A disappointing trade for pedigree Charollais at a show and sale at Carlisle, saw averages slip on the year in both the shearling ram and tup lamb sections.

Sale leader at 1000gns was Jonathan Aiken's second prize ram lamb, Carnew Urban Cowboy purchased by Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton, Penrith, Cumbria, who bought most of the top priced lots. Second in his class at the pre-sale show, this Knockin Shockin' son is out of a home-bred ewe, by Castellau Lord Mayor.

In all, Messrs Jenkinson bought six of the top eight highest priced rams including the next two at 850gns, both of which were shearling tups from Charles Marwood's Foulrice flock from York.

The first, by Dalby Sherman, was used successfully as a lamb, while the second, a substitute entry, is by a Foulrice tup.

Females sold to 500gns for a ewe lamb from Northern Ireland breeder, Alistair Moore, Hillside, purchased by Messrs Morgan, Thirlby, Thirsk. She by Kirkhouse Remo and out of a home-bred ewe by Highway Obelisk.

averages – 16 shearling rams, £595.88 (-£26.77 for six more); 14 ram lambs, £498 (-£82.20 for four more)