THERE was an excellent turnout for Newcastle Emlyn Christmas Show and Sale.

The Jenkins family, Pantrhodyn, won Champion with their tremendous heifer and Trefor Owens, Rhydarwen, won Reserve with his heifer. A cracking young steer from J A Jones, Adpar, also deserves a mention.

Judge Mr Elfed Thomas, Wauntrefalau, purchased the super Champion heifer for 300p/kg.

300p/kg 560kg, Lim H, Jenkins, Pantyrhodyn; 250p/kg 580kg, Lim H, Owens, Rhydarwen; 250p/kg 480kg, Lim S, Jones, Adpar.

In the sheep section judge Mr Ben Evans, Llanon, awarded Champion Pen of Lambs to Mr L Jones, Pensarnddu Fach, weighing 48kg, and sold for £172 (358p/kg) to the judge.

Reserve Champion went to Mr Jason Powell, Blaenwern, weighing 53kg and sold for £135 (255p/kg) to Dewi James a’i Gwmni.

A brisk trade was seen throughout with high prices.

478 LAMBS: Top prices: 358p/kg 194p/kg etc, Pensarnddu Fach Ltd; 255p/kg, Powell, Blaenwern; 205p/kg190p/kg etc, Lambourne Cottage, Pencoed.

Ov. av. 173p/kg

100 STORE LAMBS: A full row of store lambs again sold to another fast trade and A Organ for won first prize in this section. Top prices: £74.00 £73.80, Jones, Pantycetris; £71.00, Evans, Blaenbidernyn; £67.00, Organ, Arwel; £58.50 £56.00 etc, Iago Farming, Derwen Fawr; £55.00, Rogers, Berthyfedwen.

270 CULL EWES/RAMS: Three full rows of high quality culls selling to an absolute flyer with five keen buyers present.Edkins, Coed Farm, won first prize in the class. Texels ewes sold to £98 with Suffolks to £81, strong mules to £75 and strong Welsh to £55.

Top prices: £98 £79.50, Evans, Glynyrodyn; £98, Jones, Pwllclai; £91 £86 etc, Edkins, Coed Farm.

8 CULL COWS: A decent enough trade considering the current downward cull cow trade. Davies, Wernvilla, gained highest price in the beef cull cow section and Davies, Fron, with the highest price in the dairy section. A respectable average of 106.8p/kg was achieved.

Top prices: 130p/kg, Davies, Wernvilla; 127p/kg, Priddey, Caermalwas; 125p/kg, Evans, Esgairnewydd.

27 STORE CATTLE: Another good entry selling to a fast trade. Plenty of buyers present unable to fulfill their wagons. Lloyd Bros made £990 of their BBx steer and £850 of their heifers. DC Alcock had a good run with his SIM calves reaching £805. A big bunch of Friesians from Lloyd Bros reached and impressive £755. Mr Priddey made £650 of his strong young CHx heifers.

Top prices: Steers – £990 £755 etc, Lloyd Bros Old Abbey; £805 £740 etc, Alcock Waunlwyd;£705 Davies, Clungwyn.

Heifers – £850 Lloyd Bros Old Abbey; £650 Priddey, Caermalwas; £595 Alcock, Waunlwyd.