A Charollais ram from Colin Bowen’s Gwyndy flock, Pembrokeshire, took the top price of 1700gns at the NSA Wales and Border Early Sale, where a total of 243 rams went under the hammer.

The top priced shearling sold to Gareth Bickerton who runs the Lleiriog flock, Lloran Uchaf, Llansilin, near Oswestry.

Top priced Texel at 1600gns was the shearling, Corras Elmo from Robert and Nesta Watkins’ Corras flock. Reserve champion at the pre-sale show, he found a new home with RA Williams of Laugharne.

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The champion Texel, a gimmer from Vaughan Farms, realised 1100gns when selling to James Vaughan.

Suffolks peaked at 850gns for a ram from Paul Curran who farms with his father, David and partner Ally at Talgarth. The same home sold the reserve Charollais champion, a ram lamb for 1000gns.

Champion Charollais was a shearling ram from Adrian and Rhian Davies’ Glyncoch flock that later made 1300gns.

By the end of the day, 81 shearling rams sold to average of £635.44, 28 ram lambs to £486.75 and seven gimmers to £448.50.