Averages: Texels: 10 aged ewes, £333.30; 21 gimmers, £456.00; 10 ewe lambs, £310.45. Blue Texels: Five gimmers, £579.60; five ewe lambs, £449.40. Suffolks – Five gimmers, £346.50; four ewe lambs, £275.25. Beltex – 15 aged ewes, £305.90. Charollais – Eight gimmers, £350.44.

The first prize Texel ewe lamb and breed champion from HS Ashley's Lincs flock from Longrick, Boston, led the way at a multi-breed show and sale of pedigree sheep at Newark, selling for 1000gns.

The ewe lamb, a daughter of Garngour Alabama, out of a home-bred ewe by Tullylagan War Horse, was knocked down to Messrs Taylor, Rhewl, Llangdlen.

Dumfries-shire breeder, Colin Rae, Wallacetown, bought the second top price lot at 700gns, a Blue Texel gimmer from Heather McCurdie, Bondon Farm, Birdingbury, Rugby. Breed champion at the pre-sale show, she is by a Millside sire, out of a home-bred Mac ewe by a Beili Blues tup, and sold in lamb to a different Millside ram.

The first prize Blue Texel ewe lamb sold next at 650gns to local breeders Messrs Williams, Newark. This was Beetley Daisy, a Little Whisker Yorick daughter from WJ and MO Abram, High House, Beetley, Dereham, Norfolk.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington and Newark Livestock Market.