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New Record Price for Lleyn Sheep at Ballymena

At the sale of registered Lleyn Sheep in Ballymena Livestock Market on Saturday 8th September, good sheep sold very well with a top of £225/head in the females and a top of 2050gns – a new high in Northern Ireland for the breed.


The first prized shearling ram from B & E Latimer topped the price scale with 2050gns.

LLeyn shearling ram

For the third year running Aubrey Bothwell of Co Fermanagh won the shearling ewe section and went on to realise the top price of £225/head when selling this classy pen to H Long, Co Donegal. There were three pens which hit the £200/head mark; first was R & E Edwards, Co Down to William McDaid, Co Donegal, Mrs Norah Johnston, Co Antrim to William Millen, Co Londonderry and RJ Johnston, Co Antrim also to William Millen.

The ewe lamb section was topped by R & E Edwards with a stylish pen of five selling for £112/head to William Millen. Messrs Edwards also sold a pen for £90/head to JH Truesdale & Son, Co Down. B & E Latimer, Co Tyrone also sold a pen for £90/head to Delan Mullen, Co Londonderry.

In the ram section the first prized shearling ram from B & E Latimer topped the price scale with 2050gns when sold to William Millen, Co Londonderry. This homebred ram was bred from a Seamus Killen ram which was bought from the corresponding sale as top price in 2010.

Seamus Killen of Co Down had the next top price with his second prize shearling ram. Bred from a Debbie McGowan ram, he sold for 950gns to PJ Kane, Co Antrim.

Show Results

Aged Rams
1st  J Coulter
2nd  D Mullen

Shearling Rams
1st  B & E Latimer
2nd  Seamus Killen
3rd  C & A Kennedy
4th  R & E Edwards

Pen of 5 Shearling Ewes
1st  A Bothwell
2nd  J Coulter
3rd  F Cunningham
4th  R & E Edwards

Pen of 5 ewe lambs
1st  A Bothwell
2nd  Alex Hegan
3rd  Seamus Killen
4th  Crosby Clelland

Shearling ewes    to £200    av. £136.66
Ewe Lambs    to £112    av. £74.55
Ewes      to £110    av. £87.06
Rams      to 2050gns  av. £544.81

Top Prices

Shearling Ewes
Aubrey Bothwell  £225
R & E Edwards    £200
Norah Johnston    £200
RJ Johnston    £200
Aubrey Bothwell  £180
Aubrey Bothwell  £175
Aubrey Bothwell  £170
J Coulter    £170

Ewe Lambs
R & E Edwards    £112
R & E Edwards    £90
B & E Latimer    £90
R & E Edwards    £88 (x3)
Seamus Killen    £88
B & E Latimer    £88 (x2)

Seamus Killen    £110
Seamus Killen    £102
Declan Mullen    £98
Declan Mullen    £85

B & E Latimer    2050gns
Seamus Killen    950gns
Seamus Killen    850gns
B & E Latimer    700gns
C & A Kennedy    620gns
Seamus Killen    620gns

link Sale of Registered Lleyn Sheep at Ross-on-Wye
link Annual Sale of Registered Lleyn Sheep at Ruthin
link Hans Pörksen’s 3rd On-Farm High Index Sheep Sale

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