Keen bid­ding for store sheep at sale

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - COUNTRYSIDE -

C & D held their weekly sale of store sheep in Dum­fries on Fri­day.

There were 588 breed­ing sheep. All classes met com­pet­i­tive bid­ding.

Scotch mule ewe lambs av­er­aged £69.04 Gim­mers sold steadily.

Scotch mule gim­mers to £100, £99, £98 Long­house. Bel­tex gim­mers to £90.

Che­viot mule gim­mers to £89 (x2) Porter­stown. Texel ewe lambs to £78 Green­beck. Scotch mule ewe lambs to £75, £74 Dor­nal, £74 Light­shaw, £74 Hall, £72, £69 Merk­land.

There were 960 feed­ing lambs. Plenty of de­mand for all types.

Texel to £66 High Borgue, £60 Rin­gan Drive. Black­face to £65, £50 Locher­ben. Charol­lais to £60.50 High Borgue. Che­viot to £60, £52.50 Locher­ben. Feed­ing ewes: Lleyn to £48.50 Nether Lag­gan. Che­viot to £46 Glen­whar­gen. Black­face to £38.50 Glen­whar­gen.

Show and sale of rams spon­sored by Lloyds Isuzu. Judged by S Burgess, Mary­field.

First prize Blue­faced Le­ices­ter (Trad Blue) Shlg from Kil­fad­doch to £780.

First prize Texel Shlg from Kirk­bog to £550.

First prize AOB Shlg from Mary­holm to £350.

First prize Suf­folk lamb from Prettsmill to £250. Other rams

Shear­lings: Blue­faced Le­ices­ter to £780, £580 Kil­fad­doch, £520, £420, £380 Kirk­ton of Craw­ford, £380 Glen­laugh, £380 Burgh Head, £380 Low Ark­land. Texel to £600, £400 Balgray­hill, £600, £580 (x2), £550, £520 (x2) Bog­house, £580, £520 Castle­hill, £550 Kirk­bog. Charol­lais to £370 Mary­holm. Texel two-shear to £420, £350 Capelfoot, £420 Kirk­bog.

Ram lambs: Blue­faced Le­ices­ter to £340 Kil­fad­doch, £220 (x2) Glen­laugh, £210 Hill­side. Texel to £340 Bar­mur­rie, £320 Wood­head, £300 Baltier. Suf­folk to £300 Burgh Head, £280 Prettsmill.

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