Averages: 10 aged ewes, £416.50; 12 gimmers, £580.13; 14 ewe lambs, £413.25.

North Yorkshire hair stylist, Pamela Lupton, went home in style from last week's show and sale of pedigree Suffolk females at Carlisle, when the pen leader from her Kexbeck flock topped the trade at 1000gns.

Selling at this price was the first entry through the sale ring, a ewe lamb by Rhaeadr Reggae, a tup that was champion at Shrewsbury in 2015 and bred the reserve champion ram lamb here in August. The dam, a show gimmer that stood second at the Great Yorkshire in 2016, is by Safaddan Smarty Pants. First in her class at the pre-sale show and reserve overall champion, she was knocked down to Messrs Wilkie, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.

Next at 720gns was a Roseden gimmer from Lilburn Estates Farming Partnership, Wooler, purchased by Messrs Coulthard and Son, Longtown. This was a Landale Xtra-Special-sired entry out of a Roseden, ewe by Rookery First Choice, which sold scanned for a pair of lambs by Harpercroft Addition.

The same home also received 700gns on three occasions for gimmers. The first, which collected a red ticket at the pre-sale show, is a Ballynacannon Attitude daughter and sold carrying twins to Birness All Star to Messrs Patterson and Son, Capheaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, who also went to the same money for a Rookery Union Jack-sired gimmer due to Harpercroft Addition.

Messrs Drummond, Mauchline, bought the last 700gns lot, a Roseden gimmer by Drimmie Upstar again carrying twins to Birness All Star.


Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.