Averages: Six aged ewes, £313; 14 gimmers, £375.

A Scottish-bred Beltex ewe led the way at the breed's Welsh Club sale of in-lamb females and ewe lambs at Welshpool, on Monday, selling for the top price of 730gns.

The aged ewe, Muirton Becky ET bred by Jimmy Young from Aberdeenshire, but consigned by Tom Goldsmith and Gemma Saunders, from Hallow, Worcester, was purchased by Sioned Bebb of the Bebbs flock from Llanwyddyn, Oswestry. A daughter of Lugate Arex and out of an imported V/D Laastste Stuiver ewe, she sold carrying a pair to Langlands Dynamo.

The champion sold next at 520gns. This was Rhys Francis’ gimmer, Crew Delilah ET, from Aberforlech, Carmarthen, purchased by the judge, Rob Lewis, of the Elan Valley flock, Rhayader, Powys. A Fingle Cardinal daughter she changed hands scanned with a pair to the Royal Welsh champion, Scotts Daper.