Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 2,338 store lambs, island sheep, breeding sheep, feeding ewes and rams on Friday last week.
New season store lambs (624) sold to £77 for Texel lambs from Nether Anguston, Peterculter.
Island sheep (915) sold to £84 for Cheviot ewes from 18 South Galson, Isle of Lewis. Breeding sheep (263) sold to £140 for Texel gimmers from Nether Anguston. Feeding ewes, and rams (536) averaged £51.39 (-£4.63) and sold to £105 for a Suffolk ram from Mid Mains of Balfour, Fettercairn.
A spokesperson said: ‘Top end store lambs again met an excellent demand. Feeding ewes were a lighter show selling at similar rates.”
Leading prices: New season store lambs: Cha - Muiresk Barns, Turriff £75; Tex - Bogiefeulach, Tornaveen £75; Pure Tex - Nether Anguston £72.50; Texx - Spring Garden, Aberchirder £72; Oxf - Monkshill, Fyvie £69; Cont - Rhynie, Fearn £69; Suffx - Hewitts, Kennethmont £66.50; Suff- Nether Anguston £61.50; Chv - Seaview, Tain £55.50, BF - 26 Bogie Street, Huntly £54.
Island lambs: Texx - East Gate, East Burrafirth £80.50.