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Ruthin sees centre record for Lleyns set

D.N. Bennett and Son, Meifod, Powys, topped the Lleyn Sheep Society sale at Ruthin and set a new centre record, with ram Plasucha Dependable selling for 11,000gns.



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Plasucha Dependable, from D.N. Bennett and Son, Meifod, Powys, which sold for 11,000gns.
Plasucha Dependable, from D.N. Bennett and Son, Meifod, Powys, which sold for 11,000gns.

The buyer was Christine Lewis, Caersws, with Messers Bennett retaining a half share. The sale topper is by Plasucha Copy Cat and out of a home-bred ewe.

Next was J.A. and R. Geldard and Sons, Kendal, with their champion from this year’s Royal Welsh Show. The ram, Wray Castle Diamond Geezer, by a Johnston ram and out of a home-bred ewe sold to Dewi Ellis, Betws-y-Coed, at 2,400gns.


Champion ram


Ms Lewis sold a Brynowen ram, by Plasucha Archie, to G. and A. Fort, Keighley, for 2,200gns. The champion ram Tacho Draig, from Messrs Williams, was by an E. and D. Jones ram and sold for 2,000gns to pre-show junior judge, Sian Jones, Wrexham.

The reserve champion Preenbank Dicky from J.F. Robinson, Church Stretton, by a Wray Castle ram, sold for 2,000gns to Messrs Fort.

The second prize pen of five shearling ewes from Hamish Goldie, Dumfries, sold for £300/head to S. Lewis, Haverfordwest. A pen of five from James Goldie sold for £260/head to Edward Collins, Leominster.

Older ewes peaked at £140/ head twice. Firstly for Messrs Williams with their pen of 11 three year olds which sold to Plumgarth, Cumbria, then for Hamish Goldie.

The first prize pen of ewe lambs from Messrs Williams topped the section at £210/head selling to Jo De’Meyst, Belgium.


AVERAGES

MVA - older ewes, £92.05; shearling ewes, £147.60; ewe lambs, £99.90; shearling rams, £907.31; older rams, £389.38.

Non-MVA – older ewes, £80.20; shearling ewes, £107.85; ewe lambs, £70.96.

Auctioneers: Ruthin Farmers Auction Mart.
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