Later that day a North Wales society was formed, and on November 24, 1955, an all-Wales meeting in Builth Wells saw the creation of the Welsh Half-Bred
Sheep Breeders'Association (WHSBA).
The intention is to retain some of the half-bred
females to establish a new prime-lamb enterprise based on a low-cost grass-based system.
Remi said: "The stand was very busy with numerous enquiries including 100 Scotch half-bred
ewes and 500 Poll Dorset ewes with 10 rams together with many smaller orders.
I see my visit as working alongside the merchants who are trading into Japan, to inform our licensee manufacturers there about the whole range of British Wool types available, including cross and half-bred
wools as well as pure breeds.
1976 Lucent, a daughter of the July Cup winner Lucasland, whose exploits elevated her family from the obscurity of the half-bred
status into being admitted into the General Stud Book, makes a winning debut for John Baillie, Ryan Price and Brian Taylor when she pips oddson Tanaka in the juvenile fillies' race at Goodwood.
Pyke Cup for the Best Sheep in the Show - Half-bred
Gimmer shown by John Guiry, Glanton Town Farm.
DESPITE the problems in the agriculture industry there was a good turn out for the Welsh Half-Bred
Sheep Breeders' Association video auction at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.
Orders flooded in, as north country breeders were keen to emulate the success of the Welsh Half-Bred
by buying in their own Welsh Mountain sires.
Described as ``doubly half-bred
'' by the Breeders' Bloodstock Review, Verdict could claim legitimacy from neither her sire, Shogun, nor her dam, Finale, both of whom were half-breds
with singles (gimmer) pounds 100 Leaderfoot.
FOLLOWING on the success of the video livestock auction in St Asaph, the South Wales region of the Welsh Half-Bred
Sheep Breeders' Association will tomorrow hold a sale at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.
In his book Memoirs of a Welsh Half-Bred
(Carreg Gwalch, pounds 5) Gordon Wilyman - originally from Birmingham - said the decision to inspect sale flocks and cull suspect entries was crucial to the association's success.