Lleyns hit a new record female price for the breed at Worcester on Friday when Dai and Cynthia Morris held a major reduction sale of their Penywern flock.
Taking the top call was a one-lamb ewe by Ballylinney Action Man in lamb with twins to ‘Bronalt Alwyn’. She is out of Penywenr C4, a ewe which has bred tups to £15,000gns. Buying here were Messrs Bennett Meifod, Powys.
A brace of full ET sisters sold to the same buyers after some keen bidding from the ringside, with these making 2000gns and 1450gns, respectively.
Another one-lamb ewe by Action Man, having won third at the Royal Welsh Show, enjoyed strong bidding, being knocked down at 1400gns to C Lewis, Caersws, Powys.
Shearling Ewes found favour from a strong buying contingent topping at a very creditable 1400gns for another Action Man daughter scanned with twins to Bronalt Alwyn going to Lionel Organ, Llandysul, Powys.
On the same day the Lleyn Society’s in-lamb sale, was well supported by buyers from across the country and peaked at 560gns for a shearling ewe in lamb with twins, from Wynne Davies, North Wales based flock taken by H Hunt, Honiton, Devon.
Messrs Bennett recouped some of their earlier outlay when they took 500gns for a shearling ewe, in lamb with twins to the 5500gns Lluest High Five. The Plasucha Ben daughter having won second in the pre-sale show was bought by Steve Smith, Welshpool, Powys.
Averages; Penywern – 10 three lamb ewes £353.85, five two-lamb ewes £315, 12 one-lamb ewes £903.87, 12 shearling ewes £586.25; Lleyn Society sale one senior ewe £420, eight shearling ewes £400.31 (McCartneys).