Prices peaked at 2000gns for a shearling ram from North Wales breeder, Alys Roberts Enfys flock, at a sale of Kerry Hill sheep at Ludlow, last weekend.

Sale leader was a home-bred ram by a Pentrenant sire out of a home bred ewe. He sold to Sion Jones, Llanon, Ceredigion, for his Fronarth flock.

Keeping it in the family, Alys' father, Geraint Roberts' Pengwern, sold the second highest priced ram at 1920gns. This shearling which is a half-brother to the sale leader, but out of a Pengwern ewe and took the eye of I and G Hughes, Betws-y-coed, Conwy, for their Dolwern flock.

Females sold to 1550gns for a ewe lambs from John and Philipa’s Owen’s Woodhose flock from Leominster, Herefordshire purchased by new breeder, Natalie Cecil, Newdigate, Surrey. Her lamb is by a Clayfield stock tup out of a home bred ewe.

Dumfriesshire breeder, Lucinda Steen, Moffat, sold the top priced gimmer at 740gns. This was an entry by a Fronarth purchased by H Layton, Kington, Herefordshire.

Another from the same pen but by a Woodhouse sire, realised 700gns selling up to Shetland with LJ Manson, Bixter.

Averages: 30 ewe lambs £438.38; nine ram lambs £589.75; 10 breeding rams £449.40; 26 shearling rams £603.35; 58 gimmers, £379.81

Auctioneers: McCartneys.