Borderway Primestock Sale

1st October 2012

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 1st October Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a grand total of 492 cattle were forward.


Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A large show of 358 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with an increase in number of 18 active buyers ensuring that all classes were far dearer on the week.  Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor Farm, run of Limousin cows sold to average 184.5p/kg and to a top of 189.5p/kg and 188.5p/kg purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick and Mr John Little.  Messrs Bell & Son, Clement Leases run of Charolais cows topped at 179.5p/kg bought by Cleveland Meats.  Messrs Priestley, Cracrop Farm, sold a Limousin cow for 179.5p/kg to Mr John Little.  Messrs Lawson & Son, South Farm, sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus cow for 178.5p/kg to Mr John Robertson.  Mr Peter Vasey, Holme House, sold the top overall priced Charolais cow selling for 176.5p/kg at 1015kg, £1791 bought by Mr John Robertson.  Messrs Swainson, How End Farm, sold the top priced dairy bred cow for 158.5p/kg for a Swedish Red, bought by West Scottish Meats.

Leading prices –

Limousin 189.5p, 188.5p, 182.5p, 175.5p Clifton Moor, 179.5p Cracrop Farm, 177.5p, 171.5p Hudscales, 177.5p High House, 170.5p Stotsfold, 170.5p Braidlee, Charolais 179.5p, 175.5p (x2) Clement Leases, 176.5p Holme House, Aberdeen Angus 178.5p South Farm, Swedish Red 158.5p How End Farm, Holstein 146.5p, 141.5p Tempest Tower, 138.5p Parkhouse, 135.5p Whiteclose, 134.5p Preston Hall, 132.5p (x2) Kirtlebank, 131.5p Lamonby House, Ayrshire 132.5p Lamonby House.  


Leading Price – Overall
Charolais £1791, £1517 Holme House, £1518, £1344, £1326 Clement Leases, Limousin £1573, £1358 Clifton Moor Farm, £1338 Gill Head (stock bull), British Blue £1473 Kilnclose Farm (stock bull), Holstein £1067, £1036 Kirtlebank, £1059, £1007 Tempest Tower, £1025 Crownstone Farm. 


Prime Bulls – A large show of 98 bulls met a good demand.  Messrs Gibb, Jubilee Buildings, sold the top priced British Blonde bull selling for 229.5p/kg to Mr John Little.  Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, bulls topped at 221.5p/kg to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Sisson & Son, Kelbarrow, bulls topped at 219.5p/kg for a Limousin bull bought by Mr John Little. Mr Ronnie Walker, Elm Tree, Limousin bulls topped at 219.5p/kg to Mr John Little. Messrs Mitchell & Son, Mirkbooth, sold the top priced Holstein bull selling for 186.5p/kg to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. 

Leading Prices
British Blonde 229.5p Jubilee Buildings, Limousin 221.5p, 217.5p Upper Brydekirk, 219.5p, 218.5p, 216.5p, 211.5p Kellbarrow, 219.5p, 215.5p Elm Tree, 213.5p Cracrop, Holstein 186.5p Mirkbooths, 179.5p Dinwoodie Green, 177.5p Stone Flatts, 176.5p Whiteclose, 175.5p (x2) Albyfield.

Leading Prices – Overall
British Blonde £1654 Jubilee Buildings, Limousin £1592 Elm Tree, £1521 Upper Brydekirk, £1520 Cracrop Farm, Holstein £1542 Mirkbooth.

Prime Cattle – A mixed show of prime cattle were forward with trade for quality very strong.  Mr Fawcett, Silverhow Farm, run of quality cattle topped at 221.5p/kg and 219.5p/kg for a Limousin purchased by Pioneer Foods.  Messrs Bradley, North Rigg Hill, sold the top priced British Blonde heifer for 215.5p/kg to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Robinson & Son, Gelt Hall, sold the top priced Limousin bullock for £1620 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.

Leading Prices:

Heifers – British Blonde 215.5p North Rigg Hill, Limousin 211.5p Welton Farm, 209.5p, 208.5p Bowscales

Bullocks – Limousin 221.5p, 219.5p Silver How Farm


Bullocks – £1620 Gelt Hall Farm.



Prime Sheep: A larger show of lambs were forward.  Top overall and per/kg price of the day was £95.50 (or 227.4p/kg) paid for Texel cross lambs from Messrs Wigham, Hargill House purchased by Mr A Dawson.


Leading Lamb prices per head:

Texel £95.50, £90.80, £87.80, £85.80, £85.30, £83.80 Hargill House, £90.80 Burgh Head Farm, £87.80 (x2) Woodhead, £84.80 Low Lonning Farm, £84.80 Kirkland Green, Dutch Texel £87.50 Hargill House, £82.50, £79.80 Winterhope Farm, £81.80 Low Houses, £79.30, £74.50, £74.30, £64.80 Woodhead Farm, £70.80, £68.30, £67.80 Low Houses, Beltex £83.80 Woodhead, £79.80 Castlehill,  Zwartble £81.80 Stanley House, Greyfaced £70.80 Thirlwall Castle, £66.80 Kilnstown, £63.80 Eddys Bridge Farm, £60.80 Mell Gates, Suffolk £69.80 Burgh Head Farm, £69.20, £68.80 Raygarth Field Farm, £68.20 Westgarth Hill, £66.80 Moss Edge, £64.30, £63.30 Farnbury, Millennium Bleu £68.30, £64.80 Kilnclose Farm, Woodland £67.80 Westgarth Hill.

Leading Lamb prices per kilo:  

Texel 227.4p, 216.2p, 211.6p, 209.3p, 205.5p Hargill House, 223.4p, 213.8p, 206.6p Woodhead, 221.5p Burgh Head Farm, 204.4p Moss Edge, 204.3p Low Lonning Farm, Dutch Texel 216p Hargill House, 207.3p, 206.3p Winterhope Farm, 206p Woodhead Farm, 202p Low Houses, Beltex 214.9p Woodhead, 210p Castlehill, Suffolk 162.3p Burgh Head Farm, 150.1p Moss Edge, 149.6p, 147.2p Raygarth Field Farm, 149.4p High Lodore Farm, 148.9p, 147.1p Brocklebank, 148.3p Westgarth Hill, 145.3p Low Buildings, Millennium Bleu 158.8p, 154.3p Kilnclose Farm, Woodland 150.8p Westgarth Hill,  Greyfaced 148.44p Kilnstown, 142.1p, 140.2p Eddys Bridge Farm, 140.2p Thirlwall Castle.


Ewes: Ewes improved on the week, topping at £101.50 for Texels from Messrs Dobson, East View.

Leading Ewe prices per head:

Texel £101.50 East View, £93.50 Wavercroft Farm, £93.50, £84.50 Thirlwall Castle, £91.50 Whiteside Farm, £91.50 Carrycoats Hall, £89.50, £80.50 Longhurst, Leicester £89.50 Kilnstown, £85.50, £74.50 Thirlwall Castle, £67.50 Chapel House Farm, Zwartble £76.50 Stanley House, Greyfaced £66.50 Thirlwall Castle, £64.50 White House, £63.80, 41.50 Chapel House Farm, £59.50 Springfield Farm, £56.50 Ghyllside House, £53.50 The Ash, £53.50 Flimby Hall, £44.50 Whiteside Farm, Charollais £56.50, £51.50 Newby Hall Newby East, Blackfaced £44.50 Whiteside Farm, £40.50 The Ash, Swaledale £43.50 Hargill House, £40.50 Longhurst, £31.50 Border Rigg.