• Top price at Harrison and Hetherington's annual show and sale of 85 Swaledale ewes and gimmers at Kirkby Stephen, was £2300 paid for the second prize ewe from JH and CL Harrison, Westerham, purchased by A and L Fawbert.

  • DINGWALL and Highland Marts sold 16 registered Cheviot and Blackface females at a recent show and sale, where trade peaked at £800.

  • THE annual multi-breed show and sale of breeding sheep at Bentham last week, saw trade hit a top of £1500 on two occassions.

  • A GOOD show of in-lamb Blackface females met a packed ringside and a huge demand at Lanark, with overall averages rising significantly on the year.

  • NORTH Country Cheviot females met a good demand at Lockerbie last Saturday, selling to a top of 1200gns.

  • THE prime cattle and hogg champions went on to top Skipton Auction Mart's February show and sale, last week.

  • SCOTTISH beef and sheep producer, Hugh Montgomery, Assloss, Kilmarnock, made his presence felt at Skipton Auction Marts' first registered sheep sale of the year, having bought the two highest priced Bluefaced Leicester females at £580 and £500.

  • Despite the bitterly cold weather, trade remained buoyant at the annual sale of Bluefaced Leicester females at Hawes, where a ewe hogg from the Lord brothers' Hewgill flock from Kirkby Stephen, led the way selling for £5000.

  • A MIXED trade for Bluefaced Leicesters at Carlisle, on Monday, saw 79% of the catalogued entry change hands, with a top price of 4800gns paid on two occasions for ewe hoggs.

  • A cracking show of in-lamb females was forward for Cumberland and Dumfries-shire Farmers Mart's first evening Longtown Ladies sale at Longtown, on Tuesday, which attracted a big audience.