A new breed record of 4,000gns was set at the Zwartbles Sheep Association premier show and sale at Carlisle.
The record breaker was Didcot Ferrari, a ram lamb by Cernyw Dynameit out of a home-bred ewe from Heather Hourston, Orkney, which had taken the pre-sale male and overall championship. The buyers were Messrs Davies, Brecon.
Next at 3,800gns was Hayberries Full Tilt, a ram lamb by Beech Hay Chancellor from P. and S. Addison, Barnard Castle, which was knocked down to Messrs Preston, Bingley.
The reserve male champion, prolific show winner, 2016-born The Fort Del Boy, a son of Broomfield Black Magic whose wins this season include the male championship at the Royal Highland Show sold for 2,000gns. Consigned by Messrs Heigh, Preston and Ingleby, Bentham, it sold to Messrs Hutchinson, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.
Pistyll Charmer, a 2015-born ram by Pendle Wide Load from G.A. and H.M. Francis, Carmarthen, which is also a big show ring winner sold for 1,800gns. The buyer was Ms Hourston who also sold the ram lamb, Didcot Fjord, an East Middle Ben Nevis son for 1,800gns to Messrs Wilkie, Westhill, Aberdeenshire.
Females sold to 2,100gns twice, firstly for the reserve section champion, Killymallaght Enchant, a shearling ewe by Smiddy Hill Caeser from A. and R. Megarrell, Co Londonderry, which sold to Messrs Brisbane, Stranraer.
Next was the shearling ewe Castle Hill Eccles, a daughter of Brickfield Cecil from Sam Inns, Banbury. The buyer was Messrs Hutchinson who also paid 2,000gns apiece for Joyfield Eye Catcher and Killymallaght Elegant, shearling ewes from Joyce and Neil Millar, Lockerbie, and Messrs Megarrell respectively.
The same buyer also paid 1,800gns for the female and reserve supreme champion, Castle Hill Elena, a shearling ewe which had been breed champion at Bath and West and Royal Three Counties Shows this season, consigned by Sam Inns.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.