A Texel ewe and lamb sold in aid of NHS charities attracted the lead price of £500 at breeding sheep sale at Skipton.

The sale of 1201 head of yeld hoggs and those with lambs was topped by an entry from Welsh vendors, Hywell and Enfys Williams, Llanddeusant, purchased by Darley's Kevin Marshall. Mr Marshall initially bought the ewe hogg and lamb for £300, donated it for resale, and repurchased it for an additional £200.

The Williams also produced the top priced continental pen, selling four yeld Texel ewe hoggs at £162 per head against an overall average of £112.

North of England Mule ewe hoggs averaged £115 from a high of £152 per head for a brace from Richard Umpleby, of Killinghall.

Hoggs with lambs at foot met a fast selling trade, peaking at £260 per outfit for a pen of six Texels with six Beltex cross lambs from Skipton brothers John and George Stapleton, of High Skibeden Farm.

Texels with good single Beltex lambs sold from £185 to £215 per outfit while Mule hoggs with singles were making £170-£200.

Texel hoggs with singles lambs averaged £209 with Mules with singles at £183.

Young Texel ewes with twin lambs peaked at £235 per outfit.

Auctioneers: CCM Auctions.