Ayrshire-based breeder, David Alexander bought the top priced ram lamb at 1500gns at the Southern Supreme show and sale of Blue Texels, at Worcester.

His purchase, Lyles Django, from Somerset breeder, A Lyle, Yeovil, is by Pistyll Buck Shot and out of a Slapton-bred ewe by a Beilli Blues ram.

The top priced female at 1600gns also sold north to Scotland, when S Herraty, High Ranachan, Campbeltown, went to this money for Glan-Y-Mor Crème Egg, a ET-bred gimmer from Matthew Jones, Talsarnau, Gwynedd. Bred from Hackney Yoko, a Whatmore Siren daughter, she is sired by a Turbo Blue-bred ram.

Her two full ET-bred brothers, Glan-Y-Mor Carling and Glan-Y-Mor Cowboy, from the same home, topped the shearling trade at 3000gns and 2300gns. The former, which was selected champion at the pre-sale show by the judge Henry Jewitt, found a new home with WA and AJ Windsor, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, while the latter was knocked down to D and K Thompson, Blandford, Dorset.

Top priced ewe lamb at 1250gns was Stonycroft Ditzy, from the Burnett and Lloyd partnership, Leominster. A daughter of Hackney Young Pretender, out of a home-bred female by Stonycroft Valtra, she sold to DB Roberts, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Averages: Three senior ewes £630 (+£213.50 for six fewer sold); 48 gimmers £494.81 (-£151.47 for 21 fewer); 27 ewe lambs £404.44 (-£22.69 for one less); three senior rams £462; 23 shearling rams £630 (-£7.14 for two less); 26 ram lambs £466.44 (-£216.06 for nine fewer).

Auctioneers: McCartneys