Ruthin Sale 2020

Today's sale was a strong day for the females with 100% clearance in the senior ewes and shearling ewes with only one pen of five ewe lambs not finding a home.  The rams saw a harder to please demand but still managed a clearance of 78%.  All averages were up on the year with females £20 - £42.50 up.  Rams saw a lift of £87.

The senior ewes set a strong trade when topping at £181/head for a pen of seven 3 year olds from DW Ellis, Pentrefoelas, going home with JG Morton, Penrith.  Mr Ellis sold further pens for £176/head (2 year olds), £168/head (4 year olds) and £145/head (5 year olds).  GO & E Williams, Derwen sold 3 year olds for £142/head to RJ Davies, St Asaph.

The shearling ewes were topped by well known breeders E & D Jones, Machynellth when selling a pen of seven for £220/head to Andrew Hartley, Hebden Bridge.  The same buyer bought a pen at £198/head from the Jones’s.  Whilst GW & GW Green, Bridgenorth also paid £198 for a pen of eight form the Jones Family.  All the way down from Ruthwell, Scotland was James Goldie who sold pens for £196/head and two lots at £190 to JM Hallam, High Peak.  JA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal sold their best pen at £195/head to Adam Kikbride, Keswick.  There was a consistent show of quality sheep throughout with £160-£170 achieved regular away.  You could pick up smaller compact types from £145 to £155.  With those picked out for pedigree breeding regularly £180 and above.

The solid trades in the prime and store lamb rings at present provided a firm base for ewe lambs helping to put the average up £21 on the year.  A & G Hughes, Clynnogfawr topped when selling their first pen at £202/head to the telephone bid of Francis Brewer, Exeter.  Next AW Davies, Pwllheli sold his pen at £172/head to another telephone bidder this time, Aidan McConville from Northern Ireland.  Mr McConville also bought two pens at £140/head from G & A Fort, Keighley.  Both WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllheli and C & J Price, Brecon sold pens for £120/head. Most pens hit the £100 with some smaller running type lambs bought could be bought in the £90’s.

The rams saw the highlight come from the pen of G & A Fort, Keighley.  Brightonhouse International (01299/1918618) sired by Fort Grand Prix sold for 5000gns to Christine Lewis, Caersws.  Two rams sold for 2600gns.  First JA & R Geldard & Sons sold a Wraycastle Ram (00621/1917573) sired by a Wraycastle sire to DN Bennett & Son, Meifod.  Helen Wells, Cardigan sold Rowelen Isaac (00575/1901350) to Derek Steen, Dumfries.   E & D Jones, Machynellth sold two from their pen at 1500gns.  Whilst Lionel Organ, Llandysul sold one at 1400gns.


Senior Ewes to £181 av. £136.50 (+42.50)

Shearling Ewes to £220 av. £167 (+20)

Ewe Lambs to £202 av. £108 (+21)

Rams to 5000gns av. £754 (+87)

Top Prices

Senior Ewes

DW Ellis (3YO) £181

DW Ellis (2YO) £176

DW Ellis (4YO) £168

DW Ellis (5YO) £145

GO & E Williams (3YO) £142

WJ & DJ Williams (3YO) £140 (x2)

DW Ellis (3YO) £138

AW Davies (2YO) £138

GO & E Williams (2YO) £134

Shearling Ewes

E & D Jones £220

E & D Jones £198 (x2)

JK Goldie £196

JA & R Geldard & Sons £195

JK Goldie £190 (x2)

H Goldie £188

H Goldie £186

Twose Farms Ltd £182

JA & R Geldard & Sons £180

J Hamer £178

HM Wells £178

L Organ £178

J Hamer £176

Orchard Lleyn £176

Ewe Lambs

A & G Hughes £202

AW Davies £172

G & A Fort £140 (x2)

WJ & DJ Williams £120

C & J Price £120

A Parry £110

P Knowles £110

W & B Lewis £108

A & E Davies £108

G & TA Williams £105

C & J Price £105

R & G Davies £104

A & G Hughes £104 (x3)


G & A Fort (30) 5000gns

HM Wells (100) 2600gns

JA & R Geldard & Sons (93) 2600gns

E & D Jones (79) 1500gn

E & D Jones (80) 1500gns

L Organ (44) 1400gns

G & A Fort (35) 1050gns

L Organ (42) 1000gns

L Organ (43) 1000gns

C Lewis (14sub) 950gns

G & A Fort (32) 850gns

WJ & DJ Williams (49) 820gns

JA & R Geldard & Sons (94) 800gns

JA & R Geldard & Sons (95) 800gns

P Knowles (64) 800gns


Auctioneers: Ruthin Farmers Mart

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