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Lleyn sheep meet high demand at Ruthin

Trade peaked at 8,400gns for Lleyn rams at Ruthin.

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Sale leader was the home-bred shearling Lluest ram from E. and D. Jones, Machynlleth. By Wraycastle Emanuel, it sold to D. and C. Steen, Dumfries.

 

Next, at 1,800gns, was Bronallt Gruf, a shearling ram by a Robert Johnston ram. Consigned by A.W. Davies, Pwllheli, it went home with D.W. Ellis, Betws-y-Coed.

 

Another shearling ram from the Jones family realised 1,300gns. By a Steen ram, it was knocked down to A. Hughes, Caernarfon.

Leading the shearling ewes was a pen of five consigned by J. Hamer, Oswestry. They took the champion title in the pre-sale show and went home with D.A. and T.K. Pyke, Whitchurch.

 

Following closely behind at £230 per head was another pen of shearling ewes, this time from D.N. Bennett and Son, Meifod, which sold to C. Grindy, Macclesfield.

 

David Oliver, Dundalk, took two pens of five back to Southern Ireland after casting the winning bids of £210 and £195/head. They were consigned by Hamish Goldie, Dumfries.

 

Senior ewes reached £202/head for a pen of three-year-olds from Messrs Bennett, which sold to Vaughan Farms, Leominster. Six further ewes from the same home sold for £196/head to E.T. Pugh, Bala.

 

Averages -Senior ewes, £110; shearling ewes, £145; ewe lambs, £81; rams, £697.

Auctioneers: Ruthin Farmers.

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