Yesterday’s sale of Holsteins on behalf of the Border and Lakeland Club at Carlisle saw the top price of 3100gns paid for the pre-sale show reserve champion, Errolston Rolo Ruth from B and V Davidson, Errolston, Gretna. By homebred sire Errolston Rolo and bred from three generations of Ex or VG dams, she sold to A and B Bargh, Skelton, Penrith.

At 2500gns was the champion from the show, Epsland Talent Agatha. This one, from D I and F M Cannon, is by Ladino Park Talent and having calved at the end of April was sold giving 36kg a day. She also went home with Messrs Bargh.

Making the same money was Newheaton Bonanza Queen from New Heaton Holsteins. By Magor Bonanza Allen and out of a Lord Lily dam classified VG she sold to N and S J Sanderson, Lanercost.

Next best call of 2300gns was given for a fresh calved heifer from J Bryson and Son, Lesmahogow, by Cotopierre J R Belero and out of five generations of Ex dams. She was bought by Messrs Forest, Cummertrees Annan.

Averages; eight cows £1883.44, 19 heifers £2140.34, 37 in calf heifers £1704.12 (Harrison and Hetherington).