A 19-month-old bull from Andrew Burnett's Spittalton herd from Blair Drummond, topped a Limousin bull and female sale at Carlisle, when selling for 12,500gns.

Spittalton Reality, a natural born calf brought out by stockman Tim Russell, is by the 9000gns stock bull, Barrons OJ and bred from the Dinmore Jeanpierre daughter, Spittalton Orange. He sold with a double copy of the F94L gene to G and W Halliday, Crawthat, Lockerbie.

Another boasting two copies of the F94L gene, made 7000gns for local breeders, Stephen and Ann Morley, Petteril Bank, Southwaite. Their December 2020-born ET bull, Petteril Rockstar, is a son of Ampertaine Foreman bred from the Mereside Lorenzo-sired Petteril Olympia. The buyer was JT Steel, Steeley Farm, Bishop Auckland.

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Just behind, on 6500gns, the similarly aged bull, Goldies Reveller, from Dumfries-shire breeder, Bruce Goldie, was purchased by Messrs Walton and Sons, Hexham. An embryo-born calf, he is the result of a flush from the Wilodge Cerberus daughter, Goldies Goldilocks and semen from Ampertaine Opportunity. Reveller also carries two copies of the F94L easy calving gene.

Keswick-based breeders TW Bell and Son, Hill Top Farm, received 5800gns for their two-year-old, Wanthwaite Rolo, a son of Kingshaugh Nice, out of the Anside Flint-sired Wanthwaite Lacey. William Barron, of the Barrons herd from Burnhope, Co Durham, forked out the cash.

Angiean Olivia, a four-year-old cow by Ampertaine Gigolo and with bull calf at foot, topped the females at 3000gns for Ian and Angela Grisedale and son John, Greenmount, Millom. She sold with bull calf at foot to Messrs Rome and Co, Gretna.

Averages: 19 bulls, £4846.57 (+£28.24 for 10 more).

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.