Father and son team, David and Robin Booth of the Smearsett Bluefaced Leicester from from Feizor, Settle, scooped yet another pre-sale championship and top price at Skipton Auction Mart's in-lamb female sale.

The duo have now been responsible for the title winner at the mart's first registered sheep breed show and sale of the year for an unprecedented six times in the past seven years.

Victorious this time and selling for the top price of £1100 was their Smearsett K27 ewe hogg, by the Booths’ home-bred G11 ram, known at home as Ted, which has bred ram lambs to 24,000gns. He himself is the Smearsett D17 Yellow Tag tup, that sold as an aged ram for 12,000gns.

The ewe hogg is out of a dam by a Lunesdale tup bred by Carnforth’s Gordon Rawsthorne, and sold to Kirkby Stephen-based breeders, Trevor and Andrew Procter, of Villa Farm, Great Musgrove

The Booths also sold a second K32 ewe hogg by the same sire, out of a gimmer by their known crossing sire Smearsett D15, for £750 to Josh and Richard Ryder, who run a small Bluefaced Leicester pedigree flock at Haverah Park, Harrogate.