More than 700 pedigree rams will go under the hammer at a special sale in the north-east next week.
A new centre record was set in Orkney when a Texel shearling ram went under the hammer.
Pedigree rams met a “realistic” trade at the annual show and sale of rams at Thainstone yesterday.
A new health and nutrition guide to accompany ram purchases should be developed to ensure commercial sheep producers are getting the most out of their tups, claims a new report from the National Sheep Association.
Average prices for all breeds were up on last year at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ annual multi-breed ram show and sale at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.
North Country Hill Cheviot rams met a flying trade at Dingwall Mart.
Bluefaced Leicesters sold to a top of 800gn at the Thainstone annual show and sale of rams.
A new centre record for Texels was set at the annual show and sale of rams and ram lambs at Thainstone.
Suffolks sold to a top of 1,700gn at the annual show and sale of rams and ram lambs at Thainstone.
More than 1,000 rams will go under the hammer at auctions in the north and north-east next week.
Tups sold to a top price of £3,800 at the Caithness Livestock Centre in Quoybrae yesterday.
Ross-shire based Beltex breeder Alan Munro enjoyed a memorable day at the Beltex Scotland show and sale at Lanark achieving 11,000gn and 7,000gn for ram lambs from his Loandhu flock.
More than 4,000 rams went under the hammer at the iconic Kelso Ram Sales.
The Caithness Sheep Breeders' Association is hosting its annual show and sale of rams and ram lambs next week.
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has produced a guide explaining the use of Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) to help sheep producers enhance their tup selection.
More than 1,000 rams are up for grabs at Dingwall Mart next Friday.
Auctioneers at Dingwall and Highland Marts are preparing for one of their biggest ever North Country Cheviot hill ram sales next Friday.
A shearling by Biggins Napier took the top price of £6,200 at Caithness tup sale in Quoybrae last Friday.