A new centre record for a dairy female was achieved at North West Auctions' fortnightly sale at Lancaster, when a pedigree heifer from Andrew Swale, Blackburn, sold for £4000.

Attracting that top bid was Phoenix Roza Minimee, bred from eight generations of Ex or VG dams and sired by Go-Farm Artes. She sold to E Roper and Sons, Longridge.

Mr Swale also received £3500 from Lawsons Dairy, Cockerham, for the red and white heifer, Phoenix Fleur Rouge Red.

Next best at £2900 was Quernmore Opal 22, from JE and J Pye, Quernmore, purchased by NW and JM Colthurst and Son, Longridge. Pedigree dairy cattle averaged £3012.50.

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The dispersal of the milking portion of J Scott and Co's commercial herd from Cartmel peaked at £1900 for a mid lactation Fleckvieh heifer due in March to a beef bull, with other similarly bred entries selling to £1880 and £1820.

Older Friesian-type cows sold to £1800 for a third lactation entry with others achieving £1750 and £1650.

In excess of 40 calves and weaned cattle sold to a top of £405 for an eight-week-old Aberdeen-Angus bull calf from Wannops Farm, Heaton.

Aberdeen Angus topped the 215 store cattle too which peaked at £1600 for bullocks from Pilling Hall, Pilling and £1510 from JB Moore, Grange over Sands.

Heifers were topped at £1380 for four Angus from L Parsons and Sons, Levens.

Auctioneers: North West Auctions