A Jewitt female topped prices at the annual sale of Beltex females at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Saturday (19 May), hitting 5,000gns.
Overall, the Jewitt and Sunnybank flocks saw four ewes level at £414 and 12 recipients with lambs at foot make £1,132, including 1,500gns and 1,200gns bids.
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This was eclipsed by the trade topper, which earned a 5,000gns call from D Saunders, Maidenlands, Ulverston.
Jewitt Dance the Night Away from JC Jewitt, Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, is by Dooley Bulldozer and out of Loandhu Bonnie and goes back to Airyolland Wurzel.
Described as the pick of the 2018 crop, the trade topper’s full brother made £8,000 and half-brothers sold for 11,000gns and 7,000gns.
The Beltex Babes sale showcased the Hackney & Wilodge flocks, the Jewitt and Sunnybank flocks and entries from Matts, Panbeck, Rathbone and Withy Trees.
Next at 3,400gns was Hackney Chic from Tippetts and Williams, Shifnal, Shropshire. She is by Topflite Al Pacino and out of Hackney Wow and goes back to Woodies wots Up Doc and Scooby Doo.
She was knocked down to H Wood, Dutton, Lancashire, as the stand-out price for the flock on the day, surpassing other bids of 750ngs, 500gns, 480gns and 450gns.
Also breaking the 3,000gns barrier was Matts Doll from Matthew Burleigh, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, with a 3,100gns final call from C Williamson, Marton Cum Grafton, Harrogate.
Doll is by Hackney Corker and out of Calry Whoopi-Do. Her grandsire is Topflite Al Pacino and she also goes back to Clary Supersonic.
The Rathbone and Panbeck flocks each sold a shearling gimmer for £525 and £420, respectively.
Averages: Jewitt and Sunnybank: Four ewes, £414.75; 12 recipients with lambs at foot, £1,132.25; five shearling gimmers, £415.80 Hackney and Wilodge: One recipient with lamb, £525; seven shearling gimmers, £927; Matts: One ewe, £840; five shearling gimmers. (Harrison and Hetherington)