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Lleyn Averages Hold Up at Ruthin

The Lleyn Sheep Society Sale at Ruthin Mart on Monday 3rd September 2018 rose above many people pre-sale predictions with shearling ewes seeing only one pen unsold at the end of the day.

A handful turned out of the ring unsold found buyers down the pens proving demand was there with a respectful trade which held up seeing the average price for the section up by £1 on the year.

Champion females sell for £232

Champion females sell for £232

The positive trade reflects the quality where high standards were noted across the pens.

J Hamer, Oswestry won the female championship the night before with a pen of 5 stylish shearling ewes which went on to realise the top price of £232/head when bought by DA & TK Pyke, Whitchurch.

Next DN Bennett & Son, Meifod sold a pen of 5 for £230/head to C Grindy, Macclesfield. Hamish Goldie, Dumfries sold two pens to Southern Ireland, the two pens of 5 sold for £210/head and £195/head to David Oliver, Dundalk.

WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllheli sold 5 for £200/head to ML Davies, Denbigh. There were few pens sold under the £130/head mark with many pens selling between £135-£150.

Senior ewes started the day with excitement with a top of £202/head seen for a pen of three year olds from DN Bennett & Son which sold to Vaughan Farms Ltd, Leominster. With the family’s breeding in demand, the Bennetts sold a further 6 three year olds for £196/head to ET Pugh, Bala and then six for £190/head to Vaughan Farms. WJ & DJ Williams saw pens of 4 year olds sell for £155/head and £150/head both purchased by CH Bellis, Holywell.

There was a more relaxed trade for the ewe lambs. Buyers were cautious with sellers holding store and prime sheep trades in their minds. There was a greater selection of running lambs on offer. The section topped with the 1st prize pen of 5 from AW Davies, Pwllheli selling for £125/head to GG & HE Sevenoaks, Abergavenny. Messrs Sevenoaks also bought a pen for £108/head from WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllheli. GA Jones & F Williams, Chwilog sold 5 for £102/head to A Hughes, Caernarfon. Many pens sold for £70 – 95/head.

The ram trade was firm for two thirds of the sale, once buyers had met their orders, later commercial type rams found it harder to find homes, overall clearance of 75% for 96 forward.

The highlight came early in the section when E & D Jones, Machynlleth sold lot 6 for 8400gns. This homebred Lluest (00599/1708837) ram sired by Wraycastle Emanual sold to D & C Steen, Dumfries. The Jones Family also sold lot 8 (00599/1708670) sired by a Steen ram for 1300gns to A Hughes, Caernarfon. Next Bronallt Gruf (00050/1704592) from AW Davies, Pwllheli, sired by a Robert Johnston ram sold for 1800gns to DW Ellis, Betws Y Coed.

The pre-sale show champion from Lionel Organ, Carmarthen, Southam Gunner (000306/1701900), sired by Laneside Extra sold for 1100gns to the show judge Dylan Jones for E & D Jones, Machynlleth.


Senior ewes to £202 av. £110

Shearling Ewes to £232 av. £145 (+£1)

Ewe Lambs to £125 av. £81

Rams to 8400gns av. £697 (+£11)


Senior Ewes

DN Bennett & Son (3YO) £202, £196, £190

WJ & DJ Williams (4YO) £155, £150

Shearling Ewes

J Hamer £232

DN Bennett & Son £230

H Goldie £210, £195

WJ & DJ Williams £200

Shearling Rams

E & D Jones 8400gns, 1300gns

AW Davies 1800gns

L Organ 1100gns

H Goldie 1100gns

G & A Fort 1050gns


Females - R Twose, Carmarthen
Rams – Dylan Jones, Machynlleth

Pen of 5 Shearling Ewes

1. J Hamer

2. IO & A Jones

3. HM Wells

Pen of 10 Shearling Ewes

1. AW Davies

2. L Organ

3. J George

Pen of 5 Ewe Lambs

1. AW Davies

2. J & A Barrow & Sons

3. IO & A Jones

Champion Females – J Hamer (5 shearling ewes)

Reserve Females – AW Davies (5 ewe lambs)

Senior Ram

1. AW Davies (62)

2. C Jenkins (59)

3. E Messham (21)

Shearling Ram

1. L Organ (56)

2. G & A Fort (83)

3. T & B Fort (28)

North Wales Shearling Ram

1. AW Davies (64)

2. IO & A Jones (76)

3. DT Jones (87)

Champion Ram – L Organ (56)

Reserve Ram – AW Davies (64)


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