BOTH the champion and reserve honours were presented to cattle from the Pears Family of Fellside House Farm, Caldbeck, at Hope's Auction Mart's Anniversary March show and sale of store cattle at Wigton, which attracted an entry of 814 head.

Their champion, a 13-month-old Limousin cross steer by a home-bred bull and was purchased by the judge, Nick Wooster, Peterborough, for £1300.

Reserve was an 11-month-old Limousin cross steer which made £1230 to WR Burdon, Northampton.

The same home also sold the top priced yearling at £1335 in a 10-month-old Limousin heifer with another British Blue from Fellside House making £1295.

Sale leader however, at £1505 was a 22-month-old Limousin cross steer from Messrs Gass and Bates, Row Farm, Cleator.

Simmental steers sold to £1385 from S and D Peile, Parkgate Hall, Waverton.

Forward heifers were topped at £1355 for a Limousin from Messrs Strickland, Rash Farm, Ireby, with others to £1345 twice for T Norman and Son, High House, Kirkbride.

British Blue heifers hit a top of £1345 from JM Wharton and Son, The Snade, Dumfries and black and white steers sold to £1175 for a Holstein from JM and GJ Dockeray, Kelsick House, Abbeytown.

Bulls reached a new centre high of £1285 for a British Blue from TA Foster, Rye Hill, Sebergham, Carlisle.