Trade peaked at 3000gns twice at last week’s sale of Holsteins on behalf of the Western Holstein Club at Beeston.

Topping the trade were a brace of heifers the first of which was Astlowhall Outside Tyson, a Comestar Outside daughter from seven generations of EX and VG dams from M J and M C Thomasson. She sold to John Moore, County Offaly, Eire.

The second at this money was Dunnerdale Drake Sabrina, a Drake daughter from W W and D Boow, Millom, Cumbria. Bred from five generations of Ex/VG dams she was bought by D E and M A Booth, Barnoldswick, Lancs.

And at 2900gns was another heifer from the Boows, Dunnerdale Drake Helen 2. Again by Drake this one also sold to Messrs Booth.

At 2700gns was first another heifer Dunston Outside Juliette 3, a Comestar Outside daughter from Betholt Ltd which sold to J C Bell, Knutsford.

Just 100gns less secured another from Dunnerdale, this time Dunnerdale Lou Rita by Jenny-Lou Marshall. Bred from four generations of Ex/VG dams she went home with Stockton Heath Ltd, Newport.

Four others also sold at this price, the first three of which all came from G J Sutton. First up was Rowarton Wildman Annette which sold to C Mellor, Whitchurch. Second was Rowarton Wildman Marigold 2 which was taken by Stockton Heath. Next up was Rowarton Wildman Orchid which traded to E G Stokes and Partners, Shifnal and the final one at this level was Fieldside Electric Baby 150 from H and V E Jolly. This one was bought by J L and E M Parker and Son, Stafford.