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Good Clearance of Lleyn Sheep at Thainstone

At the Lleyn Sheep Society sale of registered Lleyn sheep at Thainstone Mart on Wednesday, 12th September, a good clearance in all categories was seen with 100% of the ewe lambs sold and the rams seeing a 90% clearance.

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The champion females were awarded by judge Pamela Ritchie to W & N Lawrence, Blackpots with their pen of shearling ewes which went on to sell for the female top price of £175/head to L Cruden, Dyce. Messrs Lawrence then sold three pens for £152/head and £150/head twice to A Logie, Turriff. Laga Farms Ltd, Orkney sold their third prize pen for £145/head to RW Fraser & Son, Bonnykelly.

In the ewe lamb section J Riddell & Co of Nether Coullie, sold his 1st prize pen for £94/head. The same vendor then sold a pen for £80/head to JCA Sharp, Alford. The second prize pen from Henderson & MacLeod, Stonehaven sold for £76/head to GA Clubb, Ellon.

W & N Lawrence topped the ram section selling a shearling ram bred from a homebred sire for 600gns to AM Irvine, Huntley. Henderson & MacLeod sold a J Kingan sired ram for 510gns to Drummuir Home, Keith. The champion ram from Laga Farms Ltd bred from a Derek Steen sire sold for 500gns to J Riddell & Co. W & N Lawrence also sold for 500gns to J & A Strathdown, Huntley.

Show Results

Shearling Ewes
1st  W & N Lawrence
2nd  Henderson & MacLeod
3rd  Laga Farms Ltd

Ewe Lambs
1st  J Riddell & Co
2nd  Henderson & MacLeod

1st  Laga Farms Ltd (3)
2nd  W & N Lawrence (7)
3rd  J Riddell & Co (1)

Shearling ewes    to £175    av. £141
Ewe Lambs    to £94    av. £83
Rams      to 600gns  av. £480

Top prices

Shearling Ewes
W & N Lawrence  £175
W & N Lawrence  £152
W & N Lawrence   £150 (x2)
Laga Farms Ltd    £145
W & N Lawrence  £145 (x2)

Ewe Lambs
J Riddell & Co    £94
J Riddell & Co    £80
Henderson & MacLeod  £76

W & N Henderson  600gns
Henderson & MacLeod  510gns
Laga Farms Ltd    500gns
W & N Henderson  500gns

link New Record Price for Lleyn Sheep at Ballymena
link Sale of Registered Lleyn Sheep at Ross-on-Wye
link Annual Sale of Registered Lleyn Sheep at Ruthin

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