Buying for his Kathray herd, Ray Bird, Sutton on the Hill, derby, purchased Castleden Bede at 4600gns. Forward from G D and J Clark, Castle Eden, Cleveland, this November2006 born bull is by Otan and out of a Greensons Gigolo sired dam and carried figures of +5 for milk and an overall beef value of +35.
At 4200gns J Strawhorn and Son, Amisfield, Dumfries, took home Ringway Ben from P J and E Henshall, Lockerbie,
Female trade topped at 5000gns for Honister Annie, a May 2005 born first calver sold with her Calrossie Rodin heifer calf at foot. Bred by W Richardson, Cockermouth, this outfit was bought out by K H Twentyman,
Also heading to the Armstrong herd was the leading maiden heifer, Angien Capanula from I K and A M Grisedale,
Averages: 11 bulls £2911.36; 20 cows and heifers served and/or suckling £2541; 35 bulling and maiden heifers £1275 (Harrison and Hetherington).