Celebrating 50 Years of the Lleyn Sheep Society in 2020

Stirling 2020

There was a buzz of excitement at Stirling with breeding females and rams very much in demand.  The senior ewes saw demand from those requiring embryo recipients while shearling ewes were wanted by new breeders.  Rams saw plenty of buyers with them travelling from the very north of Scotland to the Borders.

The senior ewes set off on a high with a pen of 28 three-year olds from R Johnston & Son, Falkirk selling for £172/head to G Mackellar, Colintraive.  Mr Johnston sold a pen of 13 four-year olds for £160/head to J Watson & Co, Berwick on Tweed.

The top priced shearling ewes came from the pens of H & JK Goldie, Ruthwell.  They realised £240/head, £225/head, £220/head and £200/head, all went home with T Barnes, Oban.  R Johnston & Sons sold a pen of 30 for £190/head to Malcolm Reid, Alloa.  Laga Farms of Orkney sold at £180/head, £172/head and £170/head, all bought by C Gospel, Strichen.

D & B Henderson got a pen of ewe lambs away to G & I French, Banff at £100/head.

H Goldie topped the ram section when selling Lochar Instigator (01312/1905032), sired by Lochar Hallmark for 1150gns to SG Mair & Sons, Turriff.  Laga Farms sold a Lagas Ram (00971/1913087) sired by Plasucha Elroy for 1050gns to J Gibb, Galston.  The same buyer bought another Lagas Ram (00971/1913307) sired by Brightonhouse Dominant for 950gns.   Both JK Goldie and Laga Farms sold rams at 900gns.

Averages

Senior Ewes to £172 av. £168

Shearling Ewes to £240 av. £184 (+42)

Ewe Lambs to £100 av. £100 (+11)

Rams to 1150gns av. £706 (+154)

Top Prices

Senior Ewes

R Johnston & Son £172

R Johnston & Son £160

Shearling Ewes

JK Goldie £240

H Goldie £225

H Goldie £220

JK Goldie £200

R Johnston & Son £190

Laga Farms £180

Laga Farms £172

Laga Farms £170

M Calderwood £150

Ewe Lambs

D & B Henderson £100

Rams

H Goldie (71) 1150gns

Laga Farms (81) 1050gns

Laga Farms (77) 950gns

JK Goldie (62) 900gns

Laga Farms (78) 900gns

Farmstock Genetics (65) 800gns

Laga Farms (80) 800gns

Orchard Lleyn (84) 800gns

JK Goldie (61) 750gns

H Goldie (72) 750gns

Auctioneers: United Auctions

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