Black Welsh Mountain sheep sold to 1,100gns in the breed association’s show and sale at Raglan, Abergavenny.
With buyers willing to pay good money for their pick of the sheep forward, the male champion, placed by Glyn Williams, Wennallt, secured the top price.
This was Ffridd Simeon, a Fridd Peredur son, from Glenda Hughes, Nantle, Caernarfon, which sold to new breeders Codd and Lewis, Treffgarne, Haverfordwest.
The reserve male champion, Popeswood Toby, a ram lamb from Ray and Rita Wise, Hereford, took top price in the ram lamb section at 520gns, selling to Heather Keen, St Brides-Super-Ely, Vale of Glamorgan.
Aged rams proved to be the most popular run of the day with another from Messrs Wise, the first prize winning two-shear Popeswood Raven, selling for 580gns to Jonathan Humbert, Markyate, Hertfordshire.
Eryri Prince, a three-shear from Phillip Samuel, Newbridge On Wye, Llandrindod Wells, made 400gns to Messrs Hartz, Stonehouse Organic Farm, Reading. This was equalled by the third prize aged ram, the two-shear Tynewydd Rhys, from Ewan Hendrie, Talgarth, Brecon. This one sold to W. Squires, Bettws, Bridgend.
Top price in the shearling ram section came for the third prize winner from John Green, Lampeter Ceredigion. His Steffan Sam sold for 520gns to John Griffiths, Rhiwderin, Newport.
Females were judged by Gwawr Hughes, Pwllheli, and it was her chosen reserve champions, a pair of shearling ewes by Wenallt Newton and Wenallt Kid Rock, from Ed Williams, which topped the section at 250gns apiece, selling to Daniel Morgan, Lampeter.
Ed Williams followed up with the champion pair of ewe lambs by Kid Rock, which made 200gns each to Codd and Lewis.
Auctioneers: Monmouthshire Livestock Auctioneers.