Hundreds gathered at Carlisle’s Borderway Mart earlier this month for a range of pedigree and cattle sales. One of these events was the 31st black and white dairy sale which saw trade peak at 9,000gns.

Ironically, the sale leader was a red and white Holstein heifer, as opposed to the traditional black and white. Bred by Eastfield Holsteins, Absolute Hotspot Red is out of the 2012 World Dairy Expo grand champion Starmark AD Hotstuff Red and found a new home in Northern Ireland with Andrew Kennedy.