A HUGE crowd both lining the ringside at Borderway Mart in Carlisle and online came from all corners of the UK and including Northern Ireland for the dispersal sale of the Inland Pasture commercial breeding cattle beef herd.

Owners Simon and June Cadzow, from Berdwick-Upon-Tweed, brought with them some of the finest commercial cattle ever seen at Borderway. They were a true testament of the hard work, attention to detail and sharp eye Simon has utilised over the years.

Stealing the show was the seven-year-old Limousin stock bull Ampertaine Jackpot, sired by Ampertaine Elgin out of Ampertaine Bathsheba, who also produced Ampertaine Foreman.

The calves he left were of astonishing quality and consistency, which led to huge commercial and pedigree interest among the watching crowd.

After strong competition, he sold at £20,000 to Messrs Emslie, Peterhead.

Eighty-three stock cows with spring born calves at foot sold to average £2,312.89.

Leading this section was Lot 70 a British Blue cross 2nd calved cow, sired by Netherdale Dallas, suckling a smart British Blue heifer calf at foot by Solway View Levi.

She sold at £4,300 to regular buyers, Messrs Scott, Wigton.

Forty-seven heifers with calves at foot were subject to massive interest and rightly so as they averaged an incredible £3,180.85 with three outfits selling at £5,000 or more to a top price of £6,000 for Lot 117 a British Blue heifer suckling an exceptional Ampertaine Jackpot sired steer calf. She sold to Messrs Williams & Tippetts, Shropshire.

Forty-two yearling heifers averaged £1,279.76 and sold to a leading price tag of £1,600 for a pair of flashy black heifers, one sired by Solway View Levi and the other by Ampertaine Lucifer. They both sold to Messrs Corrie, Newtownards, Northern Ireland.

Fifty-seven bulling heifers averaged £1,660.70 and sold to a top price of £2,300 for a Limousin cross which was knocked down to neighbouring farms, Messrs Whiteford & Co, Scremerston, which secured many top lots on the day.

James Little, auctioneer at Harrison & Hetherington, said the Cadzow family had "made a name for themselves and cattle from this herd were highly sought after, and this sale provided a great opportunity for fellow breeders to invest in the finest quality stock which really will produce tremendous offspring.”