Lleyn Sheep Society – Sale at Ballymena Mart

Saturday 10th September 2016

Quality sheep were in demand with a full crowd creating some strong prices at Ballymena today.

The shearling ewe trade saw three pens make £200/head and over.  First to top was Aubrey Bothwell, Maguirebridge selling the first prize pen of five for £295/head to Adrian & Hugh Trainor, Newry.  Next C & A Kennedy, Ballyclare sold the 2nd prize pen at £250/head to R Paynter, Hockley.  The third prize pen from J Johnston, Portrush sold for £200/head to A Dodd, Sligo.

The ewe lambs also saw some spark in the trade.  Once again it was Aubrey Bothwell who topped the section selling the first prize pen at £182/head to Adrian & Hugh Trainor, Newry.  J & C Kennedy, Ballyclare were fruitful with the first pen into the ring selling for £140/head to George Kennedy, Larne.  Barry Latimer, Trillick sold a pen for £132/head to R Wells, Craigavon.  There was a very high clearance rate across the females with only odd pens returned home.

The rams also saw a strong clearance. Barry Latimer, Trillick topped at £1450 for Girgadis Eric a shearling ram bred from a B Walling ram.  He was purchased by C McIntyre, Belmullet.  C & A Kennedy, Ballyclare sold Mileview Exuberance bred from a Lluest Wen ram for £1250 to J Coulter, Newtownards.  Barry Latimer then sold Girgadis Excalibur also by the Walling sire for £800 to PG McNIcholl, Dungiven.

Averages

Shearling Ewes to £295 av. £162

Ewe Lambs to £182 av. £99

Shearling Rams to £1450 av. £616

Top Prices

Shearling Ewes

A Bothwell £295

C & A Kennedy £250

J Johnston £200

A Bothwell £182 (x3)

R Manson £182

J Johnston £178

J Johnston £175

A McConville £172

A Hegan £172

Ewe Lambs

A Bothwell £182

J & C Kennedy £140

B Latimer £132

R Millen £130

R Millen £128

J Coulter £125

A Bothwell £125

A Bothwell £124

J Coulter £122

R Millen £122

Rams

B Latimer £1450

C & A Kennedy £1250

B Latimer £800

J & C Kennedy £780

D Mullen £720

J & C Kennedy £650

B Latimer £620

S Killen £600

A Bothwell £600

J Coulter £560

 

Show Results

Judge: Simon Brown, Ballyrogan

Shearling Ram

  1. C & A Kennedy
  2. B Latimer
  3. J & C Kennedy

Shearling Ewes

  1. A Bothwell
  2. C & A Kennedy
  3. J Johnston

Ewe Lambs

  1. A Bothwell
  2. R Millen
  3. J Coulter