BRACE Bracken, a triplet-born gimmer from Welsh breeders NE Porter and Mrs A Evans, not only secured the overall championship, but also the lead price of 1600gns at a show and sale of Zwartbles females at Carlisle.
Number 13 proved anything but unlucky for Jimmy Douglas, Woodhead of Cairness, Fraserburgh, when he produced the lead priced female and flock average at a joint sale of Suffolk and Zwarbles, at United Auctions, Stirling, last weekend.
TRADE was steady at the second sale of Blackface rams and ram lambs held at Lanark, recently, where averages were mixed across the board, and it was the lamb section that led the way in the price stakes.
The long trip north from Heriot to Dingwall proved fruitful for North Country Cheviot breeders, Gordon Dun and his nephew Graham, Gilston, when they sold the top priced ram at £3500, at a breed show and sale.
A TOP price of £42,000 combined with a further nine five-figure sales, were the highlights of the two-day show and sale of Swaledale shearling rams at Kirkby Stephen, which attracted a catalogued entry of 920, of which 732 found new homes.
Breed records were well and truly blown out of the water at United Auctions sale of Blackface rams at Dalmally last weekend, when a ram lamb from Ian Hunter, Dalchirla, Crieff, sold for a phenomenal £160,000.