Messrs H E Robinson and Son of Kiln Hall, Kendal received the top price at Bentham Auctions weekly sale of dairy cattle last week when their newly calved pedigree heifer Cross Hutton Calphurnia 2 sold for £2,900. The heifer was sired by Mr Durham Sam, giving 6 gallons daily, and was purchased by Robert Butterfield of Bentham for his Ingleview herd.

Other leading prices included Wyresdale Baxter Diane, a newly calved heifer sired by Emerald Acres Baxter from Mark and Heather Atkinson of Quernmore making £2,250, selling to JP Mason of Bentham.

Forward 34 N/C Cows to £1940 average £1610;;N/C Heifers to £2900 average £1740 ; I/C Heifers to £1510 average £1196 (Bentham Auction)