Ladies day at last weekend’s Simmental show and sale at Carlisle saw prizes rise to 8,000gns for the supreme champion heifer Newbiemains Connie forward from Jim and Patricia Goldie, Dumfriesshire.

This Blackford Albatross daughter is out of Slievenagh Angel and had a long trip back to her new home when selling to Greyhound Estates, Reading, Berkshire.

Next in the money was the reserve supreme champion, the senior maiden heifer Sterling Vivian’s Dawn from Boddington Estates. This stylish heifer by Auchorachan Wizard and out of Sterling Rhapsody Vivian has great show potential with an EBV for milk of +7. She was purchased by G and M Smith, Kincardineshire for 4,200gns.

Then at 3,900gns was another entry form the Goldie family Newbiemains Charmer. Also an Albatross daughter this two year old heifer sold to J and J Duff and Sons, Brechin.

Averages: Six served heifers, £3,570; Nine maiden heifers , £2,934.17