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KELSO RAM SALES

Plans are well advanced for the 2011 Sales with a healthy entry of 5269 rams, up slightly on last year’s figure of 5233.   The buoyancy of the sheep industry is giving Breeders confidence and there is certainly plenty of choice on Friday 9th September with representation from seventeen Breeds ranging from 1791 Texels to 2 Chamoise.    The numbers of other Breeds to be offered for Sale are   1311 Suffolk, 563 Bluefaced Leicister, 397 Charollais, 160 Beltex, 144 Lleyn, 93 North Country Cheviot, 88 Border Leicester, 23 Berricon du Cher, 18 Hampshire Down, 15 Oxford, 10 Vendeen, 9 Poll Dorset, 7 Millennium Bleu, 6 Easycare and 5 Dutch Texel.  There are also 627 Crosses, 381 of which are MV Accredited.  These will sell in 14 Rings simultaneously by nine Auction Companies – Border Livestock Exchange, Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart, Glendale Livestock, Harrison & Hetherington, Hexham & Northern, Lawrie & Symington, North East Livestock Sales, John Swan Ltd and United Auctions.       Once again the large double marquees will house the rams and all the Sale Rings will be under cover ready for the Secretary, Ronald Wilson, to ring the bell traditionally at precisely 10 o’clock to start the Sale. Read More …