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The show and sale of in-lamb females and gimmer hoggs at J36 included the Rough Diamond sale on behalf of the Rough Fell Sheep Breeders Association where a new record of 1,450gns was set for the reserve champion.
Holsteins led the charge at this year’s AgriScot event in Edinburgh, with the breed tapped out in both the SuperCow and SuperHeifer championships by Selwyn Donald, who had flown in from Featherstone, New Zealand, to judge.
Some 410 entries of pedigree and commercial cattle were forward for the Stars of the Future calf show at Stirling, which again saw cattle tapped out in continental and native championships for both senior and junior sections.
Confidence appeared to prevail at the National Sheep Association Wales and Border main ram sale, with a 4.5 per cent increase in averages on the year and a clearance of 86 per cent. A total of 3,425 sheep were sold and turnov
Trade peaked at £15,000 at Kelso ram sales, where almost 5,000 rams were on offer in 15 rings. Turnover was £2,926,510, with an overall average of £698.28, a rise of £16.76 on the year with an 81.35 per cent clearance rate.