Borderway Primestock Sale

22nd January 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 22nd January, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – Once again a good show of 501 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle and 2208 prime sheep were forward at Carlisle on Monday.

A good a show of 373 cast cows and 7 stock bulls were on offer to the usual large ring side of 25 buyers with Mr Greg Jackson, Skelton Wood End sold an outstanding pure bred British blue cow which sold for 1167kg at 212.5p totalling £2479 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick.

Top Priced Cast Cow shown by Greg Jackson
sold for  212.5p/k – weighing 1167kg – £2479

M/s Boocock & Son, St Lois Farm, York run of cows topped at 945kg, 168p totalling £1592 and 910kg, 169.5p totalling £1542 for two Blue x cows bought by Mr Kirkpatrick. M/s Graham, Cumdivock Farm sold a Limousin x for 745kg at 205.5p totalling £1530 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Mr Stuart Barclay, Aberdeen run of cows topped at 792kg at 185.5p totalling £1469 and a Saler x cow from the same homemade 198.5p to both Pickstocks Ltd. Kedzlie Farms run of cows topped at 831kg a5t 172.5p totalling £1433 for a Blue cow and 792kg at 177.5p totalling £1405 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick.

A much improved show of black and white cows would be just short of 10p up on the week with all classes in great demand.

M/s Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold the top priced Holstein x cow selling for 932kg at 120.5p totalling £1123 to Robert Adams. M/s Harrison, Low House Farm Holstein x cows topped at 845kg at 125.5p totalling £1060 to Dawn Meats. M/s Harrison & Sons, Downhall sold a Holstein x for 715kg at 147.5p totalling £1054 to Les Fell. M/s Fisher, Smalmstown run of Holstein x cows topped at 799kg at 131.5p, £1050 to Dawn Meats. M/s Robinson & Son, Gelt Hall Farm sold a Friesian x for 158.5p to Metcalfe. M/s Irving, Meinbank Farm sold a Holstein for 155.5p to Pickstock. M/s Bell, Torpenhow Hall sold a Holstein x for 151.5p also to Pickstock, Telford. M/s Graham & Partners, Kirkland Farm sold a Holstein x for 147.5p to Sean McGimpsey. A good show 7 stock bulls on offer. M/s Sloan & Son, Woodend Farm sold the top priced Fleckvieh stock bull for 1130kg at 135.5p totalling £1531 to Charles Kirkpatrick Ha

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: British Blue £2479 Skelton Wood End, £1592, £1542, £1433, £1374 Kedzlie Farm, £1300, £1175, £1167 St Lois Farm, £1246, £1203 Cumdivock Farm, Limousin £1530 Cumdivock Farm, £1405, £1378 Kedzlie Farm, £1390, £1324, £1313 Sycamore Rise, £1369 Midtown Farm, £1348 Glebe Farm, £1308, £1300, £1261, £1190 Hill House, £1259 Reddings, £1242 Upper Brydekirk, £1207 Bectonhall, £1179 Nutholm Farm, £1159 Burnside, £1158 Wilson Park Farm, Charolais £1315, £1148 Newlands Haugh Farm, £1216 Hill House, Saler £1222 South Road British Blue X £1221 St Lois Farm, £1179 Newlands Haugh, Main Anjou £1213 South Road, Holstein Friesian £1123 Mirkbooths, £1060 Low House, £1054 Down Hall, £1050 Smalmstown Farm, £1041 Meinbank, £1039, £1033 Torpenhow Hall, £1026 Southview Farm, £1022 Park House, £1017 High Plains, £972, £961 Smalmstown, £940 Laws Hall, £936 Low House Farm £928 East Farm, £922 Wormanby, £915 Mainhill Farm, £914 Park Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1122, £1080, £1047 Newlands Haugh Farm, £1114 Kedzlie Farm, £1043, £1034 Maxwell Farming, Blonde £1075 Moor Park Farm, Holstein £1043 Wolfa, £926 Fauldie, British Friesian £997 Parkgate Hall, £907 Thornington Farm, Montbeliarde £932 Fauldie Simmental £1469, £1212, £1134 South Road, Galloway £815 Setmabanning, Jersey £547 North Greenhill.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Fleckvieh £1531 Woodend Farm, Holstein Friesian £1120 Langfauld Limousin £1141 Broomhills Simmental £1324 Wardpark

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 212.5p Skelton Wood End, 181.5p Maxwell Farming, 175.5p, 172.5p Kedzlie Farm, 169.5p, 168.5p St Lois Farm, 163.5p Seymour Farms Charolais 157.5p Newlands Haugh, 152.5p Hill House Farm, Limousin 205.5p Cumdivock Farm, 203.5p Midtown Farm, 197.5p, 187.5p Glebe Farm, 185.5p Bectonhall, 182.5p, 168.5p Reddings, 178.5p, 174.5p Sycamore Rise, 178.5p Nutholm Farm, 177.5p Thirlwall Castle, 177.5p Kedzlie Farm, 177.5p Burnside 173.5p Wilson Park Farm, 169.5p High Lovelady Shield, 166.5p, 162.5p Hill House, 163.5p Setmabanning, 163.5p Townfoot, Main Anjou 146.5p South Road, Saler 198.5p South Road, Simmental 185.5p South Road, 156.5p East Gallaberry, 152.5p, 145.5p, 144.5p, 135.5p, 134.5p South Road, 130.5 Brackenbank, Aberdeen Angus 176.5p, 149.5p, 134.5p, 133.5p (x2) Maxwell Farming, 144.5p (x2) Newlands Haugh, 144.5p Kedzlie Farm, 143.5p Compstoned, 137.5p Hill House, British Friesian 158.5p, 134.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 145.5p, 124.5p Whitehead Hill,  137.5p, 125.5p Hill Top, 132.5p Parkgate Hall, 130.5p, 123.5p Thornington Farm, Holstein Friesian 155.5p Meinbank, 151.5p, 137.5p, 128.5p Torpenhow Hall, 147.5p Down Hall, 137.5p, 131.5p, 125.5p, 124.5p Smalmstown, 129.5p Breconhill Farm, 127.5p Park Farm, 125.5p Low Houses, 125.5p High Plains, 122.5p Lonning Farm, 122.5p Southview Farm, 121.5p, 120.5p Mirkbooths Farm, Blonde 151.5p Moor Park Farm, British Blue X 150.5p Newlands Haugh Farm, 143.5p St Lois Farm, Beef Shorthorn 148.5p Brookside Barn, Holstein 147.5p Kirkland Farm, 133.5p, 126.5p Blencogo House, Hereford 132.5p The Square, Galloway 128.5p Setmabanning, Swedish Red & White 123.5p Riggheads, Ayrshire 118.5p Fauldie, Fleckvieh 115.5p Hill House, Jersey 113.5p North Greenhill.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Fleckvieh 135.5p Woodend Farm, Simmental 127.5p Warkpark Limousin 118.5p Broomhills.

Prime Bulls – A smaller entry of 79 prime bulls whereby a far plainer offering was evident. Top overall bull was a Charolais from M/s Goldie, Greenfield, Annan peaking at £1848.22 and purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers. Simmental crosses sold to £1536.06. Limousins to £1524.35 and £1406.27 for a Blonde bull all consigned by M/s Rogerson, Maison Gill, Appleby top overall pence per kilo of 226.5p for a Limousin again from Maison Gill. Black and whites peaked at £1182.55 for a Friesian from M/s Clark, Whins Farm, Lockerbie and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Top pence per kilo of 176.50 was achieved by Moscrop & Waugh, Albyfield, Carlisle. More fleshed bulls are required.

Leading prices per head: Charolais £1848 Greenfield, £1499 Hillhead, £1389 Greenfield, Simmental £1536 Maison Gill, Limousin £1524 Maison Gill, £1357 Albyfield, £1313 Whitefield, £1238 East Farm, Blonde £1406 Maison Gill, Aberdeen Angus £1236, £1193 Whitefield, £1196 Nutholm Farm, £1073, £1068 Croft House, £1046 Justicetown Farm, British Blue £1181 Brackenhill, £1158 Musgrave Hill, Montbeliarde £1122 Kirkbride House, British Friesian £1182, £1117, £1070 Whins Farm, £1121 Hillhead, £1117 Albyfield, £1043, £988, £972 Aulby Farm, £964 Kiln Close, Hereford £1128 Capplegill, Holstein Friesian £1047 Low Tarns, £1010, £998 Old Town Farm, £1004 Bectonhall, £991 Old Church Farm, £975 West Mains, £962 Street Head, £945, £905 Justicetown Farm, £918 Brackenhill, Holstein £970, £955 Crooklands, £944 Musgrave Hall.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 226.5p Maison Gill, Simmental 218.5p Maison Gill, Charolais 218.5p, 203.5p Main Street, 196.5p Greenfield, British Blue 206.5p Musgrave Hall, Blonde 206.5p Maison Gill, Aberdeen Angus 186.5p Whitefield, 184.5p, 179.5p Croft House, 179.5p Justicetown, British Friesian 176.5p, 163.5p Albyfield, 176.5p, 175.5p Whins Farm, 173.5p, 171.5p Kiln Close, 170.5p Whitefield, 167.5p, 166.5p, 162.5p, 161.5p Aulby  Farm, Montbeliarde 169.5p Kirkbride House, Holstein Friesian 168.5p, Bectonhall, 164.5p, 159.5p Justicetown Farm, 159.5p Laws Hall, 154.5p Old Church Farm, 154.5p West Mains, 153.5p Old Town Farm, Holstein 160.5p, 158.5p, 156.5p Crooklands, 155.5p Musgrave Hall.

Prime Cattle – A smaller entry of 49 prime seers an heifer forward with a poor show of quality evident although trade remained the same for good fleshed sorts. Top overall was for a very smart Limousin x steer from M/s Lockhart, Fauldingcleuch, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Lockerbie receiving £1631.91 and purchased by pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top pence per kilo of 224.50p was achieved for a Limousin cross from M./s Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle and purchased by Pioneer Foods.

Heifers seen a top of £1461.08 from M.s Story, Newbiggin Farm, Carlisle and purchased by M/s Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie and £1459.85 for another from the same home and purchased by Whittaker Butchers, Accrington this same heifer topped overall pence per kilo of 242.50p the same home also sold another to 241.50p and purchased by M/s Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie.

Steer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1631 Fauldingcleuch, £1402, £1340 Low Whinnow Farm, £1396, £1374, £1350 Newbiggin Farm, £1339 Croft Farm British Blue £1526 Hosket Hill, £1479, £1473 Low Whinnow, £1439, £1323 Petteril Hill, £1414 Little Broomhills, Saler £1314 Petteril Hill Farm, Holstein Friesian £1084, £1033 West Mains

Heifer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1461, £1459, £1385, £1240 Newbiggin Farm, £1415 Upper Brydekirk, £1353k, £1339 Petteril Hill Farm, £1326 Blackrigg, £1294 Bowscale Farm Blonde £1351 Whitefield Charolais £1384, £1242 Whitefield Aberdeen Angus £1154, £1075 Down Hall Holstein Friesian £1052 Becton Hall

Steer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 224.5p, 219.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 217.5p Wilson Park Farm, 217.5p, 215.5p, 215.5p Newbiggin Farm, 214.5p Glebe Farm, 209.5p Croft Farm Saler 204.5p Petteril Hill Farm, British Blue 220.5p, 214.5p Low Whinnow, 214.5p, 211.5p Petteril Hill Farm Holstein Friesian 152.5p (x2) West Mains

Heifer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 242.5p, 241.5p, 230.5p, 216.5p Newbiggin Farm, 237.5p, 234.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 234.5p, 220.5p Bowscale Farm, 216.5p Upper Brydekirk Aberdeen Angus 164.5p Down Hall Holstein Friesian 151.5p Bectonhall

Prime Hoggs – The weekly sale saw a forward of 2051 prime hoggs. Well meated hoggs met great demand resulting in an average of 189.40p SQQ 193.6p. The sale topped at £100 on two occasions for Texel lambs from M/s Laird, Unity Farm, Brampton and M/s Horncastle, The Hope, Hexham both lots sold to Mr M Lomax. M/s Donaldson, Hazel House, York made the long trip with 360 fantastic Suffolk, Texel x hoggs averaging £87.48 with an average of 45kg topping at £96.30 for a pen of 20 Texels and to 234.5ppk again for Texels.

Ewes sold to £103.50 for Texels from The Green.

Leading prices per head: Texel £100 Unity Farm, £100 £98.80 (x2) The Hope, £98.80 £95 East Cliff Farm, £98.80 Netherton, £98.80, £97.80 £95 £94.30 Flimby Hall, £97.80 Church Farm, £96.80, £95.30, £94.80 New Grange Farm, £96.30 £94.80 Hazel House, £94.80 (x2) Quarry House, £94 The Hope, Dutch Texel £98.80 New Houses Farm, £95.80 £86.80 Low Houses, £95.80 £87.80 £85.80 St Oswalds Farm £94.80, £91.30 £89.80 £87.30 Unity Farm, Grey Faced £97.80, £85 Kellah, £93.30 Farewell Grange £92.30 Quarry House Farm, £82.30 Brampton Fell Farm, £80 £79.80 Stoneraise Place, £80 Whiteside Farm, £79.80 Hargill House, Suffolk £95.80 East Cliff Farm £94.80 New Grange Farm, £93.30 (x2) Hazel House, £92.30 Outer Woodhead, £91.80 Wavercroft, £88.80 The Hope, £87.80 Midtown, £87.30 St Oswald Farm, £87.30 Bromfield Hall, £87.30, £84.80 Smalmstown Farm, £86.80 White House, £85.80 Roe Farm, £84.80 Denton Mains, Charollais  £87.80 £82.80  Outer Woodhead, Beltex £87.30 The Throp, Black Faced £85.30, £84.80 Smalmstown Farm, Zwartbles £68.80 Beamwham

Leading prices per kilo: Texel 246.8 The Hope, 244.5 Church Farm, 238.3 (x2) 227.7 223.2 217.7 Cracrop Farm, 235.3 233.3 New Grange Farm, 235.2 Netherton 234.5 217.7 214 Hazel House, 231.3 Quarry House Farm, 219.6 Flimby Hall, 219.3 Westgarth Hill, 217.9 Lanerton, 216.6 Smalmstown Farm, 216.6 Wavercroft, 215 Robin Hood Inn, Beltex 235.9 The Throp, Dutch Texel 232.8 208.1 204.2 202 St Oswalds Farm, 229.8 204.6 New Houses Farm, 227.3 210.4 Unity Farm, 217 204.4 203.2 Low Houses, Suffolk 199.5 Denton Mains, 194.4 192.4 Hazel House, 193.3 Raygarth Field Farm, 192.8 Roe Farm, 192.7 185.7 Smalmstown Farm, 190.5183.8 Bromfield Hall, 195.5 Wavercroft 184.2 East Cliff Farm, 183.7 Robin Hood Inn, 182.8 Outer Woodhead 182.8 The Square 181.1 Dearham Hall, Black Faced 197.2 189.6 Smalmstown, Charollais 194.6 194.4 194.2 Outer Woodhead, Grey Faced 190.4 Farewell Grange, 184 (x2) Netherton 180 Reaygarth 179.2 179 Quarry House Farm.