Prime lambs from Paul Rattray, West Park and T Howden, Stanley, led the Perthshire and District Young Farmers' overwintering competition and North Country Chviot Sheep Society show and sale, respectively, at United Auctions' weekly sale.

Topping the Young Farmers' event which includes entries from Fife and Kinross, was a pair of continental cross lambs from Paul Rattray, that went on to sell for £100 per head.

The reserve, selected by the judge, W Shearer, was another duo from the same home, but from Sarah Rattray. They made £99 per head.

Murray Hardie, Scotbeef, who selected the top winners at the show of 220 Cheviots, found his supreme in a pen from T Howden, Stanley, that he later purchased at £86. The reserve, from Messrs Buchan, Keir, realised £82 to Andrew Argo.

Overall, the sale of 3922 prime old season lambs averaged 180.60p per kg with an SQQ of 195.25p for 2330.

Top price was £120 per head paid for Beltex from Ballechin, or 279.0p per kg for more of the same from Goddens.

Texel ewes from Westerhill topped the entry of 1132 cast sheep at £136 with rams from Shire-End selling at £114, again for Texels.