Bluefaced Leicester breeders reaped the rewards of the strong breeding sheep trade at Castle Douglas on Friday, when a new Scottish record was set for the breed.
Leading the sale was a ram lamb from Messrs Park and Mills, Auchens, Sanquahr, which sold at £18,000 to J and J Cunningham, Parkgatestone, Biggar. Their consignment of eight lambs averaged £3481.25.
In the shearling section an Agglethorpe sired ram from J and A Brown, Macqueston,
Tynron, led the sale at £3900 selling to Loughridge Bros, Northern Ireland. Messrs Brown
went on to sell 10 shearlings to average £1925. Shearling ewes sold to £1000 for one
from J and M Kerr, Craigksean.
Averages; 107 ram lambs £870, 189 shearling rams £694.18 (Wallets Marts)
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