• IT was a sad day for all concerned at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, recently, when the Shand family, from Chapelford, Lossiemouth, dispersed its Holstein herd.

  • JUST shy of £112,000 changed hands at Norman and Elma Cruickshank's dispersal of the Normande pedigree Limousin herd from Cowford, Cleghorn, Lanark.

  • THERE was an almost full clearance of heifers at the Border and Lakeland Holstein Club show and sale at Carlisle, last week, where trade peaked at 1500gns for the champion from David Brewster's Boclair herd from Glasgow.

  • STORE cattle met a strong demand at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' show and sale, last week, where averages improved on the year and the champion topped the trade at £1600.

  • AVERAGES were well up on the year at Dingwall and Highland Marts' 12th anniversary show and sale of store cattle, last week, where bullocks and heifers improved by 26.2p and 27.8p per kg on the year respectively.

  • AN eight-year-old cow with heifer calf at foot from the Burrough family's Hollyash herd from Whitechurch, Shropshire, led a joint reduction/production sale of Limousin cattle at Newark, last weekend, selling for the top price of 5000gns.

  • FISHWICK One in a Million, lived up to his name at Peter Close's on-farm visit and sale of Longhorn junior bulls from Berwick on Tweed, last weekend, selling for the top price of 4000gns.

  • HOLSTEIN breeders from throughout the UK, Luxemburg and Germany, were out in force for the cream of the crop up for grabs at the Richaven Open Day and Elite sale, staged at Northfield, Worcester, where a 100% clearance saw the 15 heifers cash in at £3717.

  • PEDIGREE Charolais cattle prices peaked at 4500gns at Newark, for the dispersal of David North's Newbrooton herd and the late Don Marshall's Cotehouse herd.

  • MILKING heifers from Jack and David Brewster's Boclair herd from Bearsden, Glasgow, provided most of the highlights at the Border and Lakeland club show and sale at Carlisle, securing the overall championship and two of the top three highest prices.