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Carlisle Sees Best Lleyn Ram Trade

There were bidders all day at the ringside at Carlisle with a firm trade for the females and one of the best trades seen for the rams. The successful purchasers travelled from as far as the very North of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire & North Wales.

The championship in the females was awarded to B Walling, Farmstock Genetics Selkirk with their pen of very smart ewe lambs. These went on to sell for £250/head to Flock 1836 D Henderson & R Macleod, Stonehaven. Also in the ewe lamb section John Morton, Penrith sold the third prize pen for £180/head to Andrew Kennedy, Ballyclare. Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell sold a pen at £180/head to Aidan McConville, Newry.

Champion Ram - DN Bennett & Son - Plasucha Bart Top Price 6000gns

Champion Ram - DN Bennett & Son - Plasucha Bart - 6000gns

In the shearling ewes Lionel Organ made his journey all the way from Carmarthenshire worthwhile when he topped the section at £250/head to Andrew Kennedy, Ballyclare. The first prize pen from JK Goldie, Ruthwell sold for £220/head this time to Charles Kennedy, Ballyclare. The second prize pen from DN Bennett & Son realised £200/head to RN Cranston & Son, Dumfries. JAR Geldard & Son’s first pen in the ring sold for £200/head to A Robinson, Ballymena. 21 pens realised £170/head and over, the average is up £4.72 on last year.

Described by many as “one of the best Lleyn ram trades seen”. Although the numbers allowed the ram buyers to be choosey, they remained at the ringside until the end to get the ram they had come for. 102 out of the 137 forward sold with 30 selling for 1000gns and above and 24 selling in the 500-900gns price bracket. The top of the day was 6000gns for the champion ram from DN Bennett & Sons, Powys. Plasucha Bart, a home bred shearling ram is sired by a John Morton ram and out of a homebred ewe. Michael Cursiter, Orkney, the pre show judge stood by his judgement and bought the ram for his Laga Farm flock.

Lionel Organ, Carmarthenshire sold a Ballylinney sired ram, grand sire Lleust Commando for 5500gns to Derek Steen, Lockerbie.

JA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal sold a Sackville-Hamilton sired ram for 5000gns to G & A Fort, Keighley. Having travelled all the way from Northern Ireland, A & C Kennedy, Ballyclare sold Mileview Balmoral, a JK Goldie sired ram for 4500gns to John Morton, Penrith.

1095 Shearling ewes to £250 av. £153.72 (+£4.72)
904 Ewe Lambs to £250 av. £81.01 (-£15) (672 more sheep in the section)
18 Aged Ewes to £100 av. £78.89(- £28)
102 Rams to 6000gns av. £1092.72 (+£132.72)

Females Judge: David Alexander, Ayrshire
Ram Judge: Michael Cursiter, Orkney

Shearling Ewes
1st JK Goldie
2nd DN Bennett & Son
3rd L Jenkinson

Ewe Lambs
1st B Walling, Farmstock Genetics
2nd L Organ
3rd J Morton

Champion Females: B Walling, Farmstock Genetics, ewe lambs
Reserve Champion: JK Goldie, shearling ewes

Aged Ram
1st I & A Jones (46)
2nd S & W Hutton (106)

Shearling Ram
1st DN Bennett & Son (38)
2nd G & A Fort (7)
3rd C & A Kennedy (57)

Champion Ram: DN Bennett & Son (38)
Reserve Champion: G & A Fort (7)

Shearling Ewes
L Organ £250
JK Goldie £220
JA & R Geldard & Sons £200
DN Bennett & Son £200
D Alexander £190
JA & R Geldard & Sons £185
L Jenkinson £180
JK Goldie £180
JA & R Geldard & Sons £180
H Goldie £175
C & A Kenndey £170
H Goldie £170
JK Goldie £170 (x2)
Orchard Lleyn £170 (x2)
JA & R Geldard & Sons £170
DN Bennett & Son £170
GH Blakey £170 (x2)
JF Allen £170

Ewe Lambs
B Walling, Farmstock Genetics £250
John Morton £180
H Goldie £180
L Organ £170
David Knowles £130
Peter Knowles £110
John Morton £105
David Knowles £105
J & A Barrow & Sons £105
WJ & DJ Williams £100
Tim McGarva £100 (x2)
HL Nelless £100
C & A Kennedy £100
Peter Knowles £100
B Walling, Farmstock Genetics £100

B Glaister £100
J Arnold £68
J Arnold £56

Champion Females - Ewe Lambs - Farmstock Genetics £250

Champion Females - Ewe Lambs - Farmstock Genetics £250

DN Bennett & Son 6000gns
L Organ 5500gns
JA & R Geldard & Sons 5000gns
C & A Kennedy 4500gns
Laga Farms 3600gns
JK Goldie 3500gns
DN Bennett & Son 3500gns
Laga Farms 3400gns
HL Nelless 3200gns
JK Goldie 2800gns
G & A Fort 2800gns
Laga Farms 2500gns
E & D Jones 2500gns
C & A Kennedy 2000gns
JK Goldie 2000gns
H Goldie 2000gns
GH Blakey 2000gns


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