Borderway Primestock Sale

19th March 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 19th March, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep where once again a good show of 420 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward which included shows on behalf of both North West Limousin Cattle Breeders Association and Border British Blue Club.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A good show of 245 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with extra buyers coming to take advantage of the great show of cows at Borderway.

M/s Wainwright, Todd Hall sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 891kg, 235.5p, £2098 bought by Andrew Graham.  Mr Andrew Wight, Midlock sold a British Blue cow for 838kg, 239.5p, £2007 also to Andrew Graham.  M/s Corrie, Stonebyres Mains sold a British Blue x cow for 946kg, 209.5p, £1981 to Charles Kirkpatrick.  M/s Forster, Weary Hall Style sold the top priced Limousin cow which sold for 885kg, 179.5p, £1588 to Dawn Meats.  Mr Andrew Ewing, Dumbretton sold a Limousin for 206.5p to Owain Llyr.  M/s Priestley, Cracrop sold a Limousin heifer for 201.5p to M/s Medcalf.  M/s Norman, Little Orton sold a Limousin heifer for 199.5p bought by Alan Jarvis for M/s Worsley.  M/s Harrison, Lesson Hall sold a British Blue cow for 778kg, 197.5p, £1536 to Owain Llyr.  M/s McMiken, Nether Ernambrie sold a Shorthorn cow for 849kg, 168.5p, £1430 to Dawn Meats.  M/s Wilson & Sons, Newbank sold the top priced Angus cow which sold for 989kg, 144.5p, £1429 to Dawn Meats.  M/s Stamper & Sons, Harrot Hill sold a Limousin cow for 726kg, 193.5p, £1404 Owain Llyr.

A mixed show of black and white cows were on offer with M/s Harrington, Mounsey Bank selling two outstanding Friesian cows for 897kg, 147.5p, £1376 and 853kg, 153.5p, £1258 both purchased by Dawn Meats.  M/s Armstrong, Randalinton run of Holstein cows topped at 788kg, 155.5p, £1225 also to Dawn Meats.  Burthwaite Farms sold a Holstein x cow for 822kg, 145.5p, £1196 to Dawn Meats.  M/s Grierson, Musgrave Hall sold a Holstein x cow for 893kg, 133.5p, £1192 also to Dawn Meats.  M/s Byers, Gimmenbie sold a Montbeliarde x heifer for 181.5p to Les Fell who also bought M/s Harrison & Sons, Downhall black and white heifer which sold for 153.5p.  M/s Fisher, Smalmstown run of Holstein x cows topped at 142.5p to Dawn Meats.

A small show of 7 stock bulls were on offer where M/s Wainwright, Todd Hall sold a British Blue stock bull for 1140kg, 192.5p, £2194 to Andrew Graham.  M/s Metcalfe, High Old Shield sold a British Blue stock bull for 844kg, 185.5p, £1565 also to Andrew Graham.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: British Blue £2098, £1312 Todd Hall, £2007 Midlock, £1981 Stonebyres Mains, £1536 Lesson Hall, £1217 Millstone Moor, £1167, £1139 Nealhouse, £1140 Down Hall Limousin £1588 Weary Hall Style, £1404 Harrot Hill, £1390 Little Orton, £1329, £1131 Crossdykes, £1300, £1167 Waters Farm, £1250 Cracrop, £1220 Millstone Moor, £1158 Dumbretton, £1111 The Wreay Shorthorn £1430 Nether Ernambrie Aberdeen Angus £1429, £1192 Newbank, £1279 Down Hall, £1228 Wydon Friesian £1376, £1258, £1114 Mounsey Bank Charolais £1361 Town Head Simmental £1303 Kirtleton House, £1112 Hayclose Parthenais £1249 Marina House Holstein Friesian £1225 Randalinton, £1196 Burthwaite Croft, £1140 High Barn, £1101, £1088, £1010, £1002 Smalmstown, £1084 East Scales, £1050 Boghead, £1023 Barughsyke Holstein £1192, £1058 Musgrave Hall Blonde £1177 The Wreay Swedish Red £1144 Low Wood, £1004 Lane End Farm Montbeliarde £990 Gimmenbie

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: British Blue £2194 Todd Hall, £1565 High Old Shield Shorthorn £1364 Nether Ernambrie Holstein £1294 Manor House Aberdeen Angus £1289 Arbrack.

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 239.5p Midlock, 235.5p, 174.5p Todd Hall, 209.5p Stonebyres Mains, 197.5p Lesson Hall, 186.5p, 169.5p Nealhouse, 167.5p Down Hall, 154.5p Millstone Moor Limousin 206.5p, 157.5p, 154.5p Dumbretton, 201.5p, 180.5p, 166.5p Cracrop, 199.5p Little Orton, 193.5p Harrot Hill, 189.5p Winterhope, 179.5p Weary Hall Style, 177.5p, 153.5p Crossdykes, 171.5p, 166.5p The Wreay, 167.5p, 165.5p Waters Farm, 161.5p Millstone Moor, 159.5p (x2), 156.5p Nether Ernambrie  Aberdeen Angus 188.5p Down Hall, 167.5p, 144.5p Newbank, 144.5p Wydon Montbeliarde 181.5p Gimmenbie Parthenais 174.5p, 172.5p Marina House Shorthorn 168.5p Nether Ernambrie Blonde 168.5p The Wreay, 155.5p Merryshield Charolais 156.5p Town Head Holstein Friesian 155.5p Randalinton, 153.5p Down Hall, 145.5p Burthwaite Croft, 142.5p, 137.5p (x2),132.5p Smalmstown, 133.5p High Barn, 132.50p Boghead, 130.5p Meinbank Simmental 154.5p, 148.5p Kirtleton House, 148.5p Hayclose Friesian 153.5p, 147.5p, 138.5p Mounsey Bank, 132.5p High House Luing 143.5p Skiddaw View Holstein 133.5p Musgrave Hall, 131.5p Gill Farm Swedish Red 132.5p Lane End Farm, 131.5p Low Wood Dairy Shorthorn 128.5p Todd Hall

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 192.5p Todd Hall, 185.5p High Old Shield Aberdeen Angus 164.5p Arbrack.

Prime Bulls – Yet another tremendous show of 108 prime bulls whereby quality was up on the week along with trade seeing a days top of £2077.60 outwith the show for a Charolais from M/s Lawson, Halington, Newcastle purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick, Netherplace, Lockerbie.  British Blue crosses to £1984.28 and £1968 from M/s Hall, Ainstable Hall, Carlisle were purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.  Top pence per kilo of 249.5p was attained for a British Blue x from M/s Hall, Ainstable Hall and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Limousins sold to 234.5p twice, firstly from M/s Norman, Little Orton purchased by Ralph Pearson, Bradford and secondly from M/s Little, Greenhill, Wigton purchased by M/s Medcalf, Halifax.

Black and whites were seen to top at £1214.52 for a Friesian from M/s Bland, The Flatt, Brampton purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor and £1211.14 for another from M/s Graham, Hillhead, Canonbie and top price per kilo of 185.5p was received by M/s Mattocks, Aulby, Penrith and 183.5p for another from M/s Clark, Whins Farm, Lockerbie both purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor; a good day was had by all.

Leading prices per head: Charolais £2077 South Farm, £1521, £1427 Greenfield Limousin £2049, £1598 Townfoot Farm, £1674, £1479 Dalebottom, £1604 The Lake, £1569, £1411, £1360 Little Orton, £1521, £1508 The Yett, £1354 The Flatt, £1352 Greenhill British Blue £2024 Kingside Farm, £1984, £1968, £1876, £1875, £1858, £1656, £1567, £1544, £1535, £1492, £1367 Ainstable Hall, £1442 Eastside Farm Friesian £1214 The Flatt, £1211 Hillhead, £1183, £1170, £1149, £1129, £1118, £1080, £1079, £1058 Aulby, £1174, £1157 Whins Farm Montbeliarde £1154, £1033 Kirkbride House Simmental £1130 Greenhill Longhorn £1125 Hayclose Aberdeen Angus £1114 The Yett Hereford £1080, £1057 Randalinton Holstein £1045 Castlesteads, £1043, £1028, £924 South Lambhill Holstein Friesian £1029 South View, £1011, £993, £981, £938 Hedley East Farm, £945 Seymour House Ayrshire £932 Plasketlands

Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 249.5p, 242.5p, 241.5p, 234.5p, 231.5p (x2), 230.5p, 229.5p, 220.5p (x2), 219.5p Ainstable Hall, 225.5p, 214.5p Briggle, 221.5p Kingside Farm, 217.5p, 208.5p Justicetown, 215.5p Castlesteads Limousin 234.5p, 229.5p, 226.5p, 224.5p Little Orton, 234.5p, 226.5p Greenhil, 233.5p, 230.5p The Yett, 229.5p, 223.5p Townfoot Farm, 227.5p, 219.5p Dalebottom, 222.5p The Lake Charolais 207.5p Greenfield Longhorn 202.5p Hayclose Simmental 187.5p Greenhill Farm Friesian 185.5p, 181.5p, 176.5p, 170p, 168.5p (x2), 167.5p Aulby, 183.5p, 177.5p Whins Farm, 174.5p The Flatt, 171.5p Jerriestown Hereford 184.5p, 179.5p Randalinton Holstein 181.5p Castlesteads, 166.5p, 159.5p South Lambhill Aberdeen Angus 179.5p Justicetown, 172.5p The Yett Montbeliarde 179.5p, 177.5p Kirkbride House Holstein Friesian 177.5p, 175.5p, 173.5p, 169.5p, 168.5p, 162.5p, 158.5p Hedley East Farm, 172.5p South View, 167.5p Justicetown, 163.5p, 159.5p Windy Hill, 159.5p Seymour House, 158.5p Jerriestown Ayrshire 162.5p Plasketlands

Prime Cattle – Outwith the show a larger entry of 69 prime steers and heifers were forward whereby all classes remaining very easy to sell with plenty of bidders, a days top was seen for Limousin crosses achieving £1770 and £1730 from M/s Anderson, Crosby House, Maryport and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Blondes sold to £1746.83 and British Blues peaked at £1742.83 again both lots from M/s Anderson, Crosby House and purchased by Pioneer Foods.  Top price per kilo of 238p was again achieved by M/s Anderson and this time purchased by M/s Hall of Frasers Butchers, Stranraer.

Heifers seen an overall top of £1657.54 for a Limousin cross from M/s Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle and purchased by M/s Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton, Carlisle.  Charolais were to £1550.83 from M/s Wood, Waters Farm, Penrith and purchased by Pioneer Foods.  Top pence per kilo of 239.5p was attained by M/s Story, Newbiggin Farm, Carlisle for a Limousin cross and was purchased by M/s Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton.

Steer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1770, £1736, £1651, £1624, £1559, £1486 Crosby House, £1535, £1533, £1485 The Lake, £1485 Newbiggin Blonde £1746 Crosby House british Blue £1742, £1568 Crosby House, £1565 Low Whinnow, £1422 Little Broomhills Simmental £1466 Crosby House

Heifer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1657 Low Whinnow, £1585 Halfway Well, £1432, £1367 Glenzierfoot, £1380 Townfoot Farm, £1365, £1334 Newbiggin Charolais £1550 Waters Farm, £1362 South Bowerhouses

Steer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 238.5p, 225.5p, 222.5p, 221.5p Crosby House, 228.5p, 226.5p, 223.5p, 219.5p, 218.5p Newbiggin, 225.5p, 222.5p, 218.5p The Lake Blonde 220.5p Crosby House British Blue 219.5p, 218.5p Crosby House.

Heifer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 239.5p, 223.5p Newbiggin, 231.5p Low Whinnow, 229.5p HalfwayWell, 228.5p Townfoot Farm Charolais 222.5p Waters Farm, 212.5p South Bowerhouses

Prime Hoggs –  On Monday 19th March Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime and cast sheep.  An overall average of 257.1ppk, SQQ 261.4ppk, was achieved with all classes a phenomenal trade, beyond anybody’s expectations; the sale average per head being £112.58.  The sale topped at £136.80 for a fabulous pen of 6 Beltex hoggs from Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall, Dalston which sold to Mr A Dawson; Messrs Musgraves run of Beltex hoggs averaged £132.80 (308.84ppk).

Messrs Fisher, Smalstown topped the sale per kilo at 328.4ppk, again for a pen of Beltex hoggs which again sold to Mr A Dawson; Messrs Fishers run of 544 hoggs, half continental x, half blackfaced averaged £123.05 per head, with a pen of 22 blackfaced hoggs selling to £126.30 and suffolks to £136.30 both topping their breed sections.

Mules topped at £129 a head for a pen from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hills and to 261.4ppk from Messrs Bendle, The Nook.

Leading prices per head: Beltex £136.80, £132.80 Cardew Hall, £132.80 (x2), £128.80, £124.80 (x2), £122.80, £121.80, £120.80 Smalmstown, £126.80, £123.80 Copperthorns Suffolk £136.30, £129.80, £127.80 Smalmstown, £129.80, £128.80 East Cliff, £127.80 Fern House, £127.80 Oakbank, £123.80, £113.80 Mirkbooths, £123.20 Kelmore Hill, £121.80, £117.80 Midtown, £112.80 Dearham Hall, £111.80 Town Head, £111.30 Bowscale Texel £135.80 Copperthorns, £135.50, £128.80, £125.80, £125.30 Smalmstown, £133.80, £127.30, £125.80, £124.80 Fern House, £130.80, £126.30, £124.80 Kelmore Hill, £129.80, £127.80 East Cliff, £128.80, £124.80 Dundraw Farm, £128.80 Lonning Farm, £127.80 Jackson Rigg, £127.80 Oakbank Bleu Du Maine £135.80 Smalmstown Charolais £129.80 Smalmstown Greyfaced £129, £120, £119.80, £111.80 Kelmore Hill, £127.80 Smalmstown, £117.80 Blue Dial, £116.30, £114.30 Kilnknowe, £115.50 Raygarth Field, £112.80 Copperthorns, £111.30 Mirkbooths, £110.80 Dearham Hall Blackfaced £126.30, £124.80, £122.80, £119.80 (x3), £118.80, £118.30, £115.80 Smalmstown Cheviot £121.80 Smalmstown, £116.80 Woodhouses Swaledale £95.80 Westgarth Hill.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 328.40p, 327.90p, 308.80p, 303.10p, 300.70p, 295.90p, 280.90p Smalmstown, 325.70p, 310.90p, 295.10p Cardew Hall, 317p , 291.30p Copperthorns Bleu Du Maine 305.20p Smalmstown Texel 294.20p, 276p, 271.80p Copperthorns, 292.40p, 272.90p Jackson Rigg, 285.20p, 277.60p Westgarth Hill, 282.90p, 272.30p Dundraw, 276.80p Kelmore Hill, 276.60p, 275.70p High Brow Nelson, 275.40p Dearham Hall, 274.80p Smalmstown, 272.70p Micklethwaite Farm, 269.30p Bowscale, 268.60p Kilnknowe, 268.50p Raygarth Field, 268.50p Thackmire Blackfaced 273.10p, 271.30p, 269.90p, 265.80p, 260.40p (x2), 260.20p Smalmstown Cheviot 265.50p Woodhouses Farm, 264.50p Terrona Suffolk 263.50p, 259.60p Smalmstown, 262.30p Dearham Hall, 261.40p Raygarthfield, 258p, 255.30p The Nook, 255.90p Bowscale, 254.50p East Cliff Greyfaced 261.40p, 251.90p The Nook, 260p, 254.90p Kelmore Hill, 257.70p Dearham Hall, 256.40p Raygarth Field, 252.40p Westgarth Hill, 250.60p Blue Dial Charolais 254.50p Smalmstown Swaledale 233.70p Westgarth Hill.

Cast Ewes – A small show of ewes saw a flying trade to top at £139.50 for Texels from Messrs Dalgleish, Bulls Head.