The Dutch Spotted gimmer, Naval Chelsea topped the Continental in-lamb sheep fair staged at Harrison and Hetherington’s Carlisle centre, when selling for 3500gns.

The sale leader, came from Matthew Simpson, Tardoes, Kilmarnock, before heading down to Wales with Messrs Workman, Brecon, Powys. This stylish gimmer is sired by the French imported sire, Apache, and sold in lamb carrying two to Tardoes Dundee.

Another from the same home, a ewe christened Juliana attained 2200gns to Messrs Barnes, Carnforth, Lancashire. She was imported as a ewe lamb and is scanned to have one lamb to Challoch Bassett.

Tardoes Bunty Fee also made her mark for Mr Simpson, when she also sold for 2200gns. Sired by another imported tup, Cavan, and is served by Tardoes Dundee, she now heads home with Messrs Davies, Haverfordwest, Dyfed.

Two more four-figured prices came for Blue Du Maines females from M and R Harper, Row Broen Part, Dearham Maryport.

The pen leader, Derwent Regan hit 1200gns and travels to Somerset with Messrs Norman, Taunton. This ewe is a Calla Leader daughter, out of Haydon Kirby and is in lamb to Haydon Strongbow.

The second, a February 2019 gimmer, Derwent Sugar, sold for 1000gns to High Parks Farm, Lanarkshire. She is by Wardhall Rambo and is in lamb to Haydon Strongbow.

Topping the Rouge at 700gns was the best from Ian McConnell, Crawfordhall, Kirkmahoe, Dumfries. The February 2017 born ewe, Ians Tiffany is sired by Castlescreen Pavarotti, the dam, Glengalliagh Roxy and is scanned to have two lambs to Rouge. Messrs Currie, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, was the final bidder.

averages: 13 Dutch Spotted, £1293.40; eight Blue Du Maine, £833.44; 20 Beltex, £513.13; six Rouge, £463.75; seven Mill Bleu, £382.50; 14 Beltex crosses £380.25; three Zwartbles, £367.50; six Dutch Texel, £337.75. Consignments – 30 Logie Durno, £467.95; 28 Tercrosset, £506.00.