Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
ROBIN Booth's Smearsett Bluefaced Leicester flock from Old Hall, Feizor, led Skipton Auction Mart's multi-breed ram and female sale of 1373 head, producing the top priced lot at 2000gns.
A NEW centre female record for a Hampshire Down was achieved at Carlisle at the breed's annual North-west region show and sale, when a gimmer sold for 1100gns.
A SPORTSMANS Tremendous II-sired ram lamb from Andrew Hambleton's Kinnelside flock produced the lead price of 2200gns at the Solway and Tyne Texel breeders' second club show and sale at Carlisle.
TOP end rams of all breeds sold relatively easily at Dingwall and Highland Marts multi-breed sale at Dingwall, where the overall champion, a Texel shearling from R Mackay, Clyth Mains, Occumster, led the trade, selling for £1550.
HEADING up Lawrie and Symington's multi-breed sale of 256 rams at Forfar on Tuesday with a £780 price tag was the Texel shearling winner.
BREEDING rams reached a top of £1400 at United Auctions' annual show and sale of 290 at Huntly last week.
TRADE peaked at 1800gns for the champion at a show and sale of Roussin sheep, at Carlisle, last weekend.
EIGHT lots sold at or above the 1000gns bracket at a show and sale of Blue Texels at Carlisle, where the male and supreme champion sold for the top price of 2400gns.
TRADE was sticky, with sale averages down on the year at the Lleyn Society's annual show and sale at Carlisle, where shearling rams peaked at 6500gns and a new record of £1000 was paid for a gimmer.
THE Bluefaced Leicester ram trade at Castle Douglas, suffered the same as almost every sale this year - too many tups chasing too few ewes.