Beltex breeders are stepping up Signet performance recording with a 60% increase in ewes and lambs evaluated on the year and an additional 50% more flocks.
The supreme champion shearling gimmer led the trade at 1,100gns (£1,155) at the Northern Beltex Society’s inaugural show and sale of pedigree in-lamb ewes at Skipton Auction Mart.
Beltex females were bid to 3,200gns at Beltex Scotland’s annual show and sale at Lanark on Saturday 8 December featuring dispersals of the Southolm and Harestanes flocks.
Beltex females met a strong demand peaking at 3,000gns at the breed society’s premier show and sale at Carlisle on Friday 7 December.
Beltex met a solid trade peaking at 720gns at the breed society’s Welsh premier sale of in-lamb aged and yearling ewes at Welshpool on Monday 3 December.