At their weekly sale Scots Gap Auction Mart sold prime lambs to a top of £136 twice; both lots were outstanding super heavyweight Texel crosses from Gap regulars Dave Brodie, The Chesters and Philip Dickinson, Rugley Walls, selling to Chris Siswick and Frank Robson respectively.
Richard Thornton, Cornhills topped the lightweight classes with a exceptional pen of well-bred Texel cross lambs at 42kg which realised £120 each.
Texel x –£136 Chesters & Rugley Walls, £135 Holling Hill, £131 Catreen, £129 Black Callerton, East White Hill & Rugley Walls, £128 Chesters (x2), £127 Rugley Walls, £126.50 Coldwell, £126 Dunns Houses, Holling Hill & Rugley Walls, £125 Dunns Houses & Holling Hill
285.7p, 280.2p & 272.2p Cornhills, 268.3p Forestburngate, 266.7p Chesters & Catreen, 266.0p Holling Hill, 262.5p Dunns Houses, 261.7p Longshaws & East White Hill, 261.2p Chesters (x2)
Suffolk x –£135 East White Hill, £130, £124.50 & £124 Holling Hill
258.3p Holling Hill, 254.7p East White Hill, 254.1p Holling Hill
Mule –£127 Blueburn, £125 Holling Hill, £124 Dunns Houses
254.0p Blueburn, 250.0p Holling Hill