A new world record price of £27,100 (approximately €30,960) was set for a sheepdog (£28,455) when including the buyers’ premium) at an online auction hosted by Farmers’ Marts (R.G Jones) in recent days.
D Jenkins, Tynygraig, Talybont, Ceredigion topped the auction, which closed on February 3rd, with Kim, a smart, rising 12-month-old red and white pricked-ear bitch.
The sale-topper, out of Caefelin Clem (Ross Games) and Graylees Dollar (Frank Hickson), attracted a high volume of interest from the outset. She was acquired by E Vaughan, Partridge Nest Farm, Newcastle, Staffordshire at Monday’s sale.
The impressive second-highest price of £16,400 was achieved by D Henderson, Low Struthers, Hexham with Burndale Joy.
An undisclosed buyer from Lancashire acquired the fully trained exceptional work and trial bitch.
K Evans, Llwynfedwen, Brecon had yet another successful sale, achieving the third-highest price of £16,100 for Wheatwood Ru, a quality bitch, fully trained for farm and trial work. Willy Davies and Sophia Chambers, Usk Vale Pedigrees, were the successful bidders for this sheepdog.
K Evans also achieved the fourth highest price of the sale, £14,100 for Roy, a nursery trial winner. He will be heading to his new home in Norway soon. Furthermore, the fifth-highest price also went to K Evans with Brynn (Lyn) selling for £8,300 to a buyer from Mid-Wales.
Finally, K Evans had a further two lots in the sale which also achieved great prices, Elan Valley Queen sold for £6,900 and Spot sold for £4,250.
Other impressive prices at the sale included:
- Mo by J Hamilton, Glenarm, Co. Antrim which sold for £8,000;
- £7,400 for Molly by L Harries, Tyddyn, Crymych;
- £7,000 for Cefneithin Jan by S Jones Cefneithin, Corwen;
- B Smith, Upper Radbourne Cottages, Southam topped the partly trained sheepdogs section with Lilly which sold for £6,800;
- 5 huntaway pups at 6-weeks-old by W S Davies, Upper House, Llandrindod averaged £2,340, with a bitch pup selling for £3,550.
- Top price: £27,100
- 80% clearance
- 25 lots sold for over £4,000
- 8 lots sold for over £7,000
- Trained average: £5,033
- Partly trained average: £2,735
- Pups average: £2,095
- Sale average: £3,745
A spokesperson said: “An incredible 126 lots were entered to the sale in total, comprising of 65 trained sheepdogs, 36 partly trained sheepdogs and 25 pups.”
“Farmers Marts Dolgellau are appreciative of the support shown by vendors who continue to bring forward excellent quality, well-bred sheepdogs. We are extremely proud to be involved with the sale of yet another world record.”
Another world record price for sheepdog
Meanwhile, a new world record price of £6,100 for an unbroken pup was recorded last month. David Evans established a new world record price of £6,100 for an unbroken pup.
The 11-week-old black and white bitch, Bet, smashed the previous unbroken sale record of £3,700 established by Northern Ireland’s Donal Mullaney at Skipton last October. You can read more in this article.