North Wales Potential Report

Saturday 22nd February 2020

The eagerly anticipated show of winners took place on a very wet and windy day, but this did not deter from enticing prospective buyers from coming out for the day, some from far afield as Aberdeen and Somerset!


The Ruthin North Wales Potential sale was once again blessed with an abundance of quality and is always amongst the most popular sale in the show cattle calendar having had a large number of national show winners through the sale.


With eight Steers and twenty one heifers ready to show their potential, it was Mr James May from Worcester and Deiniol Hughes from Anglesey who had the difficult task in hand to judge the cattle.


As per previous sales, a large crowd gathered around the ring for the show and the sale


Champion was awarded to the 5 month-old (lot 3) heifer by D J Lloyd & Co, Cefnbarrach, Trefeglwys. The heifer went on to sell for £3000 to the judge Mr James May.  


Reserve Champion and Champion Steer was awarded to lot 24 by Dion Hughes, Ty Cerrig ,  and went on to sell for £1900  to Gareth Taylor, Bryn Glas, Anglesey.


Reserve Champion steer (lot 4) was also awarded to, D J Lloyd & Co, Cefnbarrach, Trefeglwys  a 6 month Limousin steer selling for £1800 to Gareth Taylor, Bryn Glas, Anglesey

Reserve Champion Heifer (lot 31) was awarded to T Jones, Bodychain Ucha, a 5 month old British Blue, which sold for £2400, purchased by Balir Duffton from Aberdeen.


Champion Unhaltered and Reserve Champion Unhaltered was awarded to T P Williams, Pen Isa. Champion (lot 47) sold for £1500 to J&S Wareham from East Sussex, with the reserve (lot 48)selling for £1050 and purchased by A Davies, Llys.

Having won the future showman class last year, Dion Hughes of Corwen won the  future showman class again this year with his  3 month old British Blue heifer(lot19), going on to sell for £1800 purchased by  M H Owens & Co, Glantre, Pont Sian


Receiving one of the highest prices of the day was a 6 month old Limousin  heifer(lot 2) by the Champion vendor D J Lloyd & Co, Cefn Barrach selling for £5,000 to S E Sellers of Lincoln, having had the top price last year as well, quite a feat!



Sale average   £1,684.83

Steers              £1283.75

Heifers             £1,837.62


 Congratulations to all vendors for contributing towards another successful show and sale.

We wish all the purchasers the very best in the forthcoming shows!


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