Lleyn rams make 8,000gns at Borderway mart

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.




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)