Lleyn Sheep Society – Stirling Sale – Monday 12th September 2016

High spirits were about today helped by telephone bidders.  Both the females and males sold well with very few turned out unsold. 

The females set off strong early on with the second prized pen of shearlings from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal which were second into the ring selling for £270/head to Messrs Anderson over the phone.  The same buyer also bought another pen from the Geldards at £170/head.  The Geldards had the next top price of £250/head when selling a pen of ten to Rosneath Farms, Helensburgh.  Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell sold a pen for £200/head to Messrs Paterson, Isle of Tiree.  With an average £9 up on the year, commercial shearlings were selling from £110 to £160.

Ewes lambs of which were mainly made up of running lambs topped at £110/head twice.  First the Walling Family of Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk sold the second prize pen to F & A Younger, Gargunnock.  Then the first prize pen from new breeder JR Graham & Partners, Biggar sold to A Urquart, Banchory.  There were three pens sold for £100/head.  John Morton, Penrith sold the third prize pen to Colin Crawford, Forth.  The same buyer bought two pens of ten from the Farmstock Genetics pen.

Rams saw plenty of interest with the first eleven into the ring all sold and 23 in total out of the 31 forward finding homes.  R Johnston & Sons, Falkirk topped the section with a homebred shearling which had been given second prize in the show.  By Lochar Captain, he sold for 800gns to Rosebery Estate, South Queensferry.  Laga Farms from Orkney came next with a Laga ram shearling sired by Plasucha Benjamin. He sold for 700gns to J Mclaren & Sons, Dalmally.  R Johnston got 650gns for the first ram into the ring sired by the same ram at the top price, he was bought by AH Lyon, Isle of Bute.

Averages

213 MVA Shearling Ewes to £270 av. £161

105 Non MVA Shearling Ewes to £125 av. £110

121 Ewe Lambs to £110 av. £87

23 Rams to 800gns av. £459

Top Prices

Shearling Ewes

JA & R Geldard & Sons £270

JA & R Geldard & Sons £250

H Goldie £200

Orchard Lleyn £170

JA & R Geldard & Sons £170

Laga Farms £170

R Johnston & Sons £170

J Harrison £165

J Harrison £160

D McGowan £160 (x2)

Ewe Lambs

Farmstock Genetics £110

JR Graham & Partners £110

Farmstock Genetics £100 (x2)

JG Morton £100

Farmstock Genetics £90

NR Walter £90JG Morton £90

JR Graham & Partners £85

Rams

R Johnston & Sons 800gns

Laga Farms Ltd 700gns

R Johnston & Sons 650gns

D & B Henderson 600gns

JA & R Geldard & Sons 600gns

D & B Henderson 550gns

Farmstock Genetics 550gns

Show Results

Judge: John Blakey, Morpeth

Shearling Ewes

  1. John Harriosn
  2. JA & R Geldard & Sons
  3. H Goldie

Ewe Lambs

  1. JR Graham & Partners
  2. Farmstock Genetics
  3. JG Morton

Shearling Ram

  1. D & B Henderson (3)
  2. R Johnston (2)
  3. JA & R Geldard & Sons (30)