Borderway Primestock Sale

26th March 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 26th March, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep where once again a good show of 496 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A good show of 344 cast cows and stock bulls were forward on Monday with over 24 buyers ensuring a good trade throughout.

M/s Boocock & Son, St Lois Farm sold the top priced British Blue cow which sold for 896kg, 236.5p, £2119 to Owain Llyr. M/s Coates, Rainscar sold a Blue cow for 682kg, 226.5p, £1544 to Owain Llyr.

M/s Boocock & Sons also sold a Blue cow for 764kg, 222.5p, £1699 to Owain Llyr. Redpath Farms run of cows topped at 912kg, 169.5p, £1545 to Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s Bell, Fitz Farm sold a Limousin cow for 805kg, 188.5p, £1517 to Owain Llyr. M/s Watson & Co, Bowsden Moor run of cows topped at 862kg, 175.5p, £1512 to Sean McGimpsey. M/s Hunter, Upper Brydekirk sold a Limousin cow for 778kg, 193.5p, £1505 and also a Blue x cow for 776kg, 193.5p, £1501 both to Owain Llyr. M/s Harryman, Keskadale run of cows topped at 777kg, 193.5p, £1503 for a Limousin bought by Owain Llyr with another Limousin cow selling for 203.5p to Sean McGimpsey. Mr Hall, Ainstable Hall run of cows topped at 665kg, 220.5p, 31466 for a Blue x to Sean McGimpsey. M/s Edgar, Castle Nook sold a Limousin x heifer for 668kg, 214.5p, £1432 to Sean McGimpsey.

A good show of black and white cows were on offer with a good trade for all classes. M/s Paul & Son, Greigsland sold a Holstein x heifer for 793kg, 149.5p, £1185. M/s Willey, Broomfield Farm run of Montbeliarde cows topped at 842kg, 138.5p, £1166 and 803kg, 142.5p, £1144 both to Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s Robinson, Burtholme Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 899kg, 129.5p, £1164 to Sean McGimpsey. M/s Todhunter, & Sons Lonning Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 842kg, 135.5p, £1140 to Dawn Meats. Thackwood Farms sold a Holstein x cow for 874kg, 127.5p, £1114 to Pickstocks. Holstein x heifers sold to 150.5p from Brownrigg Hall Farms and M/s Horsley Ltd, Woodhouse selling a Holstein x heifer for 149.5p. M/s Sharpe, Woodend Farm sold a Holstein x for 147.5p

A smaller show of stock bulls on offer with M/s Boocock & Son, selling a blue stock bull for 1096kg, 190.5p totalling £2087 to Owain Llyr. M/s Millar, Woodhousehill sold a Limousin stock bull for 1103kg, 181.5p, £2001 to Owain Llyr.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: British Blue £2119, £1723, £1699 St Lois, £1544, £1128 Rainscar, £1501 Upper Brydekirk, £1466 Ainstable Hall, £1183 Mealrigg House Limousin £1545 Redpath Farms, £1517 , £1346 Fitz Farm, £1512, £1267, £1139 Bowsden Moor Farm, £1505 Upper Brydekirk, £1503, £1304, £1254, £1177, £1110 Keskadale Farm, £1489 Nilston Rigg, £1432 Castle Nook £1326, £1151 Ainstable Hall, £1212 Waters Farm, £1154 Dumbretton Farm, £1120, £1113 Lairdlaugh Aberdeen Angus £1215 Lesson Hall Holstein Friesian £1185 Greigsland, £1164, £1087, £1058 Burtholme Farm, £1140, £1017 Lonning Farm, £1114 Thackwood Farm, £1090, £1077 Laws Hall, £1056, £1026 Bays Leap Farm House, £1046 Wardpark, £1044 Girthhead, £1038 High Grounds, £1017 Lonning Farm, £1004 Woodhouse Montbeliarde £1166, £1144, £1054, £1050 Broomfield Farm Simmental £1166, £1091 Broomfield Farm Blonde £1158 Merryshield, £1130 Holme Farm Beef Shorthorn, £1117, £1013 Bays Leap, £1102 Garvilland, £1014 Farlam Hill Farm Holstein £1097 Gill Farm, £1062, £1033 Ribton House Shorthorn £1089 Broomfield Ayrshire £1013 Rosewain Fleckvieh £989 Girthhead British Friesian £985 Dockray Hall, £981 Mounsey Bank Hereford £951 West Brownrigg

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: British Blue £2087 St Lois Farm Limousin £2001 Woodhousehill, £1767 Lower Griseburn Charolais £1616 Broomfield Farm Simmental £1422 Arnold House

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 236.5p, 191.5p St Lois Farm, 226.5p Rainscar Farm, 220.5p Ainstable Hall, 193.5p Upper Brydekirk, 169.5p Mealrigg House, 159.5p Nunfield, 158.5p Beck Farm, 158.5p Ladyhousesteads Limousin 214.5p, 160.5p Castle Nook, 203.5p, 176.5p, 174.5p, 164.5p Keskadale, 193.5p Upper Brydekirk, 192.5p Ainstable Hall, 189.5p Dumbretton, 188.5p Fitz Farm, 186.5p Park View, 180.5p, 159.5p Water Farm, 179.5p Nilston Rigg, 173.5p Lairdlaugh, 169.5p Bowsden Moor, 169.5p Redpath Farm, 166.5p Fitz Farm Blonde 184.5p Merryshield, 157.5p Holme Farm, Simmental 175.5p, 152.5p Broomfield Farm, 153.5p West Riding Shorthorn 170.5p Broomfield Farm Holstein Friesian 150.5p Brownrigg Hall, 149.5p Woodhouse, 149.5p Greigsland, 147.5p Woodend Farm, 142.5p, 140.5p, 139.5p Askham Hall, 142.5p High Grounds, 141.5p Wormanby, 139.5p Seymour Farm, 136.5p Girthhead, 135.5p (x2) Laws Hall, 135.5p Lonning Farm, 134.5p, 130.5p Wormanby, 133.5p Stoneybrook Farm, 132.5p Wardpark, Hereford 150.5p Castle Nook Charolais 149.5p The Swaites Parthenais 147.5p Low Garth, British Friesian 144.5p, 139.5p Stoneybrook Farm, 143.5p Dockray Hall, 133.5p Micklethwaite Farm, 132.5p Mounsey Bank, 131.5p Town End Farm Montbeliarde 142.5p, 138.5p, 134.5p, 134.5p, 133.5p Swordwellrigg Farm Fleckvieh 141.5p Girthhead Aberdeen Angus 139.5p Lesson Hall, 133.5p Castle Nook, 132.5p Garvilland Belted Galloway 136.5p, 132.5p Castle Farm Beef Shorthorn 135.5p, 133.5p Bays Leap, 135.5p Garvilland, 134.5p Winterhope, Holstein 134.5p Ribton House, 133.5p Gill Farm, 131.5p Bays Leap, 131.5p Burtholme Ayrshire 128.5p Rosewain Swedish Red & White 111.5p Geltside

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 190.5p St Lois Farm, Limousin 181.5p Woodhousehill, Charolais 147.5p Broomfield Farm

Prime Bulls – Yet another large entry of 106 prime bulls forward achieving the same good trade as last week seeing a day’s top of £1896 & £1800 for Limousins from M/s Logan, Humebyres, Kelso, purchased by Ralph Pearson. British Blues sold to a top of £1797.75 from M/s Hall, Ainstable Hall who’s run of bulls averaged £1745.43. Charolais to £1557.89 from M/s Wight, Carwood, Biggar. Aberdeen Angus to £1501.33 from M/s Steel, Lesson Hall, Wigton. Top pence per kilo of 233.5p was attained by M/s Wetherall, Low Buildings, Carlisle for a Limousin purchased by M/s Medcalf, Halifax and 227.5p for a British Blue from M/s Hall, Ainstable Hall.

In the black and whites a day’s top of £1366.75 was attained by M/s Clark, Whins, Lockerbie and purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor and top pence per kilo of 186.5p was received by M/s Reed, Croft House, Carlisle purchased again by Jewitt Meats.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1896, £1800 Humebyres, £1816 Dumbretton, £1738 Redpath Farms, £1603, £1477 Bowsden Moor, £1573, £1485 Low Buildings, £1558 Low Whinnow, £1535 Weary Hall Style, £1391 Bectonhall British Blue £1797, £1782, £1736, £1665 Ainstable Hall Charolais £1557, £1328 Carwood, £1434 Bowsden Moor Aberdeen Angus £1501 Lesson Hall Friesian £1366, £1157, £1057 Whins, £1172, £1102, £1095, £1064, £1032, £1031, £1027 Aulby Farm, £1098, £1092 Croft House, £1077 The Flatt Galloway £1468 Romesbeoch, Hereford £1419 Bail Hill Simmental £1344 Kirtleton House Holstein £1163, £1026 South Lambhill, £1142 Castlesteads, £1045 Musgrave Hall, £994 Durdar House, £987 Castlesteads Longhorn £1137 Broomfield Farm Montbeliarde £1131, £1112 Kirkbride House, £1116 Broomfield Farm Holstein Friesian £1127, £1097, £1064, £1044 Durdar House £1095, £1071, £1041, £969, £946 Brisco Hill, £1068, £1027, £1018, £963 Low Whinnow,

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 233.5p Low Buildings, 228.5p, 216.5p High Whinnow, 221.5p, 219.5p Bowsden Moor, 214.5p Weary Hall Style, 211.5p Bectonhall, 209.5p Dumbretton British Blue 227.5p, 219.5p, 212.5p, 207.5p Ainstable Hall Charolais 214.5p Bowsden Moor, 200.5p Carwood Montbeliarde 195.5p Broomfield Farm Galloway 188.5p Romesbeoch Hereford 187.5p Bail Hill Aberdeen Angus 186.5p Lesson Hall Longhorn 186.5p Broomfield Farm Friesian 186.5p, 179.5p Croft House, 186.5p, 177.5p (x2) Whins, 184.5p Wedholme House, 183.5p, 170.5p, 168.5p, 167.5p, 165.5p, 164.5p (x3), 160.5p Aulby Farm Holstein Friesian 180.5p, 179.5p, 163.5p Brisco Hill, 174.5p, 171.5p, 167.5p, 164.5p, 163.5p Low Whinnow, 165.5p (x2) Durdar House Holstein 172.5p, 161.5p Musgrave Hall, 169.5p, 161.5p Castlesteads, 166.5p, 164.5p South Lambhill, 161.5p Durdar House

Prime Cattle – Good numbers forward in the prime steer and heifers with 56 presented to a full ringside of buyers, seeing a top of £1755 for a British Blue heifer from Messrs Boocock, St Lois Farm, York purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Messrs Preston, Ainstable Hall sold another to £1566 purchased by Les Fell and a Limousin from the same home sold to £1552 purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top overall pence per kilo of 246.5p for a British Blue cross from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie.

In the steers a top price of £1654 was achieved by Messrs Smithston, Bloan, Kirkby Stephen for a Limousin and £1637 for another from Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle. British Blues sold to £1639 again from Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm all purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top pence per kilo steer was 231.5p and once again was sold out a marvellous run of 12 from Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm.

Steer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1654 Bloan Farm, £1637, £1624, £1611, £1610, £1595, £1575 Gill Farm, £1605 Kirkland Guards, £1589, £1529 Bothel Parks, £1577, £1566 Limetree Grove, £1513 The Lake British Blue £1639, £1629, £1583 Gill Farm, £1634 Bloan Farm, £1622 The Lake Charolais £1457 Kirkland Guards

Heifer Leading prices per head: British Blue £1755 St Lois Farm, £1566, £1366 Ainstable Hall, £1390 Elm House Limousin £1552 Ainstable Hall, £1528, £1489 Elm House, £1271, £1235 Low Farm, £1234 Mirkbooths Hereford £1306 Nelson Hill Aberdeen Angus £1123 Ribton House Shorthorn £1147 Broomfield Farm Longhorn £1121 Broomfield Farm

Steer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 231.5p, 227.5p, 225.5p(x2), 224.5p, 219.5p Gill Farm, 217.5p(x2), 216.5p Bothel Parks, 217.5p Kirkland Guards British Blue 227.5p The Lake, 225.5p, 221.5p, 220.5p Gill Farm

Heifer Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 246.5p Elm House, 244.5p St Lois Farm, 236.5p, 235.5p Ainstable Hall Limousin 244.5p Ainstable Hall, 235.5p, 219.5p Low Farm, 230.5p, 229.5p Elm House Hereford 204.5p Nelson Hill Longhorn 197.5p Broomfield Farm Shorthorn 187.5p Broomfield Farm

Prime Hoggs – On Monday 26th March Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of 3064 prime sheep and 174 cast sheep.  A fantastic show of prime hoggs met with keen demand once again in Borderway with vendors travelling from as far afield as Cheshire and Yorkshire and with all vendors being delighted with their returns.

An overall average of 247.1p was achieved which equates to £107.87 per head; this despite a greater portion of light hoggs in the market.

Messrs Bell, Harewalls, Hexham topped the market at £140.80 for heavy Texel hoggs which sold to Mr Michael Bowe, CR & CL Donaldson, Hazel House, York topped the market with pence per kilo with a pen of great export weight Texels selling at 325.1ppk to Mr Andrew Dawson.

Suffolk hoggs sold to a top of £137.30 for a pen of 23 shown by Messrs Irving, East Cliff, Kirklinton, whos run averaged £132.79 per head.

Hill bred hoggs sold to £124.30 for a pen of Cheviots from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown and to 262.8ppk for a pen of 36 Cheviots from Messrs Wilson, Woodside, Wreay.

Leading prices per head: Texel £140.80 Harewalls, £140 Mirkbooths, £134.80, £132.80 Hazel House, £131.80, £128.80 East Cliff, £130 Kelmore Hill, £129.80 Ewan Close, £128.80 Dundraw, £128.80 Brampton Fell, £127 Brownrigg Hall, £126.80 (x2), £126.30 Hazel House, £125.80 High Rigg, £125.80, £125 Smalmstown, £125.80 Low Moor Suffolk £137.30, £127.80 East Cliff, £133.50 Riggfoot, £131.30, £128.80, £120.30 Smalmstown, £129.80, £122.80, £116.80 (x2) Hazel House, £123.80 Copperthorns, £121.80 Raygarth Field, £117.50 Mirkbooths, £114.30 Fauld Farm Beltex £130.50, £130, £128.80, £127.80 Kelmore Hill, £130, Stenries View, £129.80 Flimby Hall (M Batty), £128.80, £126.80 Copperthorns, £127.80 (x2), £126.80 (x2), £125.80 Smalmstown, £127.80 Yew Tree Farm, £126.80 Flimby Hall (A&N Batty), £125.80 Lyonpark, £124.80 Stone House Greyfaced £130, £101.80 Riggfoot, £128.80, £114.30 Kelmore Hill, £127.80, £123.80, £120 Brampton Fell, £125.80, £113.80 Ewan Close, £115.80, £114.80 Smalmstown, £114.80 Mirkbooths, £113.80 Old Church, £109.30 Low Moor, £108.80 Hundith House, £107.80 Houghton House, £106.80 Hazel House, £101.30 Langhorn, £100.80 Yew Tree Farm Cheviot £124.30 Smalmstown, £115.80, £113.80 High Knells, £114.30, £113.80 Woodside, £108.80 Orton Rigg, £103.80 Woodhouses Blackface £119.30, £118.30, £115.30, £113.80 (x2), £113.30, £112.30 (x3), £111.30, £108.30, £106.30, £105.30, £104.80 Smalmstown, £108.30 Woodside Charolais £117.80, £111.80 Smalmstown, £115.80 Lyonpark, £115.30, £110.80 Hazel House Derbyshire Gritstone £104.30 Westgarth Hill Swaledale £88.30 Westgarth Hill

Leading prices per kilo: Texel 325.10p, 294.40p, 290.20p, 280.20p, 271.30p, 269.60p, 263p, 260.20p Hazel House, 296.80p Gill Farm, 284.10p Mirkbooths, 272.90p, Westgarth Hill, 270.80p Kelmore Hill, 267.70pn Woodside, 266.20p Fauld Farm, 261p East Cliff Beltex 324.50p Flimby Hall (M Batty), 311.50p, 300p, 293.50p Stenries View, 310.70p, 290.50p Kelmore Hill, 310p, 300.80p High Field, 309.50p Stone House, 309.30p, 292.20p Flimby Hall (A&N Batty), 306.70p, 305.50p Copperthorns, 293.80p Yew Tree Farm, 292.60p, 290.50p Smalmstown Suffolk 267p Yew Tree Farm, £257.60p, 256p, 245.40p Smalmstown, 255.60p, 254.30p East Cliff, 240.80p (x2), 238.40p, 236p Hazel House, 236.90p Bowscale, 236.30p Riggfoot Charolais 263.10p, 245.40p Smalmstown, 260.70p, 245.30p Hazel House, 257p Lyonpark Cheviot 262.80p, 261.80p Woodside, 260.20p, 258.60p High Knells, 253.70p Smalmstown, 251.40p Terrona, 247.30p Orton Rigg, 244.20 Woodhouses Blackfaced 261.60p, 258.60p, 257.50p, 255.60p, 255.20p, 254.80p, 253p, 252.40p, 250.70p, 249.60p, 249.10p, 248.50p, 245.30p Smalmstown, 251.90p Woodside Greyfaced 257.30p, 249.60p Smalmstown, 248.50p Kelmore Hill, 239.20p Mirkbooths, 239.10p Hundith House, 237.10p Old Church, 235.80p, 230.10p Brampton Fell, 235.60p Langhorn, 231.80p Houghton House Derbyshire Gritstone 226.70p Westgarth Hill Swaledale 226.40p Westgarth Hill

Cast Ewes – Ewes were a flying trade topping at £142.50 for Texels from Messrs Batty, Flimby Hall, Maryport and Suffolks from Buckabank Farms, Dalston.