Inaugural in-lamb pedigree sale at Longtown tops £1,700

The Inaugural sale of pedigree in-lamb females alongside the sale of commercial in lamb sheep at Longtown Mart, saw 28 pedigree females forward average £416 a head. Longtown Mart first sale of pedigree inlamb sheep

Topping trade was the Bluefaced Leicester section where the first gimmer from Messrs J Wight and Sons, Midlock sold for £1,700. This gimmer was by 3320/B4 Tanhouse and sold in lamb carrying triplets to 1538/W25 Midlock Controversy. She sold to Mr McQuiston, Barnshangan

Two other Midlock gimmers sold at £500 and £400 both to Mr McKie, Finniness.

In the Texel gimmer department trade was buoyant from the off with a full ring of buyers ensuring the first time sale went off with a bang. The Texel section was topped at £550 for a gimmer from S Renwick, Craig Douglas, his number two gimmer by Livery Predator sold carrying twins to homebred ram, Craig Douglas Uther and was purchased by Charollais breeder J Wales, Thackwood. Mr Renwick sold another two gimmers at £520 firstly to Thackwood then to Messrs Graham, Upper Mains, both again in-lamb to Uther.

Mr Warnock, Sandilands realised £450 for his fourth gimmer by Watchknowe President and sold in lamb carrying twins to Castleknowe Uncle, purchased by Messrs Lewis, Wales.