Borderway Primestock Sale

19th February 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 19th February, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep. A smaller show of 410 Cast Cows, Bulls and Prime Cattle, and 2321 prime sheep were on offer.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A good show of 305 cast cows and stock bulls were forward on Monday with all buyers keen for cows.

Messrs Watret, Northfield Park sold the top priced Limousin cow which sold for 844kg, 178.5ppk or £1506 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Young, Crummock Bank Farm sold the top priced Charolais cow, which sold for 899kg, 162.5ppk or £1460 also to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Graham, Cumdivock Farm run of Limousin cross cows topped at 744kg, 194.5ppk or £1447 and 739kg, 191.5ppk or £1415  and were purchased by James Gracey and Ross Greenwood. Messrs Sisterson, Newlands Haugh Farm run of cows topped at 892kg, 158.5ppk or £1413 for a Charolais cross to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Little, Gap Farm sold the top priced British Blue cow which sold to 858kg, 160.5ppk or £1377 to Mr Kirkpatrick.Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold a Limousin cross heifer fro188.5ppk to Mr Fell. Messrs Willey, Broomfield Farm sold a Simmental cross heifer for 183.5ppk to Mr Ross Greenwood.

A mixed show of Black and White cows were on offer with trade for all classes being good to sell with plainer type in high demand.

Messrs Armstrong, Littleton Farm, Castle Douglas run of Holstein cross cows topped at 909kg, 137.5ppk or £1249 for Dawn Meats. Messrs Willey, Broomfield Farm run of outstanding Montbeliarde cross cows topped at 855kg, 145.5ppk or £1224and to 795kg, 145.5ppk or £1156bothr purchased by Dawn Meats. Messrs Pattinson & Son, Walby Hall sold a Holstein cross cow for 950kg, 121.5ppk or £1154 to Pickstocks. Messrs Smithson, Skelcies Hall sold a Holstein cross cow for 835kg, 136.5ppk or £1139 to Dawn Meats. Messrs Johnstone, Westray Farm sold a Montbeliarde cross cow for 776kg, 143.5ppk or £1113 again to Dawn Meats. Messrs Harries, Whitbarrow Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 817kg, 135.5ppk or £1107 also to Dawn Meats. Messrs Robinson , Pelutho Park sold a British Friesian cross heifer for 164.5ppk to Pickstocks. Mr David Harrison, Dundraw Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer to 155.5ppk and 150.5ppk to Mr Sean McGimpsey and Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Little & Son, Kirkbride House sold Montbeliarde cross heifers to 152.5ppk, 149.5pk to Les Fell and Sean McGimpsey.

Messrs Mulholland, Great Orton sold the top priced Limousin stock bull which sold to 926kg, 147.5ppk or £1365 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Young, Croft House Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 867kg, 155.5ppk or £1348 to Mr Kirkpatrick.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Limousin £1506 Northfield Park, £1447, £1415 Cumdivock Farm, £1329, £1273 Orton Hall, £1291 East Unthank Farm, £1261, £1241 Kilnford Croft, £1256 Hargill House, £1211 Woodhead Farm, Charolais £1460 Crummock Bank Farm, £1413, £1307, £1143 Newlands Haugh Farm, £1203 Kilnford Croft, British Blue £1177 Woodhead Farm, £1377 Gap Farm, £1106 Whiteside Farm, Holstein £1249, £1082, £1065 Littleton Farm, £1107 Whitbarrow Farm, £1068 Howfield Farm, £1033 Harrigton Ling Farm, Montbeliarde £1244, £1156, £1068, £1058, £1036 Broomfield Farm, £1113 Westray Farm, £1026 Greenwrae, Simmental £1198 Broomfield Farm, Hereford £1169, £1062 Burgh Head Farm, Holstein Friesian £1154 Walby Hall, £1139 Skelcies Hall, £1094, £1003 Whitbarrow Farm, £1060, £1022 Espland Hill, £1041 Wood End, £1022 Littleton Farm, £1002 Tarn Lodge Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1153 Demesne Farm, £1120 Cumdivock Farm, Shorthorn £1125, £1098 Broomfield Farm, British Friesian £1062 Gift Hall Farm, £1049 Pelutho Park, Blonde £1041 Newlands Haugh Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1010 High House, Fleckvieh £912 Geltside Farm, Jersey £543 Broomfield Farm.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1365 Midtown Farm, £1348 Croft House Farm, Charolais £1203 Lower Ardmannoch.

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 194.5p, 191.5p Cumdivock Farm, 188.5p Mirkbooths, 178.5p Northfield Park, 176.5p Harhill House, 175.5p East Unthank Farm, 167.5p, 165.5p Kilnford Croft, 165.5p, 163.5p Whiteside Farm, 164.5p, 163.5p Orton Hall, 162.5p Mossband Hall, Simmental 183.5p Broomfield Farm, British Blue 170.5p Whiteside Farm, 160.5p Gap Farm, 146.5p, 145.5p Woodhead Farm, 144.5p Kilnford Croft, 142.5p Harelawhill Farm, Charolais 166.5p, 159.5p, 158.5p, 150.5p Newlands Haugh Farm, 162.5p Crummock Bank Farm, British Friesian 164.5p, 133.5p Pelutho Park, 154.5p, 152.5p Gift Hall Farm, 132.5p Aulby Farm, Holstein Friesian 155.5p, 150.5p, 139.5p Dundraw Farm, 137.5p, 133.5p Gift Hall Farm, 137.5p Hallfield, 136.5p, 132.5p Skelcies Hall, 135.5p Ernespie, 134.5p Newton Field, 133.5p, 131.5p Whitbarrow Farm, 133.5p Skelton Wood End, 133.5p High Plains, Montbeliarde 152.5p, 149.5p Kirkbride House, 145.5p (x2), 142.5p (x2), 141.5p, 139.5p, 131.5p Broomfield Farm, 143.5p, 135.5p Westray Farm, 133.5p Greenwrae, Aberdeen Angus 148.5p Demesne Farm, 146.5p Cumdivock Farm, 146.5p Newlands Haugh Farm, Beef Shorthorn 146.5p High House, Shorthorn 146.5p, 141.5p Broomfield Farm, Belted Galloway 144.5p, 143.5p Kirklinton Park Farm, Holstein 142.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 139.5p Harrington Ling Farm, 137.5p, 132.5p (x2), 130.5p Littleton Farm, 137.5p Howfield Farm, 135.5p, 130.5p Whitbarrow Farm,  Ayrshire 136.5p Park House, Galloway 127.5p Thomasdene, Fleckvieh 126.5p Geltside Farm, Jersey 102.5p Broomfield Farm.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 193.5p Low Flow, 155.5p Croft House Farm, 147.5p Midtown, Charolais 143.5p Lower Ardmannoch.

Prime Bulls – Prime bulls were in short supply, with a smaller entry for 43 forward. More are required on a regular basis to fulfil demand.

Top overall price of £1612.65 was attained by weekly vendor Messrs Prudham, Whitefield, Brampton for a Charolais cross, others from the same home achieved £1607.40 both of which were purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. Limousin bulls sold to £1578.94and to £1562.84 both from Messrs Jardine, The Yett, Lockerbie.

Top pence per kilo of 228.5ppk was achieved twice, both with Limousin bulls. Firstly by Messrs Edgar, Fellside Farm, Penrith, purchased by Messrs Metcalf, Brookwood Abattoir, and secondly by Messrs Jardine, The Yett, purchased by Mr Fell.

Black and White bulls peaked at £1324.40 for a British Friesian from Messrs Bland, The Flatt, Brampton and was purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor. The same vendor also sold the top pence per kilo of 192.5ppk for another and was also purchased by Jewitt Meats.

Leading prices per head: Charolais £1612, £1607 Whitefield, Limousin £1578, £1562, £1422 The Yett, £1464 Fellside Farm, £1228 Wed Holme House, British Blue £1392 Old Town Farm, British Friesian £1324, £1192, £1119, £1093 The Flatt, £1181, £1159 Hillhead, £1153, £1120, £1076 Wed Holme House, £1068 Albyfield, Montbeliarde £1274, £1078 Kirkbride House,  Aberdeen Angus £1269, £1266 Whitefield, Holstein Friesian £1175 Bectonhall, £1056, £1020 Old Town Farm, £1046 Milton Farm, Saler £1132 Peel Flatt Farm, Longhorn £1030 Old Bridge End Farm, Holstein £925 Musgrave Hall.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 228.5p Fellside Farm, 228.5p, 219.5p, 217.5p The Yett, Charolais 211.5p Whitefield, British Blue 204.5p Old Town Farm, Montbeliarde 192.5p, 182.5p Klirkbride House, British Friesian 192.5p, 183.5p (x2), £182.5p, 172.5p The Flatt, 189.5p, 182.5p Albyfield, 187.5p, 186.5p, 181.5p Wed Holme House, Saler 186.5p Peel Flatt Farm, Aberdeen Angus 183.5p Whitefield, Longhorn 175.5p, 160.5p Old Bridge End Farm, Holstein Friesian 173.5p Milton Farm, 159.5p Bectonhall, 158.5p, 157.5p Old Town Farm, Holstein 166.5p, 157.5p Musgrave Hall, 161.5p Musgrave Hall, Fleckvieh 153.5p Seymour House, Ayrshire 150.5p Plasketlands.

Prime Cattle – A marvellous entry of 65 prime steers and heifers were forward, seeing a solid trade throughout. The ring saw new consigner to this section, Messrs Barnett, Brinns Farm, Penrith, who sold three outstanding continental cross steer achieving a top of £1772.68 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Barnett’s pen averaged £1668.33 or 241.5ppk. Their British Blue cross sold to £1670.76 and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. The same home also sold top overall pence per kilo of 253.5ppkfor a Limousin cross purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

Heifers again easily sols, selling to a day’s top of £1483.03 from Messrs Bradley, Northrigg Hill, Brampton, and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill, Carlisle sold the top priced Limousin cross to £1395.24. Messrs Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth also sold a Limousin to £1339 and Messrs Brough, How Gill, Wigton to £1319.28 for a Lightweight heifer. The same vendor also achieved top pence per kilo of 233.5ppkfor another Limousin cross.

Dairy bred steers seen a day’s top of £1299.97 for a Holstein from Messrs Armistead, Pennersaughs, Lockerbie, with a top pence per kilo of 171.5ppk for another Holstein from the same home.

Steer Leading prices per head: British Blue £1670 Brinns Farm, £1540 Gill Farm, £1483 Elm House, £1481 The Lake,  Simmental £1369 Croftheads, Blonde £1349 Northrigg Hill, Longhorn £1338 Broomfield Farm, Holstein £1299, £1216 (x2) Pennersaughs Cottage, Fleckvieh £1277 Pennersaughs Cottage, Montbeliarde £1260, £1227 Broomfield Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1197 Kiln Close Farm, Limousin £1128 Seymour House, £1772, £1561 Brinns Farm, £1395 Elm House, £1549 Petteril Hill Farm, £1510, £1487, £1472 Gill Farm, £1439 Bowscale Farm, £1418 The Lake, £1406 Lords Close, Holstein Friesian £1053 Pennersaughs Cottage.

Heifer Leading prices per head: Blonde £1483 Northrigg Hill, Limousin £1395 Petteril Hill Farm, £1329 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1319, £1226 How Gill, £1281 Mirkbooths, Simmental £1265 Broomfield Farm, British Blue £1200 Kiln Close Farm, Charolais £1153 Whitefield.

Steer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 253.5p, 243.5p Brinns Farm, 229.5p Elm House, 224.5p Gill Farm, 224.5p, 220.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 222.5p, 218.5p The Lake, 219.5p Seymour House, British Blue 229.5p Brinns Farm, 228.5p Gill Farm, 227.5p Elm House, 221.5p The Lake, Blonde 212.5p Northrigg Hill, Montbeliarde 198.5p, 188.5p, 183.5p Broomfield Farm, Longhorn 191.5p Broomfield Farm, Fleckvieh 175.5p Pennersaughs Cottage, Holstein 171.5p, 165.5p, 161.5p Pennersaughs Cottage, British Friesian 163.5p Kiln Close Farm.

Heifer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 233.5p, 227.5p, 225.5p How Gill, 227.5p Hargill House, 226.5p Petteril Hill Farm, Blonde 216.5p Northrigg Hill, Simmental 202.5p Broomfield Farm.

Prime Hoggs – The weekly sale of prime hoggs had an entry of 2135 forward which was met by a fantastic enquiry, resulting in an overall average of 216.4ppk or £96.20 and an SQQ of 222.9ppk.

Topping the sale at £121.80 was a pen of heavy Texel lambs from Messrs M Faulder, Ewan Close, Armathwaite and were purchased by Mr Robert Skelton.  Messrs McCune, Farewell Grange, Threapland topped the pence per kilo at 285.6ppk for Beltex hoggs and also sold to Mr Skelton. Suffolk hoggs sold to £115.80 from Messrs Hetehrington, Blue Dial and to 224.5ppk from Messrs T Chalmers, Outer Woodhead, Canonbie.

Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hills sold Mules to £105.80 for 51kg and also topped the kilo at 217.1ppk  for 34.5kg or £98.80.

No fewer than 100 lots of sheep exchanged hands at £100 or more, many more could be sold to vendors advantage.

Leading prices per head: Texel £121 Ewan Close, £120.80, £115.80, £111.80 Kelmore Hill Farm, £118.80 White House, £117.80, £112.80 Blue Dial Farm, £116.80 New Grange Farm, £115.80 Miller Hill, £114.80, £112.80 Hazel House, £114.80, £111.80, 3111.20 North Scales, £113.80 Dundraw Farm, £113.80 Brampton Fell Farm, £113.80 Hallmoor, £113.80 Branch End Farm, Suffolk £113.80 Blue Dial Farm, £107.30, £95.80 Mirkbooths, £106.80 East View Farm, £105.30 East Cliff Farm, £104.80 White House, £103.80, £97.80 Merryshield, £98.80 Dearham Hall, £97.80 Westfield House Farm, £97.30 Bromfeld Hall, £96.30 Branch End Farm, Beltex £111.80 Walton Woodhead, £107.80, £106.80, £105.80, £104.80 High Field, £103.80 (x2), £102.80, £101.80 Farewell Grange, £101.80 High Field, Dutch Texel £108.80, £106.80, £105, £104.80, £100 (x2) Unity Farm, Greyfaced £105.80, £98.80 Kelmore Hill Farm, £100 Kellah, £99.80, £97.30, £95.30 Jackson Rigg, £97.80, £96.80 Brampton Fell Farm, £94.80 Church Farm, £92.80 Mirkbooths, £92.80 Dearham Hall, £91.30 Raygarth Field Farm, Charolais £98.80 Outer Woodhead, £93.30 Dearham Hall, Hill Cheviot £93.30, £95.30 Milnholm Farm, £94.30 East View Farm, Swaledale £85.80 Church Farm,

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 285.6p, 256.3p, 254.5p, 253.2p, 243.5p Farewell Grange, 277.4p, 272.9p, 271.3p, 262p, 261p, 251.6p, 240.5p, 231.2p High Field, 269.4p, 251.6p Walton Woodhead, Texel 276.4p Flimby Hall, 274.5p Mealrigg House, 273.8p, 250.1p, 245.2p Hazel House, 267p, 257.7p Mirkbooths, 266.2p Lonning Farm, 259.5p Woodhouse, 255.3p New Grange Farm, 250.8p The Weary, 250.7p Bowscale Farm, 250.7p, 249.5p Flimby Hall, 249.5p, 249p Basco Dyke, 247p Kelmore Hill Farm, 246.2p Brampton Fell Farm, 245.5p Church Farm, 245p Outer Woodhead, Dutch Texel 231.5p, 224.8p Unity Farm, Hill Cheviot 221.6p Milnholm Farm, 216.8p East View Farm, 211.9p Mickelthwaite Farm, 210p Garvilland, Charolais 224.8p Dearam Hall, 212.8p, 211.3p, 210.2p Outer Woodhead, Suffolk 224.5p Outer Woodhead, 223.7p Bromfield Hall, 218.9p Branch End Farm, 217p The Weary, 213.5p Bowscale Farm, 213.3p, 212.9p Mirkbooths, 210.2p Raygarth Field Farm, 207.5p White House, 206.5p East Cliff Farm, 205.8p Dearham Hall, 205.4p East View Farm, 205p Blue Dial, Greyfaced 217.1p, 207.5p Kelmore Hill Farm, 211.8p, 207p Jackson Rigg, 210.9p Dearham Hall, 210.4p Brampton Fell Farm, 207.5p Raygarth Field Farm, 206.2p Mirkbooths, 203.3p Branch End Farm, Herdwick 209.3p The Wreay, Swaledale 192.8p Church Farm.