Shearling ewes in demand at Lleyn sale

A fast trade of females was seen at the recent West Country sale of Lleyn sheep in Exeter, which saw shearling ewes topping at £146.


100% clearance was witnessed for shearling ewes with the top price going to Jim Dufosee, Warmister. Ewe lambs from Messrs W J and B M Lewis, Llanon, Ceredigion sold at £110 and £102 with ewe lambs from T R B Turner, Crediton selling to £104.


Demand was also witnessed for rams, with prices topping at 2600gns for a shearling ram from Messrs E and D Jones, Macynlleth and heading home with D Bond, Chichester. They also sold another shearling ram at 1600gns. This was the same price witnessed for a ram from E S J Collins.


Averages ewe lambs, £83.94; yearling ewes £118.11; senior ewes, £84.16; shearling rams, £577.50