Averages soared to a new high of £2442 for milking heifers at the July Border and Lakeland Holstein Club sale which include the first part of the Inglewood herd dispersal.

Top price was 3600gns paid for the champion, Warnelview Doc Nugget from local breeders, KJ and CS Wilson, Wood Farm, Thursby. Bred from seven generations of VG or Ex dams this fresh heifer which classified VG85 as a two-year-old is bred from the Ex93-3E SP cow, Warnelview Wyman Nugget and sired by Woodcrest King Doc. The buyers were Messrs Davidson, Muirhouse, Lockerbie.

The reserve champion from Skirwith Hall Farms, Penrith, Stowbeck Ranger Mavis, made 2600gns to Messrs Forrest, Hurkledale Farm, Annan.

Second top price at the club sale was 2900gns paid for JAH Walton's fresh heifer, Bankview Cyprus Star from Rookby, Kirkby Stephen, purchased by Frank Talbot from Lower Alston, Ribchester.

This was followed at 2800gns by David Brewster's Boclair Rapid Marie from Boclair, Glasgow , which sold to Messrs Millar, Woodhousehill, Kirkpatrick Fleming.

The Inglewood dispersal topped at 3000gns for Inglewood Zoom Countess Red selling to Martin Dixon Smallthwaite Farm, Penrith.

averages: 45 heifers in milk, £2442.66; three in-calf heifers, £2275.00. Inglewood dispersal – 35 head, £1522.50