The Northern area Jacob sheep breeders’ annual show and sale at Skipton saw the breed record broken twice in the space of an hour.
The new breed record of 4,600gns, nearly double the previous record, was set by the show’s reserve champion, a ram lamb from Jean Price, Powys.
This was Pentrenant Pimms, a January-born four-horned lamb by Kinloch Franco, a Blackbrook Fire Balls son, out of a Hope Flash Lad ewe.
It was knocked down to a Scottish syndicate of breeders, Gordon Connor and Scott Dalrymple, Linlithgow, and Ewan McMillan, Flintry, Lanarkshire.
The previous breed record of 2,600gns had been broken for the first time just an hour before, when a shearling ewe from Wyn and Siwan Harries, Llandeilo, was knocked down for 2,700gns. The January 2017-born four-horn ewe is by Pike Field Braveheart and went home with Helen Baillie, South Lanarkshire.
Next, at 850gns, was a February-born two-horn ram lamb consigned by the Trumper family, Abergavenny. By Border Windrush out of a Pard House dam, it sold to Betty Palmer, Grindleton.
Another ram lamb from the same home realised 700gns. Beiliau Vanquish, a January-born two-horn lamb again by Border Windrush, sold to J. Hardman, Windermere.
Shearling ewes, £349; ewe lambs, £197; shearling rams, £112; ram lambs, £736.