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

 

General Secretary: Mrs Bethan Jones,
      c/o Jones Peckover, Roe Elwy, The Roe, StAsaph, Denbighshire, LL17 0LT

Tel: 01745 583260
e-mail: bethan@jonespeckover.com 


 
Treasurer: Mr Gareth Jones
15 Peulwys Road, Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, Sir Conwy, LL29 9NU
 
Tel: 01492 202018
e-mail: 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'. This resulted in the Welsh Halfbred Sheep Breeders Association being formed to 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 have been taken for granted at all commercial ewe sales.

The Welsh Halfbred is not the biggest ewe, nor does she boast the highest lambing percentages. She has however 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 -

2021 - GREEN
2022 - BLUE
2023 - ORANGE
2024 - WHITE
2025 - PINK  
2026 - BROWN
2027 - PURPLE
2028 - GREEN 
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2024 Events
 

A meeting of the Council will be held at the CONFERENCE SUITE AT RUTHIN MART on WEDNESDAY 12th JUNE 2024 at 7.30pm (prompt). 
 
 
A meeting of the AGM will be held at the CONFERENCE SUITE AT RUTHIN MART on WEDNESDAY 12th JUNE 2024 at 8.00pm (prompt)
 
 
 
 
ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE

on behalf of

THE WELSH HALF-BRED SHEEP BREEDERS ASSOCIATION

held on

WEDNESDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2024
 
 
 
2023 Events
 
 
 ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE

on behalf of

THE WELSH HALF-BRED SHEEP BREEDERS ASSOCIATION

held on

WEDNESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2023

 

2023 SALE ENTRY FORMS 

Entry forms for the 2023 sale at Ruthin on 6th September were sent out to members on Thursday 29th June 2023.

Please contact the secretary if you are expecting an entry form and have not received a form. 

 
 
 
2022 Events

 

SIXTY SEVENTH ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE

on behalf of

THE WELSH HALF-BRED SHEEP BREEDERS ASSOCIATION

held on

WEDNESDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 2022

at

RUTHIN AUCTION

 

REPORT ON THE ANNUAL SALE HELD ON THE 7TH SEPTEMBER 2022 AT RUTHIN 

A Catalogued entry of nearly 1900 Yearling Ewes and Ewe Lambs met with a steady trade. The dry weather and lack of grazing in many areas of the country being a drag on this year’s prices. 

The Champion Sheep and first prize winners in the Ewe section was a Pen of 25 Yearling Ewes shown by Ms I.G Evans & Son, Halton Farm, Chirk and sold for £180 per head to Mr P Holgate. The Sheep were also awarded the Doug Brereton Perpetual Challenge Trophy together with an engraved cup. 

The Reserve Champion Sheep were the first prize winners in the Ewe Lambs and were shown By Mr G.Ll Roberts, Bryn Tan, Gwtheryn realising £108 Per head for a Pen of 20 and sold to Ms J.G & I V Jones. The Lambs were also awarded the Frank Griffiths Perpetual Shield and an engraved cup.  

 

Click here for catalogue

 

COMPETITIONS

THE ASSOCIATION IS GRATEFUL TO THE SOCIETY OF BORDER LEICESTER SHEEP BREEDERS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SPONSORSHIP OF THE PRIZE MONEY.

PRIZE MONEY WILL ONLY BE PAID IF THE WINNING SHEEP ARE SOLD AS DETAILED IN YOUR INFORMATION LETTER.

YEARLING COMPETITION

Commemorative rosettes will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize pen

The best pen of 10 or more Yearling ewes will receive the DOUG BRERERTON PERTUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY and an award

EWE LAMB COMPETITION

Commemorative rosettes will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize pen

The best pen of 10 or more Ewe Lambs will receive the FRANK GRIFFITHS PEPETUAL SHEILD and an award.

EAR TAGS

Members are also informed that after recent confirmation by Shearwells, they are entitled to a 10% discount on Shearwell Ear Tags

If any member have any concerns regarding any of these matters, then please do not hesitate to contact the Association.

 

MEMBERS’ UPDATE TO ANNUAL SALE 2022

WEDNESDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 2022 AT 11.00 AM

RUTHIN LIVESTOCK MARKET - Show & sale of ewes & ewe lambs

All warranted, inspected & treated for scab & lice

Commissions executed, transport available 

 

ENTRY FORMS HAVE BEEN SENT OUT TO ALL MEMBERS

BUT IF ANY MEMBERS HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIRS 

SALE ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM:

Jones Peckover Tel 01248 362524 

menaibridge@jonespeckover.com

and Ruthin Farmers’ Auction Tel 01824 705000

www.ruthinfarmers.co.uk    

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES – 22nd JULY 2022

Catalogues will be available on the Website

www.welshhalfbredsheep.co.uk

Secretary: David Holmes 01248 362524

 

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2021 EVENTS 

2021 ANNUAL ASSOCIATION SALE

WEDNESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2021

at

VALE OF CLWYD AGRICULTURAL CENTRE, PARC GLASTIR, RUTHIN, LL15 1PB 

Comprising of 801Yearling Ewes & 860 Ewe Lambs 

SALE STARTS AT 11.00 AM PROMPT

Jones Peckover 01248 362524  Ruthin Farmers 01824 700500

 
Click here for catalogue  

SECONDARY EAR TAG COLOURS FOR BREEDING SHEEP IN WALES -

2021 - GREEN

2022 - BLUE

2023 - ORANGE

2024 - WHITE 

 

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MEMBERS’ UPDATE TO ANNUAL SALE 2021

WEDNESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 11.00 AM

RUTHIN LIVESTOCK MARKET Show & sale of ewes & ewe lambs

All warranted, inspected & treated for scab & lice

Commissions executed, transport available 

ENTRY FORMS HAVE BEEN SENT OUT TO ALL MEMBERS

BUT IF ANY MEMBERS HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIRS  

SALE ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM:

Jones Peckover Tel 01248 362524 

menaibridge@jonespeckover.com 

and Ruthin Farmers’ Auction Tel 01824 705000

www.ruthinfarmers.co.uk 

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES - 23RD JULY 2021

Catalogues will be available on the Website

www.welshhalfbredsheep.co.uk

Secretary: David Holmes 01248 362524

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IF APPLICABLE

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THE WELSH HALFBRED SHEEP BREEDERS ANNUAL SALE

The Annual Sale at Ruthin has been arranged for the 1st September 2021. Due to some restrictions still applying with Covid, notification of the requirements for those attending the sale will be on our website closer to the date. Entry Forms for the Sale will be sent out as usual at the beginning of July. 

ALL MEMBERS ARE WISHED THE BEST OF HEALTH; STAY SAFE  


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