Scottish and Borders Lleyn breeders couldn’t have asked for a better day at the society’s Carlisle sale, last week, where members not only led all sections of the pre-sale show but swept the board with leading prices in the sale ring.
All breeders were well rewarded with a buoyant trade at the second last round of society sales, where no fewer than 23 rams managed to hit the 1000gns mark or over, with the section levelling at £844.77 for 110 sold.
Topping the trade at 4500gns was James K Goldie, South Bower Houses, Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire with his entry, Goldies Leslie (01312/2206780). By stock ram 00599/2112884, he is the second highest Index shearling in the National flock competition and in the top maternal 1% of the breed. Forking out the cash for this boy was T Moffat, Hillend Farm, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
Next in the trade stakes at 2800gns was the second prize individual ram, Fort League (01299/2224633), from T & B Fort, Brighton House Farm, Keighley. Out of the flock’s new stock ram, 01207/1904982, he headed north to join C Davidson, Skaill Farm, Sandwick, Orkney.
L Scanlon, Burghmuir Farm, Biggar paid 2200gns for the third highest priced ram of the day in the form of Whitlaw Legacy (00983/2218257) from Farmstock Genetics, Over Whitlaw Farm, Lindean, Selkirk. He is by the flock’s stock ram 01159/1602641 and out of a home-bred ewe.
The Jones Family, Machynlleth, Powys forked out 1800gns for another from the Farmstock Genetics pen, this time for Whitlaw Landmark (00983/2218748). Full brother to the flock’s 1000gns pen leader at the Ruthin sale, he is by ram 02022/2002967 and out of the flock’s show ewe – which weaned at 80.5kg, with her lambs weighing 54.5kg and 47.5kg.
Three further rams went under the hammer at 1800gns, the first of those being the pre-sale show male champion – Cragg Lux (00886/2207400) – from P Knowles, Cragg Farm, New Hutton, Kendal. Out of a home-bred ewe which has produced 11 lambs across five lambing’s and by stock ram 01158/1906876, he is another that headed home with L Scanlon.
Ponderhill Lancelot (03019/2205490) from HM Jenkinson, Woodfoot, Crosby Ravensworth, Penrith secured the next 1800gns bid. By stock ram 01674/2004497, he makes the long journey north to join Laga Farms Ltd, Evie, Orkney.
James K Goldie was back in the money when securing the last 1800gns price tag for Goldies Legendary (01312/2207124). By ram 01312/2005715, he is another in the top maternal 1% of the breed and was knocked down to Messrs Lawson & Son, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear.
Lleyn females enjoyed a flying trade with 997 shearling ewes selling to level at £196.78. However, all eyes were on James K Goldie and family as they went on to also dominate the female trade with their first prize individual ewe going on to sell for £480 to the pre-sale show judge, A Kennedy, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. Moments later, R Peterkin, Beauly, Invernesshire spent £330 per head for a pen of five shearling ewes from the same home.
The Goldie family went on to sell a further two pens of five at £310 and £300 apiece to RGW Jerman, Wern Farm, Herefordshire and R Peterkin, respectively.
The Walling brothers from Farmstock Genetics were close behind when selling their best pen of five shearling ewes to £320 per head. They were snapped up by S & J Fisher, Bonchester Bridge, Roxburghshire.
R Peterkin forked out a further £255 when buying the third prize individual ewe from the same home.
Across in the ewe lamb section, Farmstock Genetics led the way with their pen of five ewe lambs soaring to £250 per head when selling to RGW Jerman, whilst another pen from the Walling brothers attained £160 and was knocked down to AG Selway, Thornhill Farm, Dorset.
Richard Twose of Twose Farm Ltd, from Maenhir, Carmarthenshire was close behind selling his second prize pen of lambs to £160. They headed home with H Dean, Hill Top Farm, York.
D & MA Wilson from Lamplugh Hall, Lamplugh, Cumbria went to £155 for the leading pen of ewe lambs from JG Morton, The Bungalow, Bank Hall, Kirkland, whilst L Jenkinson, Whingill Farm, Hartley sold their leading pen to £150. These also headed home with AG Selway.
110 rams – £844.77
Four ages ewes – £95.00
997 shearling ewes – £196.78
300 ewe lambs – £127.81
C & A Kennedy, £95
JK Goldie, £480 - first prize individual ewe & female champion
H Goldie, £330
Farmstock Genetics, £320
JK Goldie, £310
H Goldie, £300
Farmstock Genetics, £255 - third prize individual ewe
JK Goldie, £250
JK Goldie, £240
L Jenkinson, £235
DJ Steen, £230
Orchard Lleyn, £230
L Organ, £230
Farmstock Genetics, £250
Twose Farm, £160
Farmstock Genetics, £160
JG Morton, £155
L Jenkinson, £150
Twose Farm, £145
P Knowles, £140
WJ & DJ Williams, £140
Twose Farming, £135
P Knowles, £130
WJ & DJ Williams, £130
W Davies, £130
JK Goldie, 4500gns
T & B Fort, 2800gns
Farmstock Genetics, 2200gns
P Knowles, 1800gns - male champion
Farmstock Genetics, 1800gns
HM Jenkinson, 1800gns
JK Goldie, 1800gns
G & A Fort, 1600gns
W & N Lawrence, 1600gns
GH Blakey, 1600gns
B & E Latimer, 1600gns
C,C & C Crawford, 1600gns
Pre-sale show results
Ram judge: Mr John Geldard, Kendal
Female judge: Mr Andrew Kennedy, Ballyclare
Single shearling ram
1st - P Knowles (Lot 8)
2nd - T & B Fort (Lot 66)
3rd - W Davies (Lot 52)
Best pen of rams
1st - P Knowles
2nd - DJ Steen
3rd - T & B Fort
Pen of 5 shearling ewes
1st - Farmstock Genetics
2nd - H Goldie
3rd - L Jenkinson
Pen of 5 ewe lambs
1st - L Jenkinson
2nd - Twose Farming Ltd
3rd - WJ & DJ Williams
Single shearling ewe
1st - H Goldie
2nd - H Goldie
3rd - Farmstock Genetics
Top priced ram from JK Goldie which made 4500gns
T & B Fort's second prize ram made 2800gns
This ram from Farmstock Genetics made 2200gns
The pre-sale show champion from P Knowles attained 1800gns
Farmstock Genetics attained 1800gns for this ram
Third 1800gns bid came for this ram from HM Jenkinson
JK Goldie secured the final 1800gns bid for this ram
JK Goldie's female champion and topped priced shearling ewe which sold for £480
Second prize pen from H Goldie attained £330
Farmstock Genetics pen of shearling ewes sold for £320
This pen of ewes from H Goldie achieved £310
Third prize individual ewe from Farmstock Genetics sold for £255
Ewe lambs topped at £250 for these entries from Farmstock Genetics
This pen of ewe lambs from Farmstock Genetics attained £160
Twose Farms sold their best pen to £160
JG Morton's pen of ewe lambs attained £155
Next best at £150 was L Jenkinson's pen of ewe lambs