Record breeding sheep averages were achieved earlier today at Thainestone when the centre’s sale of Halfbred, Cheviot, Mule and Continental shearling ewes saw the Halfbred entry level at £154.25.
This was some £67.17 up on last year, while Texels averaged £138, up £60.80 on last year. Averages in the Cheviot Mules were also up, this time by £54.37 to £140, whiel Mules averaged £122.15, up £44.45 on the year.
Topping the sale was £160/head for 40 from Westerton, Auchleuchries and the same money was given for 24 from Cairnton, New Pitsligo. Mules topped at £155 for 100 from Mains of Slains, Collieston.
Lleyn females topped at £160, while rams from the same breed made a top call of £450 for one from R Johnson, Falkirk.