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Record Prices for Lleyns at Exeter

The annual sale of registered Lleyn sheep was held at Exeter Livestock Market on Thursday 23rd August 2012, with Dylan Jones of Lluest flock judging the show classes.

This homebred ewe sold for a centre female record of £500

Lleyn ewe

A new class for 2012 was the individual shearling ewe class which was won by AW Hughes, Gwynedd. This homebred ewe was later sold for a centre female record of £500 to R & J Twose, Carmarthenshire. Mr J Dufosee of Warminster stood second and sold for £210 to Cator Blackaton Farming, Devon. The third prize came from DN Bennett & Son, Powys and sold for £200 to Collacombe Farm Ltd, Devon.

In the pen of shearling ewes section DN Bennett & Son topped the price scale with £210/head for 5 shearlings selling to Collacombe Farm Ltd. AW Hughes followed with £202/head when selling to the same purchaser.

There was 100% clearance in the shearling ewe section. In the ewe lamb section 22 pens were over £100/head. In the shearling ewe section 49 pens sold for £150/head and over.

Robert Bennett of Powys sold this ram sired by
Laga Performer for a new centre record of 4700gns

Lleyn ram

In the rams, records were made and then broken within minutes. DW & CF Morris sold the champion ram sired by homebred Penywern Ableman for 3700gns to CG & JF Phillips, Gloucestershire. Moments later Robert Bennett of Powys sold a ram sired by Laga Performer, a Laga Farms Ltd ram for a new centre record of 4700gns to the pre show judge Dylan Jones. The dam a Bankhall ewe was the twin to Plasucha D162 which sold for 2300gns in Ruthin 2005.

Other highlights in the ram section included AW Hughes selling a two shear ram bred from Gwyn Evans ram for 900gns. 61 rams sold with 15 selling for 1000gns and over.

The ewe lamb section was dominated by JM & GC Adams selling their pen of five for £170/head to NJ Cowan, Paignton. The first prize pen from AW Davies sold for £155 to H Geen, Devon.


Show Results

Top Prices

Pen of 5 Shearling Ewes

1st Mr & Mrs PM Hendy
2nd DN Bennett & Son
3rd Mr AG Selway

Pen of 5 Ewe Lambs
1st AW Davies
2nd WJ & DJ Williams
3rd DW & CF Morris

Individual Shearling Ewe
1st AW Hughes
2nd J Dufosee
3rd DN Bennett & Son

Aged Ram
1st AW Hughes

Shearling Ram
1st WJ & DJ Williams
2nd DN Bennett & Son
3rd Mrs SP Sayers
4th AW Davies
5th Mrs SP Sayers
6th T & B Fort

Recorded Ram
1st DW & CF Morris
2nd R Bennett
3rd J Dufosee

494 shearlings to £500 av. £156
312 ewe lambs to £170 av. £101
45 ewes to £120 av. £111
Rams to 4700gns av. £742

Exeter Livestock Market

Individual Shearling Ewes:

AW Hughes £500
J Dufosee £210
DN Bennett & Son £200

Pen of Shearling Ewes
DN Bennett & Son £215
DN Bennett & Son £210
AW Hughes £202 (x2)
PM Hendy £200
J Dufosee £195 (x2)
AG Selway £195

Pen of Ewe Lambs
JA & GC Adams £170
AW Davies £155
DW & CF Morris £140
DN Bennett & Son £140
C Price £130
JA & GC Adams £125 (x2)
DW & B Vaughan £122
ST Morris £122 (x2)

CM Crudge £145
CM Crudge £135
SP Sayers £120

R Bennett 4700gns
DW & CF Morris 3700gns
AW Davies 1500gns
E & D Jones 1500gns
DN Bennett & Son 1300gns
JM & GC Adams 1100gns
DN Bennett & Son 1000gns
R Bennett 1000gns
E Collins 1000gns
J Dufosee 1000gns (x2)
E & D Jones 1000gns (x2)
SP Sayers 1000gns (x2)

link Texel Rams Sell to 60,000gns at Lanark 2012
link Inaugural Sale of Lleyn Sheep at Bakewell
link Success at New Lazonby Sheepdog Sale

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