Averages: Swaledales – 15 ewes, £845; 17 gimmers, £1293. Bluefaced Leicesters – Three ewes, £1233; eight gimmers, £1250; seven ewe hoggs, £1216.

A new record price for a Swaledale gimmer sold at a collective sale was achieved at a multi-breed event at Hawes, when Patrick and Kirsty Sowerby sold their best for £8400.

Reserve champion at the pre-sale show, their cracker from the Oakbank flock based at Barras, Kirkby Stephen, is by a home-bred son of a £20,000 Bobby Blades, out of a ewe by the £15,000 Parkinson and sold carrying a pair of lambs to Westend Elvis, a £16,000 purchase bought at Middleton in Teesdale, last year from DW Gibson. Irish breeder, E Haughey, Glenariff, Ballymena, was the final bidder.

The couple who are staging a reduction sale from their flock at Kirkby Stephen on February 12, also received £3200 for a gimmer by a £7000 Bull and Cave, bred from a ewe by Mossdale Intercepter. She sold to A and M Skidmore, Flakebridge, Tebay, carrying a single lamb to the £12,000 Paul Ewbank tup bought last year.

Father and son duo, John and Ben Richardson, Ghyll House, Appleby, also had a good day selling the top priced ewe at £3500 to J Nattrass, Shield Hill Top, Garrigill, Alston, and a gimmer at £4000 to E Haughey, Glenariff.

The former, by a £38,000 Bull and Cave, changed hands carrying a pair to Valley Fandango, with the latter, a Fandango daughter, selling due with twin lambs to West End Elvis.

Bluefaced Leicesters sold the same day peaked at £4400 for the reserve champion, a ewe hogg from Messrs Lord's Hewgill flock from West Dowgill, Kirkby Stephen, purchased by Northern Ireland brothers, Gary and Lee Beacom of the Lakeview flock from Co Tyrone. Their purchase is by the F52 Hewgill and bred from a B41 Hewgill and grand-dam of the first three tup lambs sold at Hawes last October.

The champion, a ewe from Lancs breeders, WA and A Booth, who own the Smearsett flock from Feizor, Austwick, realised £3000, selling to J Allison and Sons, Sealhouses, Arkengarthdale, Richmond. She is by the H3 Riddings and sold carrying triplets to Ted, a G11 Smearsett.

The same home also took £2400 for their first prize gimmer, a Ted daughter out of a Z4 Hundith-sired ewe that sold scanned for a single to L11 Chelker, to CJ Pears, Fellside House Farm, Caldbeck, Wigton.

Allan and Ben Wight's Midlock flock from Crawford, peaked at £2200 for a daughter of Midlock Mustang carrying a single to L27 Midlock – last year's Highland Show champion – to T Duffy, Omagh.

A small but select sale of Herdwicks, peaked at £300 for a ewe from TW and JR Rebanks, Penruddock.

LEADING prices

Swaledales – Ewes – W Richardson and Son, £3500; PE and KA Sowerby, £1200; JW Porter and Sons, £1200; AP and D Sowerby, £1000, £800; P Hallam, £1000; J and SJ Bland, £800; J Nattrass, £700, £600; JD Bentley and Son, £650; JA Thompson, £600, £450; JR and SL Pratt, £350; JR Blades, £300; RA Sowerby, £220, Gimmers – PE and KA Sowerby, £8400, £3200; W Richardson and Son, £4000, £1900; A and M Skidmore, £2000, £700, £500, £400; EC Coates, £1500, £250; JW Porter and Sons, £1200; P Hallam, £800; JA Thompson, £650; BJ Thomas, £650; AP and D Sowerby, £600; Croft Farm Partnership, £200, £200.

Ewe hoggs – JR Blades, £750. JW Porter and Sons, £600.

Bluefaced Leicester – Ewes – WA and A Booth, £3000; R and PE Hargreaves and Sons, £400; JC and N Throup, £300.

Gimmers – WA and A Booth, £2400, £1600, £800; J Wight and Sons, £2200, £1100, £700, £400; R and PE Hargreaves and Sons, £800.

Ewe hoggs – Messrs Lord, £4400, £700; WA and A Booth, £1800, £750, £700, £600; W and D Lawson and Son, £400.

Auctioneers: Hawes Farmers Auction Mart