Topping a rather damp day at Lancaster last week was Peter Waring’s Holstein Winton Rudolph Rox. This fresh heifer with eight generations of VG/EX dams behind her sold over the phone to Kevin Thomas of Allstar Holsteins.

The Winton herd also celebrated a good day in tterms of collecting the silverware as they their champion heifer Winton Champion Olou made 2200gns to Messrs Wallbank, Longridge and their reserve Frankham Lyster Lizzie made 2000gns to R M Lucas’ Meinspride herd.

Averages: 4 cows £1830; 38 heifers £1863 (Norton and Brooksbank).