Despite two extremely harsh winters, record-breaking prices were obtained today at Lairg in the United Auctions first annual sale of North Country Cheviot lambs, bringing more than £750,000 to the local economy.
A total of 13,679 lambs were brought to the sale (with Suisgill bringing just under 500) and prices averaged out at £71.91 for ewe lambs and £58.55 for wether lambs, which meant an increase of £7.91 and £2.79 per head respectively compared to last year. We were extremely pleased with the results for Suisgill, with the price for the ewe lambs being up by between £9 and £20 on last year.
The top price for ewe lambs was £132 achieved by our neighbour Sandy Henderson from Achentoul Farms for his shepherd’s pack. Achentoul Farms was also the largest consignor with 979 lambs.