Some 3600 head were forward at Borderway Mart, but it was an impressive Limousin cross heifer suckling a heifer calf consigned by Keswick farmer Keith Harryman that topped the sale at £4700.

Bought by Messrs Richardson, Ghyll House, she helped boost the Harryman family’s average to £1691. A good run of Belgian Blue cross females from Mr Leggat, Broomelton Farm averaged £1990 and peaked at £3150 for a cow and calf taken by Messrs Butler, Ashford Hill.

Another Belgian Blue cross outfit from Keith Twentyman, made £3000. A great consignment of 20 Limousin cross heifers from Messrs Dodd, West View reached £1950.