CENTRE records were smashed at the Orkney Sheep Breeders' Association's show and sale of breeding rams at Orkney Auction Mart, last week, when a Texel shearling from father and son team Dougie and Douglas Paterson of Veltigar, Tankerness, sold for £2200.

Setting a new centre record when sold to Robert and Hazel McNee, Over Finlarg, Tealing, Dundee, was an unregistered shearling from the 200-pure Texel flock.

The overall champion from the pre-sale show was a Texel tup lamb from Robbie Scott, Dawn Cottage, Holm, which sold for £850.