The northern supreme show and sale of Blue Texels at Carlisle saw a high price of 4,500gns for a ram lamb from Caryl Howells, Carmarthenshire.
The February-born home-bred lamb Caryl’s Blues Cracker is by imported ram Beili Blues Peter and out of an imported ewe. It was knocked down to Messrs Lyle, Fife.
Next at 3,500gns was the top priced female, ewe lamb Hackney Crusader. It was consigned by Paul and Christine Tippetts, Shifnal, and is by Joe’s Alvin out of home-bred ewe Hackney Yikes. It went home with Messrs Colville, Bangor, Northern Ireland.
Deborah Atkinson’s ram lamb followed at 3,200gns. Hailing from Aberdeenshire, the February-born lamb, Tap o Noth Cassanova is by Xana Black Magic out of a Beili Blues dam sold to Messrs Froggart, Staffordshire.
A shearling ewe from Fraser Forsyth, Castle Douglas, was knocked down at 3,000gns to Messrs Roberts, Shrewsbury.
Messrs Bowring, Nottinghamshire, made the winning bid of 2,800gns for Corra, a shearling ram, again from Mr Forsyth with the same breeding as the ewe lamb.
There was also a reduction sale from Jan Rodenburg’s Turbo Blue flock, Ceredigion.
Topping the bunch was a shearling gimmer which sold in aid of charity Clic Sargent and was knocked down at 800gns. It went home with Messrs Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Next at 750gns was a March 2016-born imported ewe by a Dutch, Van De Brake son. It was knocked down to Messrs Lammie, Ayrshire.
Averages - 1 aged ram, £1,050; 28 shearling rams, £816.38; 37 ram lambs, 919.03; 2 aged ewes, £892.50; 52 shearling ewes, £744.89; 23 ewe lambs, £682.73.
Turbo Blue flock: 8 aged ewes, £593.25; 17 shearling ewes, £492.88.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.