• WALLETS Marts saw 28 pens of prime lambs forward for judging under Richard Henderson, Woodhead Bros, Turriff, at last week's Christmas show.

  • A CRACKING line-up of gimmers from the Clark family from Garngour led the way at the Select Seven Sale of Texels at Lanark, selling three of the top four highest priced lots, with females from the Ettrick flock hot on their heels.

  • THE champion pen went on to sell for £160 per head or 380.9p per kg at Craig Wilson's Christmas show and sale of prime lambs on Monday.

  • JIM Innes' Strathbogie flock from Dunscroft, Huntly, again came up trumps, at Monday's in-lamb Texel gimmer sale at United Auctions, Stirling, selling two of the three top priced lots.

  • Averages improved on the year at Caledonian Marts' annual Martinmas show and sale at Stirling, on Monday, which attracted an entry of 7047 store lambs and feeding ewes.

  • BREED records were smashed at the Diamonds and Pearls 60th and 30th anniversary sale of Southdown females for the Long family's and Sid Cook's Chaileybrook and Brant flocks, respectively, when a new female record of 1200gns was hit twice.

  • Young Robert Rennie and Becca Oldham, enjoyed a double celebration this week, when the couple from Sydenham, Kelso, secured their second prime lamb championship with a pair of home-bred Beltex cross lambs.

  • A TREMENDOUS show of prime cattle and sheep was forward at Lawrie and Symington's Christmas fatstock show and sale at Forfar, last week, with butchers and wholesalers commenting how happy they were to see cattle well fleshed and handy weights.

  • PEDIGREE in-lamb Texel females hit a top of 4400gns at Harrison and Hetherington's Twilight Texel sale on Saturday.

  • TRADE reached a top of 14,000gns at Harrison and Hetherington's Christmas Stars sale of pedigree in-lamb Texel females on Saturday.