Averages: 20 ewes, £989 (+£603 on corresponding year);18 shearling ewes, £1210 (+£720 on corresponding year); 32 ewe lambs, £697 (+£477 corresponding year).

Skipton Auction Mart’s annual autumn weekend show and sale for pedigree Suffolk females witnessed trade peak to 3200gns and 3000gns for the best of the day.

Leading the way and taking the sale top of 3200gns was the overall champion, stock ewe sold from the dispersal of 29 females from the Maverick flock of Ian Brown and his nephew, Richard Rhodes, of Clifton, Otley.

This December, 2018-born AI daughter of Lakeview Harbinger is bred from a Burnview ewe – purchased at the Black Beauties sale in 2018 – and was sold carrying twins to the 20,000gns Forkins Dizzee Rascal. She headed home with the Martindale family in Blackrod, Bolton.

Two further sheep from the Maverick dispersal were knocked down at 2100gns and 2000gns. At 2100gns, this April-born daughter of Maverick Legacy is bred out of a Lakeview Harbinger-sired dam and again sold in-lamb to Legacy. She found a new home in Wales with A Williams, of Lllanrug.

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The 2000gns Maverick entry sold locally to Robert Earnshaw, in Killinghall. A December, 2018-born ewe, she is by Harbinger and in-lamb to Forkins Dizzee Rascal.

The flock was also responsible for producing the first prize ewe lamb in the form of the January-born daughter of Burnview Hurricane, which also hit four figures when joining Andrew Cross in Barnacre, Preston, for 1200gns.

At 3000gns was the first prize gimmer from Stephen Bolland, of the Wharfe flock in Bolton Abbey. This February, 2020-born twin daughter of Stathbogie Supershot is out of an 1800gns Northern Ireland-bred Limestone ewe and sold in-lamb to 26,000gns Crewelands Champion-sired Solwaybank Cracker to Haslingden’s LJ Berry, Lancashire.

Mr Bolland also sold the ewe show class runner-up for 1300gns. This December, 2016-born daughter of Rhaedar Rastafari was sold in-lamb to service sire, Solwaybank Cracker and was purchased by Elaine Wilkie, Lockerbie.

Next best at 2200gns was a January 2020-born shearling ewe from Glynis and Jane Soulsby, Williamsgill, Temple Sowerby, Penrith. A daughter of Strathbogie Invictus, she was sold in-lamb to the 5000gns Alloaks Jaguar and was snapped up by Cob Clough Suffolks in Barkisland.

A top of 1500gns was paid to Derbyshire-based Steve and Louise Buckley's Sitlow flock at Dove Holes, Buxton for their best shearling ewe. The January, 2020-born home-bred twin daughter of Roundacre Big Bang is due to Sitlaw Clean Bandit and headed home with Andrew Cross, Preston.