GORDON and Alex Reid, from Mill of Haulkerton, Laurencekirk, topped this year's Asda/ABP steak competition at the Royal Highland Show, with a 24-month Aberdeen-Angus steer, bought at Thainstone in the autumn, which graded as R+4L and weighed 378kg.
A PEN of three Texel lambs from J Dunn and Co, Martnaham Mains, Dalrymple, triumphed to win the overall championship at a show and sale of 84 prime Texel lambs staged in conjunction with the Scottish Texel Sheep Breeders Club, at Ayr, on Monday.
ABERDEENSHIRE Suffolk breeder, Mrs Irene Fowlie, Adziel, Strichen, repeated her success of two years ago by securing the top price of 750gns each for a pair of Suffolk gimmers at NSA Highland Sheep 2015.
MILKING heifers from Jack and David Brewster's Boclair herd from Bearsden, Glasgow, provided most of the highlights at the Border and Lakeland club show and sale at Carlisle, securing the overall championship and two of the top three highest prices.
LOCAL breeders, Eric and Elaine Norman, led the trade at a society sale of pedigree Limousin bulls and females at Carlisle, last week, where an increased demand for bulls resulted in an improved average on the year and a 100% clearance.
NEW season lamb prices have been creeping upwards over the past couple of weeks, but are unlikely to rise significantly and could drop again over the next three to four weeks with the start of Ramadan - the Muslim month of fasting.