Other headline prices included 4,800 guineas for a Blue-Faced Leicester
ram lamb, 4,200gns for a Charollais shearling, 2,700gns for a Lleyn shearling and 2,700gns for a Border Leicester shearling.
As a farmer's son from Cumbria, he was brought up among Swaledale and Blue-faced Leicester
sheep, and his father is a renowned breeder of fine Mules.
Getting the judge's nod was a Blue-faced Leicester
ram lamb bred by Elfyn Owen, Ffridd Arw, Llanddoged, who also secured the Welsh Mule title.
The very best is from a pure Blue-Faced Leicester
His extensive knowledge of the Swaledale and Blue-faced Leicester
bloodlines has resulted in Morley Hill stock being prize winners at livestock auctions throughout the North of England.
Ch & R: DP May, Derwen Green, Four Crosses, Llanymynerch.
BODY AND WOOL: Blue-Faced Leicester
breeder Brenda Lelli from Michigan, USA, casts an expert eye over the top quality tups at the NSA ram sale at Builth Wells
A strong entry of 235 Blue-faced Leicester
Rams will be offered in Ring 17 under the experienced gavel of senior auctioneer Trevor Simpson.
Welsh ewes are put to a blue-faced Leicester
ram to produce mules while the mule ewes are mostly put to Texel or Suffolk tups to provide fat lambs.