Beltex breeders gathered for the second day of the society sale at Carlisle where trade continued from the day before, selling to a top of 24,000gns for the ram lamb, Logie Durno Godfather from the Ingram family, Inverurie.

The first time the family have sold Beltex, witnessed their ram lamb top the trade, being sired by Buckles Fury and out of one of the foundation ewes, Airyolland Bathsheba. He sold in a four way split to the Buckle family, Kirkby Stephen; Neil and Janet McQuistin, High Airyolland, Newton Stewart; J and S Wilkinson, Langlands, North Yorkshire; and Loui Van Geffen, Carlton in Cleveland.

Next in the trade stakes at 16,000gns was the ram lamb, Dooley Garnet from father and son duo, David and Joe Thornley, Wartoft Grange, Diseworth, Leics. This one is a son of Clary Cosmos and out of Dooley Camille, which goes back to Topflite Al Pacino. The final bidders behind this lot were David and Karen Shuttleworth, Hebee House, Skipton.

Richard Wood, Kingledores, was once again in the money, this time for his ram lamb, Kingledores Gargamel, which made 11,000gns.

He is sired by Skiddaw View Endurance and out of the Kingledores bred-ewe, Withy Trees Champagne. Taking this boy home was Grant Maxwell, Faughhill.

On the flip side, Grant sold his best for 10,000gns to Neil Brown, Claughton Hall, Lancaster . This ram lamb, Faughhill Gladiator is sired by Heatheryhall Fireman Sam and out of the Callacrag Barbarian sired-dam, Eildon Cannon.

Just short of the five figure prices was the best from James Wannop, Heaton Hall, Heaton-With-Oxcliffe, when he sold his ram lamb, Wannop’s Godfather, for 9000gns to Alfie and Tommy Taylor, Heatheryhall. This one is the first crop of lambs from Brothertoft Fynley, and out of Dean Brow Classy.

Topping the gimmer trade and setting a new record for a Beltex female sold at auction was Buckles Frisky from the Buckle family, Kirkby Stephen, when selling to 15,000gns. She is a daughter of Gyffin Dexter, out of College Adele, and was knocked down to Chris Wright of the Brothertoft flock, Balbrydie, Angus.

Next best among the females at 8000gns was Brilley Fancy Pants from Jamie and Richard Jerman, Wearn, Herefordshire.

She is sired by Swffryd Exclusive, out of Hackney Dior, and headed home with Matthew Burleigh of the Matt's flock, Shanra, Northern Ireland.

Settling at 7000gns was Heatheryhall Forget-Me-Knot from Tommy and Alfie Taylor, Thankerton. She is a daughter of Buckles Dark Dawn and out of a home-bred dam by Tacherhill Regal.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.