Lleyn Sheep Society

Sale at Carlisle – Thursday 24th September 2015

A mixed day with many highs.  Breeders type sheep finding homes easily with the desire to pay for quality.  The commercial trade was more tempered especially with the ewe lambs.  The rams saw a strong clearance with the ring remaining busy till the end.

The shearling ewes set off cool with several unsold lots which later found homes down the pens.  Once the sale warmed up only a couple of pens were passed unsold.  H Goldie, Dumfries topped the pens with his 3rd prize pen of five selling for £400/head to Ryan Bowie, Crieff.  Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk came next with a pen of 6 which included several ewes which had won prizes at shows.  They sold for £390/head to Stuart Galloway, Newton Stewart.  The Goldie Family sold two pens at £320/head to A Ross, Muir of Ord and RG Cunningham, County Down.

There was once again a class for the best individual shearling ewe which was won by H Goldie.  She sold for £1000/head to C Long, County Tyrone.  The same buyer paid £700/head for the second prize ewe from JK Goldie.  The third prize in this section came from GH Blakey, Morpeth, this sold for £170/head to Messrs Allison & Sons, Biggar.

The commercial trade was helped by many larger pens of 20’s sold.  These were being purchased regular away for £120 to £160 depending on size and skins.

With a strong entry of over 1300 ewe lambs forward there were plenty for the buyers to choose form.  As buyers which created demand at the start of the section filled their orders, the momentum slowed resulting in less lambs being sold towards the end.  Farmstock Genetics topped the section with their 3rd prize pen selling for £215/head to B Thomson, Melrose.  Next Lionel Organ, Llandysul sold his first prize pen at £200/head to P & S Eckett, Dorset.  C & A Kennedy, Ballyclare sold their pen at £140/head to Rosneath Farms Ltd, Helensburgh.

Commercial tupping lambs were being bought for £85 - £100/head, as the sale went on they were more easily bought for £80-£90/head.  Running lambs were being bought in numbers for £65 - £80/head.

In the rams WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllheli sold for the top price of 6500gns.  Tacho Destroyer caught the eye of the judge and was placed 3rd in the earlier show.  Sired by a Wraycastle ram he is out of a homebred ewe.  He was taken home by H & M Dugdale, Settle.  T & B Fort, Keighley came next with Brightonhouse Dasher.  Sired by Plasucha Bran and out of a homebred ewe.  He sold for 4500gns to JCB Farms Ltd, Staffordshire.  John Morton, Penrith sold a Bank Hall ram sired by a Kavanagh ram for 3400gns.  This was bought by JA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal jointly with S Kavanagh, Skipton.

The Champion ram from C Lewis, Powys, a two year old Brynowen ram sired by a Lagas ram was purchased for 3000gns by Laga Farms Ltd, Orkney.  The reserve champion ram Brightonhouse Diversity , a shearling from T & B Fort, Keighley, sired by a Brighton house ram sold for 1000gns to Denton Park Estates, Ilkley.

Averages

1149 Shearling ewes to £400 (Ind £1000) av. £178.98

898 Ewe Lambs to £215 av. £87.96

122 Rams to 6500gns av. £773.10

Top Prices

Pens of Shearling Ewes

H Goldie £400

Farmstock Genetics £390

H Goldie £320

JK Goldie £320

JK Goldie £300

L Organ £300

JK Goldie £280

H Goldie £255

JA & R Geldard & Sons £250

H Goldie £235

H Goldie £230

C & A Kennedy £220

L Jenkinson £220

L Jenkinson £220

JA & R Geldard & Sons £195

JA & R Geldard & Sons £190

H Goldie £180

AW Hughes £180

JA & R Geldard & Sons £180

JF Allan £180

GH Blakey £175

DN Bennett & Son £170

AW Davies £170

JA & R Geldard & Sons £170

JK Goldie £170

GH Blakey £170

Individual Shearling Ewe

H Goldie £1000

JK Goldie £700

GH Blaket £170

Ewe Lambs

Farmstock Genetics £215

L Organ £200

C & A Kennedy £140

L Jenkinson £110

P Knowles £110

HL Nelless £110 (x2)

Farmstock Genetics £105

J Morton £105

J Morton £102

P Knowles £100

D Knowles £100

Farmstock Genetics £100

WJ & DJ Williams £100

J Barrow & Sons £98

Farmstock Genetics £98 (x2)

E & D Jones £98

C Sackville-Hamilton £95

L Jenkinson £92

J Barrow & Sons £92

HL Nelless £90 (x2)

J Morton £90

B & E Latimer £90

Rams

WJ & DJ Williams (112) 6500gns

T & B Fort (101) 4500gns

J Morton (49) 3400gns

C Lewis (85) 3000gns

H Goldie (44) 3000gns

H Goldie (46) 2400gns

H Goldie (47) 2400gns

C & A Kennedy (94) 2000gns

DJ Steen (153) 1900gns

DN Bennett & Son (91) 1800gns

Farmstock Genetics (106) 1800gns

DN Bennett & Son (87) 1700gns

JA & R Geldard & Sons (28) 1600gns

JK Goldie (74) 1500gns

H & M Dugdale & Son (36) 1300gns

WJ & DJ Williams (113) 1200gns

GH Blakey (127) 1200gns

H & M Dugdale & Son (34) 1000gns

C & A Kennedy (96) 1000gns

T & B Fort (102) 1000gns

GH Blakey (125) 1000gns

LJ Steen (136) 1000gns

Show Results

Female Judge – John Kingan, Dumfries

Ram Judge – Alun Bennett, Powys

Pen of 5 Shearling Ewes

  1. L Jenkinson
  2. JA & R Geldard & Sons
  3. H Goldie

Pen of 5 Ewe Lambs

  1. L Organ
  2. P Knowles
  3. Farmstock Genetics

Champion Females – L Jenkinson – Pen of Shearling Ewes

Reserve females – L Organ – Pen of Ewe Lambs

Individual Shearling Ewe

  1. H Goldie
  2. JK Goldie
  3. GH Blakey

Aged Ram

  1. C Lewis

Shearling Ram

  1. T & B Fort (102)
  2. C & A Kennedy (94)
  3. WJ & DJ Williams (112)
  4. JK Goldie (71)
  5. G & A Fort (141)

Champion Ram – C Lewis – Aged

Reserve Ram – T & B Fort – Shearling Ram