Sellers anticipating top prices at sheep sale

Gavin Semple parades a Blue Faced Leicester in the ring at Kintyre's September sale.
Members of the public are welcome at the sale but are asked to be aware of Covid-19 guidelines. This photograph was taken at a pre-Covid sale.

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Kintyre Agricultural Society, in conjunction with C & D Auction Marts, Longtown, will host its annual sheep sale at Anderston Park tomorrow (Saturday).

More than 500 breeding sheep and 95 tups have been entered along with a small quantity of store lambs.

The excellent weather during the summer has meant sheep are looking at their best and, with the sheep trade holding up well, sellers will be hopeful that last year’s record prices will be topped.

The sale starts at 11.30am and members of the public are welcome but everyone is asked to be aware of Covid-19 guidelines and if anyone has any Covid symptoms, they are being asked not to attend the sale.

Catering will be available on the field courtesy of Argyll Bakeries.

The society and the market are exploring the idea of a second sheep sale on Monday October 25, which could also include farm implements.

Directors are gauging opinion from members and anyone wishing to sell stock, and a final decision on whether it will go ahead will be made in the next couple of weeks.

To register an interest or for more details, contact your local director or secretary John Armour by emailing or telephoning 01586 810231 during the day or 01586 552404 in the evening.