For the second year in succession, an Aman Vyrnwy-sired ram from Jim Innes Strathbogie flock from Huntly, lead the shearling trade, selling for the top price of 6500gns.

Star attraction this time was Strathbogie Yamaha, the first prize shearling ram and reserve overall, brought out by shepherd Michael Leggat. The tup, by Aman Vyrnwy – a Teiglum Tornado son purchased for 6500gns in 2014 – is bred from a 3600gns Duncryne-bred female by Milnbank Sound Investment, that has bred gimmers to 4200gns. He sold down to Builth Wells with JE and SJL James, Neudd Blaenduhonu, Maesmynis.

Mr Innes also received 4600gns for their No 2 shearling, Strathbogie Youi, a Millars Windbrook son out of a ewe by Glenside Razzle Dazzle, from James Draper, buying for the Claybury flock from Ensdon House, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury.

Second top price at 5600gns was John Elliot's substitute entry from Roxburgh Mains, Kelso. His Roxburgh YMCA, is by the privately purchased Avon Vale Real Deal son, Kimbolton Va Va Voom, and out of a ewe by Haymount Superman. He sold in a two-way split to P Weaver, Little Manor, Knapthorpe, Newark and R Wilson, Crimple Head, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate.

Having sold the 23,000gns centre record priced ram at Worcester the previous week, David Chave's Peacehay flock all the way from Somerset, was again in the cash, taking 4800gns for Peacehay Your The Boy. This big tup which stood sixth in the pre-sale show, is by the 2000gns Clarks Wizard that stood champion at Devon County Show last year, out of a ewe by Scolton Panther, and sold to Dumfriesshire breeder, AC Austin, Woodcroft, New Abbey.

The long trip from Devon also proved fruitful for the Quick brothers – Mark, Paul and Andrew – when they sold their pen leader, Loosebeare Yoga, for 4500gns to J Kelsall, Summerlands, Cold Cotes, Clapham. He is by the Strathbogie Terminator son, Loosebeare Voomer, which has bred sons to 7000gns, and out of a ewe by Whitehart Spot On.

Matching that price, Allan Clark's 50-ewe Finevalley flock from Glenluce, Newton Stewart, sold Finevalley Yogi, to David Jarman, Brow Top, Branthwaite, Workington. Second at Ayr Show in May, he is by Scrogtonhead Vagaboy and out of a ewe by Cambwell Spy. Mr Clark enjoyed a great trade, selling 10 to average £1612.

Top price for Matthew MacTaggart's Rascarrel flock from Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, was 3600gns paid for the fifth prize shearling, Rascarrel Yarrow, a Strathbogie Usher son, out of a ewe by Stainton Uncle Sam. The buyer was AW Dixon, West Heddon, Heddon On The Wall, Northumberland.

Averages: 187 shearling rams, £961.73 (-18.05 for eight more); three aged rams, £1347.50.