Borderway Primestock Sale

26th February 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 26th February, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep. A smaller show of 410 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A good show of 286 cast cows and 7 stock bulls were forward at Borderway this week. M/s Goldie, Newbie Mains sold a Simmental cow for 947kg at 158.5p totalling £1501 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Mr J A Harrison, Hill House Farm run of outstanding cows topped at 830kg, 177.5p, £1473 for a British Blue x cow bought by Mr Kirkpatrick. Mr Harry Houldey, Kirkleton House sold a Simmental cow for 874kg at 162.5p totalling £1420 to Dawn Meats. M/s Carr, Little Bavington Farm run of cows topped at 791kg at 177.5p, £1404 for a British Blue x bought by Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s Robinson & Son, Gelt Hall Farm sold a Limousin x heifer for 199.5p to Les Fell.

M/s Maughan, Asby Mill sold a Limousin x cow for 188.5p to Owain Llyr. Mr DA Harrison, Hill House Farm also sold Limousin x cows for 184.5p x2 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick and Worsley Wholesale Butchers. Procters Farms Ltd, Woodhouse Lane sold a Simmental x cow for 183.5p to Les Fell

A better show of black and white cows were forward with trade for all classes being good throughout. M/s Gibson, Petteril Bank Farm sold the top priced Holstein x cow which sold for 693kg at 184.5p, £1278 to Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s Harris, Whitbarrow Farm run of Holstein x cow topped at 910kg, 136.5p, £1242 to Dawn Meats who also bought M/s Chappelhow, High Grounds Holstein x cow which sold for 828kg, 147.5p, £1221. M/s Rome, Fauldie sold a Montbeliarde x cow for 826kg at 147.5p totalling £1218 to Charles Kirkpatrick.

M/s Fisher, Smalmstown Farm run of Holstein x cows topped at 888kg, 136.5p, £1212 to Dawn Meats. M/s Johnston, Petteril Side Farm, sold a Holstein x cow for 902kg, 125.5p, £1132 to Steven Bowes. M/s Pattinson & Son, Walby Hall sold a Holstein x cow for 750kg, 149.5p, £1121 to Les Fell. M/s Gaitskell, High Field sold a Holstein x cow for 872kg, 127.5p, £1111 to Dawn Meats. M/s Coulthard, Justicetown Farm, sold a Holstein x heifer for 146.5p to Mr Kirkpatrick. M/s Robinson & Son, Gelt Hall Farm sold a Friesian x heifer for 143.5p to Scotbeef.

There were 7 Stock Bulls on offer with M/s Norman, Low Moorhouse sold the top priced Limousin stock bull which sold for 1012kg, 155.5kg, £1573 to Owain Llyr. M/s Taylor & Gill, Fell end sold a Limousin stock bull for 956kg, 161.5p, £1543.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Simmental £1501, £1257 Newbie Mains, £1420, £1284 Kirkleton House, £1134 Procters Farm British Blue £1473 Hill House Limousin £1393 West Moorhouses,£1378, £1371, £1330, £1278, £1259 Hill House, £1236 Asby Mill, £1206 Gelt Hall, £1189 Midtown, £1111 Edges Green, £1106 Fell End Holstein £1278 Petteril Bank Farm Holstein Friesian £1242, £1073 Whitbarrow Farm, £1221 High Grounds, £1212, £1090, £1012 Smalmstown Farm, £1132 Petteril Side Farm, £1121 Walby Hall, £1111 High Field, £1098 King Hill, £1082 Flothers, £1054 Tarn Lodge, £1026 Evening Hill, £1010 Low House, £101 High Plains Montbeliarde £1218 Fauldie  South Devon £1149 Bailey Stabiliser £1146 The Farmhouse Charolais £1121 Hill House Fleckvieh £1054 East Scales British Blue £1404 Little Bavington Farm British Friesian £972 East Scales.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1573 Low Moorhouse Farm, £1543 Fell End, £1338 Hill House

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 199.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 188.5p Asby Mill, 184.58p, 184.5p, 177.5p, 173.5p, 157.5p Hill House, 177.5p Woodhead Farm, 174.5p Edges Green, 167.5p West Moorhouses, 157.5p, 151.5p Spawell, 154.5p Green Farm, 154.5p Chapel Farm, 153.5p Midtown Holstein 184.5p Petteril Bank, 137.5p Whitbarrow Farm Simmental 183.5p, 161.5p Procters Farm, 162.5p Kirtleton House, 158.5p, 155.5p Newbie Mains, 151.5p Howgillside British Blue 177.5p Hill House British Blue X 177.5p Little Bavington Blonde 157.5p Merryshield Charolais 150.5p Hill House Holstein Friesian 149.5p Walby Hall, 147.5p High Grounds, 146.5p Justicetown Farm, 137.5p, 136.5p, 132.5p Whitbarrow, 136.5p, 133.5p, 130.5p Smalmstown Farm, 136.5p Flothers, 135.5p Low House, 135.5p King Hill, 130.5p Mirkbooths, 130.5p Oak Tree Farm Montbeliarde 147.5p Fauldie, 138.5p Brayshaw, 133.5p Flothers British Friesian 143.5p Gelt Hall, 136.5p High House, 133.5p Rye Close, 132.5p Thornington Farm Aberdeen Angus 135.5p Merryshield South Devon 134.5p Bailey Stabiliser 133.5p The Farmhouse, Hereford 132.5p Monk Farm, Swedish Red & White 129.5p Mirkbooths Dairy Shorthorn 125.5p Marleycote Walls Fleckvieh 124.5p East Scales, 123.5p Newbie Mains Jersey 82.5p Moorhouse Farm

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 161.5p Fell End, 155.5p Low Moorhouse Farm, 143.5p Hill House

Prime Bulls – A much larger show of 86 prime bulls forward with all classes remain a very good trade seeing a day’s top of £1687.77 for a Limousin from M/s Hutton, Setmabanning, Keswick purchased by M/s Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Aberdeen Angus peaked at £1488.69 from M/s Prudham, Whitefield, Brampton. The same vendors also sold top priced British Blue x to £1431.75. Blondes sold to £1423.76 from M/s Rogerson, Maison Gill, Appleby. Top pence per kilo overall came from M.s Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton achieving 242.5p and purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. Blonde crosses from M/s Rogerson, Maison Gill sold to a top of 240.5p.

Black and whites again were very easily sold achieving a day’s top of £1130.99 from M/s Nelson, Braithwaite Hall, Carlisle purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor and top pence per kilo was attained by M/s Preston, Wed Home, Wigton again purchased by Jewitt Meats. More are required on a weekly basis.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1687 Setmabanning, £1535, £1448 Barrow Ling, £1514, £1431 Dalebottom Farm, £1479, £1273 Greenhill Farm, £1472, £1455, £1346 Reddings, £1403, £1257 Whitefield Aberdeen Angus £1488 Whitefield, £1026 Harleyrigg Farm, £983 Brackenhill British Blue £1431 Whitefield, £1374 Bectonhall Blonde £1423, £1399, £1314 Maison Gill Hereford £1303, £1209, £1196, £1108, £1078 Randalinton Farm, Montbeliarde £1234 Kirkbride House, £1218 Whitefield British Friesian £1130, £1120, £1078, £1041, £1009 Braithwaite Hall, £1126, £1060, £1051, £993 Wed Holme, £1030, £1026, £908 Albyfield Holstein Friesian £1075 Kirkbride House, £1070, £934 Old Town, £1059 Bectonhall, £1055, £1046 Randalinton, £1043 Harleyrigg, £960 Mirkbooths, £947 High Rigg, £908 Threapland Lees, £908 Steel Hall Belted Galloway £843, £840, £830 Whitefield

Leading prices per kilo:, Limousin 242.5p, 218.5p Greenhill Farm, 227.5p, 222.5p, 217.5p Reddings, 225.5p, 219.5p Barrow Ling, 213.5p Maison Gill, 209.5p (x2) Whitefield Blonde 240.5p, 236.5p, 230.5p Maison Gill Aberdeen Angus 208.5p Whitefield, 178.5p, 177.5p Brackenhill British Blue 207.5p Whitefield, 205.5p Justicetown Farm, 202.5p Bectonhall British Friesian 187.5p, 185.5p, 184.5p, 176.5p Wed Holme, 184.5p, 176.5p , 173.5p, 168.5p, 165.5p Braithwaite Hall, 179.5p, 178.5p, 164.5p Albyfield Montbeliarde 183.5p Whitefield, 180.5p Kirkbride House Hereford 182.5p, 180.5p (x2), 178.5p, 174.5p Randalinton Farm, Holstein Friesian 174.5p Bectonhall, 173.5p High Rigg, 172.5p Mirkbooths, 170.5p Randalinton Farm, 170.5p Harleyrigg Farm, 167.5p, 160.5p Old Town, 159.5p, 157.5p Justicetown Farm, 159.5p Kirkbride House, Belted Galloway 170.5p, 166.5p (x2) Whitefield Ayrshire 151.5p Waterside.

Prime Cattle – A smaller entry if 40 prime steers and heifers forward to the usual 10 active buyers ensuring trade was very buoyant for all types and a day’s top of £1682.21 was attained by M/s Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton with a Limousin x steer and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. The same vendors sold another to £1602.35 and purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. British Blue crosses peaked at £1663.88 from M/s Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle and £1602.35 from M.s Wilson, Petteril Hill, Carlisle. A Galloway steer from M/s Telfer, Newton High House, Newcastle sold to £1308.51. Top pence per kilo steer was 232.5p from M/s Story, Newbiggin Farm, Carlisle for a Limousin x purchased by Whittaker Butchers.

Heifers saw a day’s top of £1436.88 and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Top overall pence per kilo of 235.5p was attained by M/s Story, Newbiggin Farm for another Limousin cross with new interest in the Borderway primestock ring more are required on a weekly basis if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Auctioneer Grant Anderson on 07872 129274.

Steer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1682, £1602 Bothel Parks, £1518, £1468, £1461, £1455, £1451 Newbiggin Farm, £1517 Low Whinnow Farm, £1513 Petteril Hill Farm, British Blue £1663 Low Whinnow Farm, £1602 Petteril Hill, £1319 Newbiggin Farm,  Montbeliarde £1256, £1231 Bank House, Galloway £1308 Newton High House,

Heifer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1436 Newbiggin Farm, £1280 Petteril Hill Farm, £1242 Kiln Close Charolais £1402 West Wharmley, £1218 Ellen Bank British Blue £1397 How Gill, £1327 Newbiggin Farm,

Steer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 232.5p, 231.5p, 230.5p, 227.5p, 226.5p, 219.5p Newbiggin Farm, 222.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 219.5p, 216.5p Bothel Parks, 216.5p Petteril Hill Farm British Blue 229.5p Low Whinnow, 227.5p Greenhill Farm, 219.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 213.5p Newbiggin Farm Galloway 203.5p Newton High House,

Heifer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 235.5p Newbiggin Farm, 224.5p Hoskett Hill Farm, 223.5p Petteril Hill British Blue 232.5p How Gill, 223.5p Newbiggin Charolais 217.5p West Wharmley Galloway 203.5p Newton High House,

Prime Hoggs – The weekly sale of prime hoggs saw a trade for all classes remain strong with an overall average of 210p recorded.

The sale topped at £123.80 for a pen of 6 fantastic Texel x hoggs from M/s Hewson, Burgh Head Farm, which sold to Mr R Skelton.

M/s Graham, Hillhead, Canonbie topped the market per kilo at 291.60p again for Texel x hoggs, which was closely followed by M/s Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton at 291.40p with both lots being purchased by Mr A Dawson.

M/s Toppin, Basco Dyke sold a great run of 30 Texel x hoggs to average £116 per head (43.90kg 264.04kg) to a top of £117.80.

Mule hoggs again a great trade with M/s Smith, Kelmore Hills, Workington at the forefront of the trade selling to £115.80 with another pen at 215.90ppk with the full consignment averaging £102.15. Horned hoggs sold to £100 a head form M/s Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown. M/s Fisher also topped the section per kilo at 216.20p.

Ewes topped at £115.50 for a Suffolk from Mr M Pieri, Stone House, Brampton and Beltex ewes from M/s Little, The Guards, Wigton.

Leading prices per head: Texel £123.80 Burgh Head, £122.80, £113.80 Kelmore Hill Farm, £120.80, £116.80, £111.80 Dockeray Hill, £117.80, £116.80, £114.80, £113.80 Basco Dyke, £115.80 Cardew Hall, £115.80 Laneside, £114.80 Fell View Farm, £114.80 Ewan Close, £114.30 Northrigg Hill, £113.80 Hillhead, £113.80 Smalmstown, £111.80 (x2) Blue Dial Farm, £111.80 Bromfield Farm Greyfaced £115.80, £104.30, £99.30 Kelmore Hill Farm, £111.30 Mirkbooths, £108.80 Ewan Close, £99.80 Branch End, £97.30, £91.30 Hundith House, £94.30 The Nook, £91.80, £90 (x2) Jackson Rigg, Charollais £117.80 Dockray Hall Suffolk £114, £100.30, £96.30 Midtown, £113.80 Burgh Head £105.80 East Cliff Farm, £104.80, £103.80, £96.20 Mirkbooths, £100.80 Jackson Rigg, £99.80, £97.80 Fauld Farm, £98.80 Town Head, £97.80 Smalmstown Dutch Texel £113.80, £112.80 Unity Farm Beltex £108.80 Stone House, Blackface £100, £95.80, £94.30, £91.80, £90.80, £89.30, £85.30 Smalmstown, £90.80 South Lambhill Hill Cheviot £96.80 Smalmstown, £95.30 Woodhall Kerry Hill £88.80 Fell View Farm

Leading prices per kilo: Texel 291.60p, 252.90p Hillhead, 291.40p Greenhill Farm, 287p Fell View Farm, 281.40p Burgh Head Farm, 276p Bromfield Farm, 267.80p Burtholme Farm, 267.70p, 267p, 262.50p, 258.60p Basco Dyke, 263.80p Mirkbooths, 263.80p Burtholme Farm, 258.60p Smalmstown, 258 Jackson Rigg, 247.40p Kelmore Hill Farm , 243.20p, 235.20p Smalmstown Farm, 238.50p Clea Mire, Beltex 255p Stainburn House Dutch Texel 252.90 Unity Farm, 243.10 Ewan Close Suffolk 219.30p, 210.30p Smalmstown Farm, 218.80p Town head, 218.60p Bromfield Farm, 212.60p, 205.80p Fauld Farm, 209.10p Mirkbooths, 207.50p East Cliff Farm, 206.40p The Nook, Blackfaced 216.20p, 215.90p, 215.20p, 213.20p, 211.90p, 211p, 208.30p (x2) Smalmstown Farm, £211.20 South Lambhill Greyfaced 215.90p, 202.50p Kelmore Hill, 209.90p Hundith House, 207.30p, 205.30p The Nook, 204p Jackson Rigg, 203p Mirkbooths, Charollais 214.20p Northrigg Hill Hill Cheviot 210.80 Milnholm Farm, 210.40p Smalmstown Farm, 209.70 Terrona, 207.20p Woodhall Kerry Hill 204.10p Fell View Farm.