• NO fewer than 88 lots sold for more than £2000 at a beef breeding cattle sale at Harrison and Hetherington's Borderway mart, last week, which included several dispersal and reduction sales.

  • ALMOST £300,000 changed hands at Jonathan Watson and his uncle, Brian Redhead's Tweeddale British Blue dispersal sale, at Carlisle, last week, where the catalogue covergirl, Tweeddale Hawkeye, topped the sale at 13,000gns.

  • BUYERS were present from as far south as Devon and as north as Orkney for last week's Thainstone Spectacular show and sale of calves for future showing purposes at Aberdeen and Northern Marts which saw a change of date from the beginning of September to the middle of August.

  • A NEW centre record was set at Hexham and Northern Marts' anniversay show and sale, last week, when the store cattle champion was knocked down for £4300.

  • A LARGE entry of 39 prime cattle and 2494 prime lambs were presented at Harrison and Hetherington's anniversary show and sale last week which was judged by Jimmy Mulholland.

  • THERE was a fast selling trade at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' sale of 1053 store cattle, last week, which included a show and sale judged by John Emslie, Little Barras, Stonehaven.

  • Nottinghamshire-based Limousin breeders Doug and Rachel Gascoine of the Gascoines Group have sold their young bull Gascoines James in an £18,000 private deal to Thor Atkinson, buying for his Arradfoot herd, Ulverston, Cumbria.

  • A FOURTH calved Holstein cow giving 55 litres per day, secured the lead price of £2100 at Craven Auction Mart's July dairy sale, at Skipton, on Monday.

  • 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.