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Inaugural Sale of Lleyn Sheep at Bakewell

The inaugural sale of registered Lleyn sheep, at Bakewell Livestock Centre on Wednesday 15th August, was very well supported by both the local breeders and the livestock market.

The Reader family with the 1st prize shearling ewes
Lleyn shearling ewes

The commercial show of sheep was complimented well with the commercial buyers present at the ringside.

The top priced females were the champion pen of the day from M Reader, Radnor Hall Farm, Congleton, Cheshire. A pen of homebred shearling ewes bred from a HM Wells ram. They sold for £155/head to ISJ Farming, Ashbourne.

In the ewe lamb section the top was £122/head for Linda Barnard of Hall Farm, Malton. The 1st prize pen were bought by pre sale judge, Mike Kinnes of Kilham, Driffield.

G & A Fort, Brighton House Farm , Keighley topped the ram section with 800gns when selling to P Radford, Grantham. The champion ram from TP Radford sold for 640gns to Hough Farm Partnership, Ashbourne.

Show Results

L Barnard 1st prize ewe lambs
Lleyn ewe lambs
Shearling Ewes
1st  M Reader
2nd  J Vickerton & Sons
3rd  D & SK Crane

Ewe Lambs
1st  L Barnard
2nd  M Proudley
3rd  TP Radford

Shearling Rams
1st  TP Radford
2nd  J Vickerton
3rd  G & A Fort

Ewe lambs   to £122    av. £99
Shlg ewes   to £155    av. £126
Shlg Rams   to 800gns  av. £429

Top Prices

Shlg Ewes
M Reader    £155
J Vickerton & Sons  £150
J Vickerton & Sons  £137
M Reader    £136
D & SK Crane    £130
TP Radford    £130
JA & J Swinbank    £126

Ewe Lambs
L Barnard    £122
L Barnard    £115
TP Radford    £100

G & A Fort    800gns
TP Radford    640gns
G & A Fort    410gns

Auctioneers: Bagshaws

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