Commercial beef breeding cattle met a flying trade for the dispersal of Simon and June Cadzow's herd from Inland Pasture, Berwick upon Tweed, which saw stock bulls sell to a top of £20,000 and heifers with calves peak at £6000.

The event, staged at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, was topped by the seven-year-old Limousin bull, Ampertaine Jackpot – bred by James McKay, Northern Ireland – a son of Ampertaine Elgin, out of Ampertaine Bathsheba, which is the dam of top breeding sire, Ampertaine Foreman.

Jackpot was the sire of many of the calves forward for sale alongside, their dams, and attracted the lead price of £20,000 when selling to pedigree and commercial breeder, Harry Emslie, Kinknockie, Peterhead

Solway View Levi made £11,000 as a five-year-old

Solway View Levi made £11,000 as a five-year-old

Second top price was £11,000 paid for the rising five-year-old British Blue bull, Solway View Levi, bred by Kevin Watret. He is by the show bull, Solway View Firecracker, bred from Bringlee Evadine and sold to the Wainwright family from Todlaw, Cupar, Fife.

Just behind on £10,000, a two-way split between Messrs Buckles and Fawcett, Kirkby Stephen, saw the sale of the Limousin bull, Meadowrig Othello, a three-year-old bred by Anthony Renton.

Top priced breeding outfit at £6000 was a British Blue cross heifer with Ampertaine Jackpot-sired steer calf at foot purchased by Paul and Christine Tippetts, Shifnal, Shropshire.

The same buyers also went to £5000 for a similarly bred heifer and calf outfit, with a Limousin cross heifer and calf making £5300 to Messrs Wilson, Corby Hill, Carlisle.

Second top priced cow and calf which made £5300

Second top priced cow and calf which made £5300

Leading the cow trade at £4300 was a second calved British Blue cross by Netherdale Dallas, which sold suckling a British Blue heifer calf at foot by Solway View Levi. The buyers were RN and RA Scott, West Micklethwaite, Wigton.

Yearling heifers peaked at £1600 on two occasions for a pair of black heifers – one by Solway View Levi and the other by Ampertaine Lucifer. Both were purchased by Gareth Corrie, Newtownards, Northern Ireland

Neighbouring producers, Daniel Whiteford and Co, Borewell, Scremerston, Berwick upon Tweed, who bought many of the leading lots, purchased the top priced bulling heifer, a Limousin cross at £2300.

LEADING prices

Stock bulls – Lim – £20,000, £10,000, £5500. BB – £11,000, £8500.

Cows with calves at foot – BB – £4300, £3600, £3100, £3050, £3000, £2900 (x2), £2850, £2600 (x2). Lim – £3800, £3600, £3400, £3300, £3100, £3050, £3000 (x2), £2900, £2800, £2700 (x4), £2600 (x2).

Heifers with calves – BB – £6000, £5000, £4500, £4100, £3600(x2), £3500 (x3), £3100, £3000 (x2). Lim – £5300, £4900, £3900, £3800 (x5), £3500, £3400 (x2), £3300, £3200, £3100, £3000.

Bulling and yearling heifers – Lim £2300, £2150 (x3), £2100 (x2), £2000 (x3), £1950, £1900 (x4), £1800 (x5). BB – £2000, £1950, £1900, £1650, £1600 (x2), £1520, £1500.

Averages: Five stock bulls, £11,000; 83 stock cows with spring-born calves, £2312.89; 47 heifers with calves, £3180.85; 42 yearling heifers, £1279.76; 57 bulling heifers, £1660.70.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.