More than 350 heads came under the hammer at the Borderway Monthly dairy day sale, staged at Carlisle, with a top price of £2750 recorded.

Sale leader, Kaemuir Art Pipit, from the Orr family from Kaemuir, Falkirk, is sired by Zandenburg Art and is bred from the high yielding dam, Kaemuir Punch Pipit. Messrs Green and Son, Lach Dennis, Northwich, forked out the money.

Hillhead Oneida Duchess was next in the money at £2550 from Willie Fleming, Hillhead, Lockerbie. Messrs Hendry, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, get for their money a Denovo 15196 Oneida daughter, out of Hillhead Steak Duchess 2.

The best from John Pollock and sons, Bonnybridge, Stirling, made £2380. This heifer by Outlay sold giving 30kg to Messrs Green and Son, Lach Dennis.

Just behind and making £2350 was Irthingend Incisive Belle from Hewson Bros, Jerriestown, Blackford, Carlisle. Sired by Bomaz Luxor, and bred from Irthingend Denton Belle, she sold 33kg to Hesket Demain Ltd, Carlisle, Cumbria.

Scottish breeders, John Craig, Carneil, Carnock, Dunfermline, sold their best for £2320 to Messrs Green and Son, Lach Dennis, Northwich. This girl is the result of the sire, S-S-I Montross Duke, onto the dam, Kibbleston Dewars Ermine VG86.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

Averages: Freshly calved animals – 99 heifers in milk, £1937.39; 16 cows in milk, £1763.33; 15 British Friesians in milk, £1709.09; five faulted ¾ in milk, £1054.00. 74 New Zealand Friesian cross cows, £701.27.

Youngstock – 86 Holstein in calf heifers,£1536.56; three Fleckvieh in calf heifers, £1533.33; 67 Holstein bulling heifers, £835.10; 11 New Zealand Friesian cross heifers, £359.09