Borderway Primestock Sale

5th February 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 5th February, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep where a smaller entry of 345 Cast Cows, Bulls and Prime Cattle were on offer.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A good show of black and white cows were on offer on Monday with all classes being 5p up again on the week.  Messrs Pattinson, Walby Hall sold the top priced Holstein X cow which sold for 890kg, 142.5p, £1268 to Sean McGimpsey.  Messrs Crowther, West Trailtrow run of cows topped at 953kg, 125.5p, £1196 for a Holstein X and 881kg, 133.5p, £1176 for a Montbeliarde X both purchased by Dawn Meats.  Messrs Armstrong, Littleton run of cows topped at 840kg, 133.5p, £1121 for a Holstein X bought by Dawn Meats, Bays Leap Dairy Farms run of cows topped at 840kg, 133.5p, £1121 for a Holstein X also bought by Dawn Meats.  Messrs Harrington, Mounsey Bank sold 2 outstanding Friesian X cows 824kg, 134.5p, £1108 to Dawn Meats and a heifer 664kg, 166.5p, £1105 to Sean McGimpsey.  Messrs Ramsay, Gillespie, Newton Stewart sold 2 Montbeliarde X heifers for 157.5p and 155.5p purchased by Sean McGimpsey and Les Fell.

A plainer show of continental cows were on offer with trade being as good as last week.  Messrs Prudham, Whitefield sold the top priced Limousin X which sold for 821kg, 162.5p, £1334 to Sean McGimpsey.  Meikle Whitriggs Farm sold a Shorthorn cow for 185.5p to Les Fell.  Messrs Henderson, East Bowhill sold a Simmental X heifer for 177.5p to Wesley Gracey.  Messrs Robson & Sons, Merryshield, Hexham run of cows topped at 177.5p for a Blonde X bought by Owain Llyr.  Messrs Dixon, Chirdon, Hexham run of cows topped at 173.5p to Alan Jarvis for Messrs Worsley.  Messrs Barr, Meikle Kirkland sold a British Blue X cow for 172.5p to Owain Llyr.

Only 5 stock bulls were forward on Monday with Messrs Hewson, Burgh Head selling a Simmental for 1115kg, 136.5p, £1521 to Sean McGimpsey.  Messrs Corlett, Skiddaw View sold a British Blue for 718kg, 188.5p, £1353 to Jewitts.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Limousin £1334, £1176 Whitefield, £1112 Chirdon, £1109 Raygarth Field, £1099 Little Orton, £1095, £1014 Stotsfold Farm, £1088 Carlatton Mill, £1066 East Plenmeller Farm, £1006 Kirtleside, £1004 South Corrielaw Holstein Friesian £1268 Walby Hall, £1121, £1009 Bays Leap Farm House, £1068 Upper Barr, £1055 Milton Farm, £1041, £1033 Littleton Farm, £1027 Randalinton British Blue £1196, £1132 Skelton Wood End, £1182 Chirdon, £1093 Hall Garth, £1053, £1046 Meikle Kirkland, £1021 Stotsfold Farm Holstein £1196 West Trailtrow, £1142, £1084, £1037, £1031 Littleton Farm Beef Shorthorn £1182, £1173, £1092 Bays Leap Farm House Montbeliarde £1176 West Trailtrow, £1054 Westray Farm, £1031 New Mill Farm Blonde £1176 Merryshield Friesian £1108, £1105 Mounsey Bank Shorthorn £1074 Meikle Whitriggs Simmental £1050 Kellah, £1016 Braesteads Farm Swedish Red £999 Littleton Farm Jersey £600 Randalinton

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Simmental £1521Burgh Head, £1416 Springfield British Blue £1353 Skiddaw View

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Shorthorn 185.5p Meikle Whitriggs Limousin 173.5p Chirdon 164.5p Hargill House, 162.5p, 150.5p Whitefield, 161.5p, 158.5p Stotsfold Farm, 157.5p Ross Farm, 156.5p Ladyhousesteads, 156.5p Kirtleside, 153.5p Skiddaw View, 151.5p Little Orton, 150.5p Raygarth Field Simmental 177.5p East Bowhill, 151.5p Merryshield Blonde 177.5p Merryshield British Blue 172.5p, 164.5p Meikle Kirkland, 158.5p Hall Garth, 152.5p Stotsfold Farm, 150.5p Chirdon Friesian 166.5p, 134.5p Mounsey Bank, 128.5p, 126.5p Prior Hall Montbeliarde 157.5p, 155.5p, 143.5p Gillespie, 137.5p New Mill Farm, 135.5p Beeches, 133.5p West Trailtrow Beef Shorthorn 156.5p, 146.5p, 145.5p, 143.5p, 139.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 139.5p, 135.5p South Corrielaw Charolais 149.5p Ross Farm Holstein Friesian 149.5p The Laurels, 142.5p, 127.5p Walby Hall, 141.5p Low Rigg, 133.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 131.5p, 130.5p Littleton Farm, 129.5p Laws Hall, 128.5p Woodhouses Farm, 127.5p West Trailtrow, 126.5p Nutholm, 125.5p Upper Barr British Blue 145.5p Hall Garth Holstein 145.5p Crossrigg, 136.5p, 135.5p, 133.5p, 132.5p, 132.5p, 126.5p, 125.5p Littleton Farm, 125.5p West Trailtrow Swedish Red 135.5p Littleton Farm Dairy Shorthorn 127.5p Highhead Castle Highland 125.5p East Plenmeller Jersey 101.5p Randalinton.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 188.5p Skiddaw View Simmental 136.5p Burgh Head, 132.5p Springfield

Prime Bulls – Only 59 prime bulls forward seeing trade very good; dearest seen for some time.  Top overall was a British Blue from Greg Jackson, Skelton Wood End, Penrith who attained £2103.23 purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie.  Limousins sold to £1553.10 from Messrs Jardine, The Yett, Lockerbie, Simmentals to £1528.94 and Blondes to £1522.08 both from Messrs Rogerson, Maison Gill, Appleby and Aberdeen Angus topped at £1500.84 from Messrs Armour, Milton, Moffat all purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers.  Top price per kilo of 238.5p was achieved by Messrs Rogerson, Maison Gill for a Limousin X.

Black and Whites were very easily sold and best sorts seen a days top of £1328.44 from Messrs Prudham, Whitefield, Brampton with top pence per kilo of 193.5p being received by Messrs Dickinson, High House, Wigton both of these purchased by Jewitts Meats, Spennymoor.

Leading prices per head: British Blue £2103 Skelton Wood End, £1462, £1387, £1215 Whitefield, £1435 Blackrigg, £1420 Southview Farm Limousin £1553, £1373 The Yett, £1528 Maison Gill, £1481, £1381 Fellside, £1470, £1360 Wreay Hall, £1443 Barrow Ling, £1427, £1410 The Flatt, £1415, £1365 Little Orton Simmental £1528 Maison Gill Blonde £1522, £1486 Maison Gill Aberdeen Angus £1500, £1498, £1296 Milton Farm Norwegian Red £1328, £1267 Whitefield Hereford £1322 Randalinton Holstein Friesian £1177, £1013, £1001 Old Church, £1157 Randalinton, £1048 Carrick Dene, £1027 Southview Farm, £998, £950 Barwinnock, £962, £956 Blackrigg, £952 Mirkbooths Friesian £1176, £1157 The Flatt, £1128, £1086, £1081, £1053 High House, £932 Jerriestown Montbeliarde £1083 Greystone House Holstein £924 Rosewain

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 238.5p Maison Gill, 232.5p, 228.5p The Yett, 231.5p, 227.5p Little Orton, 218.5p, 217.5p Fellside, 214.5p Barrow Ling Simmental 234.5p Maison Gill Blonde 231.5p, 226.5p Maison Gill British Blue 217.5p Skelton Wood End, 217.5p Southview, 202.5p Blackrigg, 199.5p Kiln Close Norwegian Red 194.5p, 193.5p Whitefield Friesian 193.5p, 183.5p, 174.5p,169.5p High House, 181.5p, 174.5p The Flatt, 160.5p Jerriestown Aberdeen Angus 191.5p, 189.5p, 187.5p Milton Farm Montbeliarde 188.5p Greystone House Hereford 184.5p Randalinton Holstein Friesian 181.5p, 169.5p (x2) Old Church, 177.5p Randalinton, 173.5p, 161.5p Mirkbooths,  169.5p (x2) Southview Farm, 163.5p, 159.5p (x2), 157.5p Barwinnock, 158.5p Blackrigg, 157.5p Street Head

Prime Cattle – A small offering of 32 prime steers and heifer forward with many more required with a very buoyant trade achieved.  Top overall was paid to Messrs JC & D Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle receiving £1648.28 and £1634.50 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  British Blues sold to £1411.05 from Messrs Crowther, West Trailtrow, Lockerbie purchased by Mr Les Fell, top pence per kilo of 233.5p was achieved twice, firstly by Michael Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle and secondly by Colin Nicholson, The Gill, Carlisle, both for Limousin crosses.

Heifers peaked at £1546.65 for a Limousin X from Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill, Carlisle, this same animal also received top pence per kilo of 245.5p and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  British Blues peaked at £1464.93 from Messrs Grainger, Kiln Close, Wigton with top British Blue pence per kilo coming from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby attaining 239.5p.  More could have been sold to vendors advantage, anyone looking to market their primestock please don’t hesitate to contact the Auctioneer, Grant Anderson 07872 129274.

Steer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1648, £1634 Gill Farm, £1583, £1509 The Lake, £1581, £1535 Petteril Hill, £1475 West Trailtrow British Blue £1411 West Trailtrow Hereford £1363 Demense Farm Charolais £1348 Blackrigg Friesian £1120 Kiln Close

Heifer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1546 Petteril Hill, £1485, £1425 Elm House British Blue £1464, £1310 Kiln Close, £1425 Elm House

Steer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 233.5p, 217.5p The Lake, 233.5p, 231.5p Gill Farm, 230.5p, 221.5p Petteril Hill Friesian 173.5p Kiln Close

Heifer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 245.5p Petteril Hill, 236.5p, 223.5p Elm House British Blue 239.5p Elm House

Prime Hoggs – On Monday 5th February 2018, Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime hoggs and cast sheep.  All classes of sheep were a flying trade with the days sale levelling out at 207.5p per kilo or £90.67 per head.

Messrs Mounsey, Ashfield, Laversdale topped the sale with a great pen of 6 Dutch Texel lambs selling at £118.80, 276.3ppk to Mr A Dawson.  Topping pence per kilo was Messrs Dinsdale, High Field, Morland who sold a pen of 7 Beltex at 298.2p, 39kg, £116.30 to Mr R Skelton, Messrs Dinsdale sold another fabulous run of Beltex hoggs to average £106.04, 263.62ppk.  Suffolks sold to £116.80 for a pen of heavies from Messrs Irving, East Cliff, Kirklinton and to 211.5p again for heavies from Messrs Hutton, Fern House, Cotehill.  Mules topped at £106.80 for heavy lambs from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hills, Workington who also sold the top pen per kilo at 211.3p.  Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown sold a great run of 375 Texel x Blackface hoggs and topped the Blackies at £95.30 for a pen of 30 and also at 214.8p for a pen of 31, the 181 Blackfaced hoggs in the consignment averaged £92.79.  Messrs Fell, Stanger Hill, Wigton brought forward 110 inside fed Continental X Mules lambs to peak at £115.90 and 294.6ppk, with well over half of the consignment being mules they averaged a staggering 218.68p.


Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £118.80 Ashfield, £108.80 (x3), £107.80, £99.30, £98.80 (x2), £97.80 Unity Farm Texel £118.30, £113.80, £108.30, £106.80 Parton Hall, £116.80 Flimby Hall (M Batty), £115.80 Westfield House, £110.80 Church Farm, £110.80, Weary Hall Style, £104.80 £109.80 Brampton Fell, £110.80, £108.30 Smalmstown, £108.80 Miller Hill, £108.80 Midtown Farm, £108.30 Flimby Hall (A&N Batty), £107.80 Midtown, £107.80 Reservoir Farm, £107.80 Basco Dyke, £106.80 Hightown, £106.80 Kelmore Hill Farm, £106.30 Fern House Suffolk £116.80, £100.80 East Cliff, £112.80 Fenton Farm, £112.30 Outer Woodhead, £110.30, £98.80 Midtown, £106.80 Fern House, £99.30, £98.80 Fauld Farm, £98.80 The Nook, £97.30, £96.80 Mirkbooths Beltex £116.30, £115.80, £103.80, £100 High Field, £115.80, £109, £107.80, £106.80, £104.30, £103.80, £101.80 Stanger Hill, £100 Reddings Greyfaced £106.80, £89.80 Kelmore Hill Farm, £103.80, £88.80 Stanger Hill, £94.80, £88.80 Hightown, £94.30 Church Farm, £94.30 Farewell Grange, £90.80 Mirkbooths Hill Cheviot £99.30, £89.80 Mirkbooths, £83.80 Fenton Farm Blackface £95.30, £93.30 (x2), £93.30, £92.80, £92.30, £91.80, £91.30 Smalmstown, £92.30 Quarry House Zwartbles £93.80 Low Moor Charolais £88.80 Northrigg Hill, £88.80 Outer Woodhead Swaledale £82.80 Church Farm Rouge £81.80 Midtown Farm

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 298.20p, 296.90p, 259.50p, 246.90p Highfield, 262.90p, 260.50p, 239.50p, 237p, 229.90p, 220p Stanger Hill, 241p, 226.50p Reddings Blue Texel 294.60p, 280.50p, 275.10p, 263.20p Stanger Hill Texel 283.20p, 266.10p Hightown, 277.70p, 234.50p Flimby Hall (A&N Batty), 271.60p Flimby Hall (M Batty), 270.80p, 249.50p, 244.50p, 242.50p, 236.70p, 235.20p Smalmstown, 267p Church Farm, 245p Basco Dyke, 244.20p, 242.70p Woodhouse, 240.50p East Cliff, 237.80p Fenton Farm, 236.50p Midtown Farm, 235.70p Roe Farm, 235.20p Mirkbooths Dutch Texel 276.30p, 240.80p, 225.40p Ashfield, 272p, 219.80p Unity Farm Charolais 236.80p Outer Woodhead, 211.40p Northrigg Hill Rouge 224.10p Midtown Farm Blackface 214.80p, 214.50p (x2), 213.50p (x2), 209.80p, 209.50p Smalmstown, 203p, 202p Quarry House Suffolk 211.50p Fern House, 206.30p, 204.20p Outer Woodhead, 204.30p Midtown, 202.90p, 201.70p, 200.60p Mirkbooths, 201.60p, 200p The Nook, 201.40p Fenton Farm, 200.70p Bromfield Hall, 200.70p Roe Farm Greyfaced 211.30p Kelmore Hill Farm, 204p Mirkbooths, 201.80p, Stanger Hill, 199.50p The Nook, 199.50p Denton Mains, 198.50p Farewell Grange, 197p Spout Bank, £196.50p Church Farm, 196p Coombe Crag Hill Cheviot 206.40p Mirkbooths Swaledale 197.10p Church Farm