At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 23rd July, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of primestock where a large show of 414 cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward.
Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – 311 cows were forward with fleshed cows being good to sell but plainer types slightly cheaper on the week. Mr Fishwick & Son, Thornship Farm, sold the top priced British Blue cow selling for 202.5p/kg bought by Mr Shaun McGimpsey. Mr Bell, West Newton Hall, run of Limousin cows topped at 178.5p/kg to Cleveland Meats. Messrs Murray & Sons, Prior House, run of cattle topped at 178.5p/kg for a British Blue bought by Mr John Little. Messrs Carr & Son, Leesrigg Farm, sold the top priced Black and White cow for 143.5p/kg to Highland Meats.
Leading Prices per kilo:
British Blue 202.5p Thornship Farm, 178.5p Prior House (stock bull), 168.5p Marina House, Limousin 178.5p, 165.5p Westnewton Hall, 170.5p Kirtlevale, 168.5p Burn House, 166.5p Thirlwall Castle, 166.5p Townfoot, Charolais 165.5p Allerbeck Farm, Black and White 143.5p, 136.5p Leesrigg Farm, 142.5p Fishergill, 141.5p Pond Farm, 137.5p Palm Strothers Farm, 135.5p Highwood Nook, 143.5p Pelutho Park, 133.5p, 131.5p Brackenbank, 133.5p Broat Hill, 133.5p Pears Ghyll, 133.5p Wragmire Bank, 133.5p South View, 132.5p Hill Head, 131.5p Linstock Castle,
Charolais £1436, £1319, £1293, £1241 Allerbeck Farm, British Blue £1413 Thornship Farm,
Limousin £1307 Thirlwall Castle, Aberdeen Angus £1233 Barnglies, Parthenais £1221 Marina House, Holstein £1150 Linstock Castle, £1125 Brackenbank, £1086 High Wood Nook, £1068 Broat Hill, £1007 Hillhead.
Stock Bulls: British Blue £1594 Prior House, Limousin £1480 Keskadale, Holstein £1435 South View.
Prime Bulls – A good show of 78 bulls were forward with trade being slightly dearer on the week. Mr Keith Harryman, Keskadale, sold the top priced Limousin bull selling for 222.5p/kg bought by Mr John Robertson. Mr Alastair Beattie Ltd, Glencairn, sold a British Blue bull for 218.5p/kg bought by Mr John Little. Messrs Gibb, Jubilee Buildings, sold the top priced British Blonde bull selling for 216.5p/kg to Mr John Robertson. Mr Brian Hall, Ainstable Hall, sold the top overall priced bull for 207.5p/kg at 908kg £1884 to Mr Shaun McGimpsey.
Limousin 222.5p, 214.5p Keskadale, 217.5p Kirtlevale, 216.5p (x2), 207.5p Glenzierfoot, 215.5p Kellbarrow, 211.5p (x3), 209.5p Townfoot, 208.5p Ainstable Hall, 208.5p Sunnygill Farm, 207.5p Old Rectory, British Blue 218.5p Glencairn, 211.5p, 207.5p (x2) Ainstable Hall, British Blonde 216.5p, 214.5p Jubilee Buildings, 207.5p Glenzierfoot, Holstein 174.5p (x2) Street Head, 164.5p (x2) Hayclose, 164.5p Justicetown, 164.5p Linstock Castle,
British Blue £1884, £1770, £1740, £1734 Ainstable Hall, Limousin £1791 Ainstable Hall, British Blonde £1736 Jubilee Buildings.
Prime Cattle – A small but quality show of prime cattle were forward. Mr Fawcett, Silverhow Farm, sold the top priced Limousin cross heifer selling for 216.5p/kg to Mr Bill Howard. Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths, run of heifers topped at 215.5p/kg bought by Mr Bill Howard. Messrs Dodd, West View, sold the top priced Limousin cross bullock selling for 215.5p/kg to Pioneer Foods.
Limousin 216.5p Silverhow Farm, 215.5p Mirkbooths, British Blue 205.5p Ainstable Hall, 204.5p East Unthank.
Limousin 215.5p, 207.5p West View, 209.5p, 204.5p Highfield Farm, 209.5p, 203.5p High Knells.
Limousin £1440 Grassgarth, £1434 Highknells, £1409 Highfield Farm.
Charolais £1351 West View.
An entry of 1538 prime lambs and 188 cast ewes were forward with buyers bidding keenly for all classes. Topping at £110.30 was a Texel cross lamb ram from Messrs Carruthers, Grassgarth purchased by Mr Robert Skelton. Highest price per kilo was 227.1p, paid for a pair of Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Mitchinson, High Greenhill, purchased by Mr Andrew Dawson. Heavier lambs once again in particularly strong demand. Many more could have been sold.
Leading prices per head:
Texel £110.30, £100.80 Grassgarth, £108.80, £105.30 Longhurst, £104.80 Clea Hall, £100.80 Newtown, £100.80 Chapel House Farm, £97.30 Wavercroft Farm, £95.30 Beckstonegate Farm, £94.80 Gelt Hall Farm, £94.30 Greyside Farm, Dutch Texel £97.30, £96.80, £91.80, £91.30, £88.80 Hargill House, £93.80 Newbiggin Hall Farm, Suffolk £97.30, £88.80 Chapel Farm, £94.80 White House, £92.80 Kirtle Bridge, £92.30 Cardew Hall Farm, £90.30 Grindon Hill, £89.30 Clarks Farm,
Beltex £91, £90.80 Newbiggin Hall Farm, £89.30 Waterside Farm, £88.30 (x2) West View, Millennium Bleu £89.80, £87.80, £85.30 Kilnclose Farm, Charollais £87.30, £85.30, £84.80 Whitehead Hill, Greyfaced £85.50 Great Easby Farm, Bleu Du Maine £81.30 Skiddaw View, Blackfaced £69.80 Pow Croft Cottage.
Leading prices per kilo:
Beltex 227.1p, 223.8p High Greenhill, 226.5p, 226.4p, 223.5p West View, 225.5p Newbiggin Hall Farm, 223.3p Waterside Farm, Texel 225.8p Thackwood, 221.7p High Greenhill, 215.4p Burgh Head Farm, 214.1p Bascodyke, 213.8p Cardew Hall Farm, 212.3p Longhurst, Dutch Texel 221.1p, 219.2p West Moralee, 215.1p, 211p Hargill house, 214.7p Unity Farm, Charollais 209.9p, 209.4p Whitehead Hill, Suffolk 208.1p Burgh Head Farm, 205.8p The Howes, 205.1p Cardew Hall Farm, 204.5p Shield Green, Bleu Du Maine 205.8p, 205.2p Skiddaw View.
Ewes – An increased show of ewes sold to a top of £151.50 for a Texel from Messrs GW Thornborrow & Sons, Newbiggin Hall Farm.
Texel £151.50, £113.50 (x2)Newbiggin Hall Farm, £115.50, £114.50, £113.50, £108.50, £106.50 West View, £110.50 Hargill House, £107.50 Wavercroft Farm, £106.50 Lesson Hall, Beltex £108.50, £105.50 Newbiggin Hall Farm, Bleu Du Maine £105.50 West View, £99.50 Skiddaw View,
Leicester £97.50, £91.50 Burgh Head Farm, Greyfaced £72.50 Kirtle Bridge, £71.50 Midtown Farm, £71.50 Wavercroft Farm, Swaledale £60.50, £55.50 Upper Brydekirk.