A top price of 6000gns was paid for a ram when the Lleyn Sheep Society staged a split venue sale at Lockerbie and
The shearling ram was sold at Lockerbie from the consignment of Brian Walling’s Farmstock Genetics flock at Selkirk and was bought by Neil McGowan, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
Norman Lawrence, one of the breed’s strongest supporters in northern
Dumfriesshire breeder Derek Steen accounted for a string of top prices in the Lockerbie shearling entry with E Jones, Machynlleth, giving £125 and £100 (twice) while J Sturrock, Castle Douglas, took shearlings from this flock at £95 and £90.
Shearling gimmers from Simon Kavanagh, Bingley, West Yorkshire, shared the top female price at
Shearling gimmers from John Page, Penrith, also sold at £150 to S Boow,
There was a solid commercial trade for females at both centers with a noticeable increase in the number of hill farmers looking for tups for crossing.
Averages: Lockerbie – 27 shearling rams £978; 291 gimmers £81 and 10 ewe lambs £44.