Averages: Honeyhill flock – 42 ewes with lambs £414.75. Forth House flock – 18 ewes with lambs, £588; 22 gimmers, £411.89

A large crowd was present at North West Auctions' J36 market for the first part dispersal sales of the Honeyhill and Forth House flocks on behalf of the Williams and Jaeban families, respectively, where trade peaked at 1300gns.

Topping the trade was a suckled gimmer from John and Sarah Williams' Honeyhill flock, purchased by multiple buyer, Ben Marsden, Penistone, Sheffield. She is by Milnbank Vorderman, out of a Loosebeare Star Striker-sired ewe and sold with tup lamb at foot by Stonebridge Bare Boy.

Honeyhill also sold two at 900gns to include a Peacehay Wellington-sired gimmer with ewe lamb by Bare Boy, which also sold to Mr Marsden. The second 900gns bid came from Selside breeders, AR and BJ Thompson, who bought a six-year-old Duncryne-bred ewe by Baltier Thunderbird suckling a Bare Boy ewe lamb.

Top price for Ibrhiem and Sandra Jaebans was 1100gns paid on two occasions. First was a gimmer by Forth House Viva, out of a Knock Papoose ewe which changed hands with ewe lamb by Teiglum Younggun, to RN Kirby and Son, Northallerton. Later, S and A Reed, Bishop Auckland, went to the same money for a Forth House Winchester daughter with twin Teiglum Younggun lambs at foot.

Another from the Forth House flock made 900gns selling to J Garth and Son, Clapham. This 2015-born ewe by Forth House Unique, sold with Milnbank Yellowstone-sired tup lamb at foot.

Auctioneers: North West Auctions