Beltex hit 10,000gns at Carlisle

A run of strong sheep have kicked the Beltex trade at Carlisle into top gear with a call of 10,00ogns for the first sheep in the ring from the Ardstewart flock of the McCabe family.

This Brickrow Jack of All Trades son, Ardstewart Lord Almighty had been much admired in the lines and joins Messrs Mair, Aberdeenshire after a tense bidding battle.

The next lot, Ardstewart Lightening Maqueen, also by Jack of All Trades made 3000gns, with the flock’s final shearling netting a 2000gns sale, this one is by Quarrymount Jumper.

Before the McCabe run, Elizabeth McAllister, Northern Ireland, sold to a top of 3200gns for Artnagullion Lig, this one is by Ulysses and out of  a homebred dam and sold to Orkney