Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep Society

Promoting Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep since 1985.

- Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep originate from one small area of Wales - the Tywi vally. Because of this, during the disastrous winter of 1947, the breed was nearly wiped out. The breed was at its lowest ebb, with only one ram surviving.

During the 1950's and 60's a steady increase took place, and in the 1970's people outside the valley began to take an interest in the breed. The Balwen Welsh Mountain Breed Society was formed in 1985.

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Latest News and Updates

  • Annual General Meeting

    The AGM will be held at the Llanelwedd Arms Hotel, Builth Wells on Sunday May 8th at 3pm.

  • Royal Welsh Smallholders and Garden Festival 21st - 22nd May, 2016 Builth Wells

    The Society will have a stand at the show. If you are available to man the stand at any time, please volunteer. It enables everyone to enjoy the show if we can share out manning the stand – your help will be greatly appreciated. If you have any items you could loan to us for the show, would you please let the secretary know – we would like to win the best trade stand again!!!

  • Inspection Dates for 2016

    Sunday 26th June – Builth Wells Market start 10am CPH52/002/8000
    This inspection is for Royal Welsh Show sheep and ‘Show and Sale’ entries. Further inspection dates are on the Upcoming Events page

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