Borderway Primestock Sale

30th July 2012

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 30th July, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of primestock.  Slightly improved weather conditions meant a smaller show of 300 cattle comprising 210 cows, 70 bulls and 20 prime cattle.   

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – All classes met a sharper trade with both well fleshed and plain cows showing a great improvement on the week.  Cows sold to a top of 206.5p/kg for a pure Limousin from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk bought by Mr John Little.  A superb run of five pure Limousin cows from Messrs Sowerby, Sycamore Rise sold to 199.5p/kg (twice) and averaged 194.3p/kg or £1255.51.  Stock bulls sold to £2116.53 and 175.5p/kg for a Limousin from Mr Telfer, Tarn Flatt Hall.


Leading Prices per kilo:

Limousin 206.5p, 187.5p Upper Brydekirk, 199.5p (x2), 198.5p, 191.5p, 184.5p Sycamore Rise, 187.5p Haltcliffe, 177.5p, 176.5p Drumbretton, British Blue 174.5p Church Style, 169.5p Hunters Hall, Charolais 166.5p Gretna Hall, British Friesian 154.5p Kilnclose Farm, 147.5p Bays Leap, Holstein/Friesian 151.5p Brownrigg Hall, 150.5p Bays Leap, Aberdeen Angus 148.5p Skiddaw View, Holstein 140.5p Townhead Farm, Gelbveih 137.5p How Gill, Dairy Shorthorn 129.5p Marley Cote Walls.


Charolais £1538.46 Gretna House, Limousin £1383.75 Haltcliffe, £1357 Sycamore Rise, British Blue £1308 Church Style, £1276 Hunters Hall, British Friesian £1187 Bays Leap, Holstein/Friesian £1175 Baileytown Farm, £1098 Bays Leap. 


Stock Bulls: Limousin £2116 Tarn Flatt Hall, Charolais £1633.49 Sproutbank Farm.  


Prime Bulls – A very useful entry of young bulls met ather sharp trade.  Messrs RJ & E Henshall, Sarkshields, sold the top price Limousin bull selling to 219.5p/kg purchased by Cleveland Meat Co Ltd. British Blonde bulls sold to 213.5p/kg from Messrs Gibb, Jubilee Buildings, purchased by Mr Bill Howard.  Simmental Bulls sold to 209.5p/kg from Messrs Cowx, Town End purchased by Cleveland Meats Co Ltd.  British Blue cross bulls sold to 199.5p/kg from Messrs Carr, Whiteclose.  Holstein/Friesian bulls sold to 177.5p/kg and 172.5p/kg from Claremont Properties and Messrs Carr, Whiteclose respectively.    

Leading Prices per kilo:

Limousin 219.5p, 212.5p Sarkshields, 214.5p Fellside, British Blonde 213.5p, 200.5p Jubilee Buildings, Simmental 209.5p, 198.5p Town End, British Blue 199.5p Whiteclose,

Holstein/Friesian 177.5p, 162.5p Claremont Properties, 172.5p, 167.5p, 163.5p Whiteclose, British Friesian 167.5p Croft House, Holstein 150.5p Justicetown, Ayrshire 142.5p Brisco Hill.  


British Blonde £1806, £1618 Jubilee Buildings, Limousin £1611, £1376 Kellbarrow, Charolais £1549 Gretna House, £1438 Murtholm, Simmental £1335, £1228 Town End, Aberdeen Angus £1294 Wragmire Bank, Holstein/Friesian £1235 Westhills, £1234 Durdar House. 

Prime Cattle – A small but quality show of prime steers and heifers met a strong demand selling to 225.5p/kg four times; twice for two superb Limousin bullocks from Messrs Dodd, West View both purchased by Pioneer Foods and again for two outstanding Limousin heifers, the first from Messrs Dinsdale, Highfield Farm purchased by Mr J Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton and the second from Messrs Hunter, The Beeches purchased by Pioneer Foods.   

Leading Prices per kilo:

Bullocks Limousin 225.5p (x2) West View, 222.5p Highfield Farm, 211.5p, 208.5p Jacksonrigg.  

Heifers –Limousin 225.5p Highfield, 225.5p The Beeches, 202.5p Holy Tree Farm.


Bullocks – Limousin £1490 Jacksonrigg, £1430 Greenhills, £1418, £1417 Silverhow.

Heifers – Limousin £1460 Highfield, £1461 The Beeches, £1221 Holytree Farm.  


An entry of 2013 prime lambs was forward.  Topping at £108.80 was a pair of Dutch Texel cross lambs from Messrs Storey, Woodland Farm and purchased by Mr J Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton.  Topping at 241.6p/kg was a Dutch Texel cross lamb also from Messrs Storey, purchased by Andrew Dawson.  Trade followed the national trend; being easier on last weeks high rates due to an increase in numbers forward.  Well fleshed lambs were still good to sell. 

Leading prices per head:

Dutch Texel £108.80, £96.80, £93.30, £91.80, £90.80, £90.30, £89.80, £89.30 Woodhead Farm, £89.80 Unity Farm, Suffolk £107.80, £93.80 Studholme, £90.80 Newlands Farm, £90.80, £88.80 Maulcastle Farm, £87.80 Petteril Green, £87.80 The Scales, Texel  £107.30, £99.30, £96.80, £93.80 Longhurst, £106.80, £97.80, £94.30 Swdrop Cottage, £103.80 Aspatria Hall, £97.80 Greyside Farm, £95.80 Cardew Hall Farm, £95.80 Beech House,Beltex £99.80 Woodhead Farm, £95.80 Nether Stenries Farm, £93.30, £89.80 Mealrigg House Farm, £92.80, £90.30 Flimby Hall Farm, £92.30, £89.30 Waterside Farm, Halfbred £96.80 Swdrop Cottage,  Charollais £94.80 Staingills. 

Leading prices per kilo:

Dutch Texel 241.6p, 228.6p, 223.3p, 221.5p, 222p, 219p Woodhead Farm,  221.7p, 212.9p Unity Farm, Texel 221.5p New Houses Farm, 218.1p, 215.9p, 214.9p, 214.5p Thirlwall Castle, 215.8p Green Farm, 209p, 208.8p, 207.5p Cardew Hall Farm, Beltex 229p, 222.4p, 211p Waterside Farm, 227.7p Flimby Hall Farm, 227.6p, 219.5p, 211.3p Mealrigg House Farm, Millennium Bleu 211.7p Kilnclose Farm,   Suffolk 199.6p Maulcastle Farm, 196.9p Outer Woodhead, 193.8p Staingills, 193.7p Allerby Hall, 193p Cloverhill Farm, Zwartbles 197.6p Flimby Hall, Charollais 197.5p Staingills, 195.5p Rose Cottage, Greyfaced 184.2p Kilnstown.

Ewes – A larger show of 352 ewes was forward with all types proving harder to cash; strong ewes were considerably cheaper on the week.

Leading prices per head:

Suffolk £132.50, £99.50 Pen Lan Farm, £98.50 Maulcastle Farm, £95.50 Newlands Farm, £94.50 Staingills, Texel £99.50, £93.50, £89.50 Nunfield Farm, £99.50, £95.50, £93.50 Aspatria Hall, £99.50 Pen Lan Farm, £92.50 Flimby Hall, £90.50 Longrigg, £89.50 Newlands Farm, £87.50 Jacksonrigg,  Charolais £92.50 The Airfield, Halfbred £88.50 Gill Farm, £81.50, £80.50 Nunfield Farm, Greyfaced £88.50 The Airfield, £78.50 Greensyke, £74.50 Upper Brydekirk, £73.80 Nether Stenries, £73.50 Dacre Road, £73.50 Maulcastle Farm, Beltex £81.50 Flimby Hall, £81.50 Nether Stenries Farm, £78.50 The Airfield, Blackfaced £66.50, £56.50 Housenrigg Cottage, Swaledale £50.50 Kilnkwe, £48.50 Thirlwall Castle.