Buyers were in selective mood at Carlisle on Friday for the Solway and Tyne Texel Breeders Club’s gimmer sale with prices hitting a top of 1,500gns for the champion from the pre-sale show.

This was a gimmer from Okehampton, Devon-based Angus and Sue Howie’s Millhose flock. Sired by Rowandale Rocky, this one, HNL 1100316, is out of a dam by Millar’s Olympian and goes back to Muiresk Forever. She sold in-lamb to Millhouse Superstar and was taken by R Harrison, Skipton.

Taking the sale’s second best price at 900gns was a gimmer from  Messrs Hepburn’s Northhouse flock, Hawkick, HEU 1100052. Sired by Alwent Ram Rod, she is out of a dam by Ettrick Nightrider and sold in-lamb to Knock Papoose. This one was knocked down to Messrs P and L Phillips, Rumbolton, Herefordshire.

And then selling for 800gns was a Rowden gimmer from Messrs Watts, Taunton, Somerset. The Watts’ pen topper was WRR 1100120, a daughter of homebred sire Rowden Rosco out of a dam by Clougher Judge. She was sold having been served by another homebred sire,  Rowden Saturn, and found a new home with John and Sarah Williams, Huntigndon, Cambridgeshire.

Laine Daff, Uplawmoor, the sold a ewe lamb from the Greenside flock at 750gns. This was DEG 1200161 a lamb by Cowal Rio and out of a dam by Alwent Matt. She sold to David Prince and family, Stonedge, Derbyshire.

Following her at 650gns was another gimmer from the Millhouse pen, HNL1100317, a Knock Rocket Man daughter out of a dam by Millar’s Outsmart. She sold carrying twins to homebred tup Millhouse Superstar and went to C S Hewitt, Tatham.

Averages; one ewe £273, 83 gimmers £356.30, eight ewe lambs £353.06 (Harrison and Hetherington).