At the opening seasonal sale for prime sheep, Scots Gap Auction Mart had forward 78 lambs and five ewes.

Lambs met a good trade to return an overall average of 120.8p. Top price per head was £58 from A J and H Gordon and Son, Old Deanham. Top price per kilo was 125p from W A and M Robson, High Baulk.

Leading prices:

Texel x

£58 Old Deanham(x2), £56.80 and £52.50 High Baulk, £52 Old Deanham and Lyneup Hill

125p High Baulk, 123.4p & 120.9p Old Deanham, 120.9p High Baulk, 120.8p Old Deanham, 120.5p Lyneup Hill

Blackface Ewes

£27.20 Coldwell