Lleyn averages up at Carmarthen sale

Lleyn averages in every section were up on the year across all sections at Carmarthen.  There was a strong demand for ewes with a 100% clearance.  W J and D J Williams had the only entry in the older ewes selling their three year olds for £140/head.

In the yearlings the top price went to Helen Wells for the 1st prize shearlings selling at £250/head, while other notable prices were Lionel Organ who sold two pens for £235 and £230 whilst Dewi Ellis sold his pen for £225/head. The second place shearlings from John George made £218/head and the third place pen from Wynne Davies made £215/head.

The ewe lamb section was also strong with half of the lots sold for over £100/head. The top price went to T and J Rees at £128/head.  J and R Twose made £125/head for the second prize pen followed with D and C Morris selling for £120/head. W J and D J Williams sold their first prize pen for £118/head.  Richard Marshall realised £115 a head for the third prize pen in the non MV section.

There was another 100% clearance on the rams forward. Top price of 1,120gns went to W J and D J Williams for their second prize ram.  The first place ram from Helen Wells sold for 800gns and the third prize ram from Wynne Davies making 600gns.  Other notable prices were E and D Jones at 540gns and 500gns, D and C Morris and Lionel Organ 520gns.

There was a crowd around the sale ring for the duration and there were several commercial buyers returning to this annual sale full of praise for previous purchases.

Averages: Shearling ewes, £175 (+£19); ewe lambs, £99 (+£2); rams, £413 (+£20)