A sound trade for Texel rams resulted in increased averages and more sold at the second Solway and Tyne Club sale at Carlisle, where a top price of 2400gns was achieved.

Topping the trade was Knap Comanche, the pen leader from Robert Cockburn, Hill of Errol, Errol, Perth, purchased by Steve and Sara Gibbons, Tregoyd, Brecon. Fourth in his class at the pre-sale show, this Mullan Amigo son is bred from a full sister to the 5000gns Knap Angus Ogg and the 3400gns Knap AK47, with the dam being a Clinterty Yuga Khan daughter.

A further seven rams sold at four figure prices, with the next best being Hallrigg Churchhill, a Drumgooland AMG son from Messrs Graham, Hallrigg, Plumpton, Penrith. Bred from a ewe by Stainton Youcon, he was knocked down to JW Gibb and Son, Rusha, West Calder.

Hallrigg also took 1400gns for Hallrigg Comet, another by the same sire but out of a ewe by Hallrigg Y Not, from Messrs Jones, Pencaenewydd, Pwllheli, Gwynedd.

The second prize lamb from Clark boys from North Garngour, Lesmahagow, made 1600gns selling to Messrs Bell, Hawick. Teiglum Conqueror, a March-born lamb is by Kingspark Bentley and bred from a ewe by Tophill White Knight.

Two sold for 1200gns to include Arkle Cavalier, a son of the 17,000gns Silvermere Baltic from Harry and George Wilkinson, Arkle, Aspatria, Cumbria, purchased by Messrs Owens, Shobdon, Leominster.

Minutes later, Turriff breeder, Robbie Wilson, North Dorlaithers sold Milnbank Cuba, by Cowal Bucking Bronco, to Messrs Campbell, Chathill, Northumberland, for the same money.

Top price amongst the females was 1300gns paid for the reserve overall champion, a gimmer from Roderick Runciman's Allanshaws flock from Galashiels. She is by Loosebeare Yeo bred from a ewe by Mellor Vale The One and sold to Messrs Jones and Roberts, St Clears, Carmarthen, Dyfed.

Averages: 55 gimmers, £450.74 (-£189.76 for 13 more); 15 shearlings, £557.90 (+£182.55 for seven more); 124 ram lambs, £447.18 (+£6.60 for 23 more).

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.