Lleyn Sheep Society – Sale at Stirling Mart (UA) – Monday 11th September 2017

The commercial atmosphere dominated at Stirling.  Buyers were keener to bid on larger pens of ewes with £140 to £160 easily achieved for the right style and skin.  Ewe lambs saw higher demand for larger lambs which would go to the tup.  The rams saw a reasonable trade with many selling in the 400-500gns range.

The shearling ewe section topped at £180/head.  Debbie McGowan, Blairgowrie realised this for a pen of five to Hugh Kyle, South Queensferry.  Three pens hit the £160/head mark.  First the third prize pen from Linda Jenkinson, Kirkby Stephen selling to S & J Corcoran, Newton Stewart.  Derek Steen, Moffat sold a pen of ten to M & I Cross, Glenrothes.  David Alexander, Galston sold his 2nd prize pen of five to J Sloan, Milnathort.

The Walling Family of Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk sold the top priced pen of ewe lambs which had also been awarded 1st prize and reserve females in the pre-sale show.  They were purchased by Hugh Kyle for £100/head.  The same farm sold a pen of 15 for £95/head to Kirkpatrick farms, Dumfries.  JR Graham & Partners, Bigger sold a pen of 20 for £95/head to Rosneath Farms, Helensburgh.  R & S Turnbull, Montrose sold a pen of twenty for £95/head to Kirkpatrick Farms. 

The rams topped at 700gns for Goldies Freelance from Hamish Goldie.  Sired by a Lluest ram he was purchased by NS Contracting, Grantown.  Next saw R Johnston & Son, Falkirk sell a ram sired by Lochar Captain for 600gns to Hugh Kyle.  At 550gns Ian & Tom Walling, Selkirk sold Whitlaw Fenton sired by Netherton Demon to S Miller, Isle of Mull.

Averages

329 Shearling Ewes to £180 av. £140

124 Ewe Lambs to £100 av. £92

22 Rams to 700gns av. £422

 

Top Prices

Shearing Ewes

D McGowan £180

L Jenkinson £160

D Steen £160

DCS Alexander £160

DCS Alexander £150

R Johnston & Son £150

JK Goldie £150

D Tucker £150

H Goldie £145

Ewe Lambs

Farmstock Genetics £100

Farmstock Genetics £95

JR Graham & Partners £95

R & S Turnbull £95

Farmstock Genetics £90 (x3)

D & B Henderson £90

D Tucker £85

R & S Turnbull £85

Rams

H Goldie 700gns

R Johnston & Sons 600gns

T & I Walling 550gns

H Goldie 500gns

R Johnston & Sons 500gns

Laga Farms 500gns

JA & R Geldard & Sons 450gns

Farmstock Genetics 450gns

Show Results

Judges: Julie Robertson, Stonehaven & John Kingan, Dumfries

Pen of 5 Shearling Ewes

  1. H Goldie
  2. DCS Alexander
  3. L Jenkinson

Pen of 5 Ewe Lambs

  1. Farmstock Genetics
  2. R & S Turnbull
  3. JR Graham & Partners

Champion Females – H Goldie

Reserve Females – Farmstock Genetics

Shearling Ram

  1. Orchard Lleyn (32)
  2. T & I Walling (1)
  3. JA & R Geldard & Sons (19)