The final Border and Lakeland sale of 2018 at Carlisle saw 28 lots sell for more than £2000 with an average of £1891 for the 164 sold.

The sale topper for the second month in succession came from the Belaw Holstein herd of Bellerby family near Northallerton, North Yorkshire. Belaw Reward Lulu was sired by Warnelview Reward and bred from an Ex92 Shottle dam with over 100 tonnes in eight lactations. She sold for 2500gns to Hugh and Wilma Howie, Wellhouse, Stranraer.

John Greenop, Bridgedale, Wigton sold a daughter of Walnutlawn Solomon for 2300gns to Hugh and Wilma Howie. Meadowise Solomon Indiana was bred from an Ex Fever daughter with production over 11,000gns.

Judge, Robert Butterfield from the Ingleview herd in Yorkshire, gave his overall championship to Espland Masterful Mildred from Alan Cannon, Appleby. Mildred was sired by Masterful and traces back to an Ex91 third dam sired by Talent. This heifer also won champion udder and sold for 2200gns to Bridgehouse Farming Company, Newton Stewart.

The reserve champion came from the same home as the champion. That was Espland Uno Ada, sired by the type leader Numero Uno. Her dam was an Ex92 Jordan daughter with over 12,000kgs. She sold for 2200gns to William Brewster, Wester Borland, Stirling. The Espland herd sold another four heifers to average £2150.

Volume buyers, C Innes and Sons, Nairn, bought a number of top quality heifers and cows including a Walnutlawn Blake daughter consigned by Newton Rigg College. Newtonrigg Blake Cinderella traced back to the Ex95 Quietcove Matt Cnderella and sold for 2050gns giving 34kgs.

The same buyers bought the winning cow in milk, Gerrard Lineman Daphne VG86 consigned by Andrew Carter, Gerrard House, Wigton. She was bred from four generations of Ex or VG cows and made 1950gns.

Other breeds included in the pedigree sale were Ayrshire, Fleckvieh and Brown Swiss heifers and topping these coloured breeds was Kedar Super Nova Crumpet consigned by Buckabank Farm, Dalston. This Brown Swiss cow sold for 1900gns to the Greer family near Kinross.

Mark Day from the recently dispersed Bickleygate Holstein herd sold two well bred polled bulls and topped at 2500gns for Bickleygate Baldus Linebacker. He was sired by Roadtrain with his fourth dam being the prolific brood cow Larcrest Crimson. It is another on the float north to C Innes and Sons, Nairn.

Kevin Hay dispersed his Hay Holstein herd to a top of 1900gns for Hay Autumn Gold who was bought by the Oldfield family near Gisburn. She was sired by Goldsun and bred from an outstanding line of the Ada cow family, her third dam was Durham Atlee, dam of the proven sire Atwood.

In-calf heifers sold to 1500gns for Beckless Wyman M Rubie from the Carlile family of Becklees, Longtown. She was was purchased by C Innes and Sons, Nairn.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.


Nine cows in milk,£1861.50; 89 heifers in milk, £1891.10; 21 commercial milkers, £1548.75; seven Hay dispersal milkers, £1404.00; 17 in-calf Jersey heifers, £1307.91; 21 bulling heifers, £880.38.