Charollais cross lambs on winning form at Welsh Winter Fair

A pair of Charollais sired lambs were on winning form at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair for exhibitor Enfys Williams, Pumpsaint, Carmarthenshire.

The lambs, which were out of a Balwen ewe were entered in the Continental sired class out of a Welsh Hill breed of sheep and not only did they win this section out of 17 pairs of lambs, but the 83kg pair went on to win the Crossbred section championship on day two of the show. The sire of these lambs is a tup bred by Gareth and Meinir Jones at Llanrhystud, who sell rams commercially.

Commenting on her win, Enfys said: “These wether lambs were born as twins in the last week of March outdoors. My aim in trying this cross was to show that a Balwen ewe might be small but she can do a job of rearing fat lambs. The hardiness and milkiness of the breed gave these two the best start possible and have lived off grass until five weeks before the show.”