More than £300,000 changed hands at the reduction sale of the Wreaywood Holstein sale at Carlisle, where no fewer than 36 animals sold at or above the £2000 bracket.

The sale of pedigree milking females – which averaged almost 36kg on a twice daily milking regime – from the Wilson family's Woodside Farm from Wreay, Carlisle, was topped at 2200gns on five occasions.

First up was Coopon Mopan Rose, a second calver by Mopan giving 40kg per day having calved at the end of May. Classified VG86 she sold due to DG Brody sexed for May, to JJ Taylor, High Whinnow, Wigton.

Mr Taylor bought several of the top priced lots to include another at 2200gns in the GP81 Wreaywood Roseman Mandy 59, a similarly aged cow this time by Redsky Roseman Red. She calved at the end of September and changed hands giving 35.7kg.

Also heading home to High Whinnow at 2100gns was Wreaywood Artie Becky 44, a VG85-classified second calver giving 44.6kg.

Dumfriesshire breeders, TA and E Jackson, Guillyhill, Holywood, Dumfries, also bought several of the lead priced lots to include two at 2200gns. First was Wreaywood Addiction Debby Red 66, a GP82 classified second calver by Mr Ansly Addiction-P-Red, that calved mid August.

Minutes later, the Jacksons went to the same money for Wreaywood MVP Jeannie 12 VG85, a calved heifer giving 36.4kg per day having calved early September. A daughter of Seagull-Bay MVP, she sold served to DG Brody.

Bradleys Farms, Burned House Lane, Preesall, Lancs, were big buyers too, going to a top of 2200gns and 2100gns. Dearest here was the GP83 Wreaywood Rager Fay 59, a September-calved heifer by Ri-Val-Re Rager-Red, giving 35.3kg per day.

Selling at 2100gns down to Preesall was the 27-month-old, Wreaywood Rager Lavinia 26, by the same sire, which changed hands just days calved.

Matching that 2100gns price tag was Wreaywood Captain Mandy Red 66, a fresh heifer by Aprday-F 779 Captain-Red, purchased by Messrs Tomlinson, Salwick, Preston.

Averages: 119 cows in milk, £1651.41; 60 heifers in milk, £1780.90; six faulted three-quarter or light cows, £1277.50. Overall, 179 head, £1694.84.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.