Welsh Region

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Regional Council Member

Mrs Siwan Harries
SA19 7UR

Tel: 07816440851  Email: harriessiwan@gmail.com

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Welcome to all new Jacob Sheep Society members in Wales. Please feel free to contact me regarding Jacob events. I am always available to take your calls and look forward to hearing from you


2017 Events
This year the Dinner will be held at the Plough Hotel Llandeilo on the 2nd December 
£20 per adult and £10 per Child 
A pre order is required so if you would like to come please contact Siwan by the 15th of November
A AGM Metting will be held at 11am on the 2nd December at the Plough 
please let me now if you can attend . 


The Welsh Region Jacob Sheep Society Show & Sale was held for the first time at Monmouthshire Livestock Centre.

The Sale attracted a quality entry of sheep from many of the leading breeders in Wales & the Borders.  Judge, Mr Stephen Harrison travelled from Cumbria to inspect a quality entry which was concluded with the Champion & Reserve being awarded to Mr Rhodri Jones, Lower Argoed, Builth Wells, whose superb consignment took 3 out of 5 first prizes.

The Championship was awarded to the Jones Family's 1st prize winning Ewe lamb, by Border Windrush and out of a Dalewood ewe, she sold at 500gns to Messrs Carpenter, Lickhill, Worcestershire.  The Male Championship winner was another Border Windrush sired lamb out of an Elmley ewe, the ram lamb went on to sell for the days top price of 550gns, being purchased by Cornish breeder, S Cornelius.  Completing the trio for the Jones Family was the 1st prize shearling ewe & Res Supreme Champion, a full sister to the Champion, she sold at 400gns again to Messrs Carpenter, Lickhill.

Arwel Jones sold the 1st prize older ewe, a 2014 born 2 horner, at 110gns to C Woosnam, The Forest, Llandinam, Powys.

L Trumper & Family sold the 1st prize ram, a shearling by Wharf Robby out of a hombred ewe, he sold at 450gns to J Gibbon, Liss, Hampshire.

Miss S Carpenter sold the 6th prize ram lamb, by Dumnor All Star, at 500gns to Williams, KT Williams, Miskin, Pontyclun.

Other leading prices included ram lambs from L Trumper & Family at 390gns & 300gns, ewe lambs from the same home at 370gns & 310gns.  Steffan & Hanna Griffiths sold the 2nd prize ram at 370gns to A Zambanini, Abergavenny.

RF Price sold ewe lambs to 320gns & 240gns, and ram lambs to 290gns.  Mr & Mrs DW Harries, topped at 280gns for their third prize ewe lamb, with others at 240gns.


                             Av.              Max

2 Flock ewes         £107.62      110gns

4 Shearling ewes  £191.62      400gns

22 Ewe lambs       £198.55      500gns

3 Rams                 £367.50      450gns

6 Ram lambs        £392.00      550gns



(Exchange is no robbery – certainly not at the Welsh !)

It was a formal exchange of rams last autumn that resulted in this year’s Royal Welsh Jacob and lowland inter-breed championships going to Lancashire.

Taking the top breed award under judge Robert Price, and later the lowland inter-breed title and ultimately third of all-comers, was Horwich, Bolton, Pikefield flock owner Kevin Gaskell with his four-horned shearling ram Hope Ace, for which, breeders Wyn and Siwan Harries, had taken in exchange, Kevin’s 2014-born Pikefield Braveheart. And it was Braveheart that sired the Hope flock’s winning tup lamb – Hope Hurricane -- at the Welsh on its first time out. The other twist to the ram exchange was that Kevin’s champion had sired his own tup lamb that came second in class.

Hope Ace, by Hope Rocky Boy, won at Great Harwood earlier this year after standing at top of the line in the last show of the 2016 season at Masham Sheep Fair.

In reserve place at the Royal Welsh was a two-horned shearling ewe from Rhodri Jones, Builth Wells. This was one of three immensley powerful two-horned females they had at the show, all by the big Border Windrush they bought some time ago from Clive Richardson. It was the first show for the shearling ewe – and possibly the last this season. By the same sire was Rhodri’s winning ewe which had been the reserve breed champion two years ago at Builth. And completing the Windrush-sired trio was the sixth placed ewe lamb.

Clive Richardson himself also clinched one of the main rosettes when his two shear and highly successful Border Nearco won the senior ram class and went on to take the reserve male championship.

For the reserve female championship, Robert Price went for the stylish four-horned first prize ewe lamb from Wyn and Siwan, which comes from a line of winners. It’s mother was a Royal Welsh reserve breed champion as a lamb a few year ago, and that ewe went on to produce last year’s breed champion, a Rocky Boy ewe lamb. This year’s reserve female champion is actually full sister to the Rocky Boy lamb. Hope also had second place in the ewe in the ewe class this year with one by their Hyndshaw Highand Laddie This ewe had been the reserve breed champion in 2014 which the year Highland Laddie was champion.

Other leading card winners included the Harries’ second prize shearling ram, a big, white four-horner bought from Scottish breeders Edie and Willie Crowe. Stockton-on-Teme breeder Ryan Edwards was not far off the top either, taking second in the shearling ewe class and second with a big ewe lamb.
Also in the blue second-placed cards was the Celtic Flock, back at the Royal Welsh for the first time in five years and supporting their feature home county of Carmarthenshire. With breeder Arwel Jones tied up in other show duties as the National Chairman of Wales Young Farmers, along with opening the 2017 show, sheep showing was left to his sister who brought out home bred ram Celtic Iron Man standing second to the reserve male champion Border Nearco. The two year old Iron Man is by Dalewode Oliver that has sired many champions across England and Wales. He is great grandson of one of the Celtic's foundation females, a Valkyrie ewe from Jan Tasker .

Among the yellow cards were the Trumper family with a shearling ram, the same with a ewe, and also third with a ewe lamb. However, they rounded off the day with reserve group of three, where the top award went to Hope. Rhodri Jones took third in the shearling ewe class and Owain Jernkins took third in the senior ram class, while relatively new breeder Lisa Hutchins from Okehampton, Devon had the third prize ram lamb, a four-horner.

2016 Events

2016 Flock Competition Results
Judges Mark Wakelin & Jackie Lewis

Group of Ewe Lambs
1st Rhodri Jones 2nd Trumper Family 3rd Sally Amoore 4th James Leonard

Single Ewe Lamb
1st Rhodri Jones 2nd Trumper Family 3rd James Leonard 4th Sally Amoore

Group Shearlings
1st Trumper Family 2nd James Leonard 3rd Rhodri Jones 4th Sally Amoore

Best Homebred Shearling Ewe
1st James Leonard 2nd Trumper Family 3rd Rhodri Jones 4th Sally Amoore

Stock Ram
1st Rhodri Jones, 2nd Trumper Family 3rd Margot Lupton

Homebred Ram Lamb
1st Trumper Family 2nd Sally Amoore

Large Flock
1st Trumper Family 2nd James Leonard 3rd Richrads Family

Small Flock
1st Rhodri Jones 2nd Sally Amoore 3rd Margot Lupton 4th Alison Ross

Royal welsh Show Results

RAM, two shear or over.
1 Mr Rhodri Jones
2 Mr Lyndon Trumper + Family ...
3 Mr Owain Jenkins

RAM, shearling.
1 Mr R F Price
2 Mr Lyndon Trumper + Family
3 Mr James Leonard
4 Mr Owain Jenkins

RAM lamb.
1 Mr D W & S L Harries
2 Mr R F Price
3 Sara & Lois Harries
4 Mr D W & S L Harries
5 Mr Lyndon Trumper + Family
6 Mrs D J Price

EWE, two year and over that has reared lamb/lambs in 2016.
1 Mr. Ryan Edwards
2 Mr Rhodri Jones
3 Mr. Ryan Edwards
4 Mr James Leonard
5 Mr Owain Jenkins

Ewe, shearling.
1 Mr Lyndon Trumper + Family
2 Mr Lyndon Trumper + Family
3 Mr. Ryan Edwards
4 Mr James Leonard
5 Mr Rhodri Jones
6 Mrs D J Price

EWE lamb.
1 Mr D W & S L Harries
2 Mr. Ryan Edwards
3 Mr Lyndon Trumper + Family
4 Mrs D J Price
5 Mr Owain Jenkins
6 Mr R F Price

Group of three
1 Mr Lyndon Trumper + Family
2 Mr Rhodri Jones

Rwas Championship Rosette - For The Best Male Exhibit
1 Mr R F Price Shearling Ram
2 Mr D W & S L Harries Ram Lamb

Rwas Championship Rosette - For The Best Female Exhibit
1 Mr D W & S L Harries Ewe Lamb
2 Mr. Ryan Edwards Ewe

Perpetual Trophy, Rwas And *jss Championship Rosettes

Champion Mr D W & S L Harries Ewe Lamb
Reserve Mr R F Price Shearling Ram

Royal Welsh Show report by Howard Walsh

Although they were only showing lambs this year, Wyn and Siwan Harries and daughters Sara and Lois, made a substantial impact on the Royal Welsh Show results.
Two-horners were the most numerous in the show by far, but it was four-horned sheep that won three of the four main championships.
A Hope gimmer lamb won the overall championship and a ram lamb, the reserve male championship. And for good measure the male champion shown by Robert... Price, was also Hope-bred.
On a sweltering hot day, judge Gavin Haworth had some cracking sheep in front of him, not least in the shearling ewe and tup lamb classes.
His choice for overall champion was a Hope gimmer lamb by the home-bred Hope Rocky Boy, and from a female line that goes back to a Deerpark ewe which Wyn says has produced some nice sheep for them, including the lamb’s mother which was Reserve Supreme champion at the Welsh a few years ago.
The reserve overall champion was Churchstoke, Powys breeder Robert Price’s Hope Flash Lad which he bought as a lamb at last year’s Scottish Region sale and which recently took the top male ticket at the Three Counties.
The reserve female champion at the Welsh was an extremely fit two-horned ewe from Ryan Edwards, Stockton-on-Teme, Worcester , which won at Great Yorkshire last year as a shearling. It is by Highclere Lighting, the ram which had also produced Ryan’s 2014 Worcester sale champion.
The reserve male champion at Builth Wells this week was a stylish, well grown lamb by the Harries’ highly successful Hyndshaw Highland Laddie. The lamb will be coming under the hammer at St Boswells in August.
Harries ram lambs also stood third and fourth, with one from Robert Price standing second.
In the other classes, the big two-horned Border Windrush bred by Clive Richardson and now in the hands of local breeder Rhodri Jones, won a line-up of three senior rams.
Two smart two-horned shearling ewes from the Trumper family, Abergavenny, won first and second in class, and both were by Windrush, the first prize winner having headed the shearlings and taken the reserve female champion at this year’s Three Counties.
Only two groups-of-three turned out with theTrumpers taking first and Rhodri Jones, second.

2015 Flock Competition Results

 Thank You to This Years Judges Howard Walsh and Gavin Haworth from Yorkshire for taking time to Travel around Wales to Judge the Competition. Well done to the Members who took Part.

Best ram used this season.

1st Rhodri Jones 2nd Richards Family 3rd Trumper Family 4th Paul Cheetham..

Best Home Bred Stock Ram
1st James Leonard

Best Home Bred Ram Lamb
1st Trumper Family 2nd James Leonard 3rd Owain Jenkins 4th Sally Amoore

Best Home Bred Ewe Lamb
1st Trumper Family 2nd Rhodri Jones 3rd James Leonard 4th Richards Family

Group of Ewe Lambs
1st Trumper Family 2nd Rhodri Jones 3rd Richards Family 4th James Leonard

Best Homebred Shearling Ewe
1st Rhodri Jones 2nd Trumper Family 3rd James Leonard 4th Owain Jenkins

Group of Shearling Ewes
1st Trumper Family 2nd Rhodri Jones 3rdOwain Jenkins 4th Thomas Banning

Best Large Flock
1st Trumper Family 2nd James Leonard 3rd Richards Family 4th Owain Jenkins

Best Small Flock
1st Rhodri Jones 2nd Sally Amoore 3rd Thomas Banning 4th Paul Cheetham.

Best Overall Flock Trumper Family

Wales Region Official Show and Sale at Llandovery Market was held on the 27th of September.

Llandovery Show and Sale Results

1st Miss s Carpenter, 2nd Mr, Mrs & Miss Latter, 3rd Mr, Mrs & Miss Latter, 4th Mr AM Jones, 5th Mr & Mrs Harrison, 6th Mr AM Jones

Shearling Ewe
1st 2nd & 3rd To Lyndon Trumper and Family 4th Mr, Mrs & Miss Latter 5th Owain Jenkins

Ewe Lamb
1st Mr & Mrs Harrison 2nd Mr AM Jones 3rd 4th & 5th Mr Lyndon Trumper & Family 6th Mr & Mrs Harrison

Ram Any Age
1st Robert Price, 2nd AM Jones, 3rd Mr Coldrick, 4th Owain Jenkins, 5th Wyn Price, 6th Mrs M Williams

Ram Lamb
1st Mrs DJ Price, 2nd Wyn & Siwan Harries, 3rd Mrs BM Wilson, 4th Mr & Mrs Leonard, 5th Mr and Mrs Carpenter, 6th Mrs BM Wilson

Champion Mrs D J Price Ram Lamb
Reserve Mr Robert Price Aged Ram

Pictured Judge Gareth Jones with the Show Champion (left) Went to Mrs DJ Price with a Ram Lamb Pentrenant Dice and Reserve went to Mr R Price with a two year old Ram Hope Commando.

Sale Top Price Was Myrddin Glyn (Bred by Richards & co ) From Arwel Jones who Sold for 600 gns.


Championship line up


 Spring Fair May 2015

Award for the Best Sheep Trade Stand went to our Jacob Stand this Year.



Show Champion Went to Rhodri Jones and Reseve Went to Bridget Wilson's Ewe , Judge Arwel Jones

Royal Welsh 2015

Another Well supported Show. This Years Show was Judged by Wyn Harries he awarded his Champion this year to  Rhodri Jones's Aged Ram Border Windrush, And Reserve Champion again to Rhodri Jones with a Shearling Ewe.

Best Shepherd Award this Year Went to Owain Jenkins, And well done to Owain for Winning Reserve Place for the Shepherds Competition  against all the other Sheep  exhibitors at the show..



RAM, two shear or over.
1 Mr Rhodri Jones
2 Master Owain Jenkins ...
3 Wyn Price

RAM, shearling.
1 Mr L Trumper + Family
2 Mr Rhys Francis
3 Mr Clive Richardson
4 Mr James Leonard
5 Wyn Price
6 Master Owain Jenkins

RAM lamb.
1 Mr Rhodri Jones
2 Mr Clive Richardson
3 Mr R F Price
4 Mr James Leonard
5 Mrs D J Price
6 Mr L Trumper + Family

EWE, two year and over that has reared lamb/lambs in 2015.
1 Mr Rhodri Jones
2 Mrs Bridget M Wilson
3 Mr R F Price
4 Mr James Leonard
5 Master Owain Jenkins
6 Miss Chelsea Bennett

Ewe, shearling.
1 Mr Rhodri Jones
2 Mr James Leonard
3 Mr L Trumper + Family
4 Mr Clive Richardson
5 Mr L Trumper + Family
6 Mrs Bridget M Wilson

EWE lamb
1 Mrs D J Price
2 Mr L Trumper + Family
3 Mr Rhys Francis
4 Mr Clive Richardson
5 Mr Rhodri Jones
6 Mr James Leonard

JSS Boraston Shield And Rwas Group Rosettes
1 Mr Rhodri Jones
2 Mr Clive Richardson

Rwas Championship Rosette - For The Best Male Exhibit
1 Mr Rhodri Jones Ram (Two shear and over)
2 Mr L Trumper + Family (Shearling Ram )

Rwas Championship Rosette - For The Best Female Exhibit
1 Mr Rhodri Jones (Shearling Ewe)
2 Mrs D J Price (Ewe Lamb )

JSS Perpetual Trophy, Rwas And JSS Championship Rosettes

1 Mr Rhodri Jones (Ram)
2 Mr Rhodri Jones (Shearling Ewe)


2014 finished for JSS Wales at the Dinner and prize presentation in December.. some 50 members and families turned up.. we had our prize presentation awards for the flock competition, wool cup and young handlers. A big thank you to Jean and Robert Price for judging the flock competition. results as follows

Ram Used This Season                                                           Best Homebred Ram

1st Wyn and Siwan Harries                                                   1st James Leonard     

2nd Rhodri Jones                                                                    2nd Richards Family

3rd Paul Cheetham                                                                 3rd Sara Mai Harries

4th James Leonard

5th Owain Jenkins

6th Wyn Price

Best Home Bred Ram Lamb                                      Best Group of Shearling Ewes

1st Wyn and Siwan Harries                                        1st Wyn and Siwan Harries

2nd James Leonard                                                     2nd Trumper family

3rd Rhodri Jones                                                         3rd Sara Mai Harries

4th Trumper Family                                                    4th James Leonard

Best Home Bred Shearling Ewe                                 Best Home Bred ewe Lamb

1st Wyn and Siwan Harries                                        1st Rhodri Jones

2nd Sara Mai Harries                                                  2nd Richards Family

3rd Trumper family                                                     3rd Trumper Family

4th James Leonard                                                      4th Wyn and Siwan Harries

5th Owain Jenkins                                                      5th Bannings Family

6th Bannings Family                                                   6th James Leonard

Best Group of Ewe lambs

1st Richards Family

2nd Rhodri Jones

3rd Wyn and Siwan Harries

4th Trumper Family

5th James Leonard

6th Owain Jenkins

Large Flock                                                                Small Flock

1st Wyn and Siwan Harries    Hope                           1st Rhodri Jones Lower Argoed

2nd Trumper Family               Beiliau                         2nd Sara Mai Harries Gobaith

3rd Richards Family   Myrddin                                  3rd James Leonard Grove

4th Owain Jenkins      Penni Bach                              4th Banning Family Blaengwrthyd

Young Handlers: Joint 1st Ed and Ollie Trumper                  Wool Cup :Brenda Howell

Wales’ Woolcup 2015
Hope you have all had a really crafty year, now the cold weather has set in you could be sitting in the warm spinning, weaving, knitting, felting etc.In Wales we have our own Wales Woolcup Competition for anything anyone has made with wool from their own flock.The first 3 in Wales then go to represent our region in the National Woolcup at the AGM.PLEASE contact
brenda@owlscote.com for more info.Woolcup entries for Wales need to reach Brenda by end January please
Brenda Howell, Owlscote Flock, Parcllyn Farm, Betws Ifan-Beulah, Ceredigion SA38 9QN


Wales Region Show and Sale 28th September 2014 Judge Nicola Fletcher

Show and Sale Report by Howard Walsh

(700gns top in Wales region sale)

TWO Welsh flocks grabbed the headlines in the Jacob Sheep Society’s Wales Region show and sale in Llandovery which had several new buyers among the top bidders.
Hope flock owners Wyn and Siwan Harries (Llandeilo) saw judge Nicola Fletcher tap out their ram lambs for both the overall and reserve championships while Beiliau fl...ock owners Lydon Trumper and Family (Abergavenny) picked up several of the top prizes – and prices – in the female classes.
Sale topper on price at 700gns was the champion, the Harries’ four-horned tup lamb Hope Lucky Jac, a January triplet out of their successful sire Hyndshaw Highland Laddie which of course won the Royal Welsh this year. The lamb was out of a Pentrenant Domino-sired Pencaedu ewe and sold to Messrs Lewis, Llandovery.
Another Highland Laddie son, Hope Young Star, stood reserve and went on to make 300gns. A four horned February twin, it is out of a home-bred Hyndshaw Flash ewe and went to young new member R. Jones, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli.
The same buyer made two bids of 420gns to claim the Trumpers’ first and second prize shearling ewes. First was an Elmley Dakota sired two-horned February twin out of a Gobaith ewe while the second, of similar age, was a two-horner by Gowanbank Lacky out of a Gronant ewe.
The Trumpers also won the ewe lamb class with a February two-horner by Llwyn Cammerro Martin and out of the same Gronant ewe which produced their second prize shearling. It made 220gns to the Carpenter Family, Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire. Messrs Trumper had third prize in the same class with a Nutwood Spartan sired March lamb out of a Llwyn ewe and took 180gns for this one – also selling to the Carpenters. But second prize in this class – and also selling at 180gns – was Arwel Jones’s Llanfynydd) February two-horner by Myrddin Glyn and out of one of his own Celtic ewe that was Blackwolds sired. Buyer was G. Heaven, Gloucester.
There was only one ewe forward, a 2011 two-horner from Arwel Jones’s Celtic flock. Having been a successful show lamb, the Dalewode Oliver sired ewe made 220gns to new member M. Wynn, Llandeilo.
Senior rams topped at 350gns for Owain Jenkins’ (Kilgetty, Pembs) January 2011 two-horner Grove Farm Apollo bred by Mr & Mrs T BaRker. It sold to Messrs Lewis, Llanddeiniol, N. Wales. From Solsbury and Needwood breeding it had stood second in class to Delyth Davies’ (Llanwrda) Hope Dingaling, a Harries-bred 2011 two horner that went on to make 100gns.
Averages: Ewe £231; shearlings £343; ewe lambs £104; rams £203; ram lambs £224.
 Show Results as Follows
Ram : 1st D Davies, 2nd Owain Jenkins
Ram Lamb 1st DW&SL Harries 2nd DW&SL Harries 3rd Bridget Wilson 4th Bridget Wilson 5th Richard Broad 6th Lyndon Trumper
Ewe:1st Arwel Jones
Shearling ewe: 1st & 2nd Lyndon Trumper and Family
Ewe Lamb: 1st Lyndon Trumper and Family 2nd Arwel Jones 3rd Lyndon Trumper & Family 4th Rhys Francis 5th & 6th Lyndon Trumper and Family
Champion and Reserve Went to the 1st and 2ndpr ize Ram Lambs from Wyn and Siwan Harries
Bringing the countryside to the heart of the city
Recently at Cardiff Castle, the Cardiff Country Fair invited the Region to take Jacob Sheep to the event, they held an event to showcase the essence of rural Wales, celebrating the best of f.arming, food and the countryside. With farm animals, talks and cookery demonstrations produce and handicraft competitions, a Best of British produce market, country games and crafts, great food and drink it was a great day out for all the whole family. Thank you to Viv and Family for attending the event.
 Royal Welsh Show Results

Class 852 Ram, Two Shear Or Over
1 D. W. & S. L. Harries 
2 Master Owain Jenkins 

Class 853 Ram, Shearling
1 Rhodri Jones
2 R F Price 
3 Mr CLIVE Richardson
4 D. W. & S. L. Harries
5 Master Owain Jenkins 
6 Wyn Price

Class 854 Ram Lamb
1 D. W. & S. L. Harries 
2 R F Price
3 D. W. & S. L. Harries 
4 Miss Sara Mai Harries 
5 Mrs D J Price
6 Mrs B M Bridget Wilson 

Class 855 Ewe, Two Year And Over That Has Reared Lamb/lambs In 2014
1 Rhodri Jones
2 Mrs D J Price 
3 Mr. James Leonard 
4 Mr. James Leonard 
5 Mrs B M Bridget Wilson 
6 Master Owain Jenkins 

Class 856 Ewe, Shearling
1 D. W. & S. L. Harries 
2 Mr CLIVE Richardson 
3 Miss Sara Mai Harries 
4 Mr L Trumper
5 D. W. & S. L. Harries
6 Mr L Trumper

Class 857 Ewe Lamb
1 Mr CLIVE Richardson 
2 Miss Sara Mai Harries
3 Mrs D J Price
4 D W. & S. L. Harries 
5 D. W. & S. L. Harries 
6 Mrs B M Bridget Wilson

Class 858 *jss Boraston Shield And Rwas Group Rosettes
1 D. W. & S. L. Harries 
2 Mr CLIVE Richardson 

Class 859 Rwas Championship Rosette - For The Best Male Exhibit
1 D. W. & S. L. Harries 
2 Rhodri Jones

Class 860 Rwas Championship Rosette - For The Best Female Exhibit
1 D. W. & S. L. Harries 
2 Rhodri Jones

Class 861 *jss Perpetual Trophy, Rwas And *jss Championship Rosettes
Held (22 Jul 2014)
Champion D. W. & S. L. Harries Two Year Old Ram 
Reserve Champion D. W. & S. L. Harries Shearling Ewe
Champion and Reserve to Wyn and Siwan Harries Hope flock
Young handlers at the Show
Reserve female Champion from Rhodri Jones
Spring Festival Show 2014

Recently Held was the Spring Festival Show , with sheep numbers reaching it's highest yet. We had a great turn out of Jacob Sheep and Exhibitors. Mrs Lesley Partridge Judged the Jacob's this year, She awarded her Champion to Wyn and Siwan Harries two Year Old ram and Reserve Champion Went to Shearing Ram from Rhodri Jones.

Champion Ram Two year old and over from Wyn and Siwan Harries

Reserve Champion Shearling Ram from Rhodri Jones

Congratulations to Owain Jenkins Winning his Young handlers Class. Owain has now qualified for the RBST Shepherd and will attend Royal Berkshire Show 


Wales Region Breed Promotion Stand


 Wales Region Dinner 

Our annual dinner and prize presentation was held recently at the White Hart ,Llandeilo. Following lunch we had our prize presentation for the 2013 flock competition and young handler's & wool cup awards....It was a very social event we around 50, members with their family and friends join in. Results as follows:

Wales Region Flock Competition Results 2013:

1st Wyn & Siwan Harries

1st James Leonard  2nd Wyn & Siwan Harries  3rd Owain Jenkins  4th Mr & Mrs G & S Richards

1st James Leonard  2nd Lyndon Trumper & Family

1st James Leonard  2nd Wyn & Siwan Harries  3rd Lyndon Trumper & Family  4th Owain Jenkins

1st James Leonard  2nd Wyn & Siwan Harries  3rd Lyndon Trumper & Family  4th Owain Jenkins

1st James Leonard  2nd Wyn & Siwan Harries  3rd Lyndon Trumper & Family  4th Owain Jenkins

1st Wyn & Siwan Harries  2nd James Leonard  3rd Lyndon Trumper & Family 4th Owain Jenkins

1st Wyn & Siwan Harries 2nd James Leonard 3rd Lyndon Trumper & Family 4th Mr & Mrs Richards


1st Kate Jenkins  2nd Ross Rixon

1st Rhodri Jones  2nd Dai Bevan  3rd Tom Banning  4th Kate Jenkins

1st Kate Jenkins  2nd Ross Rixon

1st Sara Harries  2nd Dai Bevan  3rd Wyn Price  4th Richard Broad

1st Rhodri Jones  2nd Sara Harries 3rd Dai Bevan  4th Richard Broad

1st Tom Banning  2nd Dai Bevan  3rd Sara Harries  4th Richard Broad

1st Dai Bevan  2nd Sara harries  3rd Richard Broad  4th Tom Banning

1st Rhodri Jones 2nd Sara harries 3rd Dai Bevan  4th Richard Broad

Overall flock winners Wyn & Siwan Harries Hope Flock

Young Handlers 1st Owain Jenkins 2nd Ed Trumper 3rd Ollie Trumper

Wool Cup Winner Brenda Howell

Wool Cup 2014 

Brenda Howell is still running Woolcup wales for the region, Entries for Woolcup 2014 is needed to represent Wales ,  First three items go on to represent Wales at the National in April 2014.

Entries needed by the very latest end January. Please contact Brenda for more information on 01239810657 or e mail: brenda@owlscote.com.  

Wales Region Show and Sale 2013

The 9th Annual Sale of Coloured Breeds at Llandovery incorporates the Wales Region Show and Sale. The sale day was very busy, selling some 1300 sheep in 2 rings during the weekend of the town’s ‘Sheep Festival’. Jacob inspections were completed in good time with 74 registered sheep catalogued and some 40 unwarranted, commercial and drafts forward. Mr Gavin Haworth was the pre-sale judge and did an admirable job with some big classes to contend with. Sheep were shown loose with the exception of the tups. 1st and 2nd honours in the ewe class went to Mrs Bridget Wilson, with her smart 2-horners, each realising a top ewe price of 200gns. Mrs Wilson also took top honours with her 2-horned shearling gimmer, making 190gns through the ring. With only a small entry of shearling gimmers forward, buyers focused on the ewe lamb offering. The judge had 9 forward for judging, eventually placing two ewe lambs 1st and 2nd from Messers Harries taken from their quality consignment of 12 from the Hope flock. The 1st prize 4-horned ewe lamb by Hope Rocky was eventually made up to Champion and went on to sell to the judge for 460gns. This consignment attracted some high bids of 300gns for the 2nd prize lamb also going to the judge, with another selling to a telephone bid of 210gns from Linda McKendrick of Fife and 260gns for a Hyndshaw Flash sired 4-horned ewe lamb to Stephen Harrison of Cumbria. Other entries reached 130 and 150gns for 2-horned ewe lambs from the Beiliau flock owned and shown by the Trumper family. The ram class was well supported with 8 forward for judging. The show winner was Minyrafon Shadrach by Gowanbank Lacky offered for sale by Mr and Mrs Pritchard going on to make 280gns through the ring. The 3rd prize shearling ram, Pearl Charlie, from Mr Price made 200gns. Mr J Pritchard took top honours in the tup lamb class on his first outing to the Llandovery show and sale with Dolwerdd Bob who was also Reserve Champion and although failing to make his reserve in the ring, this 4-horned tup lamb had good confirmation, style and potential. Tup lambs were generally difficult to sell, with a top price of 270gns being realised for Beiliau Percy, a well grown 2-horned lamb from the Trumper Family after being placed 3rd in the pre-sale show.   Draft ewes peaked at 58gns from Mr & Mrs Richard Myrddin flock and unregistered yearlings to 78gns ending a very well supported and organised show and sale.(Report by Robert Locker)

Show and Sale Judge Mr Gavin Haworth with his Show &Sale Champion a Hope Ewe (left) and Reserve Champion Dolwerdd Bob (right)


Show and Sale Champion Hope Ewe Lamb                                               Resere Champion Dolwerdd Bob (pic's by Michelle Thomas)


Judging of Ram Lambs                                                 Judging Of Rams 


Top Priced Ewe selling at 200gns                            Top Price Ram lamb selling at 270gns

Face Book Page 

We have a welsh facebook page called, Jacob Sheep Society Wales.. this is always updated with goings on in wales, please feel free to send me any Jacob Pictures or anything associated to Jacob sheep. i would like to hear from welsh members...

Show Result's from Wales 

  Show Results From Wales:
  Bancffosfelen Show: Champion + Reserve Wyn & Siwan Harries 

  Cardigan Show: Champion + Reserve Owain Jenkins 

  Fishguard Show:Champion + Reserve Owain Jenkins 

  Llangadog Show :Champion + Reserve Owain Jenkins  


  Lampeter Show : Champion Sara Harries Reserve:Mark Wakelin

Shearling Ewe Lampeter Show Champion From the Gobaith Flock

Llanfynydd Show:Champion W & S Harries Reserve:Owain Jenkins

Chepstow:Champion: James Leonard Reserve: Trumper Family 

Champion at Chepstow Show: Shearling Ewe from James Leonard Grove Flock 

Chepstow Reserve Champion a Ewe lamb From the Trumper Family. & Well done to Eddie Trumper Winning first prize in the Young Handler. 

 Llanilar Show: Champion & Reserve Mark Wakelin      

  Llandeilo Show: Champion Sara Harries Shearling Ewe Reserev Champion Mark Wakelin Ram Lamb   

 Pembrokeshire County ShowChampion & Reserve Owain Jenkins 


The Judge Jackie Lewis Awards Her Champion to Owain Jenkins's Ram and Reserve to Owain's Aged Ewe 

 Martletwy Show: Champion Owain Jenkins Reserve Rachel Latter                      

  Llanddarog Show: Champion & Reserve Owain Jenkins          

  Talybont Show: Champion & Reserve Mark Wakelin  

   Monmouth Show: Champion James Loenard Reserve Trumper Family  

Ollie Trumper Winning Champion Young Handler at Monmouth Show 

Denbigh & Flint Show: Champion & Reserve  TW & GA Jones

Anglesey Show: Champion & Reserve TW & GA Jones 

Royal Welsh 2013

Results from the Royal Welsh Show. 

Ram, two shear or over

1 Master Owain Jenkins, 2 Mr Wyn Price

JacobSheep, Ram, shearling

1 D W & S L Harries, 2 Mr. James Leonard, 3 Mrs R E Blacknell, 4 Master Owain Jenkins, 5 Mr Wyn Price 

JacobSheep, Ram lamb

1 D W & S L Harries, 2 D W & S L Harries, 3 R F Price, 4 Mrs D J Price, 5 Miss Sara Mai Harries,6 Rhys Francis

Ist & 2nd Prize winners of the Ram Lamb Section 

JacobSheep, Ewe, that has reared lamb/lambs in 2013

1 R F Price, 2 Mrs R E Blacknell, 3 Mr. James Leonard, 4 Mrs Bridget M Wilson, 5 Master Owain Jenkins

Ewe line up 

JacobSheep, Ewe, shearling

1 R F Price, 2 Mrs R E Blacknell, 3 Mrs D J Price, 4 Miss Sara Mai Harries, 5 Mr & Mrs A G Leonard,6 Mr. James Leonard

JacobSheep, Ewe lamb

1 Miss Sara Mai Harries, 2 Mrs D J Price, 3 D W & S L Harries, 4 Miss Sara Mai Harries,5 Mr. James Leonard,       6 D W & S L Harries

JacobSheep, Best group comprising

1 Mrs R E Blacknell, 2 Mr. James Leonard

Winning Group of three by Mrs Jean Blacknell 

JacobSheep, Best male exhibit

Champion: D W & S L Harries Shearling Ram

Reserve  D W & S L Harries Ram Lamb

Male Champion (left) Reserve Champion (right)

JacobSheep, Best female exhibit

Champion  R F Price Shearling Ewe

Reserve Miss Sara Mai Harries Ewe Lamb

Champion of the Jacob Section RF Price of the Pentre Flock with a shearling ewe. 

JacobSheep, Champion -

Champion: R F Price Shearling Ewe

Reserve:  D W & S L Harries Shearling Ram 

Best Wales Sheppard exhibitor at the RWAS 

The Leonard Family came out top winning the trophy for Best Wales Sheppard exhibitor showing  at the Royal Welsh.

Royal Welsh Young Handler 

Winning third prize in the Royal Welsh young handler competition in a class of 50 exhibitors was Kieran Owen, Jean and Robert Price’s grandson, With Pentrenant Stella a Jacob Ewe Lamb . 

NSA Sheep event in Wales 2013

The Wales region represented the Jacob sheep society at the National Sheep association event, this year it was held in Wales, the event attracted over 9000 people, we had a pen of pedigree jacobs & a pen of commercial jacobs with cross bred lambs at foot on display.

Small Holders 2013

A good turn out of sheep were  recently seen at the Spring Festival Show in Builth Wells.. 6 Exhibitors came and were judged By Mr Clive Richardson.. Clive Awarded His Champion of the Day to Robert Price of the Pentre Flock with a shearling ewe, and the second prize Shearling ewe who came in and was awarded the Reserve Champion,Owned by Rhodri Jones who joined the society last year A new Keen member for the Future. Also at the show the Jacob Wales Region were awarded 'The Best Sheep breed tradestand award'  i I would like to thank all that were involved with setting up the stand and theire help over the weekend.. 

The Best Sheep Tradestand Award' Went to the Jacob Stand 


'The Jacon meat on display '                                  ' Visitors view the jacob stand '

Robert Price (right) Champion and Rob Jones (left) with the reserve Champion. 

New Member Rhodri Jones winning Reserve Champion at the Small holders show, Rhodri's father kept jacob sheep many years ago, and now Rhodri who is 9,has started his own flock last year...

Wales Region Open Day May 12th 

Wales recently held an open day at the Beiliau flock, owned by Lyndon Trumper and Family. Lyndon has kept Jacob sheep for many many years, and now his children are keen to keep them going.. we had an excellent turnout of welsh region members with members coming from other regions aswell.. 30+ ewes’ were on view with his rams, . we also held an judging seminar where Jean Blacknell kindly gave her time to come and talk to the judges. An enjoyable day was had by all.. 


Our Hosts for the Day, Lyndon and Family                                      ' The Beiliau Flock '


Open Farm Sunday At Alltyfyrddin Farm

Home of the Myrddin Jacob Flock  

Many Thanks to The Richards family fro inviting us to their open day, we supported and Displayed our Jacob Stand there on the day .


January 2013 saw the start of Lambing for some welsh flock, while others had their Ewe's lambing later and were out in the snow we had recently. take a look at the pictures.

Ewe's in the Snow January 2013 From The Banning Family, Blaengwrthyd Flock                 


Annual Prize Presentation 

December the 1st saw the annual gathering of Wales jacob members and friends, for a wonderful Christmas dinner and prize presentation day. The flock Competition this year was judged by Lyndon Trumper and James Leonard , 10 flocks enterd Prize's as Follows. 

Best Home Bred Ram
1st Wyn & Siwan Harries
2nd Richards Family
3rd Banning Family

little Arthie acceps the Award of behalf of the Banning Family

Best Ram Used This Season
1st Dai Bevan
2nd Wyn & Siwan Harries 
3rd Owain Jenkins
4th Arwel Jones

Best Homebred Ram Lamb
1st Wyn & Siwan Harries
2nd Sara Harries
3rd Sally Amore
4th Banning Family

Best Shearling Ewe
1st Dai Bevan
2nd Wyn & Siwan Harries
3rd Arwel Jones
4th Sally Amore

Best Group of Shearling Ewe's
1st Dai Bevan
2nd Owain Jenkins
3rd Sally Amore
4th Wyn & Siwan Harries
James presents Dai Bevan from the Mayhill Flock his awards for Best Ram used this season, Best Shearling Ewe and Group
Best Ewe Lamb

1st Sara Harries
2nd Owain Jenkins

3rd Wyn & Siwan Harries
4th Wyn Price

The Youngest Member 'Sara Harries' wins Best Ewe lamb and Reserve Small Flock 

Best Group Of Ewe Lambs
1st Wyn & Siwan Harries
2nd Arwel Jones
3rd Owain Jenkins
4th Sally Amore

Best Small Flock 
1st Arwel Jones
2nd Sara Harries
3rd Sally Amore
4th Banning Family 
James presents Arwel Jones with his Trophy's for the best Small Flock 

Best Large Flock
1st Wyn & Siwan Harries
2nd Owain Jenkins
3rd Wyn Price
4th Richards Family

James Presents Wyn Harries of the Hope Flock the Cup for the Best Large Flock 
Young Handler: Owain Jenkins
James Presents Owain Jenkins of the Penni Bach Flock the Young Handler in Wales Trophy 
Wool cup :Brenda Howell
Wel done to all 10 flocks and many thanks to the judges for their time.

Wales RegionShow and Sale

A successful day was recently held and the welsh region show and sale . nearly a 100% clearance on stock sold… people came from far to buy Jacob sheep and were very happy with their purchase.. Mr John Emberton kindly travelled down to judge the show for us, with a good ewe lamb class put in front of him. The overall champion was presented to Arwel Jones’s Celtic Yearling Ewe, and the Reserve Champion went to Lyn Jones ‘s Scithwen Ewe lamb. Some Overall good prices, Top Price of the day went to Arwel’s Celtic Fantastic Ram Lamb who sold for 420gns to Bridget Wilson who has moved to the Welsh Region, another top Price went to Arwel’s Yearling ewe, who made 320gns to Wales member Ross Rixon, Top price ewe Lamb went to a Hope ewe Lamb from Wyn and Siwan harries Hope flock , at a price of 210gns to the Clover Flock in Wales. 

Pictured is Arwel with the Sale Champion (left) John Eberton the Judge (centre) and Lyn Jones and Reserve Champion Ewe lamb 

Show and Sale Champion

Open Day 2012

A recent Open day was held at  Ross and Julian Rixon farm, numerous members turned out for the open day, a real warm sunny day we had in Wales which is quite rare. Many thanks to all who helped and travelled down for the day. 

Members gathered in the garden for morning coffee

The fron haul flock of Jacob sheep, Black Welsh mountain and Shetlands were on view

The Jacob's gather as Julian spoil's the flock with 'ginger biscuits'

James Leonard presents Brenda Howell a Champagne gift set on behalf of the Welsh region as Brenda has now ‘Retired’ from her duties as breed promotion person for Wales. Brenda had work hard over the years, we all thank her very much. The welsh committee we thought it would be nice to present her with a gift that she could keep. So it was decided to get the glasses engraved as seen in picture above. 

Stock Rams left 'Bobby' right 'Towy'

Royal Welsh 2012 

 A successful Royal welsh has been and gone, despite all the wet weather we have had over the past few months, the sun shine came out on time for the royal welsh show 2012. Results as follows. 

Above Royal welsh 2012 Judge Mr Ron King 

Show Results

Ram, two shear or over
1 R F Price
2 Arwel Meirion Jones
Ram, shearling
1 Mrs D J Price
2 Master Owain Jenkins
3 Mr Wyn Price
4 Mr. James Leonard 
line up of shearling Ram's 
 Ram lamb
1 DW & SL Harries
2 Rhys Francis
3 Mrs D J Price
4 R F Price
5 Arwel Meirion Jones
6 DW & SL Harries  
Line up of Ram lambs as placed 
Ewe, that has reared lamb/lambs in 2011
1 Arwel Meirion Jones
2 Master Owain Jenkins
3 Mr & Mrs A Leonard
4 Mr. James Leonard
5 Master Owain Jenkins
6 Mrs D J Price
Ewe shearling
1 Mrs D J Price
2 Rhys Francis
3 Arwel Meirion Jones
4 Arwel Meirion Jones
5 Mr Wyn Price
6 Mr & Mrs A Leonard
 Ewe lamb
1 R F Price
2 Mrs D J Price
3 DW & SL Harries
4 DW & SL Harries
5 Arwel Meirion Jones
6 Mr. James Leonard 
Line up of ewe lambs as placed at show 
Best group
Comprising 1 male and 2 females
Champion :Master Owain Jenkins
Reserve: Mrs D J Price 

 Winning Group of three from Owain Jenkins 

 Best male exhibit

Champion Male : R F Price
Reserve  Mrs D J Price
Best female exhibit
Champion Female Mrs D J Price
Reserve  Arwel Meirion Jones
Champion - Jacob
Overall Champion  Mrs D J Price  Shearling Ewe
Reserve Champion  R F Price Not Supplied 4766 Ram
Left Jean Price with Champion Female and overall Champion, Right Robert Price with Champion Male and Reserve champion of Jacob Section 

 Royal Welsh Sheppard Competition Jss Exhibitors 

This year the welsh region held a competition for the best Sheppard at the Royal Welsh , this was a competition for any one showing Jacobs at the Royal Welsh. The winner was Arwel Jones from the Celtic flock. Many congratulations to Arwel as he also won Reserve Champion Sheppard of the whole of the Royal Welsh exhibitor’s 

Arwel Jones of the Cetic Flock infront of his impressive sheep pens 
Arwel's Jacob sheep pens.

2012 Show Results from Wales 

Small holders Spring Show- Judge Wyn Harries

Champion - D J Bevan's Shearling Ewe of the Mayhill Flock 

Reserve- Ryan Edwards's Ram 

Cardigan County Show-Judge Mr C Harries

Champion: DW & SL Harries Hope Flock   Ram Lamb         

 Reserve : Owain Jenkins Penni-Bach Flock Yearling Ram 

Fishguard Show- Judge Mrs S Harries

Champion: Owain Jenkins 's Yearling Ram                              

Reserve : Rachel Latter 's Ram Lamb 

Owain's Champion Jacob 

Owain's Winning Group of Three, he also went on to win Reserve interbreed with his Jacob Group.

Llangadog Show-Judge Mr Gareth Richards 

Champion: DW & SL Harries' Hope Ram Lamb 

Reserve: Owain Jenkins's Ram 

Hope Rock Star Champion at Llangadog Show 

Lampeter Show- Judge Mr Robert Price

Champion & Reserve Arwel Jones Celtic Flock 

Llanilar Show - Judge Mr D Richards

Champion & Reserve Arwel Jones Celtic Flock 

Above a  4yr old Celtic Ewe J110 Champion 2 days in sucsession at Lampeter and Llanilar Shows 2012

Llanfynydd Show- Judge Lyn Jones

Champion Arwel Jones Celtic Flock 

Reserve Rhys Francis Pistyll Flock 

Pembrokeshire County- Judge Mrs Jean Price 

Champion Arwel Jones's Celtic Ewe 

Reserve Wyn & Siwan Harries's Ram Lamb 

Arwel's Champion Celtic Ewe 

Pembrokeshire County Show Champion Arwel left, Reserve Champion Right with Wyn Harries 

Llandeilo Show-Judge James Leonard

Champion -Arwel Jones's Celtic Ram Lamb

Reserve- Wyn and Siwan Harries Ewe Lamb 

Martletwy Show

Champion: Arwel Jones' Ewe Lamb 

Reserve : Arwel Jones's Ram Lamb 


Many Congratulations to James Leonard Grove Flock, James is an active member of Wales Region Committee.and Won the Pat Bromley Award for 2012 .James attends all meetings despite the very long journey, Being based in SE Wales he is the committee rep in that area, welcoming new members, visiting and encouraging members in SE.James helps at all events, contibutes to the work on the stand and is an excellent young ambassador for the Society, He has hosted an open day for the region and provided sheep and venue for a judging seminar,He continues to breed excellent stock and is always willing to have visitors to his stock to teach them about Jacobs........

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