The Ryder family, Newton, has just enjoyed a sparkling trade early in the shearling sale for his first sheep in the ring, Newton Leo. This well muscled Newton Karate son sold at 3000gns to Kevin and Rachel Buckle for their pedigree flock after a protracted bidding battle.

But the remainder of the Newton entry were a more commercial trade, selling to a top of 1000gns for the flock’s third shearling Newton Loaded, a Newton Kracker son.