Blackfaces take centre stage at Newton Stewart Market

The Chirmorrie shearling that sold for �8000
Picture credit - Eric Sloan
The Chirmorrie shearling that sold for �8000 Picture credit - Eric Sloan

Newton Stewart Market was buzzing today as a Larg shearling entered the ring to start the annual Blackface tup sales.

Top price at the time of going to press was £8000 for a shearling from Chirmorrie to McClymont, Cuil, Creetown.

Then it was £6000 for a Cuil shearling sold in a two-way split to Brook, Carsecreugh and McIlwrick, Balmurrie. Next top price was £5000 for a Shearling from Murdoch, Knockdon, Straiton, to Ramsay, Milnmark.

When the Ram Lambs went through the ring, two tups both made the top price of £7000. Burns, Craignell sold one Ram Lamb for that price to Glen Farming Co. and a Ram Lamb from Crossflat went for the same price to Blackwood, Boghead and Blackwood, Auldhouseburn.