• 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.

  • What must have been one of the biggest crowds ever seen at a livestock auction in recent years descended upon Ballymena Mart, Northern Ireland, for the dispersal of Will and Gareth Corrie's commercial suckler herd, which had been prompted by the expansion of the Corries dairy unit.

  • Three shared a top of 650gns at a society show and sale of Border Leicester females at Carlisle, on Monday.

  • SELLING for the top disclosed price at the sale of in-lamb Texel gimmers and ewe hoggs at Lanark, last Saturday, was the overall winner from the morning's show, going for 1400gns.