Llanidloes Ram Sale — a proper country Sheep Fair — where breeding sheep are traded locally just before the onset of the proper farming year, when the tups are turned out with the ewes at the beginning of November — for lambs in the Spring!
All the sheep looking their best and relaxed — no frayed tempers today even if the hormones are beginning to flow.
Perhaps the tups are a bit too laid-back — but then the ewes are down wind on the other side of the marquee.
Here’s a pen of fine young Blue Faced Leicesters —
They may end up servicing these beauties —
–or these very tidy Black Faced ewes (I think they may be Beulahs)–
to produce a valuable breeding Mule.
But best of all (to my mind) are the lively and hardy White Faced Welsh Mountain sheep.
Best behavior in the ring but glad to be out of it!