A three-crop Bluefaced Leicester ewe from Ashley Caton, Otterburn Lodge, Skipton, led Bentham Auction Marts’ multi-breed sheep sale when selling for the top price of £2300.

Sired by the J1 Smearsett, she sold carrying a single lamb to the N1 Asby Hall, to J and G Huck, Church Farm, Buckden, Skipton.

Just behind on £2000, Robin Booth of the Feizor flock from Lancs sold a substitute entry scanned for four lambs to Messrs Sharp of the Flodder Hall flock, Lyth Valley, Cumbria.

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The champion, a gimmer from HW and G White, Horton in Ribblesdale, made £1900. She sold carrying twin lambs to the Hewgill S22 tup, to Shirley Straughan, Bishop Auckland.

The top price amongst the Dalesbreds was £2000, paid for the champion, a ewe carrying a pair of lambs from Mick Carr, Bracken Bottom, Horton in Ribblesdale. She sold to the judge, Andrew Bousfield, Co Durham.

Phillip and Christine Charnley, had a field day among the Swaledales, when achieving both the champion and reserve honours with ewes both of which sold in lamb to the £10,000 West Briscoe Sultan. The champion made £1250 selling to S and D Robinson, Horton in Ribblesdale, while the reserve was knocked down at £1000 to the judge, Shaun Taylor, Chapel le Dale.

Andrew Skidmore sold two Swaledale ewe hoggs at £1200. First was a High Birkwith Endeavour daughter which sold to Richard Hutchinson, Red Gate, Kirkby Stephen, with the second, sired by Flakebridge Oscar, selling to W and K Hutchinson, Hawes, North Yorkshire.

Herdwicks peaked at £900 for a pair of ewes from Arnold Lancaster, Torver, Coniston, purchased by Frank Brennand of Chapel-le-Dale.