Both males and females were in demand at the Lleyn breed sale at Carlisle yesterday, with a total of 13 rams selling at more than 2000gns.
Taking the top price in the males was a ram from John Geldard and family, Levens. This homebred shearling sold at 7800gns to H and M Dugdale, Stackhouse, Settle. Then selling at 5600gns was a shearling from E and D Jones, Lluestwen, which was bought by H L Nelless, Morpeth. At 4800gns was one from Derek Steen, Whitcastles, which was taken by P M Howie and Sons.
And at 3700gns was another from the Jones family, he sold to Denoak Livestock and making 3600gns was the champion ram, one from Alun and Robert Bennett. This one was bought by G and A Fort, Keighley.
In the females the top price of £350 was paid for the champion pen from Alun and Robert Bennett, which sold to P M Howie and Son, Perth. Then making £260 was a pen from Jim Goldie, these were bought by Irish buyers A C Kennedy, Ballyclare. At £240 was a pen from David Alexander which sold to Artaine Ltd, Matlock, while a pen from G H Blakeley, Thropton sold to P M Howie for £220.
Top spot in the ewe lambs was a £250 bid for a pen from the Bennetts which sold to Denoak Livestock.
Averages; shearling ewes £165.65, ewe lambs £79.30, shearling rams £1132.44, aged rams £637 (Harrison and Hetherington).