2014-09-03   facebooktwitterrss

Ruthin Lleyn Rams Reach 6,200gns

The commercial buyers looking for large numbers helped to put a bottom in the commercial Lleyn shearling ewe trade at Ruthin on Monday 1st September 2014.

The top shearling ewe price of the day was Dewi Ellis, Betws y Coed when he sold his pen of five strong shearling ewes for £255/head to Ashton Selway, Dorset. This pen had previously won the inaugural National Lleyn Sheep Competition at the Livestock Event in July.

Top Priced Ram from Hamish Goldie 6200gns

Top Priced Ram from Hamish Goldie 6200gns

The Champion pen of shearlings from DN Bennett & Son sold for £250/head to GE & HE Sevonoaks, Abergavenny. JK Goldie, Dumfries sold a pen for £250/head, this pen had been placed 3rd in the pre-sale show. They were bought by Mr Harris, Northallerton. The Goldie Family also sold a pen for £205/head to T Davies & Son. JA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal and Lionel Organ, Carmarthenshire sold pens for £200/head.

There were many commercial pens sold for £140 - £190/head.

In the ewe lamb section buyers were more choosey with the better grown lambs getting away much easier. AW Davies, Pwllheli topped with the reserve champion female pen realising £135/head to RG & ME Davies. JK Goldie, Dumfries got a pen away at £110/head to T Price, Ceredigion. WJ & DJ Wiliams, Pwllheli sold the second prize pen for £110/head to J Martland. JM & GC Adams, Truro sold for £102/head and C Price, Brecon £100/head.

The stronger commercial lambs were getting away for £75 to £98/head. The commercial buyers were at the sale early bidding well for the ewe lambs in the non MVA section at the start of the sale from £62-£104/head.

The aged ewe section saw the sheep finding homes relatively easily with GO & E Williams, Corwen topping at £130/head for two year ewes sold to K Lightfoot, Mold. Mr Lightfoot also bought a pen from RST & SA Morgan, Whitchurch for £125/head. The first prize pen, four year olds from DW Ellis realised £116/head.

The first 100 rams through the ring found bids easily with only the odd couple unsold. The highlight was a shearling shown by Hamish Goldie, Dumfries, Lochar Chairman which sold for 6200gns to buyers JA & R Geldard & Sons and Simon Kavanagh, Skipton. Chairman is bred from a Lluest Wen sire out of a Goldie ewe.

Next to top was from Lionel Organ, Southam Cavalier is a shearling ram sired by a Wynne Davies ram whilst out of a homebred ewe. He sold for 3600gns to JF Robinson & Son, Shropshire. Hamish Goldie also brought to the ring with his Orchard Lleyn Flock, Lochar Cavilier which is bred by the same Lluest Wen sire as the top priced ram. This one sold for 3100gns to E & D Jones, Machynlleth.

The Geldard Family sold a Wraycastle ram bred from a Norman Lawrence sire for 2600gns to West Berwick Farms, Skipton. AW Davies, Pwllheli sold Bronallt Carlsberg for 2100gns to WP & NL Davies. T & B Fort, Keighley sold Fort Cracker for 2050gns to GH Blakey, Northumberland.

There was just one ram lamb forward, from DW Ellis, Betws y Coed. Llaethog Dan found a home with WK Roberts, Gwynedd for 360gns.


Related Links
link Appreciation of Work Behind NSA Scot Sheep 2014
link Fantastic Clearance Rates for the first Lleyn Sale of the Season
link Sheep Health and Welfare Conference 2014
link North Country Cheviot Sale Attracting UK-Wide Interest

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