Prices peaked at £2000 for a fresh heifer at the first dairy sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, since the national lockdown restrictions were implemented.

The event saw more farmers use the live-bidding facility to buy animals from the comfort of their office whilst purchasers attending the event had to adhere to strict social distancing.

Sale leader was a Holstein heifer from Castle Douglas-based Katie Davidson. Her Skyfall Rage May was sired by Rager Red and bred from the May cow family from Richaven Holsteins. She sold to Messrs Bonsall, Market Drayton.

Cockley Bank sold 10 heifers to a top of £1850 on two occasions. Both were sired by MVP.

The Wilson family from Clackmae, in Berwickshire sold eight heifers to a top of £1800 for Nydie Erdman Lynn.

Several Irish Friesian and Jersey cross-bred cows were topped at £1700 for a third lactation Irish Friesian giving 46kgs consigned by Bluehills Farm, Castle Douglas.

Cross-bred Jersey heifers hit a top of £640 on several occasions from Little Float Farm, Stranraer.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

averages: Seven Holstein cows, £1416.66; 49 Holstein heifers, £1652.97; 11 cross-bred Jersey/Irish Friesians, £1093.63; three faulted ¾/slow milkers, £976.66; 40 Jersey cross bulling heifers, £576.33.