A Spanish judge along with buyers from Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands, supported a fast trade at a pedigree Suffolk sale at Longtown, where female prices peaked at 4200gns, averaged £728 and met a total clearance.

The annual show and sale attracted an entry of 65 females and ram lambs, and was judged by Senor Amable Cueto Muniz from the Urbies Suffolk flock in Asturias, Spain.

He found his overall champion in a 2016-born ewe from Iain and Judith Barbour`s Solwaybank flock, Annan, Dumfriesshire. A daughter of Solwaybank Overdrive, out of a ewe by Solwaybank Solario, she made 3000gns selling to Suffolk Do Pinheiro, Amadora, Portugal – a buyer at the Scottish National sale at Stirling, the previous week.

The same buyer also went to 1400gns and 750gns for a Solwaybank ewe and gimmer respectively.

The brother and sister duo who own the Solwaybank flock also produced the sale leader at 4200gns in the shape of a Rheadr Rastafari daughter bred from a Cairness Classic Fyvie dam. She also sold to the Continent, having been purchased by Jan Dik Ter Maaten from the Gelderland town of Lunteren in Holland.

Reserve female was a ewe from Paul Delves' Bridgeview flock from Powys. A Lakeview Harbinger daughter from a Whitestone Monarch of the Glen mother, she made 750gns, again to Suffolk Do Pinheiro.

Top price amongst the males was 650gns paid for the section champion and reserve overall champion, a ram lamb from GI Richmond's Sullom flock from Goosnargh, Preston. A son of Strathisla Schumacher, he headed home with Caithness producer, Kevin Gunn.

Nine ram lambs were sold to average £366.

Auctioneers: C and D Auction Marts