Welcome to the Welsh Halfbred website for information about one of Britain’s most successful crossbred ewes

 

General Secretary:Mr David Holmes,
      c/o Jones Peckover, Britannia House, Four Crosses, Menai Bridge, Anglesey      
LL59 5RW
Tel 01248 362524
menaibridge@jonespeckover.com
 
Treasurer: Mr Gareth Jones
Ty Nant, Eglwys Bach, Colwyn Bay LL28 5UL
Tel: 01492 650375
teulutynant@hotmail.com
 
 
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THE WELSH HALFBRED

 Records show Welsh ewes have been crossed with Border Leicester rams since the early 1900s but it was not until the 1950s that the cross was given the name Welsh Halfbred and the Welsh Halfbred Sheep Breeders Association was formedto market the ewes and ewe lambs.

The standards the founder members set for their Welsh Halfbred sales were an innovation in the 1950s but they began to be copied and are now taken for granted at all commercial ewe sales.

The Welsh Halfbred is not the biggest ewe, nor does she boast the highest lambing percentages. But she has proved herself over many years to be an economical producer of quality lambs on both upland and lowland farms.

 
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SECONDARY EAR TAG COLOURS FOR BREEDING SHEEP IN WALES -

2020 - PURPLE

2021 - GREEN

2022 - BLUE

2023 - ORANGE

2024 - WHITE

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2020 EVENTS

 

MEMBERS’ UP-DATE DUE TO

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

AS AT 18TH MAY 2020

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

We are in unprecedented times, as you will be aware, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, and therefore the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will not go ahead as initially planned for end of May beginning of June this year. This Site will be updated again as soon as possible to keep members informed of a possible future date for the Annual General Meeting to take place. 

 

THE WELSH HALFBRED SHEEP BREEDERS ANNUAL SALE

Again due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, although we are hopeful that it will, there is no certainty as to whether or not the Welsh Halfbred Sheep Breeders Annual Sale due to be held at Ruthin on 2nd September 2020 will go ahead on that date. However, the site will again be up-dated as soon as possible to keep members informed of the situation and also in regard to the release of the Entry Forms.

 

 

ALL MEMBERS ARE WISHED GOOD HEALTH. STAY SAFE.

 

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2013 / 2014 / 2015 /2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019 SALES:

GO TO SALES/NEWS PAGE FOR SALES' REPORTS & PICTURES

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