A good clearance in all categories was seen at Thainstone Mart when registered Lleyn sheep went under the hammer. There was 100% clearance of the ewe lambs sold with rams seeing a 90% clearance.
The champion females was awarded by judge Pamela Ritchie to W and N Lawrence, Blackpots with their pen of shearling ewes which went on to sell for the female top price of £175/head to L Cruden, Dyce.
In the ewe lamb section J Riddell and Co of Nether Coullie, sold his 1st prize pen for £94/head. The same vendor then sold a pen for £80/head to J C A Sharp, Alford. The second prize pen from Henderson and MacLeod, Stonehaven sold for £76/head to G A Clubb, Ellon.
W and N Lawrence topped the ram section selling a shearling ram bred from a homebred sire for 600gns to A M Irvine, Huntley. Henderson and MacLeod sold a J Kingan sired ram for 510gns to Drummuir Home, Keith. The champion ram from Laga Farms Ltd bred from a Derek Steen sire sold for 500gns to J Riddell and Co. W and N Lawrence also sold for 500gns to J and A Strathdown, Huntley.
Shearling ewes sold to £175 and averaged £141; Ewe Lambs sold to £94 and averaged £83; Rams sold to 600gns and averaged £480