A top price of 4100gns and an overall average for milkers of £2277 were the highlights of the Border and Lakeland Club Sale, staged at Harrison and Hetherington's Borderway centre.

The January 2021 born bull, Lillyhall Marco was the sale leader for Matthew and Ruth Harper, West House Farm, Dearham, Maryport. He is a son of Kerndtway Kingpin and is backed by 15 generations of Ex and VG dams being out of Belle Bonair Marqi, which is milking in her 10th lactation being Ex94. This 17-month-old bull now heads to Wigton with the Chester family, Brownrigg Hall Farms, Maryport, Cumbria.

The reserve champion in the pre-sale show was tapped out to the heifer, Peak Brenlan Rhapsody from Peter Kemp, Cairdhillock, Kingswell, Aberdeen. This heifer is the result of the sire Brenland Denver onto the dam, Peak Mogold Rhaspody which is VG87. In a full Scottish transaction she made 3700gns when selling to Robert Graham, Blairdrummond, Stirling.

The same home sold another four heifers to average almost £2800 including the first place junior heifer, Drointon Blake Melody which made 3000gns when finding a new home with Messrs Millar from Kirkpatrick Fleming. This girl is a daughter of Walnutlawn Blake and out of Drointon Beemer GS Melody.

Beating Rhapsody in the pre-sale show was the winning cow, Drointon Dynasty TS Marqi from David and Jim Gray, Drumtall, East Kilbride, which stood champion but had to settle at 3300gns when being knocked down to Notniord Holsteins, Staffordshire, Midlands. This freshly calved cow is sired by Jackpot Dynasty having been bred from an Ex 95 dam, Drointon Magical Ts Marq.

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Two heifers then achieved 2700gns for David and John Brewster, Boclair, Bearsden, Glasgow, who sold five heifers to average more than £2500. First to achieve that price tag was Boclair Luster Gypsy when finding a new home in Stirling with Robert Denholm, Wester Lochdrum, Bonnybridge. This girl is a daughter of Cherry-Lily Zip Luster and out of the Ex93 classified dam, Boclair Glauco Gypsy.

Boclair Crushtime Marie was next up for the same home being knocked down to Messrs Hastwell, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. This heifer is the result of the sire, Col DG Crushtime onto the VG85 classified dam, Boclair Senator Marie.

Not had behind on 2650gns was Kepculloch Secretariat Roxie from Robert Steel, Kepculloch, Balfron, Glasgow. Messrs Coulthurst, Goosnargh, Near Preston, got for their money a heifer sired by All Nure Secretariat and out of Kepculloch Solomon Roxie, which is VG86.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

Averages: 83 heifers in milk, £2277.63; seven cows in milk, £2152.20; six Ayrshire yearling heifers, £1044.16