THE final event in the Border and Lakeland Holstein club calendar took place at Carlisle, with trade topping at 2,600gns, to average £1,677.
The reserve champion award went to Bowberhill Uno Blossom, from Malcolm and Jean Hutchinson, Kirkby Stephen. By Amighetti Numero Uno, the sister of its dam was the top price in the 2014 sale. Yielding 34kg daily, it received the highest bid from H. Huddlestone, Lancaster.
Alex Cannon, Appleby, sold four heifers to average £1,939, and top at 2,050gns. His leading lot was Espland Saloon Milly, a Sandy-Valley Saloon daughter, which sold to Allan McCamley, Ayrshire.
Another daughter of Sandy-Valley Saloon from Skirwith Hall Farms, Penrith, sold for 2,000gns, to R.H. Robinson, Lanercost, who also paid the same for Stowbeck Lynx Mavis, a heifer giving 38kg daily from the same home.
The overall championship went to John and Gordon Lyle, Fife, with their two-year-old heifer Cambus Lylehaven Lulu. Giving 25kg daily, it found a new home with Andrew and Dan Bargh, Skelton, for 1,650gns.
3 cows in-milk, £1,428; 47 heifers in-milk, £1,677.44.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.