Shearling rams hit a 6,200gns at the Lleyn Society annual sale, Ruthin this week (1 September).
Topping trade was Lochar Chairman from Hamish Goldie, Dumfries. Bred from a Lluest Wen sire and out of a Goldie ewe he sold in a two-way split to JA and R Geldard and Sons and Simon Kavanagh, Skipton.
Next best at 3,600gns was Southam Cavalier from Lionel Organ. This shearling ram is sired by a Wynne Davies ram and is out of a homebred ewe. He was knocked down to JF Robinson and Son, Shropshire.
A second ram from Hamish Goldie’s Orchard Lleyn Flock made 3,100gns. This price was paid for Lochar Cavilier – bred by the same Lluest Wen sire as the top priced ram. Buyer was E and D Jones, Machynlleth.
The Geldard family recouped some money when selling their Wraycastle ram – bred from a Norman Lawrence sire – for 2,600gns to West Berwick Farms, Skipton.
Trade for shearling ewes topped at £255 a head for a pen of five from Dewi Ellis, Betws y Coed. Buyer was Ashton Selway, Dorset. This pen had previously won the inaugural National Lleyn Sheep Competition at the Livestock Event in July.
The Champion pen of the day from DN Bennett and Son sold for £250/head to GE and HE Sevonoaks, Abergavenny. JK Goldie, Dumfries, sold their third prize pen for £250/head to Mr Harris, Northallerton.
In the ewe lamb section buyers were more choosey with the better grown lambs easier to sell. AW Davies, Pwllheli, topped with the reserve champion female pen realising £135/head to RG and ME Davies.
The aged ewe section saw a top of £130/head from GO and E Williams, Corwen, with his two year ewes selling to K Lightfoot, Mold.