Texel and Beltex ewes and lambs took the cream of the trade at Wednesday’s show and sale at Skipton with Cecil Hutchinson’s first prize winning Texel ewes from the pairs class selling for £192/outfit with Beltex cross lambs at foot.

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In the pen of five class Mr Hutchinson also took top honours and top price with five ewes with Beltex lambs at foot making £190/unit. Next best price of £180 was given for the second prize entry in the pairs class for Beltex cross ewes with Beltex sired lambs at foot from Michael Allen, Staithes, Whitby.

At £158/outfit Arthur Maude sold the second place pen of five – Mules with Texel lambs at foot – to Andrew Parry, Harrogate.