Prices peaked at 2700gns at the Border and Lakeland Club show and sale at Carlisle, where Scottish judge, Grant Barr, Easter Buchlyvie, Fife, bought the top priced lot.

This was paid for the reserve champion, Wormanby Silverback Fortune, from Wormanby Farms near Carlisle. She is by Maple Wood Silverback and bred from a VG88 Gillette Winners dam. Wormanby sold seven heifers to average almost £2200.

Second top price was 2500gns paid for Jim and David Gray's Grayridge Cyprus Erle, from East Kilbride, which sold to J Hodge, Bogwood, Mauchline. This heifer is a daughter of EDG Bob Cyprus and bred from 11 generations of Ex or VG dams, with her seventh dam being the 76,000gns record priced Field of Dreams Formation Erle.

The Espland herd owned by DI and AA Cannon, Appleby in Westmorland, sold four heifers to average almost £2100 from a top price of 2250gns for Espland Caviar Naomi. She is sired by Gillette Caviar and bred from an Ex Zelgadis dam. This heifer headed home with William and Michael Oldfield, Newsholme, Gisburn.

In-calf heifers were topped at 1500gns for an entry due in March to the Angus. She was consigned by Newhouse Farms in Dumfries and stayed in Dumfries selling to J Rae, Boghead.

The consignment of potential show calves from DS MacKellar's Drointon herd from Stafford, sold to 1800gns for Drointon Littoral Idella, when purchased by Peter Kemp from Aberdeen.

averages: Five cows in milk, £1501.50; 41 heifers in milk, £1785.00; 37 in-calf heifers, £1313.66; five Drointon calves, £1722.00

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.