A two-horned gimmer from Welsh breeders, DW and SL Harries' Hope flock from Wenant, Llandeilo, topped the first sale of Jacob females at Carlisle, selling for 1300gns.

Backed by home-bred genetics on both sides, she is by Hope Rory, out of a home-bred dam by Pike Field Braveheart and sold carrying a single lamb to Hope Flame of Ace, to Messrs Christian, Saham Waite, Shipdham, Norfolk.

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The same home sold also sold a four-horned ewe by the same sire for 900gns to Messrs Jenkins, Jeffreyston, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire. She is bred from a Hope Ding Dong sired-ewe, and changed hands scanned for a pair to Hope Flame of Ace.

In an all Scottish transaction Ewen Macmillan, Lurg, Fintry, sold his best to Messrs Connor and Dalrymple, Bridgend, Linlithgow, for 1000gns. This four-horned ewe is sired by Dunmor Ace, out of a Edingale Harlem sired- dam, and sold served to Harbell Lincoln.

averages: 16 ewes, £406.88; 14 gimmers, £346.50; three ewe lambs, £350.00.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

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