Udny farmer’s show success

Kevin Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny, with the Suffolk champion.
Kevin Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny, with the Suffolk champion.

Breeders from Udny and Dufftown took the top titles at Aberdeen & Northern Marts Suffolk and Texel rams show and sale at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.

Kevin Bruce, of C & M Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny, won the Suffolk championship while Scott Milton ,of S & R Milton, Tullochallum, Dufftown, took the Texel title in the event, which was sponsored by agricultural suppliers Towns & Carnie.

Show judge Alan Rae, Mains of Orchardstown, Udny, selected a ram lamb as Suffolk champion, which later sold for £320. The Suffolk reserve was another ram lamb from Graeme Christie, Newton of Balquhain, Pitcaple, which also sold for £320.

The Texel reserve champion was a shearling from George and Melvin Stuart, Milltown of Birness, Ellon, which sold for £480.

Top price was £700 for a Suffolk shearling from J.D. Lyon, Wanford, Banff.