Yesterday’s sale of Holsteins at Lancaster reached a top price of 2400gns for a heifer from the noted Ricki family with 10 generations of Ex or VG dams behind her. This one was Bilsrow Athlete Ricki from David and James Tomlinson which sold to Andrew Bargh, Woodclose.

Selling at 2200gns was Ingleview Buttergirl 250. This VG85 classified entry was fresh from her second calving and giving 36kg a day. She sold to A and V Wallbank, Alstongrange.

And at 2100gns was another from the Tomlinsons, Bilsrow Icefyre Star. This one with six generations of Ex and VG dams in her back pedigree sold to Messrs Wallbank.

Making 2000gns was Wyredale Shottle Bettina 102. This one, from Mark Atkinson, was giving 32kg on the day and sold to D J Wallbank.