Texels hit 40,000gns as breeders battle on at Lanark despite foot and mouth worries

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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