A centre record for a Texel of 8,000gn was set at the Longtown Ladies sale of breeding sheep for a shearling gimmer from Alan Blackwood’s Auldhouseburn flock, Muirkirk.
The daughter of Rhaeadr Best of the Best sold, in-lamb to Bellefield Double Dutch to Gordon Gray, Selkirk.
At 6,400gns, Auldhouseburn sold another by the same sire, and in lamb to Double Dutch, to J. Cubbitt, Ballymena. Other gimmers from the pen sold for 4,000gns to T. Kenny, Galway, and 3,600gns to B. Farrell, Co Meath, to average £5,775.
Robert Cockburn, Knap flock, Crieff, sold a gimmer, in lamb to Sportsmans Cannonball at 3,200gns to Steven Smith and family, Penparc flock, Welshpool.
Steven Renwick, Craig Douglas flock, Peebles, sold a Knock Bantastic daughter at 3,200gns to J. Pirie, Blarnavaid.
Ewe hoggs topped at 3,200gns for a Hexel Born to be Wild daughter from D. and S. MacPherson, Berwick-upon-Tweed, selling to Evistones Farm, Otterburn.
Dutch Texel in-lamb gimmers from G. Pyman`s Thacka flock, Stainton, sold to 2,100gns, paid by A. Mutch and Son, Oxfordshire.
Five Dutch Spotted in-lamb hoggs from Ali Jackson`s Tiptop flock, Annan, sold to 3,800gns, to R. Heigh, Lancaster, and 3,600gns to L. Robertson, Horton.
Averages - 70 Texel gimmers, £1,204; 19 Texel ewe hoggs, £899; 16 Dutch Texel gimmers, £782; 17 Beltex and gimmers and ewe hoggs, 441; 5 Dutch Spotted ewe hoggs, £3,360.
Auctioneers: C. and D. Auction Marts.