Females from Peter Woof's Stainton flock from Kendal, proved the star of the show at North West Auctions' club sale of pedigree Texels at Junction 36 Auction Mart, attracting the top two prices and the overall championship.

Dearest at 3500gns was a gimmer by Knock Yankee daughter out of an Anglezarke Uno ewe, which sold to G Riby, buying for his Stonehills flock from Bridlington, with another from the same home by Auldhouseburn Bolt, making 2500gns to Trefor Ryan-Davies, Colwyn Bay.

Adding to the celebrations, Mr Woof also secured the pre-sale female championship and overall – judged by David McKerrow, Nochnary – with another gimmer by Auldhouseburn Bolt out of a Knock Yankee-sired ewe. She later made 1400gns again to Mr Ryan-Davies, Colwyn Bay, who also bought her full ET sister at the same money.

Welsh breeder, Myfyr Evans, took 1200gns for a gimmer from the Rhaeadr flock, from Denbighshire. She’s by Garngour Alabama and is a maternal sister to the 125,000gns Rhaeadr Best of the Best. The buyer was Sandra Ireton, Ingleton.

Ewe lambs peaked at 2400gns for the best from Adam and Jessica Neachell, Aldridge. She is by the 32,000gns Drumbreddan Centre of Attention and out of the 5500gns Far Hey gimmer bought here last year. She sold to AR and BJ Thompson, Selside.

Top price amongst the males was 1500gns paid on three occasions. Lead shearling at this price was Procters Co Pilot, from Procters Farm, Lancs, purchased by Messrs Falshaw of Bury. He is by the 12,000gns Fordaforie Balvenie.

The judge's Nochnary flock, which is now based at Cornhill on Tweed, also received 1500gns for a ram lamb son of the 36,000gns Usk Vale Cheeky Charlie. Nochnary Dancer was bought by PT Anderton, Bamber Bridge.

Matching that price was the ram lamb Far Hey Drogba from RS and J Bradley and Son, Barnoldswick. He is by Sportsmans Cantona and sold to Allan Harker, Long Preston.

Averages: 55 ram lambs, £541.80; 22 shearling rams, £720.30; 11 ewe lambs, £504; 86 gimmers, £638.40.

Auctioneers: North West Auctions.