Welsh Region News Archive

A message from Siwan Harries, the former regional council representative.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members and officials for supporting me my role throughout my time as RCM and I can honestly say that it has been a joy and privileged to have helped the region move along and I am grateful for the opportunity to have done so.

I am Glad to announce that we have a new Regional council member in Place . Welcome to Carys Richards from the Cariad Flock .

I hope you enjoy your time as our RCM for the term to come. I will update all contact details shortly. thank you for the continued support on here.

Best Wishes Siwan Harries

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

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2017 Events
25th August Wales official Show and Sale at Monmouth Livestock Market**NEW** VENUE AND DATE
click here for catalogue 
6th-8th October Flock Competition
Judge Paul Colhoun & Ady Hamilton Ireland
Entries need to Be with Siwan by the 15th September with Entry fee £25 made payable to jacob sheep society .
We really do need entries in in plenty off time .if there are not enough entries then the flock competition will be rearranged .
1st October Llandovery Coloured Sale


(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 .

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 the Trumpers 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 SeasonBest 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 LambBest 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 EweBest 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 FlockSmall 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 flock 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 James Leonard  2nd Wyn & Siwan Harries  3rd Owain Jenkins  4th Mr & Mrs G & S RichardsCLASS 3: BEST HOMEBRED RAM LAMB
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 JenkinsCLASS 7: BEST GROUP OF EWE LAMBS
1st Wyn & Siwan Harries  2nd James Leonard  3rd Lyndon Trumper & Family 4th Owain JenkinsCLASS 8: OVERALL LARGE FLOCK
1st Wyn & Siwan Harries 2nd James Leonard 3rd Lyndon Trumper & Family 4th Mr & Mrs RichardsSMALL FLOCK RESULTSCLASS 1: BEST HOME BRED RAM
1st Kate Jenkins  2nd Ross RixonCLASS 2: BEST RAM USED THIS SEASON
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 Show : Champion & 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 FamilyBest Shearling Ewe
1st Dai Bevan
2nd Wyn & Siwan Harries
3rd Arwel Jones
4th Sally AmoreBest 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……..

News & Events in 2011

Flock Competition Results 2011

Our Annual Winter Social and Prize Presentation was held at the white hart Llandeilo.we all gathered for  a Carvery Lunch. 40 members friends and Families joined in the occasion.

This year competition was judged by Mark wakelin from wales and karl gill from ireland. they had a very busy two days looking at 11 different flock’s.

see Results Below

Best Home bred Ram

1st Wyn &  Siwan harries, 2nd arwel jones, 3rd Richards family, 4th caroline lewis

Best ram used this season

1st owain jenkins, 2nd richards family, 3rd S harries, 4th brenda howell

best homebred ram lamb

1st james leonard, 2nd wyn & siwan harries, 3rd viv martin, 4th tom banning

Best shearling ewe

1st james leonard, 2nd viv martin, 3rd owain jenkins, 4th arwel jones

best group of shearling ewe’s

1st james leonard, 2nd owain jenkins, 3rd arwel jones, 4th brenda howell

best ewe lamb

1st viv martin, 2nd wyn & siwan harries, 3rd brenda howell, 4th tom banning

‘lily’ our youngest of the day receives her award From Mark our judge

best group of ewe lambs

1st viv martin, 2nd wyn & siwan harries ,3rd brenda howell, 4th arwel jones

Best Small flock 

1st caroline lewis, 2nd s harries, 3rd viv martin, 4th arwel jones.

best large flock

1st wyn & siwan harries, 2nd richards family, 3rd owain jenkins, 4th brenda howell

Wales wool Cup Champion & reserve

Winner Brenda Howell Pictured Centre


2011 Young handler

owain jenkins

Pictured Above ‘Most of the competitors that enterd the Flock Competition

Show & Sale at Llandovery 25th Septemebr 2011

At the recent  Sale ,allthough numbers were a bit low, we had a good clearance on all Stock.Judge of the Day was Robert Locker From Scotland, He Awarded his Champion to a January born Ram lamb, Hope Dingaling from Wyn & Siwan Harries Hope Flock, The Ram lamb went on to make Top price of the Jacob Section and Joint Top price of the Market Whole Coloured Breeds Sale of £800.Robert Awarded his reserve champion to A late march born ewe lamb from rachel latter of pencw flock. she was top price ewe lamb at £190.

Pictured above, Wyn Harries With The Champion ram lamb hope dingaling (left) Rachel Latter With reserve champion Pencw ewe lamb (centre) and on the right robert Locker the judge.

Show results.


1st Richard Broad 2nd Kate jenkins

shearling ewe

1st wyn price 2nd wyn price

ewe lamb

1st rachel latter 2nd rhys francis 3rd arwel jones 4th w&S harries 5th w&S harries 6th w&s harries


1st wyn price

ram lamb

1st DW &SL Harries 2nd arwel jones 3rd Tom bannings 4th tom bannings 5th rachel latter

Champion Ram lamb from w&s harries

reserve champion ewe lamb from rachel latter

best homebred rosebowl went to the ram lamb

Welsh Sheep Make top Prizes at the Central Region Worcester Show And Sale 

At the recent Jacob Show and Sale at Worcester ,Top Awards were awarded to Two Wesh Homebred Sheep

 Supreme Champion of the day went to A Pentrenant Shearling Ewe from the Well known Pentrenant Flock of Jean Price, Reserve Champion Went to Hope Golden Boy a three year old Ram From another well known Flock from Wyn and Siwan Harries Hope Flock

Royal Welsh 2011 

Champion went to Robert Price of the Pentre Flock With an aged Ewe And Reserve went to Wyn and Siwan of the Hope Flock with a Ewe Lamb.

Pictured above With the Judge Stephen Dodsworth.

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Small Holder show at Builth Wells 21st and 22nd May 2011

With many breed stands on show this year and the competition getting hotter, it was of course an honour to win the Best Sheep Breed Stand.

Brenda and Derrick Worked hard on Friday to prepare the stand ,with Jacob sheep on display ,and different wool blankets, and sheep skin rugs to ties and woollen hats and a TV with sheep and Shepard photos slide show, Brenda spinning, and also  fresh Jacob meat, it all  looked fantastic.

Saturday came and judging was in progress from 9am. So an early start for Both Brenda and Derrick. By 2.15pm it was announced that the stand had won. A lovely Glass bowl and a nice Purple Rosette was handed to Brenda. Thanks to Brenda and Derrick and to all other members and family’s  for spending time on the stand aswell.

 The Winning Stand

Brenda spinning and the Meat display

Results are:

Ram Two Year Old and Over

1st DW & SL Harries, 2nd  DW & SL Harries, 3rd Owain Jenkins, 4th James Leonard, 5th Ryan Edwards

Shearling Ram

1st  Owain Jenkins, 2nd Owain Jenkins

Ewe Two Year old and over.

1st James Leonard, 2nd Emily Leonard, 3rd James Leonard

Shearling  Ewe

1st DW & SL Harries, 2nd  James Leonard, 3rd  Emily Leonard, 4th Owain Jenkins

Group of Three

 1st James Leonard

Champion –Two Year old Ram from DW & SL Harries

Reserve – Shearling Ewe from DW & SL Harries

 Champion, Jasmine Henry from Wyn & Siwan – Margaret Lloyd Jones looks at her line up of Rams

Margaret inspects Owain Jenkins yearling rams – top 3 shearling ewes

1st Prize Group of 3 winners, the Leonard Family – Margaret presents her rosettes to the ewe class

Wales Region Open day and AGM 2011

A very Lovely day was held at the Wales open day, some 40 members friend and family attended during the day.

The day started at home of Viv Martin Llwyn flock, having been Reserve Small Flock in the Flock Competition. We were greeted by many of Viv’s family and friends where plenty of tee’s and coffee and biscuits were available. for us all to enjoy.  Its was great to see the Jacob sheep society President with us Stan Taylor. The sheep were all housed indoors due to the weather, following the flock visit we then moved onto the village hall for lunch, and a Wales Agm and meeting. We all then moved onto visit James Leonard Grove Flock. Having won the large flock in the Flock competition. Again we were greeted by James ‘s family who made all of us very welcome. James’ Jacobs and his newly established flock of Galloway sheep were on view . During the afternoon, Wales ‘S Field officer Mark Wakelin Held a judging seminar. Which give experienced and non experienced Shepherd’s a refresh on judging . we were presented a line up of shearling ewes. It then went onto a full discussion between the members, and how they would place them…. Then a talk was given from a jss member and a friend to the Leonard’s family,  the day finished back at Viv’s House where Chris Viv’s Husband  did a great job cooking us all a nice BBQ …..Many Thanks goes two both families for making it such a wonderful day..


Pictures from the Llwyn Flock

Pictures from the Grove Flock

Show Results 2011

Bancffosfelen-judge Lyn Jones
Champion & Reserve: wyn & Siwan Hope Flock

Cardigan-Judge Jean Price
Champion& Reserve: Owain Jenkins Penni Bach

Fishguard-Judge W Price
Champion: Owain Jenkins Penni Bach

Reserve: R latter

Llangadog- Judge Lyn Jones 
Champion & Reserve:  Arwel Jones Celtic

Lampeter- Judge Lyndon Trumper

Champion & Reserve: Wyn & siwan Hope

Llanilar- Judge Robert Price

Champion & Reserve: Wyn & Siwan Hope Flock

Hope Ewe lamb Champion at Llanilar Show

Llanfynydd-Judge G L Jones

Champion: Rhys Francis Pistyll

Reserve: Arwel Jones Celtic

Pembrokeshire-Judge Mark Wakelin

Champion: Wyn & Siwan Hope Flock

Reserve: Owain Jenkins Penni Bach

Pictured Above,Judge Mark Wakelin Centre With his Champion Ewe lamb (right) from the Hope flock and Reserve Champion A Ewe from the Penni Bach Flock (left)

Above Young Handlers of the Pebs County Show, 1st Owain Jenkins, 2nd Rhys Jenkins

Llandeilo- Judge Ron King

Champion: Owain Jenkins Penni Bach

Reserve: Arwel Jones Celtic

Pictured Above With the Judge of the day Ron King, Are Owain Jenkins with his Champion Ram Lamb (Right) and Arwel Jones With his Reserve Champion Ewe Lamb (left)

Chepstow Show

Champion & Reserve: James Leonard Grove Flock

also Reserve Interbreed Champion


Champion:Arwel Jones Celtic

Reserve: Wyn & Siwan Hope

Celtic Ewe Lamb From Arwel Jones Champion of The Show

Tal y Bont -Judge Wyn Harries

Champion Arwel Jones

Reserve Mark Wakelin

Pictured: arwel jones Right , Judge Wyn harries centre and mark wakelin left


Champion Viv Martin

Reserve James Leonard


Champion Philips Family

Reserve Kay Carpenter

Wool Cup 2011 Congratulations to Brenda Howell for Winning the Wool cup at the recent Jacob Sheep Society AGM Weekend. Excellent Work

Brenda’s winning exhibit

Wales Wool Cup

whilst entries are not needed until January 2012,NOW is the time to start thinking about it! select a good fleece, felt it, spin it ect and make something to enter in the wool cup please! if you want advice or help contact  brenda@owlscote.com , she will be very happy to help beginners and more experienced crafty people.

Around the Region 2010

Flock Competition Prize Presentation 2010 

A lovely Prize presentation and Cavery lunch was organized on the 5th December  at the white hart llandeilo where 45 members friends & family gatherd.  Then following the lunch, the flock competition results were announced. A total of 13 flocks were judged by wyn and siwan harries, where they kindly gave up a few weekends to go around judging all the flocks. Click here for results.

Young handler prize went to Rhys Ffrancis. Second went to owen jenkins (below).

Wyn harries presents Brenda Howell with her rosette for the best homebred ram (below)

Madge Hughes presents  her ward for the best shearling Ewe to Viv martin. This is Viv and Karen ‘s first time in the flock competition. They both had a successful one to remember (below)

Pictured (below) are the Banning Family New members to wales region. This is lily taking home their first rosette in the competition a 4th prize for the best ewe lamb competition.

Richard Broad (below) receives the first prize for the best ewe lamb in wales.

Wyn presents the award to Rhys Francis (below) who won the large flock and to Brenda Howell who came reserve.

Wyn (below) awards the best small flock to James Leonard Grove Flock. Picture with James is Viv Martin who had the reserve flock

Llandovery Show and Sale 2010 

The Wales region held a  Jacob sheep sale at Llandovery market on the 26th September 2010. There was a show followed by a sale. Show was Kindly juged by Lesley Patrirge. A Very good Clerance over all on the  day.

Show Results

Ram – 1st :TJ & FP Price, 2ND V Wilson , 3rd Mark Waklin

Ram Lamb – 1st Philips Family, 2nd  DW & SL Harries, 3rd Richard Broad

Ewe two shear and over – 1st DW & SL Harries,2nd Robert Price,3rd Jean Price

Yearling Ewe – 1st DW & SL Harries, 2nd V Wilson, 3rd Brenda Howell

Ewe Lamb – 1st Jean Price, 2nd Robert Price 3rd Rachel Latter

Champion went to the  Ewe two shear and over and the reserve went to the Yearling ewe both from Wyn  and Siwan Harries Hope Flock

Pictued is the Judge Lesley Patrige  with her champion and reserve Champion of the  day

Pictured is the Champion Ewe from the Hope Flock, a Homebred 5year old ewe,  which achived the sale Top Price of 410 gns .

Wales Region Open Day 2010

 Our annual The Wales Region open day and AGM –Was held on Saturday June 5th 2010
We all met at the home of Arwel Jones’s Celtic flock at 10.30 am for Tea Coffee and Biscuits at this was then followed by a flock visit of the Jacob sheep together with a drive around their pedigree herd of Simmental Cattle. Following the farm walk lunch was held at the Penybont Llnafynydd where we all gather for a lovely meal; this was then followed by the Wales AGM.  Many thanks to Arwel & Family for organising the Open Day.

Scenes from the Wales Region Open Day 2010 hosted by Arwel Jones & Family

RWAS 2010

A very Successful Royal Welsh Was held this year. The judge was Gordon Connor  from Scotland. The Overall championship went Wyn & Siwan with a homebred Shearling Ram Hope Rocky and the Reserve Champion went to the Philips family winning with a homebred Shearling Ewe.

Wyn Harries With Champion  Hope Rocky. Left, Cherie Philips Right With her Shearling ewe, Champion Group Went to The Hope flock Yet Again with Hope trio.

Around the Shows – 2010 

Small Holders Show


 Pictured Above Champion Hope Rocky Shearling Ram from the Hope Flock (right) and Reserve Champion Philips Family with a Shearling Ewe, They were also the Group of three Winners

Small Holders Show- Judge Ron King

Champion Wyn & Siwan Harries Hope Flock

Reserve Philips Family Highfield Flock

Group winners Philips Family

Bancffolsfelen Show- Judge D Richards

 Champion and Reserve – Wyn & Siwan Harries Hope Flock

Cardigan Show – Judge Wyn Harries

 Champion and Reserve – Rhys Francis Pistyll flock

Champion Was Rhys Francis Ram Lamb pictured above

Fishguard Show – judge G Davies

 Champion -Wyn & Siwan Harries Hope Flock

Reserve – Owain Jenkins

Llangadog Show- Judge Wyn Harries

 Champion – Arwel Jones Celtic Flock

Reserve- Owain Jenkins

St Mellons – judge Arwel Jones

 Champion- Philips Family Highfield Flock

Reserve – James Lenard Grove Flock

Lampeter show- Judge Mark Waklin

Champion & reserve Wyn and siwan harries Hope Flock

Llanilar Show

Champion & Reserve Wyn and siwan harries Hope Flock

Llanfynydd Show

Champion – Arwel Jones Celtic Flock

Reserve Champion- Rhys Francis – Pistyll Flock

Chepstow Show

Champion -Philips Family Highfield Flock

Reserve Champion – James Leonard Grove Flock

Pembrokeshire County Show – Judge Jackie Lewis

Champion Wyn & Siwan Harries Hope Flock

Reserve Rhys Francis Pistyll Flock

Llandeilo Show – judge Stan Taylor

Champion Rhys Francis Pistyll Flock

Reserve Arwel Jones Celtic Flock

Monmouth show- judge Bridget Wilson.

 Champion & Reserve  – Philips Family- Highfield

Tal y Bont Show- Judge G Davies

 Champion -& Reserve – Mark Wakelin

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