• A TOTAL of 20 pairs of lambs were forward at the North-east of Scotland Suffolk Sheep Club's show and sale of pure and cross-bred lambs at Aberdeen and Northern Marts, Thainstone, last week.

  • A NEW breeding sheep record was set at Bentham, last week, when the champion pen of ewe hoggs sold with lambs at foot made £500 per outfit.

  • PEDIGREE Dorset sheep achieved a level, commercial trade for rams which met a virtual clearance while ewes broke breed records at the recent Dorset May Fair at Exeter Livestock Centre.

  • Top price at Harrison and Hetherington's annual show and sale of 85 Swaledale ewes and gimmers at Kirkby Stephen, was £2300 paid for the second prize ewe from JH and CL Harrison, Westerham, purchased by A and L Fawbert.

  • DINGWALL and Highland Marts sold 16 registered Cheviot and Blackface females at a recent show and sale, where trade peaked at £800.

  • THE annual multi-breed show and sale of breeding sheep at Bentham last week, saw trade hit a top of £1500 on two occassions.

  • 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.