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Date: 27 September 2021 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 27th September Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sales of primestock. A smaller show of 400 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were on offer.

PRIME BULLS: A much smaller entry of only 60 Prime bulls forward which received a red hot trade throughout with bulls peaking at £2134.50 for Limousins from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Penrith and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan to £2077.22 for their Limousin and purchased by Morgan Helliwell, Rochdale.  Simmentals to £1838.27 from Messrs Gwynne, Castlewigg, Newton Stewart and purchased by A & D Meats, Rossendale.  Top overall pence per kilo of 269.50 and 268.5 was attained by Messrs Jenkinson, Whinfell Park, Messrs Miller, West Farm, Aspatria also sold to 260.50 for another  and the same vendors sold best British Blue cross to 247.50 purchased by Black Brow Abattoir, Wigton.  Black and whites bulls peaked at £1395.88 from Messrs Graham, South Lambhill, Longtown purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick and to a top price per kilo of 204.5 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Wilson, Street Head, Carlisle purchased by Bowland Foods.  Many more are required weekly.  Please advise entries for next week’s sale by call or text to the auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading prices per head: Limousin £2134 £1988 Clifton Moor £2077 Upper Brydekirk £1872 £1669 £1623 West Farm, £1603 £1533 £1517 Old Rectory Farm, £1474 Beck House £1435 Muirhouse, Simmental £1838 £1621 Castlewigg Farm, British Blue £1554 West Farm, £1431 Bectonhall £1317 £1305 Justicetown Farm, Holstein Friesian £1395 £1371 £1364 £1284 South Lambhill, £1241 Bectonhall £1206 Old Town Farm, £1149 £1145 £1135 Street Head, £1074 Mirkbooths £1073 Gerrard House, Aberdeen Angus £1394 Peel Flatt Farm, £1160 Mirkbooths, Stabilizer £1349 £1341 The Swaites, Norwegian Red £1219 £1031 Kirkbride House, Fleckvieh £1206 £1173 Peel Flat Farm, Montbelairde £1174 Kirkbride House, Holstein £1141 Castlesteads, Friesian £1101 Springfield Farm.  

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 269.5 268.5 Clifton Moor, 260.5 257.5 247.5 West Farm, 255.5 Upper Brydekirk 237.5 Keskadale Farm, 244.5 (x2) 240.5 Old Rectory Farm, 235.5 Beck House, Holstein Friesian 204.5 197.5 193.5 Street Head, 192.5 191.5 South Lambhill 188.5 Justicetown Farm, 187.5 Bectonhall 179.5 Old Town Farm, 177.5 Gerrard House, 177.5 South View Farm, British Blue 247.5 West Farm, 217.5 214.5 Justicetown Farm, 217.5 Bectonhall, Stabiliser 224.5 218.5 The Swaites, Simmental 214.5 Castlewigg Farm, Montbeliarde 193.5 Kirkbride House, Norwegian Red 193.5 183.5 Kirkbride House, Aberdeen Angus 189.5 Peel Flatt Farm, 183.5 Oakwood Farm, Fleckvieh 180.5 Peel Flatt Farm, Holstein 179.5 173.5 Castlesteads.

PRIME CATTLE: Again another good entry of 43 Prime steers and heifers forward at Borderways weekly sale, whereby Prime cattle received one of the dearest trades seen so far this year with over half of the sale achieving £1600 plus to a top of £2056.28 for a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Hird, West End Farm, Cockermouth purchased by weekly buyers Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton sold their best for a run of 8 to £2013.56 for another Limousin cross heifer.  British Blue cross heifers from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie peaked at £1821.33 and was purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butcher, Bradford.  Heifers averaged a healthy 265.5 ppk to a top of 293.5 for another Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Hird, West End and was purchased by Steven Wilson, Butchers, Corby Hill, Carlisle.  Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees best Limousin cross to 278.5p and was again purchased by Steven Wilson Butchers.  Messrs Lawson, Hundith House matched this trade and their heifer was purchased by Pioneer Foods.  Charolais crosses to 286.5 from Messrs Harrington, Hoskett Hill, Carlisle.

Steers peaked at £1991.55 and £1921.65 from Messrs Graham, Miller Hill, Brampton with their Limousin crosses and £1911.30 for another from Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle.  Simmental crosses to £1821.51 from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and was purchased by W E Fairlies, Letham.  Steers average 249.5 ppk to a top of 280.50 and 278.5 for quality from Messrs Graham, Miller Hill.  Many more could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Many more required weekly for more information contact Grant Anderson 07872 129274

Leading prices per head:
Heifers: Limousin
£2056 £1828 West End Farm, £2013 £1877 Hundith House, £1748 Hudscales £1736 £1694 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1706 Mirkbooths, £1665 Brockwoodlees, British Blue £1821 Brockwoodlees £1541 Hundith House, Aberdeen Angus £1497 Mirkbooths, Charolais £1495 Hosket Hill Farm.

Steers: Limousin £1991 £1921 £1879 Miller Hill £1911 £1821 £1786 £1691 The Lake £1901 Mirkbooths £1893 £1857 £1739 Hundith House, £1802 £1777 Hoddomtown, £1781 Brockwoodlees, Simmental £1821 Brockwoodlees, British Blue £1617 £1504 Little Broomhills Farm, MRI £1209 £1129 Cowlyers Farm, Belted Galloway £1127 £1024 Halls Hill.

Leading Prices per kilo: Heifers: Limousin 293.5 277.5 West End Farm, 278.5 Brockwoodlees 278.5 264.5 251.5 Hundith House, 277.5 Mirkbooths 271.5 Hudscales  270.5 259.5 Shatton Lodge Farm, Charolais 286.5 Hosket Hill Farm, British Blue 265.5 Brockwoodlees 243.5 Hundith House 216.5 Little Broomhills Farm, Aberdeen Angus 245.5 Mirkbooths

Steers: Limousin 280.5 278.5 268.5 Miller Hill, 269.5 256.5 Hoddomtown 264.5 263.5 255.5 Hundith House, 263 Brockwoodlees 262.5 254.5 250.5 244.5 The Lake 250.5 Mirkbooths, Simmental 248.5 Brockwoodlees, British Blue 226.5 209.5 Broomhills Farm, 225.5 Hundith House, Belted Galloway 215.5 209.5 203.5 Halls Hill, MRI 194.5 182.5 Cowlyers Farm.

CAST COWS: A great entry of 299 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer with trade being up for all classes.

Messrs Warren, Church Farm sold a British Blue cows for 844kg, 187.5ppk or £1382 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill sold the top priced Limousin cross cow for 830kg, 184.5ppk or £1531 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Harryman, Keskadale Farm run of well fed cows topped at 617kg, 237.5ppk or £!465 and to 397kg, 234.5ppk or £1399 and to 704kg, 197.5ppk or £1390 purchased by Jewitts and Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Wilson, Low Farm sold young Limousin cross and British Blue cross cows for 639kg, 221.5ppk or £1415 and to 614kg, 219.5ppk or £1347 and 576kg, 215.5ppk or £1241 purchased by Sean McGimpsy and Owain Llyr.

A large entry of dairy cast cows were on offer with trade being sharer on the week. Messrs Nash, Philgowan, Newton Stewart sold the top priced British Friesian 654kg, 172.5ppk or £1128 to Les Fell and heifers from the same home to 177.5ppk or 166.5ppk both purchased by Mr Les Fell. Messrs Dixon, Whinney Hill sold a Holstein cross heifer to 605.kg , 175.5ppk or £1061 to Alan Jarvis. Messrs Henderson & Son, Park House sold a Holstein cross heifer for 600kg, 174.5ppk or £1047 to Les Fell. Messrs Little & Son, Kirkbride House sold a Montbeliarde cross cow for 790kg, 133.5ppk or £1054 to Sean McGimpsey.

Leading Prices per head: British Blue £1582 Church Lane, £1364 East Unthank Farm, £1241 Low Farm, £1173 Keskadale Farm, £1148 Philgowan, £1110 Whitehill, Limousin £1531 Hosket Hill Farm, £1465, £1390, £1308, £1224 Keskadale Farm, £1415, £1347 Low Farm, £1399 Keskadale Farm, £1399 The Firs, £1310 Low Orton Farm, £1306, £1253, £1184 Rosgill Head, £1226 The Ash, £1185, £1131 Lawston Farm, £1153 Hargill House, £1142 Upper Brydekirk, £1140 Tundergarth Mains, £1138 Corriegills Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1279 Somerton Hotel, £1112 Barnean Farming, Simmental £1248 Barnean Farming, British Friesian £1128, £961 Philgowan, £981 Aulby Farm, £958, £905 Whitlawside Farm, £930 Crownstone Farm, £912 Woodhead Farm, Stabiliser £1128 The Swaites, Holstein Friesian £1061 Whinney Farm, £1057, £953 Brackenhow, £1053, £1042 Dykesfield Farm, £1047, £1012, £991 Trailflat Farm, £1047 Park House Farm, £1039 Dundraw Farm, £1032 Southerfield Hall, £995 Mirkbooths, £993 Crownstone Farm, £974 High Stand, £974 Hawkshole, Luing £1055 Tundergarth Mains, Montbelairde £1054 Kirkbride House, £959 Geltside Farm, Holstein £1015 Bromfield Hall, Beef Shorthorn £969 Rosgill Head, Fleckvieh £900 Girthhead, Belted Galloway £789 Bullions Farm, White Galloway £781 Springfield Farm, Highland £616 Buillions Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 237.5p, 234.5p, 197.5p, 194.5p, 177.5p Keskadale Farm, 221.5p, 219.5p Low Farm, 196.5p Enzieholm, 192.5p The Firs, 188.5p Hargill House, 184.5p Hosket Hill Farm, 178.5p, 177.5p, 170.5p Rosgill Head, 178.5p, 167.5p The Ash, 169.5p Little Orton Farm, 169.5p Willimoteswick Farm, 167.5p Willows Farm, 163.5p Upper Brydekirk, British Blue 215.5p Low Farm, 197.5p Willimoteswick Farm, 187.5p Church Farm, 171.5p Keskadale Farm, 169.5p Whitehill, 167.5p Willows Farm, 161.5p Ross Farm, 161.5p East Unthank Farm, 146.5p Wydon Farm, Simmental 181.5p Barnean, Stabiliser 178.5p The Swaites, Holstein Friesian 177.5p, 166.5p Philgowan, 175.5p Whinney Hill Farm, 174.5p Park House Farm, 168.5p Southerfield Hall, 167.5p Crownstown Farm, 146.5p Hardrigg Hall, 140.5p Dykesfield Farm, British Friesian 172.5p, 145.5p, 143.5p Philgowan, 161.5p Woodhead Farm, 149.5p Dormanstead Farm, Aberdeen Angus 169.5p Wydon Farm, 158.5p Somerton Hotel, 155.5p, 151.5p Barnean Farming, Holstein 159.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, Luing 155.5p, 149.5p Tundergarth Mains, Charolais 153.5p Enzieholm, Piemontese 140.5p Rosgill Head, Beef Shorthorn 137.5p Rosgill Head, Dairy Shorthorn 135.5p Breckney Hill, Hereford 135.5p Ross Farm, 134.5p Philgowan, Ayrshire 134.5p Aigle Gill, Montbeliarde 133.5p Kirkbride House, White Galloway 130.5p Sprringfield Farm, Belted Galloway 129.5p Bullions Farm, Fleckvieh 126.5p Girthhead, Blue Grey 122.5p, 121.5p Ladyhousesteads, Hereford 103.5p Buillions Farm.

CAST BULLS: 10 stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Arthur, Somerton Hotel selling a Limosuin stock bull for 933kg, 153.5ppk or £1432 to Mungo Farms.

Leading Prices per head: Limousin £1432 Somerton Hotel, £1248 Pond Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1358 Coxhill Farm, Holstein Friesian £1062 Langfauld.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin £1432 Somerton Hotel, £1248 Pond Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1358 Coxhill Farm, Holstein Friesian £1062 Langfauld.

PRIME SHEEP: As local market prices tumbled towards the end of last week Borderway storms ahead with a 4p rise on the week for a sale average of 235ppk, an SQQ of 238p and a price per head average of £104.65. Topping today’s sale at £185 per head and 475ppk was a fantastic Beltex lamb from Messrs A Little, The Hollands, all proceeds from this lamb were donated to Cancer Research UK. Once again this week quality shone through and lambs with good coverage or fed lambs saw greater returns with the best continental lamb easily selling in excess of 300ppk. Heavy lambs also remain very good to sell with 48kg+ reguklarly achieving £125-£147. Messrs Scott Thirlwall Castle sold his run of 31 Dutch Texel lambs to average £134.61 at 315.54ppk and a pen of 5 42kg lambs sold at 342.9p. Mule lambs sold to £110 from Messrs Routledge, Old Silloth. Messrs Wilson, Meadow Farm, Workington sold Suffolk lambs to a top of £147 and £140. Vendors travelling the extra miles to Borderway are definitely reaping the reward and more sheep can be sold with ease. 19 lots or 53 lambs sold in excess of £130, 54 lots sold in excess of £120, 12 lots or 43 lambs sold in excess of 300ppk and 60 lots sold in excess of 250ppk.

Leading Prices per head: Beltex £185, £136, £134.50, £124 Hollands, £133, £130, £128, £127.50, £127, £123, £117 Walton Woodhead, £129, £125, £119, £116 Mid Farm, £125.50 The Throp, £116.50 Reddings Suffolk £147 Meadow Farm, £142, £139, £130, £120 Williamsgill, £126 Low Meadow, £115 Stone House, £113 Smallthwaite Dutch Texel £144, £136, £135, £134, £128(x2) Thirlwall Castle Farm, £129, £118, £116 High Old Shield Farm, £125, £119.50 Low House, £123, £116, £114 Unity Farm, £120.50 Springfield Farm Texel £140, £136, £128 Meadow Farm, £134, £126(x2), £125, £124, £122, £121 Kilnknowe, £133, £132, £123 Bengall Farm, £131 Lanerton, £128.50 Aspatria Hall, £128 Winterhope Farm, £126(x2) West Cocklaw, £123 High Green Hill, £121 Stone House Millennium Bleu £112.50 Braithwaite Greyfaced £110 Old Silloth Farm, £103 Kilnknowe, £96 Clappers Farm, £94 Farnbury Leicester £106, £98.50 Dormanstead Farm

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 474.4p, 316.5p, 206.5p, 302.4p, 269p Hollands, 307.1p, 280.9p, 273.6p Mid Farm, 298.9p, 296.5p, 289.4p, 289.1p, 278.3p, 272.1p, 261.5p Walton Woodhead, 298.8p, 260p The Throp, 287.7p Reddings  Dutch Texel 342.9p, 319p, 316.3p, 314p, 301.2p, 266.7p Thirwall Castle Farm, 307.1p, 272.9p High Old Shield Farm, 291.5p, 284.1p Low Houses, 286.9p Springfield Farm, 279.5p Unity Farm Texel 300p Bengall Farm, 297.7p, 276.7p, 265.1p, 262.1p Winterhope Farm, 297.7p, 267.4p Lanerton, 288.2p, 265.3p, 263.8p, 257.4p Kilnknowe, 270.3p, 264.8p High Green Hill, 268.6p The Beeches, 263.4p, 259p, 257.3p Seymour Farms, 258.1p The Lake, 257.5p West Cocklaw, 257.4p Stone House  Millennium Bleu 281.3p Braithwaite Hall Suffolk 236.7p, 230.8p, 227.9p Williamsgill Farm, 232.6p Maulscastle Farm, 229.1p Low Meadow, 226p Smallthwaite, 220.7p Clappers Farm Greyfaced 224.5p Old Silloth Farm, 212.4p Kilnknowe, 207.3p Ingledene, 204.3p Clappers Farm, 202.2p Farnbury Leicester 209.9p, 207.4p Dormanstead Farm

CAST SHEEP: The weekly sale of 239 cast ewes and rams was held on Monday. Trade topped at £136 from Messrs Jones, The Croft. More second rate ewes were forward with the dry spell taking effect, these ewes would be slightly easier on the week. Suffolk x ewes topped at £128 from Messrs Irving, New Sandsfield. Swaledale ewes sold to a top of £70 for a pen of 8 from Messrs Wigham, Hargill House. Once again a strong ringside of buyers were forward to ensure a;; sheep were fairly bid for.

Leading Prices Head: EWES – Texel £136 The Croft, £128, £110 Hargill House, £127 The Croft, £120 Braithwaite Hall, £110 Cowranside Suffolk £128, £104 New Sandsfield Dutch Texel £118, £116 Hargill House Bleu Du Maine Woodhousehill Beltex £106, £94 The Croft Hill Cheviot £58, £49 Cleuchfoot Farm Greyfaced £93 Home Farm, £91 Beech House, £88 New Sandsfield, £85 Randalfoot, £82 Penny Hill Park, £80 Blakebeck Farm, £80 Rye Hill Swaledale £70, £50 Hargill House, £60, £50 Ingledene

RAMS: Suffolk £130 Williamsgill Farm Texel £120 The Beeches Jacob £90 Bridge View

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