A gimmer from John and Mandy Smith-Jackson's Shafthill flock from Hightown, led the Lockdown Ladies sale of Bluefaced Leicesters at Carlisle, selling for the top price of 8000gns.

Bred from a bought-in Carry House ewe by Midlock G34, she is sired by the £9000 Blarnavaid L10, bought in 2018, and sold carrying a pair of lambs to the E1 Hewgill. Overall, the Smith-Jacksons who were selling the entire adult portion of their Shafthill flock, sold 28 to average £2300.63.

All flocks enjoyed a buoyant trade with the Wight's Midlock flock from Crawford peaking at 6000gns to average £3555 for 14, while Jamie Pirie's Blarnavaid flock from Drymen, sold four to level at £4908.75 from a lead price of 5800gns.

Top price for Michael James' Duhonw flock from Wales was 3200gns with his six cashing in at £2205, and Derek Hall, Firth, Penicuik, sold five which hit a ceiling of 1500gns to level at £861.

For full report and pictures see this week's Scottish Farmer

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.