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West Country Annual Lleyn Sheep Society Sale at Exeter
2010-08-31

The 10th Official West Country Sale of Lleyn sheep and the opening Society Sale was held at Exeter Livestock Centre on behalf of the Lleyn Sheep Society on Thursday 26th August 2010 and conducted by Exeter Market Auctioneers.

Champion Ram (Born 2008) exhibited by
Messrs DC & C M Evans, Ivybridge
Sold for 850 gns to Mr Keswick

DC & C M Evans

The sale attracted a slightly larger entry than recent years of 1008 sheep.

There was a very fast trade for the females on offer with a 96% clearance of shearling ewes,100% clearance on the ewe lambs and 94% clearance on the rams. Shearling ewes from Messrs D N Bennett & Son of Meifod sold at £182. Ewe lambs from the same vendors sold at £105. Two year old ewes sold to £140 twice for D C & C M Evans of Ivybridge and for Messrs D C & E M Stacey of Minehead

 

Top & Average Prices - Females

                                    Top price      Average                                                                                                                                                        

Ewe Lambs                 £105.00      £88.62       Up   5% on 2009 average

Yearling Ewes             £182.00      £135.42     Up 15% on 2009 average

Senior Ewes                 £140.00      £117.40     Up 39% on 2009 average         

 

In the Show & Sale Results were as follows:-

Yearling Ewes

1st Prize           Messrs D N Bennett & Son, Meifod, Powys    - £182.00

& Champion Females

2nd Prize          Mr A Hughes, Garndolbenmaen,Gwynedd       - £162.00

3rd Prize          Messrs D C & E M Stacey of Minehead.     - £138.00

 

Ewe Lambs

1st Prize           Mr A Hughes, Garndolbenmaen,Gwynedd      - £100.00

2nd Prize          Mr A Hughes, Garndolbenmaen,Gwynedd   - £102.00

3rd Prize          Messrs W J & D J Williams, Pwllheli, Gwynedd   - £95.00

 

Female Top Prices

Ewe Lambs

£106.00   Messrs D N Bennett & Son, Meifod, Powys  

£102.00   Mr A Hughes, Garndolbenmaen,Gwynedd  

£100.00   Mr A Hughes, Garndolbenmaen,Gwynedd

£98.00     Messrs D N Bennett & Son, Meifod, Powys    

£98.00     Mr E S J Collins, Leominster, Herefordshire  

£98.00     Messrs D W & B W Vaughan, Clarbeston Road, Carmarthen

 

Shearlings

£182.00   Messrs D N Bennett & Son, Meifod, Powys    

£168.00   Messrs D N Bennett & Son, Meifod, Powys 

£162.00   Mr J B Dufosee,Warminster,Wilts

£162.00   Mr A Hughes, Garndolbenmaen,Gwynedd   

£160.00   Messrs T D & J Rees, Llangadog, Carmarthen  

£160.00   Messrs T D & J Rees, Llangadog, Carmarthen   

 

Senior Ewes

£140.00  Messrs DC & CM Evans, Ivybridge, Devon    (2 year olds)

£140.00  Messrs D C & E M Stacey of Minehead      (2 year olds)

£128.00  Mrs G C Adams, Truro, Cornwall    (3 year olds)   

£125.00  Messrs D W & B W Vaughan, Clarbeston Road,Carmarthen   (3 year olds)

£105.00  Messrs D W & B W Vaughan, Clarbeston Road,Carmarthen (4 year olds)   

£100.00  Mr A Hughes, Garndolbenmaen,Gwynedd (4 year olds)

£100.00  Mrs S P Sayers, Plymouth, Devon    (4 year olds)

 

Shearling rams topped to 2200 gns. again for Messrs E & D Jones of Machynlleth (Flock 599) who sold ram No:097180, a son of 809/050300 to Mr Jim Dufosee of Warminster. They also sold another shearling ram at 2100 gns. Mr Jim Dufosee of Warminster (Flock 940) also sold a ram, No:093373, for 1400 gns. as did Mrs S P Sayers of Plymouth with ram No: 090353.

 

                                             Top & Average Prices - Rams

                                                  Top price                            Average

1   - 2010 born                           £441        (420 gns)

51 - Shearlings (2009 born) £2310       (2200 gns)     £669.43

1   - 2008 born                          £892.50    (850 gns)                                                           

1   - 2007 born                          £446.25    (425 gns)       

                 

In the Show & Sale Results were as follows:-

Shearling Ram

1st Prize           Messrs W J & D J Williams, Pwllheli, Gwynedd  - 500 gns.

2nd Prize          Mrs S P Sayers, Plymouth, Devon   - 1400 gns.

3rd Prize          Mr Jim Dufosee,Warminster,Wilts     - 1400 gns.

 

Older Ram

1st Prize           Messrs DC & CM Evans, Ivybridge, Devon   - 850 gns.

2nd Prize          Messrs D C & A Cooper,Upper Cymbran, Gwent   - 425 gns.

 

Signet Recorded Ram

1st Prize           Mr Jim Dufosee,Warminster,Wilts - 675 gns.

2nd Prize          Messrs D E & C M Evans, Ivybridge,Devon - 700 gns.

3rd Prize          Messrs D N Bennett & Son, Meifod, Powys   - 750 gns.   

                                    .

Champion Ram    Messrs D E & C M Evans, Ivybridge,Devon (b 2008)  - 850 gns.

 

Notable Ram Prices

2200 gns.   Ram 097180         Messrs E & D Jones of Machynlleth    

2100 gns    Ram 097302         Messrs E & D Jones of Machynlleth        

1400 gns    Ram 093373         Mr Jim Dufosee,Warminster,Wilts     

1400 gns.   Ram 090353         Mrs S P Sayers, Plymouth, Devon     

1050 gns.   Ram 090068         Messrs D N Bennett & Son, Meifod, Powys   

1025 gns.   Ram 091852         Mr A W Davies, Pwllheli, Gwynedd     

 

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