There was a strong entry forward at the North’s premier ram event at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie on Tuesday September 23.
Overall Suffolk champion was a ram lamb from George and Melvin Stuart, Milltown of Birness, Ellon and it was judged by Roddy Scarborough of Cormalet, Carnie, Huntly. It sold for 650gns to P Farmer, Kjemlea, Uphouse, Cunningsburgh.
The top priced
Judging the Border Leicesters was John Campbell of Bardnaclaven,
Meanwhile, the Bluefaced Leicester champion was a shearling from WG Low, West Mains, Nethermuir judged by George Ferries, Whitehouse, Lumphanan. It sold for 500gn to MG& A Shearer, Lythmore,
The Charollais champion was a shearling ram from Howard Davies of Hillhead of Cannahars, Whitecairns and it was judged by Kenneth Cooper of Backhill of Thornton, Inverurie which sold for 480gn to SW Scott, Appiehouse, Stenness, Stromness.
Mr Cooper also judged the Rouge de l’Ouest and Beltex classes and the winner came from Roger and Pat Imlah of Wood Cottages, Kingseat, Newmachar.
Colin Slessor of Aberdeen & Northern Marts commented: “Some of the averages saw impressive increases over the same sale in 2007. The distance that some of the buyers travelled to buy rams enhances the view that this is the North’s premier ram event.”