• Females from Jim Brown's Eildon dispersal, from Mindrum Mill, Northumberland, proved the star attraction at the Border Leicester show and sale at Lanark, securing all the lead prices including a a new female breed record of £2050 - twice.

  • Scottish Bluefaced Leicester breeders, made their presence felt at an association show and sale at Ballymena Auction Mart, Northern Ireland, last weekend, buying several of the top priced lots.

  • Bluefaced Leicesters from the Wights at Midlock, Crawford, Abington, led the way at an inaugural society show and sale at Longtown, producing the top two sales at £3500 and £1100 for ram lambs.

  • THREE Scottish sheep breeders made their mark at the NSA Wales and Border Ram sale at the Royal Welsh Showground, on Monday, forking out the joint top price of 6800gns to buy the sale leader - a Texel shearling ram.

  • DEMAND was strong for top end Beltex on offer at the Beltex Scotland sale at Lanark, last week, where a top price of 2300gns was for the best from Neale and Janet McQuistin's Airyolland flock, from New Luce.

  • Good commercial rams sold well at last week's club show and sale of Texel rams at Lanark, where the pre-sale champion led the day.

  • Averages fell on the year for the main two breeds at Aberdeen and Northern Marts multi-breed ram sale at Thainstone, on Tuesday, where a lead price of 2200gns was achieved for the champion Texel, from Jim Innes’ Strathbogie flock from Dunscroft, Huntly.

  • DEMAND for quality North Country Cheviots was strong at last week’s society show and sale held at Lockerbie, where anything with a good carcase and back-end sold well to commercial buyers.

  • North Country Cheviot shearlings from James Allan’s Durran flock from Castletown, dominated last week’s show and sale of Cheviot rams, at Caithness Livestock Centre, securing the top three highest prices at £6200, £4500 and £3000.

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