Top Blackie at Newton Stewart

top price shearling from the Mitchell Family at Little Larg,  sold for 31,000gns Ref:RH031013002
top price shearling from the Mitchell Family at Little Larg, sold for 31,000gns Ref:RH031013002

The top Blackface at the annual sale of shearlings and rams at Newton Stewart market recently was sold to the breeders of his sire.

The £31,000 shearling ram from the Mitchell family of Little Larg, New Luce went to Graham and Colin McClymont of the Cuil at Palnure.

In 2008 the Mitchells’ purchased Obama, the sire of the handsome shearling, for £5500 from the McClymonts.

The top price among the lambs was £11,000 paid to Andrew Kay and Sons, Gass, Straiton by the three-hander of Ewan McMillan, Lurg, Fintry; Ian Bond, Glen, Gatehouse and Ian Hunter, Dalchirla, Muthill, Crieff.