Wednesday’s reduction of the Linstockcastle herd of Holsteins at Carlisle on behalf of Messrs G Wannop and Son saw trade top at 2150gns for a daughter of Sikkema-Star-W Modesto which sold to A and E Johnston and Sons, Wetheral having calved in May.

Second highest price was a 2100gns sale for a Mascol daughter calved eleven days which was taken by M Reid and Sons, Fulton, Lockerbie. Just 50gns less saw Linstockcastle Brad Angela sell to N and S J Sanderson, Lanercost, Brampton. She is by Carp-Pyr Basar Brad.

Top price cow on the day was a Roylane Jordan daughter sold for 2000gns to M J Wilson, Uldale, Wigton.

Averages; 35 fresh cows £1352.11, 33 fresh cows £1659 (Harrison and Hetherington).