Beltex females met a buoyant demand at a breed society show and sale at Carlisle, where a top price of 5000gns was paid for the champion – a gimmer from the Buckle family's Buckles flock from Barras, Kirkby Stephen.

This was Buckles Chloe, an Artstewart Armani-sired entry out of the Beachy Muscle Master daughter, Drumrash Naomi. She sold served to Heatheryhall Campbell, to Messrs Hall, Airton, Skipton.

Buckles also received 2500gns from Andrew and Claire Wood, Whittingham, Preston, for their No 1 entry, Buckles C'Est Bon, another by Armani, this time out of Buckles Tres Beau, a Kadar Des Quatre Vents-sired female. She also sold due to Heatheryhall Campbell.

The dispersal of Robert Rennie's Robex flock met a flying trade with sales at 3800gns, 2400gns and four others at four-figure prices. Dearest was Robex Booty, a Skiddaw View Trapper-sired one-crop ewe, that was placed at the Highland Show, last year. She is out of Glenkeen Tabby, a Topflite Real Deal daughter, and sold in a two-way split to Tommy and Alfie Taylor, Biggar and Gordon Harrison, Carnwath, served to Cromwell Carl.

Gary Beacom, Fivemiletown, Co Fermanagh, bought the 2400gns Robex entry, Ardstewart Arrogento, a 2015-born ewe bred by Wade and Alison McCrabbe, that stood first at the Highland this year and has bred sons to £1600 and £1400. She is by Rathbone Tony and out of the Broughton Pound Stretcher-sired Ardstewewart Talk of the Tavern.

Back at the collective sale and Andrew and Michael Dunlop, Corstane, Biggar, sold Broughton Cherry Tutti, the second prize gimmer, at 3000gns to Messrs Little, Ireby, Wigton. Reserve champion at Biggar Show, her dam, Broughton Tutti Frutti, is also a top show female having stood reserve champion at the Highland as a ewe lamb and champion at the Scottish National as a gimmer. She is by Woodwick Alpha, and sold served to Ryder Cider.

Two realised 2800gns including Woodies Cowgirl, a Glenkeen Sanders-sired gimmer from Stuart Wood, Woolhillock, Skene. She is bred from an imported ewe and sold served to Bailleybrook Chief, to Messrs Ferguson and Sons, Newtownards, Co Down.

Matching that was the first prize ewe lamb and reserve overall champion from Welsh breeder, Ioan Jones. This was Tywi Dam Girl Your Hot, the third prize ewe lamb at the Royal Welsh, whose full ET brother sold for 5200gns at Carlisle in August. She is by Woodies Bojangles and out of Woodies Barbie, by Woodies Who's the Boss. The buyer was Alan Miller, Millar Farms, Midmar, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

Another ewe lamb made 2500gns for Matthew Burleigh's Matt's flock from Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, with half selling to Messrs Robinson, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, while Mr Burleigh retained the remaining share. Matt's Detox, is by Topflight Real Deal and bred from the Hackney Warrior daughter, Matt's Archangel.

Mr Burleigh also went to 2400gns for Tweeddale Camilla, a gimmer by Y Bedol A-Team out of Rathbone Wisteria, from Jonathan Watson, Bowsden Moor, Berwick Upon Tweed. She sold served to Kingledores Drake.

Averages: Collective sale – 68 gimmers, £882.77; 21 ewe lambs, £769.00; 10 aged ewes, £575.25; five recipients, £808.50. Robex dispersal – Nine aged ewes, £1522.50; five gimmers, £861.00; seven ewe lambs, £586.50. Tercrosset flock – 28 gimmers, £723.38.