Lleyn Sheep Society 2015

Sale at Stirling Mart (UA) – Monday 14th September 2015

Buyers were selective across the board today with new breeders looking to set up registered flocks picking out the quality ewes.  Those ewe lambs picked out were also keenly sort after especially those with more size.  The rams were harder to sell, leaving the ring unsold but finding purchasers in the pens after.

The shearling ewes saw an excellent average with the top end sheep selling to exceptional prices.  Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell topped the sale with a pen of five at £410/head.  His champion pen of five raised £380/head.  Both pens were bought by Rosneath Farms, Helensburgh.  JK Goldie, Ruthwell sold a pen at £280/head to I Paterson, Tiree.  The same buyer paid the same price for a pen from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal.  There were three other pens sold at £190/head twice and £200/head.

Commercial shearlings were harder to place especially the smaller ewes.  These were being sold at £105/head to £150/head.

There was a small number of ewe lambs forward but some great quality.  CC & C Crawford, Forth topped the section with their two pens, firstly at £155/head and then £150/head for the second prize pen.  Both were bought by S Miller, Isle of Mull.  The first prize pen from Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk sold for £130/head to the same buyer.  Other lambs sold for £100/head.

The Goldie Family topped with the rams.  JK Goldie, Ruthwell sold the second prize ram, Lochar Dusk bred from an E & D Jones ram for 900gns.  He was purchased by NK Blair, Kilry.  From the same home came Lochar Display by another Jones ram.  He was purchased for 800gns by WA Osborne & Sons, Gorebridge. 

Laga Farms sold a Lagas Ram by a homebred sire for 550gns to I Whitehill, Dunfermiline.  They then sold the third prize rams, a Lagas rams sired by another homebred sire for 500gns to Brian & Janet Hill, Bute.  Hamish Goldie sold Lochar Dolphin by a homebred sire also for 500gns to the same buyer.

Averages

Shearling Ewes to £410 av. £152

Ewe Lambs to £155 av. £121

Rams to 900gns av. £365

Top Prices

Shearling Ewes

Hamish Goldie £410

Hamish Goldie £380

JA & R Geldard & Sons £280

JK Goldie £280

D & J Alexander £200

JA & R Geldard & Sons £190 (x2)

JK Goldie £180

D & B Henderson £150

NR Walter £140

Ewe Lambs

CC & C Crawford £155

CC & C Crawford £150

Farmstock Genetics £130

Farmstock Genetics £100

Rams

JK Goldie 900gns

JK Goldie 800gns

Laga Farms 550gns

Laga Farms 500gns

Hamish Goldie 500gns

Hamish Goldie 400gns

Show Results

Judge: John Morton, Penrith

Shearling Ram

  1. Farmstock Genetics (15)
  2. JK Goldie (27)
  3. Laga Farms (2)

Pen of Five Shearling Ewes

  1. Hamish Goldie
  2. D & J Alexander
  3. JK Goldie

Pen of Five Ewe Lambs

  1. Farmstock Genetics
  2. CC & C Crawford

Champion Females – Hamish Goldie – shearling ewes

Reserve females – Farmstock Genetics – ewe lambs

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