Celebrating 50 Years of the Lleyn Sheep Society in 2020

Lleyn Annual Sale Thainstone Mart

It was a very warm Thainstone Sale this year, however, there was no shortage of buyers especially for the females.

The show was judged by Colin Crawford, Crooklands Lleyn, Forth who bought himself some birthday presents from David Henderson, Stonehaven who was also celebrating a milestone birthday. Both men were delighted with their celebrations which included cake after the judging of the show.

The gimmers were in demand with the top price going to Lynsay Cruden, Aberdeen for her homebred gimmers which sold at £158/head. The first prize gimmers from D & B Henderson, Stonehaven sold to judge Colin Crawford for £150/head.  The top priced ewe lambs also came from D & B Henderson purchased by judge Colin Crawford for £100/head.

There were some new buyers in amongst the crowd which was pleasing and promising for the breed, we also had a new breeder selling for the first time.

There were 20 shearling rams forward for the sale, with top price going to W & N Lawrence, Ellon at 750gns.  The male champion a Laga Ram from Michael Cursiter, Laga farms, Orkney sold to Judge Colin Crawford for 650gns.


Shearling Ewes to £158 average £116

Ewe lambs to £100 average £91

Shearling Tups to 750gns average £313

Top Prices

Shearling Tups

W&N Lawrence 750 gns

Laga Farms 650 gns

D&B Henderson 400 gns

Shearling Ewes

Lynsay Druden £158

W&N Lawrence £155

D&B Henderson £150

Laga Farms £148

Ewe Lambs

D&B Henderson £100

J Riddell & Co £95


Pre-Sale Show Results

Judge: Mr Colin Crawford

Class 1 – Shearling Ram:

  1. Laga Farms Ltd
  2. D & B Henderson
  3. W&N Lawrence

Class 2 – Shearling Ewe

  1. D& B Henderson
  2. W&N Lawrence
  3. Laga Farms Ltd

Class 3 – Ewe Lamb

  1. D&B Hednerson
  2. J Riddell & Co

Champion Ram: Laga (3)

Champion Female D& B Henderson Ewe Lambs