Dyfed Texel Breeders

Secretary:

Dylan Jones
Eisteddfa
Nantgaredig
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA32 7PL

Tel: 01558 669065
Mob: 07971 688521

Email: steddfatexels@hotmail.com

Chairman:

David A Davies
4 Gorsdan Terrace
Penygroes
Llanelli
Carmarthenshire
SA14 7PE

Tel: 01269 831640
Mob: 07973 970088

 


Club Report 2016

 

Inaugural Show and Sale on Behalf of The Dyfed Texel Breeders Club

BJP Marts were pleased to conduct this inaugural show and sale on behalf of this fledgling breeders club at Carmarthen Livestock Centre. The quality entry was presided over by noted Judge and Breeder Mr Frank Rushton from Derbyshire who found his Champion from the Cwmcerrig Flock of DJJ Watkins + Co that dominated the female classes. This daughter of Eryri Vandango was part of the Champion Group of 5 Lambs at the Club Progeny Show held at Carmarthen Mart in the spring and was placed first prize Ewe Lamb and overall Champion. This lamb then went on to top the sale at 1300gns joining the new flock being put together by Euros Jones MRCVS. The second top ewe lamb price also came from this pen sold at 450gns to M/s Reid, Tyngwndwn. M/s Watkins also won the Yearling Ewe Class with a daughter of their noted 199 ewe; the dam of Cwmcerrig Topper. She was sold at 420gns to join the new flock of Rhodri Lloyd, Ffynonlwyd who also purchased the second Prize Yearling Ewe from DA Davies, Ifan Ddu at 500gns and the top price yearling ewe; a daughter of Deveronvale Viscount at 520gns from J+GY Davies, Aman. The Teilo Flock of JE + L Davies dominated the male classes again with sons of Deveronvale Viscount with the Reserve Champion being the First Prize Yearling Ram, Teilo Wythnos Fawr who topped the rams at 500gns to Mrs Lewis. The first prize Ram Lamb was Teilo Ysglafaethwr who sold for 300gns to M/s Jenkins. The second prize Ram Lamb from M/s S+K Lewis, Karven topped the ram lambs at 400gns joining the Marlsborough Flock of M/s Hughes.

The club would like to thank the sponsors:- Stoddart Tyres, The Cottage Inn, Teilo Vets and Cegin Fach Y Wlad for their kind contributions.

 

Club Report 2015

Dyfed Club Annual In-lamb Sale

It was a brave but substantial crowd that made their way through floods and wind on a terrible night to Ffairfach Mart for the second annual in lamb sale of the Dyfed Club.

The trade was solid throughout but leading the way in that regard, and for young judge Gwilym Williams in the pre sale show, was a gimmer from JE & L Davies (Teilo). 

She is by Knock Upshot out of a Knock Nugget dam and traces to an Aman foundation ewe by Knock Field Marshall. Indeed only Tophill Kiwi separates the Knocks.

She is in lamb to the ram which has done so well for Teilo and Aman in his first season, the 4,800gns Deveronvale Viscount. Buying her for his Treweren flock (and backing his judgement) was Gwilym Williams at  the top price of 1080gns. 

In reserve to the champion was the first prized aged ewe from Tom Evans, Welsh. She is a full sister to his 7,000gns Worcester female champion being by Mossknowe Pudsey out of Tom's Greenwood ewe. She sold in lamb to Cornmore Weed Hopper, full brother to 85,000gns Velvet Jacket, for the next top of 900gns.

Tom also lead the ewe lamb trade at 720gns for a Glenside Valhalla daughter out of a Cornerstone ewe by Cornerstone New Testament. Topping off a good night for the Evans family was selling the top price embryo pregnancy to Kenny McKeague of Ayrshire for 550gns.

Second to the champion in the shearling class was a Cwmcerrig gimmer from the Watkins family. She is by the 60,000gns Teiglum Tornado, out of Roland's Rascarrel Pepermint flushing ewe and sold to Evan Davies Rhyader for 750gns. 

Show:

Champion & 1st Prize Gimmer 
Lot 32 Teilo

Reserve Champion and 1st Prize Aged Ewe
Lot 9 Welsh

2nd aged ewe
Lot 1 Teilo

3rd aged ewe
Lot 12 Stelfox

2nd gimmer
Lot 22 Cwmcerrig 

3rd gimmer
Lot 23 Aman

1st ewe lamb
Lot 51 Welsh

2nd ewe lamb
Lot 49 Cwmcerrig

3rd ewe lamb
Lot 56 Hathren

Averages 

Aged ewes 365gns for 8

Gimmers 376gns for 31

Ewe lambs 300gns for 6

Embryo pregnancies 435gns for 4

Clearance 94% — with Dads Agri and 9 others.

Hywel Davies

Cai Davies holding the Champion from Teilo and top price at 1,080gns with club chairman Alfryn Davies (Ifan Ddu) and judge Gwilym Williams (Treweren).

The championship line up. Champion 1st prize gimmer from Teilo, Reserve Champion 1st prize aged ewe from Welsh and 1st ewe lamb from Welsh. 

Young judge Gwilym Williams (Treweren) hits his stride in the aged ewe class.

 

Dyfed Texel Breeders Club Flock Competition

For the 2015 flock competition the members of the Dyfed Texel Breeders club decided to take a break from tradition, and made the innovative step of determining the division between the large and small flocks on a production basis i.e. lamb rather than ewe numbers. The decision was taken in order to reflect the changes brought about by modern sheep breeding practices, most notably ET work.

The competition was judged by John & Linda Mellin of the Hull House flock and top honours went to the Teilo flock of John Eirian & Lynwen Davies. As well as scooping the top honours the Teilo flock also took the prize for the best crop of lambs which were sired by Springwell Ulsterboy, Deveronvale Viscount and Steddfa Ultimate.

2nd in the large flock and reserve champions was the Cwmcerrig flock of DJJ Watkins & Co, who also took the cup for the best gimmers and a share of the cup for the best Stock Ram, Eryri Van Dango (jointly owned with the Welsh flock of Tom & Selwyn Evans), which was purchased from Ruthin last year.

In order to announce the results a most enjoyable night was held at the Cottage Inn, Llandeilo, and the club would like to extend a massive thank you to John & Linda Mellin of the Hull House flock for taking their time to come down and judge our competiton.

Full results were as follows:-

Best Gimmers
1) DJJ Watkins & Co, Cwmcerrig
2) JE & L Davies, Teilo
3) C Lewis, Hathren

Best Stock Ram
1) Eryri Van Dango (ORE1406619), DJJ Watkins & Co, Cwmcerrig & Tom & Selwyn Evans, Welsh
2) Cowal Urban Spirit (CKC1303020), C Lewis, Hathren & DR & SL Jones, Steddfa
3) Deveronvale Viscount (MGV1400583), H & N Davies, Tyrcan & JE & L Davies, Teilo

Best group of Shearling Rams
1) Stelfox Farms Ltd, Stelfox
2) DR & SL Jones, Steddfa

Best Crop of lambs born in 2015
1) JE & L Davies, Teilo
2) DJJ Watkins & Co, Cwmcerrig
3) C Lewis, Hathren

Best Small flock (Less than 40 lambs born in 2015)
1) C Lewis, Hathren
2) DR & SL Jones, Steddfa
3) Owen Williams, Solbury

Best Large flock (More than 40 lambs born in 2015)
1) JE & L Davies, Teilo
2) DJJ Watkins & Co, Cwmcerrig
3) Stelfox Farms Ltd, Stelfox

Champion Flock - Teilo
Reserve Champion flock - Cwmcerrig

 

Dyfed Club Texel Breeders Progeny Show

May 22nd 2015

The inaugural Dyfed Club Texel Breeders progeny show was held at Carmarthen Livestock Market with the kind permission of BJP Marts. The judge for the evening was Nicola Hartwright of the the noted Whitehart flock, and she had her job cut out for her as with 19 pens of lambs and gimmers present.

After some deliberating the championship rosette was awarded to a pair of lambs from the Cwmcerrig flock of DJJ Watkins & Co. These lambs were sired by the 7,000 guinea Knap Vinnie Jones (ET brother to the 145,000gns Knap Vicious Sid) who was sired by Tamnamoney Tuborg Gold.

The reserve champion ribbon was awarded to 2 gimmers from the Teilo flock of John Eirian and Lynwen Davies. These gimmers were sired by Knock Upshot, a Sportsman’s Trojan son purchased from Lanark, and both were out of Knock Nugget daughters which in turn went back to Tophill Kiwi daughters.

  1. Pen of 5 lambs by the same sire:-
    1st – DJJ Watkins & Co, Cwmcerrig, sired by Strathbogie Untouchable (IJS1300280)
     
  2. Pen of 5 gimmers by the same sire:-
    1st – DJJ Watkins & Co, Cwmcerrig, sired by Tullylagan Tonka (HPY1200404)
     
  3. Pen of 2 lambs by the same sire:-
    1st - DJJ Watkins & Co, Cwmcerrig, sired by Knap Vinnie Jones (CKP1400015)
    2nd – DA Davies, Ifan Ddu, sired by Strathbogie Untouchable (IJS1300280)
    =3rd – DA Davies, Ifan Ddu, sired by Kelso Picasso (MBZ09040)
    =3rd – DR & SL Jones, Steddfa, sired by Knock Trident (HAK1200387)
     
  4. Pen of 2 gimmers by the same sire:-
    1st – JE & L Davies, Teilo, sired by Knock Upshot (HAK1300530)
    2nd – H & N Davies, Tyrcan, sired by Rowandale Thor (MKR1200205)
    =3rd – C Lewis, Hathren, sired by Cowal Urban Spirit (CKC1303020)
    =3rd – DJJ Watkins & Co, Cwmcerrig, sired by Teiglum Tornado (CFT1201701)

Champions – DJJ Watkins & Co, Cwmcerrig, pen of 2 lambs sired by Knap Vinnie Jones.

Reserve Champions - JE & L Davies, Teilo, pen of 2 gimmers by Knock Upshot.