Their sale leader, from Old Hall Cottage, Feizor, a ewe hogg, is of the same breeding as their 2012 victor, being a daughter of the home-bred B13 Smearsett, better known known as Black Tag, out of a dam sired by a £17,000 Lunesdale ram from Gordon Rawsthorne at Nether Kellet, Carnforth. A full sister to a £3800 Smearsett tup, the ewe hogg was bought by Robert Tarbatt, Darwen, Lancashire.
Reserve championship was the first prize in-lamb female from the Laund flock of John Stott, Chipping. By a Mereoak tup bred by Peter Webster in Keswick and in lamb to a Welsh-based Richard Thomas Tanhouse sire, she sold for £400 to show judge Henry Critchlow, of Buxton, Derbyshire.
The Otterburn Lodge flock of Ashley Caton in Otterburn, produced the second equal top price of £650, selling two gimmers in lamb to a Middleton Hall service sire. The first by a Swathburn sire was bought by M and K Farrar in Healaugh, Reeth, while the second, a Nunscleugh daughter, sold to James Middleton, of Arncliffe.