H and H auctioneer David Tomlinson is in position and has kicked off trading for the day in the Beltex ring at Carlisle, with the aged rams first in the ring.

And trade has kicked off in strong form, with the first two lots in the ring making 1400gns and 1100gns, respectively. The first Sinclair’s Kaiser’s Chief from Messrs Sinclair, while the second was Brickro Kaka from the Buckle family.

Then four lots into the sale trade really got going with a 3000gns call from Mr Parry for Elizabeth McAllister’s aged ram Clary King Pin, a son of Cookstown Hamish and out of a Ardent sired daughter.