A SMALLER entry for the Borderway Monthly Dairy Day sale at Carlisle, saw 146 head sell to a top of £2850 for a pedigree heifer.

Sale leader was Stephen Boow’s Dunnerdale Adorable Quirky from Corney Hall, Millom, purchased by Messrs Green, Lach Dennis, Northwich. A daughter of Stantons Adorable, she is bred from Shoreline Diamondback Quirky. Brian and Val Davidson, and son, Craig, Errolston, Gretna, sold five heifers to average £2342 having reached £2650 for Errolston Attico Baby. Sired by Gen-I-Beq Attico Red, she is bred from the Ex90 dam, Errolston SC Baby 2 and sold to Messrs Miller, Brampton, Carlisle.

The same home sold heifers by Errolston Mason for 2500gns. First was Errolston Mason Scant purchased by Messrs Sloan, Johnstonebridge, Lockerbie. Matching that price was Errolston Mason R Kimo purchased by Reay Farming, Grinsdale, Carlisle.

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Messrs Mair, Mouswald, Dumfries, went to £2550 for Stainhill Bouncer Babs from Andrew and Scott Pounder, Stainton Hill Farms, Barnard Castle, Co Durham. This heifer is sired by Delta Bouncer.

The Mairs also went to £2500 twice, firstly for the second lactation cow, Boclair Delta-Lambda Gypsy 2 from the Brewsters, Boclair, Bearsden and later for Hillhead Rubles Gail Red, from the Fleming family, Hillhead, Kirkpatrick Fleming.

John Craig, Carneil, Carnock, Dunfermline, was another to hit the £2500 bracket, selling Kibbleston Applejax Heather, to Messrs Stephenson, Rathmell, Settle.

British Friesians peaked at £2150 for a second lactation cow from the Willimson family from Barrowmoor, Appleby. Jerseys were topped at £1800 for a fresh heifer from Kerricks Farm in Dumfries, with Fleckviehs reaching £2200 for a heifer in milk from Gordieston Dairy Trading, Dumfries.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

Averages: Freshly calved – 79 Holstein heifers, £2199.44; 12 Holstein cows, £2272.22; 16 British Friesian cows/heifers, £1708.57; 15 Jersey heifers, £1303.85; five Fleckviehs ,£1778.00; three Ayrshires, £1416.66; six faulted cows ¾, £1375.00.

In-calf heifers – five Fleckvieh, £1604.00; five Holstein, £1390.00.