Graham Morrison's Deveronvale flock from Inchbruich, Cornhill, Banff, led the Christmas Cracker Texel sale of in-lamb gimmers at Carlisle, selling three of the six top priced lots including the sale leader at 9000gns.
A SHOW gimmer from the Quick family's - Bill and sons, Paul, Mark and Andrew - Devon-based Loosebeare flock, proved the star attraction at the Twilight Texel sale of in-lamb gimmers from various flocks, at Carlisle, selling for the lead price of 6200gns.
TEXEL GIMMERS from Jim Innes' Strathbogie flock from Dunscroft, Huntly, again dominated most of the proceedings at the Christmas Stars Texel sale at Carlisle, last weekend, producing four of the six lead priced lots, the highest flock average and the top price of 7000gns.
BORDERWAY MART, Carlisle, was packed to the brim and well in advance of the sale commencing, for Robbie Wilson's dispersal of his prize winning Strathisla Suffolk flock from North Dorlaithers, Turriff, last week.
TWO LOTS attracted four-figure prices at a show and sale of in-lamb pedigree Zwartbles sheep at Carlisle, last week, where the judge, Colin Milburn, West Farm, Knapton, Malton, bought his choice or reserve champion, for the top price of 1500gns.
SCOTTISH SUFFOLK breeders, Iain Barbour and his sister Judith, who own the Solwaybank flock at Annan, came home in style from the annual sale of females from Willie Tait's Burnview flock and Gary Beacom's Lakeview flock, at Balmoral, Belfast, having purchased the top priced lot at 6200gns.