Averages: Five ewes, £630.00; 18 gimmers, £921.66; 12 ewe lambs, £761.25

It was a double victory for Pamela Lupton, Greenholme, Galphay, North Yorkshire, at Harrison and Hetherington’s in-lamb Suffolk sale, when achieving both the champion and reserve honours in the pre-sale show, achieving an overall average of£785.71.

However it was the blue and white ticket that secured the top price of 2200gns, being a daughter of Rhaeadr Welsh Wizard and out of a home-bred ewe by Ballynacanon Crusade.

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Messrs Sharp, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, took the top two girls home, with the champion being by the same sire and out of a Rhaeadr Skyfall sired-dam, and sold for 2000gns.

The same buyer also forked out 2000gns for the top priced gimmer from James Cannon of the Redbrae flock, Wigtown, Newton Stewart. This one is a result of a Burnview Beefeater sire onto a Strathbogie Samurai sired-ewe, and adding to her future potential she is AI'd to Forkins Samson.

On the same money was another the same way bred which found a new home with Messrs Baker, Wark, Hexham, Northumberland.

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In an all Scottish transaction Messrs Austin, New Abbey, Dumfries, forked out 18000gns for the second prized gimmer from the same pen. This girl is sired by Limestone Legacy, out of a home-bred dam again by Strathbogie Samurai and again is due in lamb to Forkins Samson.

The best from Andrew Hewson, Burgh Head farm, Burgh by sands, Carlisle, achieved 1600gns, when selling to Messrs Evans, Butterknowle, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham. This first prized gimmer is backed by Lindum Cracker Jack, out of a Criccin Genera sired-ewe and is due in lamb to Lakeview Sensation.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.