The 113th annual sale of registered Kerry Hill sheep met solid trade at Ludlow market on the weekend.
The champion was awarded by Mr R A Howells of Swansea to a LAX Ewe Lamb out of a Lax ewe sired by a Willowbrook ram which sold for 1,000gns from A John, Lacques Fawr, Carmarthen selling to R G Willaims, Maes y Newydd, Caernarvon. The reserve champion went to JAD and PM Owens, Woodhouse, Shobdon for a two-year-old ram bred from the Woodhouse flock selling for 1,600gns to HW Venables, Penygelly, Sarn.
Ylg rams sold to 1,350gns for a Plaish ram sired by a Bryn Llan ram from FW Jones and Sons, Plaish Park, Church Stretton selling to W Evans, Lowlands Farm, Tenby.
Ram lambs sold to 700gns from a Fronarth ram lamb sired by a Plaish Ram and Pentrenant dam bred by SA Jones, Frongoy, Ceredigion selling to P Bond, Drydown Farm, Shere.
Ylg ewes sold to 650gns for the reserve female champion being a Prentrenant ewe sired by a Woodhouse ram from R F & D J Price, Pentrenant, Churchstoke purchased by G Pembroke, Belmore Cottage, Upham.
42 Yearling Rams £1417.50 to average £377.75
9 3 sh Aged Rams £1680.00 to average £406.58
15 Ram Lambs £735 to average £217.70
140 Yearling Ewes £682.50 to average £257.02
6 Aged Ewes £294 to average £188.50
77 Ewe Lambs £1050 to average £196.09