A Badgerfaced Texel from the Jewitt and Sunnybank flocks of Henry Jewitt, topped a joint flock sale of Beltex, Dutch Spotted and Badgerfaced Texels at Carlisle, where trade peaked at 2800gns.

The sale which comprised 120 pedigree females from the Hackney and Wilodge flocks; Jewitt and Sunnybank; Matts and Withy Trees flocks was led by an imported Badgerfaced Texel ewe hogg from Mr Jewitt from Gracie's Farm, Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle.

She is by an imported Schaaf sire, bred from another imported Claus female and was bought by Messrs Brown, Sauchie, Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

Other Badgerfaced Texels from the same home sold to 1500gns and 1100gns for February-born embryo lambs bred from imported genetics and with their recipient dams. The former was purchased by William and David Moir, Cairness, Fraserburgh, while the latter sold to Archie and John MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth.

Mr Jewitt also sold the joint equal top priced Beltex at 2500gns to the Buckles family from Barras, Kirkby Stephen. This was Jewitt Easy Girl, a ewe lamb by Arkle DJ, out of the Munreary Beast daughter, Jewitt Crystal, while Jewitt Extraordinary ET, a January-born ewe lamb bred from Jewitt Cascade – the champion lamb at the 2017 National Show – and sired by Kingledores Drake, made 2000gns to Messrs Garth, Bentham, Lancs.

Dutch Spotted ewe hoggs imported from Mike Van Der Most again from Gracie's Farm peaked at 1200gns and 900gns twice, with all three selling to Messrs Drabble, Chapel-En-Le-Frith, High Peak, Derbyshire.

Top price for Northern Ireland Beltex breeder, Matthew Burleigh's Matt's flock from Shanra, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, was 2500gns paid for Matts Ella ET, a February-born ewe lamb bred from a flush from the Hackney Warrior daughter, Matt's Archangel and sired by Woodies Dominator. She was knocked down with recipient dam, to Messrs Bowring, Nether Langwith, Mansfield.

Another heading down the road in the same trailer load at 1600gns was Matt's Ellen ET, a March-born ewe lamb from the same flush but sired by Hackney Download. She also sold with recipient dam.

And matching that price was her ET sister, Matt's Eleanora ET, purchased by Andrew Morton, Denny.

Beltex from Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams' Hackney and Wilodge flock from Lodge Hill, Shifnal, Shropshire, peaked at 1800gns for Hackney Emelia ET, bred from a flush from Hackney Crisp – a full sister to last year's male champion at the Royal Welsh, Hackney Corker – and by Airyolland Asulam, the sire of the 65,000gns Airyolland Castro. Fellow consignor, Andrew Wood buying for his Withy Trees flock from Whittingham, Preston, was the final bidder.

On the other side of the coin, Mr Wood received 1100gns for the gimmer, Withy Trees Derbystar, a Jewitt Blazing Heat-sired entry, purchased by Nick Gill, Borrowdale, Keswick.

averages – Jewitt and Sunnybank flocks – Beltex – Three ewes and lambs £402.50; three recipients with lambs at foot £1732.50; four ewe hoggs £472.50. Dutch Spotted – 17 ewe hoggs £523.45. Badger faced Texels – 18 recipients with lambs at foot £649.25; three flushing ewes £560; five ewe hoggs £949.20.

Hackney and Wilodge flocks – Three recipients with lambs at foot £1050.

Matts flock – Beltex – Three recipients with lambs at foot £1995.

Withy trees flock – Beltex – Four recipients with lambs at foot £740.25; three ewe hoggs £892.50.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Limited