Wreaywood Defender Sietskie came out on top at Harrison and Hetherington's Borderway Monthly Dairy Day sale, selling for the top price of £2450 for the Wilson family, Woodside, Wreay, Carlisle.

The sale, which saw more than 200 head change hands, with 22 animals selling at or above the £2000 bracket, resulted in fresh heifers falling slightly on the month to average £1843.

Sale leader was an August 2017-born cow by Mogul Defender, out of Wreaywood Ricardo Sietskie, which sold giving 49kg to Messrs Dixon, Hayton, Aspatria, Wigton. The herd sold 15 cows and heifers to average £1941.

Wreaywood Abro Becky from the same home made £2200 to Messrs Mandale and Son, Raughton Head, Carlisle. This three-year-old is by Sandy-Valley Abro, out of the VG85 classified dam, Wreaywood Bonair Becky, and sold giving 54kg.

Second top price was £2400 paid for the two-year-old, Genista Hiro Energy from Balcurvie Holsteins, Bankhead of Balcurvie, Windygate, Fife. A Wilder Hiro daughter giving 35kg, out of Genista Millard Energy, she heads down to Lancashire with Messrs Baldwin and Son, Forton, Preston.

The same home also received £2350 for Balcurvie Secretariat Roxette, from Messrs Mandale and Son, Raughton Head. A similarly aged heifer by All.Nure Secretariat, she is out of Netherside Roxette. Balcurvie sold 19 heifers at £1941.

Another heifer selling at £2200 was consigned by JR and MR Moon, West Thornber Derm, Wigglesworth, Skipton. A Picston Shottle daughter giving 36kg, she found a new home with Messrs Mason, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

A smaller number of Jersey cross and Ayrshire cross bred cows was topped at £1950 for a Jersey from the Sloan family, Darnlaw, Auchinleck, Cumnock.

The first of the Montbeliarde and British Friesian cross cattle being dispersed from the Jamison's, East Nethershields farm from Strathaven, saw 63 recently calved cows and heifers, sell to £1800 on two occasions for young cows giving almost 50kgs.

averages – Freshly calved animals – 76 Holstein heifers milk, £1843.48; 19 Holstein cows milk, £1772.63; 10 Jersey/Ayrshire cross heifers, £1475.00; 10 faulted cows ¾,£988.00. Dispersal sale – 63 Montbeliarde/ Friesian cross cows,£1149.84. Young stock – 10 Holstein in calf heifers, £1407.77; eight Montbeliarde bulling heifers, £713.75.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.