Society chairman Chris Curry had a field day at a Charolais cattle show and sale at Carlisle, when his bull not only secured the championship at the pre-sale show but also went on to sell for the top price of 5400gns.

Sale topper was Mr Curry’s 17-month-old, Burradon Nicodemus, from Low Burradon, Morpeth. He is by Blelack Imperialist, a 14,000gns purchase at Stirling in 2015, out of Burradon Ingrid, a daughter of the 10,000gns Puntabrava Federico and goes out to work at Cloverhill, Broughton, Biggar, having been purchased by P Smith and Son.

Local breeder, Alasdair Houston, Gretna Green, sold the second top priced bull at 5000gns to D and W Bowman, Bagbie, Carsluith, Newton Stewart. Their purchase was Gretnahouse Newlook, an April 2017-born son of the 17,000gns Balthayock Gladiator, out of the Blelack Digger-sired Gretnahouse Garadise.

Just behind on 4500gns was one of the oldest entries, Laverock Misty, from W Richardson and Sons, Kendal, purchased by JT Coxon, Hepscott, Morpeth, Northumberland. The first sold son sold by the Corrie Alan son, Laverock Inkspot, the dam of this 26-month-old entry, Laverock Indigo is also by Corrie Alan.

The sole entry from Andrew Warnock, Dreva, Biggar, made 4300gns selling to D Graham, Chapelknowe, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire. This was lot No 13, Dreva Neptune, a 19-month-old son of Kelton Trident out of the Dundas Pedro daughter, Dreva Jean.

Leading the females at 3600gns was the section champion, Crookdake Maggie, from David and Sharon Miller, Waverton, Wigton. The breeding behind this June 2016-born heifer includes Thrunton Bonjovi onto the Newhouse Bigal daughter, Crookdake Gorgie. She sold due to Sportsmans Linesman, the reserve senior champion at the Great Yorkshire Show to Stephen Potter, Topcliffe, Thirsk.

Averages: 11 bulls £3722.73 (+£419 for four fewer sold); four heifers £2270.63

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.