There was steady commercial trade for Charolais at Carlisle, where 61 bulls peaked at 12,000gns to average £4,855.82 with a clearance of 75 per cent.
Making the top price of 12,000gns was the reserve supreme, reserve male champion, 17-month-old Caylers Napoleon from the Barker family, Hertfordshire, who sold four bulls to average £6,892.50. The son of Rosanna Jupiter out of Caylers Fuchsia sold in a two-way split to John and Raymond Irvine, Ballindalloch, and Jim Muirhead, Arbroath.
The other five figure bull from Bill Bruce, Meigle, was the reserve junior champion, Balmyle Oleary, a 13-month-old by Balmyle Jasper. It knocked down to David and Nick Walter, Balthayock, for 10,000gns.
At 6,000gns from the Barkers was came the blue ticket winner, Caylers Oscar, also by Rosanna Jupiter. January 2018-born and of out of Caylers Glamour, it caught the eye of Messrs Edmondson, Kirkby-in-Furness.
Also from the Caylers and selling at 5,600gns, was 17 month-old Caylers Nougat, purchased by J. Griffiths, Llandrindod Wells. It is out of the Elgin Davinci daughter, Caylers Inspiration and by First.
Heifers sold to 4,800gns twice, both consigned by Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell. Second prize winner, Goldies Nancy, a 25-month-old daughter of the Goldies Joss and Goldies Juliette, sold served to Tweeddale Matador to Messrs Strain, Ballantree.
The other at 4,800gns was July 2017-born and Gretnahouse Heman-sired, class winner, Goldies Nice, out of Goldies Incense. It was purchased by Whitemills, Herefordshire, a new venture set up by Botswanan resident Patricia Johnson-Hill.
A draft of 10 heifers from Roy and Matthew Milne, Morayshire, averaged £1,785 with a top price of 4,000gns for 16-month-old Elgin Natty, by Woodpark Elgin, bought by Ellis Mutch, Forglen, Banffshire.
Averages: 61 bulls £4,855.82; 17 heifers, £2,272.94; 3 cows and calves £2,765.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.