A EWE lamb from K.O. Stones, Richmond, was top at the North Country Cheviot female sale at Lockerbie.
The Kinaldy Krugerrand daughter took first prize in the ewe park lamb class and had stood second at last year’s English National show. It sold for £3,200 to James Burton, Derbyshire, who also took home the second prized park shearling gimmer, from C.R. Graham and Son, Lockerbie.
A daughter of Ericstane Rigwelter, it sold in-lamb to Hill Top Tommy for £2,200.
A ewe hogg by a Gospel Hall sire from the same vendor was next at £1,800, commanding another bid from Mr Burton.
Messrs Graham sold his winning park shearling gimmer and reserve overall park type for £1,400. By Gilston Rebus, the exhibit was breed champion at Moffat Show last year, and it sold in-lamb to Top Tommy to M.R. Thomas, Powys.
At £1,300 was a lot from W. and J. Thomas, Kelso, with the winning park ewe and overall park type championship victor. Sired by Durran Peebles, it sold in-lamb to Gilston 11532 to J. Stevens, Swansea.
Two exhibits made £1,100. The first was a Humbleheugh Quantum-sired one shear, in-lamb to Synton Toronto, from Ritchie Strawhorn, Lockerbie. The buyer was M. Davies, Shropshire. Realising the same was a lot from Messrs Graham, with another Rebus-sired gimmer. In-lamb to Tom Tommy, it went home with Messrs Stevens.
7 ewes, £658.57; 27 gimmers, £607.04; 15 ewe lambs, £643.33; total average, £625.51.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.