Blackface ewe hits 11,000gns at Lanark

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/blackface-ewe-hits-11000gns-lanark.htm

Farmers Weekly

Overall averages were back £117 a head on the year at the Scottish Blackface female show and sale at Lanark on Saturday (24 February), despite a terrific 11,000gns call for an Auldhouseburn one-crop ewe. It was ewes that saw another strong trade after lifting almost £400 a head on the year before.  The smaller ewe entry (18) saw trade rocket £603 on the year, topping at 11,000gns for Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Muirkirk, with a daughter of a £90,000 Blackhouse [……

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