• HEADING up Lawrie and Symington's sale of 1658 new season lambs at Lanark on Monday was the champion pen from the Scottish Texel Sheep Breeders Club's show and sale of Texel prime lambs.

  • THE champion from the pre-sale show, an aged ram from Jen Heathcote, led the Southdown Sheep Society Premier Sale, at Maidstone, selling for 1050gns.

  • SCOTTISH buyers were to the fore at Monday's sale of Suffolks through the Borderway Mart, which consisted of the entire gimmer crop from Jonathon Watson and Brian Redhead's Brijon flock as well as the complete dispersal of Lee Bethell's Bethell flock.

  • DESPITE a lead bid of 21,000gns for the best from Welsh breeder, Myfyr Evans' Rhaeadr flock, ram lamb averages dropped £140 per head, but for 21% more sold at the Suffolk National sale at Shrewsbury last week.

  • OVERALL averages increased by £2.15 per head to level at £58.88, at the first big sheep sale of the season at Skipton, when 3348 store lambs were forward.

  • A TOP price of 1500gns was achieved at the first Scottish Zwartbles Sheep Association sale at Stirling, last week, where the male champion and supreme overall, Donbraid Big D from Northern Ireland breeders, Ian and Adam Donald, Newtownstewart, sold to C and S Bisset of the Carrah flock from Evanton, Dingwall.

  • Russell Gray's pre-sale champion at the Scottish Premier Charollais Sheep show and sale at Stirling, proved the star attraction, selling for the lead price of 2200gns.

  • THERE were 23 pens forward for the annual show and sale of West and Central Suffolk Club prime lambs at Lawrie and Symington, on Monday, judged by Ewan Sanderson, Biggarshiels.

  • A TOTAL of 847 prime lambs were sold at Caledonian Marts' Stirling centre, on Tuesday, where a show and sale of Texel prime lamb trios on behalf of the Scottish Texel Sheep Breeders' Club was judged by Alistair Beaton, from A Gray (Butchers), Upper Craig, Stirling.

  • WELL-GROWN tups with plenty of shape and muscle, sold well at Charollais Sheep Society's premier sale at Worcester, last weekend, where rams from the Ingrams' Logie Durno and Loanhead flocks from Aberdeenshire, secured the majority of lead prices in the shearling section and the top price among the lambs.