Lleyn Sheep Society – Annual Show & Sale at Ruthin Mart

There was a quality show of females at Ruthin today with plenty of choice across the board for buyers, senior ewes and ewe lambs saw the best clearance rates of the day at 100% and 97% respectively.  Rams also saw buyers able to pick and choose with those picked out selling well. 

The senior ewe section was topped by DW Ellis, Pentrfoelas, when he sold a pen of eight five-year olds for £148/head to DI Jones, Llanfwrog.  AW Davies, Pwllhelli sold nine three-year olds for £140/head to EG Rees, Abergele.  DJ Steen, Dumfries sold eight two-year olds for £140/head to C Grindey, Macclesfield.

The shearling ewe section was topped by the first pen into the ring from JK Goldie, Ruthwell.  This pen of five sold for £300/head to Peter Robinson, Naas, Ireland who was bidding over the phone.  Messrs H Goldie sold to the same buyer his pen of five for £190/head.  The second prize pen of five from E & D Jones, Machynlleth sold for £265/head to P & S Eckett, Sturninster.  The champion pen from HM Wells, Cardigan having been passed in the ring changed hands for £200/head after when taken home by D & B Vaughan, Tufton.  L Organ showed the first prize pen of 10 shearling ewes which went on to sell for £145/head to E Dodgeson, Kendal.

The first two thirds of the ballot saw most pens getting away at £140-£148 with buyers happy to take home some great quality for these reasonable prices.  Ewes were being purchased for registered breeding, commercial use and for use as embryo recipient carriers in pedigree terminal flocks.

Ewe lambs saw a lifted confidence as the ringside filled up again.  Many described as ‘running lambs’ most found homes easily at £80-£95/head.  The champion pen from DW & CF Morris, Carmarthen sold for the top price of £128/head to AG Selway, Dorset.  Three pens sold at £100/head to Chwilog Fawr Cyf, Pwlleli.  These pens came from Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk, WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllhelli and A & G Hughes, Clynnogfawr.

The Champion Ram held his own taking the top price of the day.  A Lluest (00599/1810025) shearling ramsired by Wraycastle Edwaldo.  Sold by E & D Jones, Machynlleth, he was purchased for 3100gns by Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell.  HM Wells sold Rowelen Howard (00575/1801280) sired by Lochar Firefly for 2000gns.  He had stood third in the show the night before as well as being placed at the Royal Welsh.  He was taken home by judge James Dugdale, Settle.  WJ & DD Williams, Pwllhelli sold a Steen sired Tacho (00350/1804537) ram for 1700gns to C Lewis, Caersws and John Morton, Penith.  Three rams made the 1000gns mark, these came from AW Davies, C Lewis & E & D Jones.

Top Prices

Senior ewes

DW Ellis £148

AW Davies £140

DJ Steen £140

DW Ellis £135

DW Ellis £130

AW Davies £130

WJ & DJ Williams £122 (x2)

DW Ellis £115

D & B Vaughan £112

WJ & DJ Williams £112

Shearling Ewes

JK Goldie £300

E & D Jones £265

HM Wells £200

H Goldie £190

DJ Steen £172

JK Goldie £160

AW Davies £160

Farmstock Genetics £160

AW Davies £158

E & D Jones £158

Ewe Lambs

DW & CF Morris £128

Farmstock Genetics £100

WJ & DJ Williams £100

A & G Hughes £100

Twose Farms Ltd £98

DW & CF Morris £98

G & TA Williams £98

WJ & DJ Williams £96

Dr G Evans £94

G & TA Williams £94


E & D Jones 3100gns

HM Wells 2000gns

WJ & DJ Williams 1700gns

C Lewis 1000gns

E & D Jones 1000gns

AW Davies 1000gns

E & D Jones 950gns

JK Goldie 900gns

G & A Fort 900gns

JA & R Geldard & sons 900gns


Senior ewes to £142 av. £94

Shearling Ewes to £300 av. £144 (-£1)

Ewe Lambs to £128 av. £87 (+£6)

Rams to 3100gns av. £667

Show Results


Females – Sarah Greig, Shrewsbury

Rams – James Dugdale, Settle

Pen of 5 Shearling Ewes

  1. HM Wells, 575
  2. E & D Jones, 599
  3. A & G Hughes, 2182

Pen of 10 Shearling Ewes

  1. L Organ, 306
  2. AW Davies, 50
  3. CO Stewart, 1982

Pen of 5 Ewe Lambs

  1. DW & CF Morris, 873
  2. J & R Twose, 552
  3. G & TA Williams, 1164

Champion females – HM Wells

Reserve females – L Organ

Senior Ram

  1. AE Davies (17)
  2. AW Hughes (80)
  3. GO & E Williams (64)

Shearling Ram

  1. E & D Jones (53)
  2. G & A Fort (24)
  3. HM Wells (56)

North Wales Club Member Shearling Ram

  1. AW Davies (13)
  2. E & D Jones (54)
  3. WJ & DJ Williams (5)

Champion Ram – E & D Jones (53)

Reserve Ram – AW Davies (13)

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