Rams clock up £2.1m record
AN ENTRY of over 8200 sheep, combined with a 90% clearance, ensured a record £2.1m turnover at Mondays NSA ram sale at Builth Wells, Powys.
Of the 35 breeds on offer, the top price of 2200gns went to a Texel yearling ram from Frank Retson and Struan Nimmo.
Close behind, at 1800gns, were two Bluefaced Leicester ram lambs and a Charollais yearling.
The event also marked this countrys first official offering of Zwartbles sheep. This section saw ewes top at 410gns, with ram lambs making to 250gns.n
Selection of average prices (£/head)
Border Leic rams377+32
N Country Cheviots341+105