Scotland’s national biennial sheep event, Scotsheep held the event’s first sale of ewe hoggs at Quixwood, near Grantshouse, last Wednesday.
Aberdeenshire pedigree sheep breeder, Robbie Wilson, North Dorlaithers, Turriff, received the top price of 1800 guineas each for a pair of Texel ewe hoggs at the select sale of breeding sheep at Scotsheep on Wednesday.
A complete clearance of the 27 lots on offer of various breeds and crosses was achieved.
Mr Wilson’s pair by Teiglum Tornado were purchased by Mrs Helen Hunter, Braehead, Bainshole, Huntly.
This was followed at 1200gns each for a pair of North Country Cheviot park hoggs by Synton Bullseye from Roderick Runciman, Allanshaws, Galashiels, to K Earle, Carmarthen, and 1100gns each for a pair of New Zealand Suffolk hoggs from Derek Steen, Whitecastles, Corrie, Lockerbie, to Robin Hulme, Ellesmere, Shropshire.
Suffolks sold to 900gns each for a pair by Glenhead Golden Phoenix and Cairnton Cracker from Caroline Nelson, Trows Cottage, Kelso, to Tim Robinson, Grimsby, and Bluefaced Leicester to 850gns each for a pair by Hewgill E43 and Cottage D13 from J and W Bell, Whelphill, Crawford, to J H C Campbell and Sons, Thrunton, Alnwick, Northumberland.
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