MV accredited shearling rams from Derek Steen's Easycare flock from Coxhill, Moffat, topped the breed's autumn sale at Carlisle, securing the lead prices amongst the males at 1100gns, 1050gns and 1000gns three times.

The dearest sold to Messrs Blaylock, Coldstream, with Messrs Conroy, Co Galway, forking out 1050gns and 1000gns for rams.

The two shearlings at 1000gns were both bought by Messrs Sordy and Sons, Alnwick.

Gimmers sold to £125 per head from Michael Clarke, East Tullyfergus, Blairgowrie, selling to Messrs Parkhouse, Tarbert, Argyll.

By the end of the day, 20 rams averaged £474.83 and 157 females levelled at £84.37.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.