Pistyll Buck Shot, the male champion and supreme overall, went on to attract the lead price of 4000gns, at the Northern Supreme Blue Texel show and sale at Carlisle, where overall averages improved in almost every section.

The tup lamb, from Welsh breeders, GA and HM Francis, Pistyll Uchaf, Abergorlech, is by Pistyll Xtreme, a Dutch import by Kreuze, and out of a home-bred ewe by Whatmore Worcester. He sold to Eastbury Livestock, 2 Bussey Stool Farm, Tarrant Gunville, Dorset.

Following him in the show and the sale ring, the reserve male champion from Kevin Watret's Solway View flock from Annan, made 3800gns to Adrian Richardson, Abbey Road, Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. This substitute entry, a ram lamb by a Corra sire, is bred from an imported ewe.

Another from the same home, Solway View Boxer, a similarly bred tup lamb made 2000gns selling to RG Dodd, Greenbrae, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Lockerbie.

Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams' Hackney flock from Lodge Hill, Shifnal, Shropshire, sold the top priced shearling ram at 3400gns to RM and GL Watkins, Upper Cwm Farm, Craswall, Hereford. This ET-bred tup is bred from Whatmore Veneer and sired by the imported ram, Beili Blues Peter.

The second prize shearling from Fraser Forsyth, Corra, Castle Douglas, made 2000gns selling to GG Douglas and Son, Upper Ashtrees, Jedburgh. This ET ram is bred from a home-bred ewe and again sired by Beili Blues Peter.

Fraser also received 1500gns for his last Corra gimmer, by a home-bred sire and out of Sunnybank Xylophone, from Iain Lammie, Longhouse Farm, Cumnock.

On the other side of the coin, his parents, Glen and Heather Forsyth, Corra, went to the same price for the lead priced ewe lamb from DL and BWH Jones' Beili Blues flock from Llanllwni, Carmarthenshire. This ET lamb is backed by imported genetics on both sides.

Neil Barclay, Harestone, Insch, bought the top priced female at 1900gns. This was a Glanrafon Blue gimmer from M and G Sivill, Plas Coch, Waen, Denbighshire, which is sired by a Blue Stone ram and out of a home-bred ewe.

Next at 1650gns, Welsh breeder, R Cooke, Nantyderi, Abergavenny, Gwent, bought AT Froggatt's first Sams gimmer from Froggys Farm, Abbots Bromley, Staffs. She is by a home-bred sire and bred from a ewe that was female champion at the Royal Welsh.

Averages: 31 shearling rams, £768.53 (+£61.58 for one less); 30 ram lambs, £926.45 (+£411.82 for 11 fewer); 12 aged ewes, £480.38; 46 gimmers, £718.34 (+£63.84 for 14 fewer); 23 ewe lambs, £407.22 (-£89.22 for 27 fewer).

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.