A top price of 30,000gns and the ram lamb average up more than £400 on the year were highlights of the Solway and Tyne Texel sale at Carlisle.
The sale topper was Knock Yankee, a ram lamb by Tophill Wall St, out of a Cambwell Trademark ewe, from Albert and George Howie, Aberdeen.
It sold to a consortium of buyers, including: Peter and Rose Woof, Stainton; Claybury Texels, Shrewsbury; Richard Wilson, Eden Valley; Robert Bennet, Plasucha; Edward Pugh, Glanllyn; David McKerrow, Nochnary; and R.E.J. Pierce, Oldford.
At 15,000gns was Strathbogie Yogi, a ram lamb by Millar’s Windbrook, from James Innes and Son, Huntley, which sold to R.J. Teward and Son, Darlington.
Milnbank Yellowstone, by Glenside Willy Nilly, from Robert Wilson, Turriff, sold for 14,000gns to Ibrahim Jaeban, Cockermouth.
The second 14,000gns bid came from Matt and Craig Ridley, Wigton, for Tima Yogi Bear, from David Gray, Sunnycroft, Selkirk. This Shannah Won-O-Won lamb, with an index of 327, was champion at Northumberland.
Brain MacTaggart, Castle Douglas, sold the pre-sale show champion, Doughanhill Young Gun, by Sportsmans Tremendous, for 12,000gns to Paul O’Conner, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.
Shearlings sold to 7,800gns for the reserve male champion, an Aman Vyrnwy son from Messrs Innes, which was knocked down to Robert Cockburn, Errol, and Messrs Wood and Hunter, Crieff.
Females topped at 5,000gns for a gimmer from the Allanfauld reduction from John MacGregor, Kilsyth. By Goldies Velocity, it sold to Boden and Davies, Stockport.
265 ram lambs, £1,264.40 (+406.93); 179 shearling rams, £979.78 (+262.86); 1 aged ram, £1,890 (+£1,387.75); 85 shearling gimmers, £845 (+17.91); 12 ewe lambs, £892.50 (+£505); Allanfauld flock, 23 gimmers, £957.60.
Harrison and Hetherington.