• An ever increasing demand for Texel females and males ensured a cracking trade for the breed at the Scottish National show and sale at Lanark, where no fewer than 11 ram lambs sold at five-figure prices, which combined with a further 53 lambs selling for more than 3000gns saw overall averages hold up well against last year's second top breed sale of 145,000gns.

  • BELTEX females from Stuart Wood's Woodies flock were in the spolight as part of a guest consignment held alongside the sales of the entire adult portions of John Metcalfe's Edenfauld flocks of Beltex and Dutch Texels, and Dan Towers' Curwen Hill Beltex flock at Borderway last week.

  • THE largest exportation in recent years of British Texels is heading to Switzerland having been selected on farms in Scotland, in June, by an inward mission of Swiss breeders, who also visited the Royal Highland Show.

  • NORTHERN Ireland breeders saw a top price of 3300gns at the Texel Sheep Society's first national sale at Ballymena, last week, where averages fell dramatically across the board and for fewer sold.

  • SCOTTISH Beltex sheep breeders certainly made their presence at a breed society show and sale at Chelford, last week, securing the top awards and the lead prices.

  • AVERAGES remained stable at the Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers' Mart's show and sale of more than 6000 Cheviot Mule ewe lambs and gimmers at Longtown on Tuesday, with North Country Cheviot Mule ewe lambs up by £1.14 on the year.

  • AN increased entry of Scotch Mule gimmers and ewe lambs forward for Wallets Marts' annual two-day show and sale, saw averages fall on the year by £19.09 and £14.68, respectively.

  • AT John Swan's annual show and sale of Texel-sired prime lambs, judged by Robert Wilson, the championship pen was awarded to a pen of five out of continental ewes from A Smith, Crumhaighhill.

  • A NEW centre record was set at Hexham and Northern Marts' anniversay show and sale, last week, when the store cattle champion was knocked down for £4300.

  • A LARGE entry of 39 prime cattle and 2494 prime lambs were presented at Harrison and Hetherington's anniversary show and sale last week which was judged by Jimmy Mulholland.