Celebrating 50 Years of the Lleyn Sheep Society in 2020

Lleyn Sheep Society- Sale at Ruthin Farmers Mart – Monday 4th September 2017

There was an encouraging crowd of people at Ruthin today.  With a decent entry forward buyers had the advantage of plenty of choice when making their purchases.  There were strong clearances across the female sections with some rams later in the day harder to place.

The aged ewes saw a very strong trade with Dewi Ellis, Pentrefoelas topping this section several times, first with a pen of 9 two year olds selling for £182/head to ET Pugh, Bala.  7 two year olds were sold for £170/head to Twose Farms Ltd, Carmarthen.  The same home sold two pens of three year olds for £160/head with another pen at £158/head to ET Pugh.  WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllheli sold 2 pens of 10 three year olds for £152/head and £148/head to Vaughan Farms Ltd, Leominster.

The shearling ewe section saw a strong clearance rate.  Stronger ewes sold well although smart ewes could command a solid price. DN Bennett & Son, Meifod sold the second prize pen of five for £230/head to KA & EA James-Evans, Lampeter.  The first prize pen of five from Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell sold for £215/head to Lorna Scanlon, Lanark.  JA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal realised £202/head for a pen of five to HG Thurston & Co Ltd, Stowmarket.  Mrs HM Wells, Carmarthen sold a pen of five for £200/head to P Knowles, Kendal.  DN Bennett, Meifod sold the second prize pen of 10 for £190/head to MR Evans, Newtown.  The first prize pen of ten from Dewi Ellis achieved £176/head to William Roobottom, Nugetey.

Ewe lambs saw a firm demand for tupping lambs.  The top price was achieved by the first prize pen of five from J & R Twose, Carmarthen which sold for £148/head to RJ Ryan, Abergele.  J Barrow & Sons, Appleby realised £144/head for one of their pens which was bought by D Jones, Pwllheli, the same buyer bought another pen from them at £122/head.  JA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal sold five for £138 also to D Jones.  DW & CF Morris sold his pen for £130/head.  Running lambs were changing hands for £75 to £90 depending on size and style.

There was a sound ram trade for those rams which had been picked out with buyers waiting for lots up until the end of the sale.  The top price was realised by DN Bennett & Son, Meifod with Plasucha Front Runner who sold for 5700gns to Lorna Scanlon, Lanark.  Sired by Goldies Detective he is out of a homebred ewe.  He had stood second in his class the night before.  WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllheli was next with Tacho Firecracker.  Sired by a Lionel Organ ram out of a homebred ewe he sold for 2800gns to John Morton, Penrith.  Christine Lewis sold a Brynowen ram sired by a Goldie sire for 1700gns to Ian Walling of Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk.  A third prize ram sired by Lluest Caradog from DW & CF Morris, Carmarthen, Penywern Faraday sold for 1600gns to C Stewart, Carmarthen.  At the same price E & D Jones, Machynlleth sold Lluest Faithful sired by Wraycastle Warrier to HE Jones, Machynlleth.


Aged ewes to £182 av. £115 (-6)

Shearling Ewes to £230 av. £144 (-3)

Ewe Lambs to £148 av. £92 (0)

Rams to 5700gns av. £686 (-44)

Top prices

Aged Ewe

DW Ellis £182

DW Ellis £170

DW Ellis £160 (x2)

DW Ellis £158

WJ & DJ Williams £152

WJ & DJ Williams £148

I Roberts £144

JF Robinson & Son £144

RHS Tuner £128

RE & E Jones £128

Shearling Ewes

DN Bennett & Son £230

Hamish Goldie £215

JA & R Geldard & Son £202

HM Wells £200

DN Bennett & Son £190

Hamish Goldie £182

DW Ellis £176

C Lewis £175

Hamish Goldie £172

Ewe Lambs

J & R Twose £148

J Barrow & Sons £144

JA & R Geldard & Sons £138

DW & CF Morris £130

JM & GC Adams £126 (x2)

RV Jones £122

C Lewis £122 (x2)

J Barrow & Sons £122

C Price £120

DN Bennett £120


R Bennett 5700gns

WJ & DJ Williams 2800gns

C Lewis 1700gns

DW & CF Morris 1600gns

E & D Jones 1600gns

DT Jones 1550gns

G & A Fort 1500gns

JM & GC Adams 1200gns

JA & R Geldard & Sons 950gns

R Bennett 750gns

Show Results

Judges: Females – Lionel Organ.  Rams – Charles Geldard

Pen of five Shearling Ewes

  1. H Goldie
  2. DN Bennett & Son
  3. DW Ellis

Pen of ten Shearling Ewes

  1. DW Ellis
  2. DN Bennett & Son
  3. AW Davies

Pen of five Ewe Lambs

  1. J & R Twose
  2. C & R Bowen
  3. DW & CF Morris

Champion Females – DW Ellis – pen of 10 shearling ewes

Reserve Females – Twose Farming – pen of five ewe lambs

Aged Ram

  1. AW Davies – 86
  2. DW Ellis – 99
  3. AW Hughes – 27

Shearling Ram

  1. TP Radford – 11
  2. R Bennett – 59
  3. DW & CF Morris – 71

Shearling Ram bred by North Wales Club Member

  1. DT Jones – 75
  2. WJ & D Williams – 24
  3. DN Bennett & Son – 8

Champion Ram – DT Jones – 75

Reserve Ram – AW Davies – 86