Averages: 16 gimmers, £271.69; 16 ewe lambs, £273.33; four shearling rams, £451.50; 11 ram lambs £366.55.

Scottish breeders made their mark at the Jacob Sheep Society's annual show and sale at St Boswells, either as buyers or sellers of top priced lots including the sale leader at 900gns.

Selling at this price to Berwickshire-based Robert Locker, Greenlaw, Duns, was the second prize ewe lamb from Wyn Harries' Hope flock from Wenant, Carmarthenshire. A daughter of Pike Field Braveheart, this four-horned entry is bred from a Gobaith-bred ewe by Hope Highland Laddie.

Three lots sold for 750gns including the lead priced ewe, another Hope-bred female, this time from Gordon Connor and Scott Dalrymple's Dunmor flock from Linlithgow. This two-horned three-year-old is also by Highland Laddie and was knocked down to Messrs Duncan, Cumnock, Ayrshire.

Dunmor also received 680gns for their first prize ram lamb from Haddington Show, Dunmor Flutter. Another four-horned, he is by Edingale Hickory, out of a home-bred ewe by the show winning tup, Dunmor Ace. Second in his class at the pre-sale show, he headed home with Messrs Wilson, Seascale, Cumbria.

Top price amongst the males was 750gns paid for the best from Ewen Macmillan's Luruha flock from Lurg, Fintry. Luruha Lambeosaurus, a four-horned late February-born ram lamb, is by Pentrenant Pimms, out of a Northlands-bred ewe by Mayhill Laddie, and was knocked down to Melanie Harper buying for the Harbell flock from Bonchester Bridge, Hawick.

Helping to finance that transaction, Harbell sold the top priced shearling ram at 720gns, to Adam Christie and his father Gary of the Adamski flock from Midtown of Glass, Huntly. This was the reserve overall champion, Harbell Harper, a son of Arkleside Dudley, out of a home-bred ewe by Gowanbank Drummie.

The overall champion, a tup lamb and another from Mr Harries' Hope flock, also made 750gns selling across the Irish Sea with Messrs Beatty, Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone. Backed by home-bred genetics on both sides, he is by Hope Rocky and out of a ewe by Hope Highland Laddie.