Averages: Five Beltex, £401.10; 16 Beltex x Texels, £395.71; three Bleu Du Maine, £409.50; five Dassenkop, £1165.50; 10 Dutch Spotted, £934.50; five Rouge, £382.20; six Texels, £358.75; five Zwartbles, £189.00. Tercrosset consignment – 26 Beltex x Texels, £442.21

Imported Dutch Spotted and Dassenkop sheep proved the star attraction at the continental in-lamb sale at Carlisle, where prices peaked at 1350gns, 1300gns, and 1200gns twice.

A Dutch Spotted female from GE Jackson, High Bentham, topped the trade selling at 1350gns to Messrs Graham and Sons, Hawick. She sold in lamb to a Dutch Spotted ram.

Northern Ireland breeder, Liam Campbell, Carnlough, Ballymena, sold the next two highest priced Dutch Spotted entries from his Glencloy flock at 1300gns and 1150gns back across the Irish Sea to Messrs McGettigan, Ramelton, Co Donegal. The former, Glencloy Oxana, is by Majestic, while the latter, Glencloy Oakley is by the same sire.

Aberdeenshire breeder, Stuart Wood, Woolhillock, Skene, sold the lead priced Dassenkops, with the first at 1200gns, a gimmer sold served to the same breed, being knocked down to Messrs Jordan, Ruckcroft, Armathwaite, while Messrs Lloyd and Sons, Dutlas, Knighton, Powys, bought the second gimmer at the same money.

Other in-lamb Dassenkops from Mr Wood, made 1150gns and 1100gns to Messrs Heigh, Bentham, Lancs and Messrs Campbell, Carnlough, Ballymena, respectively.

Messrs Whiteford's consignment of Beltex cross Texels from Tercrosset, Brampton, peaked at 800gns for a black gimmer from Jack Whiteford, purchased by Messrs Jortdan, Ruckcroft, Armathwaite. She sold due to Ardstewart Coyote.

And, having topped the Kelso Crackers Texel sale staged the same day, Robert Rennie, Attonburn, was back in fine form to lead the collective sale of Beltex cross Texel gimmers at 650gns twice and 550gns. selling the lead priced lots.