The females set off very well with atop price of £340/head for a pen of shearling ewes from Helen & Roger Wellsof Ceredigion. The purchaser was GOWilliams, Corwen.
The champion pen of shearlings camefrom JA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal. They realised £285/head, selling toA Hughes, Caernafon.
Two pens from AW Davies and DN Bennett& Son made £250/head.
AW Davies, Pwllheli topped the ewelamb section with his second prize pen, selling for £150/head to N Caldwell,Flintshire. IO & A Jones, Abergelecame next with their first prize pen selling for £145/head to AG Selway, Dorestand DW & CF Morris followed suit making £140/head, with his pen selling to S Lewis Pembrokeshire.
The ewes also sold very well with WJ& DJ Williams selling four-year-olds for £148/head and £144/head to HJones, Denbigh and OM Jenkins, Borth, respectively.
Twenty out of the 118 rams put forwardhit 1000gns and above.
The champion ram – a homebred Bronalltshearling from AW Davies – reached the top price of 8,100gns when selling to jointpurchasers DW & CF Morris, Carmarthen and HM Wells, Ceredigion.
Next was DN Bennett & Son, Powys,with a Bankhall son and full brother to the Carlisle 2010 champion. Thisshearling sold for 6,000gns to Derek & Cindy Steen of Lockerbie.
E & D Jones, Machynlleth, sold aLluest Jack Flash son for 5,200gns to A Hughes, Caernafon, from the same farmthey sold an Actionman son for 4,800gns to AW Davies, Pwllheli.
While DN Bennett & Son soldanother Bankhall son for 4,000gns to joint purchasers JG Morton, Penrith &CP Sackville Hamilton, Malton.
The highlight in the aged ram sectionsaw IO & A Jones sell their two shear ram for 2,000gns to joint purchasersJA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal and S Kavanagh, Skipton.