The annual show and sale of pedigree Texel females at Dingwall saw 62 sell to a top of 880gns for the show champion.

This was a Strathbogie Yes Sir-sired gimmer, carrying a single to Auldhouseburn Billy The Kid, from Robbie Wilson, Milnbank, Turriff. It sold to C and I Angus, Oldfield, Thurso.

Reserve in the Texel section went to a Tophill Wall Street-sired ewe lamb from B Buchan, Clinterty, New Aberdour. it later sold at 350gns.

In the Suffolk section, the championship went to a Conchar Crusader-sired ewe, carrying twins to Cairness Sir William, from Jimmy Douglas, Cairness, Fraserburgh, realising 1200gns.

The reserve award went to a Smithston Superman sired gimmer carrying a pair to Landale Crusader consigned by Mr B. Swanson, East Murkle, Thurso realising 450gns.

In-lamb gimmers sold to 900gns for a Texel from Mid Haddo, Fyvie, while Suffolks sold to 500gns from Cairness. Trade for in-lamb ewes peaked 1200gns for a Suffolk from Cairness.


In-lamb gimmers – Tex – 880gns Milnbank; 600gns Mid Haddo; 550gns (x2) Barnyards, Beauly. Bel – 600gns, 500gns (x2), Muirfield. Suff – 450gns, East Murkle; 400gns Cairness. Rouss – 200gns Hedgefield.

In-lamb ewes – Suff – 900gns Cairness; 350gns Binhill, Glenbarry. Rouge – 350gns Hedgefield. Rouss – 320gns Hedgefield.

Ewe lambs – Tex – 400gns, 350gns Clinterty; 220gns Mariain. Suff – 220gns, 200gns Mariain; 180gns Drummuie.

Auctioneers: Dingwall and Highland Marts