Lleyn Sheep Society Annual Shale – Thainstone Mart 

There was a good show of sheep at Thainstone, one of the most even show of quality we had.  Our judge for the day was Neil McGowan, Incheoch had the unenviable task of sorting them out. The prizes were shared out between a number of the sellers which shows the quality brought forward. There was a buzz around the ring.   The sale had been moved forward in the day to 10am just before the first annual gimmer sale.  The bidding was steady with a few buyers purchasing more than one lot 

We had entries from Carmont Valley, Donside, Blackpotts, Laga, Gallery, Haywood and Anniston.

There were 150 gimmers, 25 ewe lambs and 14 rams forward


Shearling ewes to £150 av. £126

Ewe Lambs to £90 av. £77

Rams to 480gns av. £372

Top Prices

Shearling Ewes

W & N Lawrence £150

W & N Lawrence £135

W & N Lawrence £132

L Cruden £130

Laga Farms £130

Ewe Lambs

C & C Crawford £90

C & C Crawford £72

J Simson £70


W & N Lawrence 480gns

C & C Crawford 420gns

W & N Lawrence 400gns

CJ & JS Robertson 350gns

Show Results

Judge – Mr Neil McGowan, Incheoch Farm, Alyth.

Class 1 Pen of 5 Gimmers

  1.  R & S Turnbull, Anniston Farm, Inverbervie
  2. Lawrence, Blackpots, Auchnagatt
  3. L Cruden, Woodlands Farm, Dyce

Class 2 Pen of 5 Ewe Lambs

  1. C C & C Crawford, Teuchitfauld, Maud
  2. J Simson, Gallery Home Farm, Montrose
  3. Carmont Valley Livestock, East Carmont, Stonehaven

Class 3 Shearling Ram

  1. N Lawrence, Blackpots
  2. Carmont Valley Livestock, East Carmont
  3. Laga Farms, Evie, Orkney

Champion Pen of Females

R & S Turnbull, Anniston Farm, Inverbervie

Champion Male

N Lawrence, Blackpots, Auchnagatt

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