2013-09-06   facebooktwitterrss
Quality Lleyns Reap Reward at Ross On Wye

The commercial buyers were out in force for Lleyn shearling ewes and the rams at Ross on Wye on Thursday 5th September 2013.

21 pens of Lleyn shearlings sold for £140/head and over. There were 11 rams raised over 1000gns with 30 falling into the 500-800gns range. It was a day when the good sheep sold well.

WW & JJ McCurdie sells shearlings for £240

WW & JJ McCurdie sells shearlings for £240

It was a great day for Wallace & Josie McCurdie of Rugby. They won the shearling class in the pre sale show and then went on to realise the top price in this section. Their 1st prize pen sold for £180/head to D Steen, Lockerbie. Their second pen into the ring sold for the day’s top of £240/head to R Nakiglny, Hereford. Jim Dufosee, Warminter had the next top at £212 to E Williams, Neath.

In the ewe lamb section again it was the 1st prize pen from WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllheli that topped at £150/head to JS & A Radcliffe, Swansea. The second prize pen from C Price, Brecon sold for £142/head to S Prince, Monmouth. P Bennett, Newent sold the third prize pen for £110/head to J Bryan, Malvern.

In the rams DN Bennett & Son, Powys topped at 2400gns for Plasucha Bobbys Boy. A shearling ram bred from a John Morton sire out of a homebred ewe. This lot was purchased by T Rees, Carmarthen. E & D Jones were next with a Lluest shearling ram sired by Lluest Nobleman. This sold to SL Keswick, Cheltenham for 2100gns. The first prize ram from WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllheli sold for 2000gns to JM & GC Adams, Cornwall. This ram was bred from a Hamish Goldie sire out of a homebred ewe.

Aged Ewes to £138 av. £79.78
Shearling Ewes to £240 av. £125.96
Ewe Lambs to £150 av. £90.21
Rams to 2400gns av. £679.84

Show Results
Judge: Ivan Belton, Southern Ireland
Pen of 5 Shearling Ewes
1. W & J McCurdie
2. G & A Fort
3. DN Bennett & Son

Pen of 5 Ewe Lambs
1. WJ & DJ Williams
2. C Price
3. Phyll Bennett

Shearling Ram
1. WJ & DJ Williams (476)
2. G & A Fort (401)
3. JA & R Geldard & Sons (486)


Related Links
link Strong Commercial Demand for Ruthin Lleyns
link Role of Sheep in Shaping Our Landscapes
link Beltex and Dunbia Renew Lamb Export Scheme Offer
link Sheep Breeders

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