Demand for Lleyns hit a season’s high yesterday at Carlisle where the top call was a 5000gns bid for a shearling tup from D N Bennett and Son, Powys. This one sold to J Hunt, Hevingham, Suffolk.Next best at 4800gns was one from Laga Farms, Orkney, which sold to E Pugh, Bala.Then at 3200gns was the best of the day from the Geldard Family, Cumbria. This one was bought by J Hunt, Hevingham, Suffolk.
In the females the best price of £265/head was given for the champions from the pre-sale show from Hamish Goldie, Dumfries. These were bought by the day’s big spender J Hunt, Hevingham.
At £200/head were a pen from Derek Steen which sold to David Walter, Balthayock, Perth, and at £190 were a pen from the Geldards which were bought by Mr Hunt again. He also bought the next best pen from Hamish Goldie at £185.
Topping the ewe lambs was a £110 bid for a pen from J E B Page, Penrith, when they sold to I O Jones, Abergele.
Averages; 95 rams £893.83, 51 ewes £95.12, 1296 shearling ewes £124, 349 ewe lambs £83.76 (Harrison and Hetherington).