• A SECOND CALVER set a new centre record when she topped the Western Holstein Club's Focus Milk sale at Beeston, last week, at 10,000gns.

  • THE CHAMPION pens went on to top the sale at the Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers' Mart's show and sale of Cheviot hoggs at Longtown, last week.

  • THE SECOND prize in-lamb ewe exhibited by local breeder, Richard Hutchinson, Redgate, secured the lead price of £2700 at Harrison and Hetherington's annual show and sale of Swaledale females at Kirkby Stephen, last week.

  • BRIDGE OF Marnoch-based Sheep Park Farms lifted the championship ticket at a special show and sale of 25 pairs of Beltex and Beltex cross hoggs sold through Aberdeen and Northern Marts, last week.

  • CENTRE RECORDS were smashed at Bentham Auction Mart's annual multi-breed sale of breeding sheep, when the champion Swaledale - an in-lamb gimmer from Patrick Sowerby, Barras, Kirkby Stephen - made £1800, selling to Frank Brennand, Ellerbeck, Chapel-le-Dale, Carnforth.

  • BLACKFACE EWES proved the star attraction at a joint show and sale of in-lamb Cheviot and Blackface females at Dingwall, last week, securing the top two prices at £800 and £550.

  • A TOP price of 5200gns for the champion, complete with a further 21 four-figure transactions, set the scene at last weekend's annual show and sale of Blackface females at Lanark, where Ewen Macmillan's Lurg flock from Fintry again secured the lead price.

  • FIRST TIME exhibitor, Colin Scott, Wester Biffie, Maud, took took the top honours in the breeding sheep classes, with a pen of three Texel cross hoggs.

  • THREE SHEEP broke the four-figure barrier at last weekend's sale of North Country Cheviot females at Harrison and Hetherington's Lockerbie centre.

  • BUYERS DUG deep into their pockets to take home some of the best bloodlines on offer at a Bluefaced Leicester female sale at Hawes, last weekend, where prices peaked at £4400 and averages soared by £195 on the year to £1205.