This year’s Texel sheep sale at Lanark saw breeders buying rams in the early hours of the morning with a police cordon around the market due to foot and mouth movement restrictions and a suspected case.

But that was how the Texel Sheep Society  was forced to cope with last week’s sale where, despite the unreal circumstances, bidding reached a top price of 40,000gns for one from Jim Clark’s Garngour flock.

For more on this story go to FWI’s taking stock.

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