Lleyns met phenomenal trade at Carlisle on the weekend, with ram trade peaking at 8,000gns.

 

Sale leader was Lochar Clansman from Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire. Sired by a Lluest Wen ram this one is out of a homebred ewe. Buyer was GA Fort, Steeton, West Yorkshire.

Carlisle 2014 - Top Priced Ram from Hamish Goldie lot 44     8000gns

Next best at 6,000gns was a shearling ram from Peter Knowles’ Cragg flock, Kendal, Cumbria. Bred from a B Walling sire he is out of a homebred ewe. He joined H and M Dugdale and Son, Settle, North Yorkshire.

Carlisle 2014 - P Knowles lot 84 6000gns

Mr Goldie made 3,800gns for Lochlar Captain, bred from another Lluest Wen sire. He was the choice of R Johnston, Falkirk, Stirlingshire.

 

Also at 3,800gns was Ballylinney shearling ram from Derek Steen, Hawick, Roxburghshire. This one was bred from a DN Bennett and Son sire, out of a homebred ewe. Buyer was HL Needless, Morpeth, Northumberland.

 

Females

 

Shearling ewes sold to a high of £450 a head for a pen from Lionel Organ, Carmarthenshire. Buyer was Barry Latimer, Co Tyrone.

Carlisle 2014 - Lionel Organ sells top priced females - shearlings £450

Next best was at £300 a piece was a third prize pen of shearling ewes from JK Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries. They were knocked down to Ryan Bowie, Crieff.

 

JK Goldie also topped the individual shearling ewe section at £300 a head when selling to J Martland, Ormskirk.

 

Ewe lamb trade was led by Lionel Organ at £300 a head. They headed home with A McConville, County Down.

 

Averages: 954 shearling ewes, £179.35; 1,108 ewe lambs, £106.44; 111 rams, £1,163.14 and 23 ewes, £86.67.

 

(Harrison and Hetherington)