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Sewingshields tops Hexham Blackies

A top price of £8000 was achieved at the North of England Branch of the Blackface Sheep Breeders' annual show and sale at Hexham, where the sale leader and the overall champion were both produced by Angus Murray and sons, Andrew and Jamie, Sewingshields.

Their sale leader, a shearling ram by a £1700 Toft House and out of a ewe by a £3000 Carrick, was bought by Nilston Rigg, while their overall champion, another shearling which also stood breed champion at the National show, at Stirling, in July, made £5000 selling to the Pattinsons from Hotbank.

LEADINGprices:

Shearling rams – £8000 Sewingshields to Nilston Rigg; £7000 Horseholme to Wanwood Hill; £7000 Toft House to Wanwood Hill; £6500 (twice) Wanwood Hill both to High Staward; £5000 Townfoot to Toft House; £5000 Sewingshields to Hotbank; £4800 Wanwood Hill to Carrick; Carrick to Townshields; £3000 Townfoot to Edges Green; £3000 Wanwood Hill to Clennell; £2800 Townfoot to Hareshaw; £2800 The Dunns to Sewingshields; £2000 Edlingham Newton to West Nubbock; £2000 Hotbank to Yatesfield.

Ram lambs – £1800 – Penpeugh to Whiteside; £1600 Chapel House to Sewingshields.

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