Lleyns equalled the 2011 breed record by selling to a top of 18,000gns in Carlisle on Thursday with Balliliney action Man from E and D Jones, Machymlleth, exhanging hands to Hamish Goldie, Dumfries.
Derek Steen sold his Lluest Commando son for 3500gns to Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk, who also bought a Bennett sired ram from G H Blakey, Morpeth for 2600gns. In the ram section 30 out of 144 forward sold for 1000gns or more and set an exceptional average of £960.
The females section of the sale was topped by John and Rachel Geldard and Sons, Levens, when their shearling ewes sold for £380 a head to Aidan McConville, County Down, while J K Goldie, Dumfriesshire, sold shearling for £350 a head to the same purchaser.
D N Bennett and Son, Powys, sold their third prize pen for £250 a head to John Kingan, Dumfries, while the champion pen of shearlings from Lynda Jenkinson, Kirkby Stephen, sold for £190 a head to T Fisher and Co, Brampton.
In the ewe lambs section the first prize pen from D N Bennett and Son sold for the section top price of £260 a head to J G Morton, Penrith. Farmstock Genetics were next to top with the second prize pen which sold for £210 a head to A G Selway, Dorset, while P Knowles, Kendal, sold a pen for £158 a head to C Laird, Perthshire. The third prize pen from A W Davies, Pwllheli, sold for £150 a head to D Oliver, Southern Ireland.
(pic of top priced tup to follow)