• 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.

  • Just shy of £125,000 changed hands at the College Texel flock sale at Carlisle, on Monday, where Procters Farm, Slaidburn, Clitheroe, bought several of the sale leaders including the top two at 3200gns each.

  • A TOP price of 1600gns was achieved on two occasions at the January Gems sale of Texel females at Ballymena, on Saturday.

  • JIM Wilson's Blackstown flock, from Crumlin, Co Antrim, provided the star attraction at the Northern Lights in-lamb Texel sale at Hilltown, Northern Ireland, when his gimmer secured the lead price of 2500gns.

  • ABERDEENSHIRE Beltex breeder, Stuart Wood, provided the star attraction at a joint show and sale of pedigree Texels and Beltex at Chelford, last weekend, producing the lead priced lot at 2300gns.