At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 2nd April, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep where the Easter bank holiday brought a smaller show of 190 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward, with 1624 prime hoggs and spring lambs.
Cast Cows & OTM Cattle A smaller show of 144 cast cows were forward on Monday with beef cows being slightly less on the week however black and white cows would be sharper.
M/s Gibb, Jubilee Buildings sold outstanding pure blonde cows which topped at 936kg, 181.5p, £1698 bought by Alan Jarvis for M/s Worsley.
M/s Wilson, Hardrigg Hall sold a Holstein x cow for 684kg, 166.5p, £1132 to Sean McGimpsey. M/s Brown, Lane End Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 842kg, 133.5p, £1124 to Dawn Meats. M/s Horsley, Whitrigg House sold a Holstein x for 873kg, 128.5p, £1121 also to Dawn Meats. Mr Steven Peile, Parkgate Hall sold a Friesian for 149.5p.
Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Blonde £1698, £1409 Jubilee Buildings Simmental £1285 Newbie Mains British Blue £1177 Bectonhall, £1014 Woodhead Farm Holstein Friesian £1132 Hardrigg Hall, £1124, £1096 Lane End, £1121 Whitrigg Grange, £1106, £1000 Howrigg Farm, £1098 Bectonhall, £1041 Auchenleck, £1038 Chalk Lodge, £1026 How End Farm, £1000 Hardrigg Hall Fleckvieh £1104 East Bowhill Farm Limousin £1097 Pallet Hill Farm, Holstein £1083 North Scales, £1069 Lamonby Hall Aberdeen Angus £1026 Potholm
Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Blonde 181.5p, 158.5p Jubilee Buildings Holstein Friesian 165.5p, 136.5p Hardrigg Hall, 148.5p Howrigg Farm, 147.5p High Grounds, 140.5p Cumcatch Farm, 138.5p Bectonhall, 136.5p, 132.5p, 130.5p Chalk Lodge, 136.5p Wormanby, 135.5p Park House Farm, 133.5p Lane End, 131.5p Auchenleck Simmental 159.5p Newbie Mains, British Friesian 149.5p Parkgate Hall, 128.5p, 127.5p Ryeclose Limousin 146.5p Pallet Hill Farm, 144.5p Bog Hall Farm, 142.5p Potholm British Blue 144.5p Bectonhall, 134.5p Woodhead Fleckvieh 139.5p East Bowhill Farm, 133.5p Plumbland Farm, 133.5p East Bowhill Farm Montbeliarde 137.5p Seymour Farms, Aberdeen Angus 134.5p (x2) Potholm Brown Swiss 133.5p Cumcatch Welsh Galloway 132.5p Lawn House, Aryshire 132.5p, 121.5p Halmyre Farm Shorthorn 129.5p Ryeclose Holstein 127.5p Lamonby Hall, 125.5p North Scales, 120.5p Plumbland, Belted Galloway 115.5p Lawn House Highlander 110.5p Bog Hall Farm,
Prime Bulls – Fewer bulls on offer seeing a dearer trade for all classes, top overall of £1613 was achieved by Messrs Twentyman, Osbourne, Wigton and purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Charolais to £1472 for Messrs McClanachan, Millhill Farm, Lockerbie. Aberdeen Angus to £1460 for Messrs McSporran,Eilean Farm,Innerleithen. Top overall pence per kilo of 238.5p was achieved by Messrs Twentyman, Osbourne, Wigton with a Limousin cross and 229.5p for another from Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton. Black and White’s saw a day’s top of £1387 from Messrs Prudham, Whitefield, Brampton purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.
Leading prices per head: British Blue £1613 Osborne Farm, £1378, £1284 Bectonhall, £1350 Whitefield Charolais £1472, £1450, £1372, £1362 Millhill Farm Aberdeen Angus £1460 Eilean Farm, £1028 The Farmhouse Simmental £1392 Millhill Farm, £1301 Town End Farm, £1235 Greenhill Fleckvieh £1387, £1315, £1239 Whitefield Limousin £1380 Osborne Farm, £1374 Brackenbank, £1370 Greenhill Farm Blonde £1373 Mirkbooths Holstein Friesian £1235 Bectonhall, £977 Mirkbooths Friesian £1103 Croft House, £1001 High Aketon
Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 238.5p Osborne Farm, 229.5p Greenhill Farm British Blue 231.5p Osborne Farm, 219.5p, 208.5p Bectonhall Blonde 224.5p Mirkbooths Simmental 213.5p Millhill Farm, 211.5p Greenhill Farm Charolais 222.5p, 218.5p, 212.5p(x2) Millhill Farm Fleckvieh 205.5p, 195.5p, 188.5p Whitefield Aberdeen Angus 196.5p Eilean Farm, 175.5p The Farmhouse Friesian 184.5p Croft House, 179.5p, 177.5p High Aketon Holstein Friesian 178.5p Becton Hall, 168.5p Mirkbooths
Prime Cattle – A smaller entry of prime steers and heifers resulting in a day’s top of £1670 for a British Blue cross steer from Messrs JC & D Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle. Limousins sold to £1623 for Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton and Messrs JC & D Nicholson, Gill Farm sold another to £1610 all purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top overall pence per kilo was 239.5p for a Limousin cross steer for Messrs Miller, High Aketon, Wigton and the same vendor sold another to 235.5p. Many more of all classes could have been sold to vendor’s advantage with an increasing demand for primestock cattle.
Steer Leading prices per head: British Blue £1670 Gill Farm, £1560 Petteril Hill Farm Limousin £1623, £1596 Bothel Parks, £1610 Gill Farm Charolais £1564 Bothel Parks
Heifer Leading prices per head: British Blue £1207 Greenhill Farm
Steer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 239.5p, 235.5p High Aketon, 226.5p Gill Farm, 224.5(x2) Bothel Parks, 209.5p Petteril Hill Farm British Blue 229.5p Gill Farm, 215.5p Petteril Hill Farm Charolais 215.5p Bothel Parks
Heifer Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 226.5p Greenhill Farm
Prime Hoggs – All classes of prime sheep were a flying trade leaving vendors delighted with hoggs averaging 249.36p or £110.25 per head.
The sale topped at £138.80 on four occasions, for 2 pens of Dutch Texel hoggs from M/s Urwin, Hill House, Kirklinton and 2 pens from M/s Hornsby, The Stackyard, Wigton.
Beltex hoggs topped the market per kilo at 352.2p for 36kg hoggs from M/s Little, The Guards, Ireby who’s run averaged 40kg, 324.5ppk, £129.80 a head, all purchased by Michael Lomax.
Suffolk hoggs sold to £136.30 for a pen of 24 from M/s Hutton, Fern House, Cotehill, and to 261.3p form M/s Fisher, Smalmstown.
Hill hoggs sold to £120.30 for 3 pens of Blackies from M/s Fisher, Smalmstown and to 267.3p for a further two pens form the same home.
Spring lambs sold to £140 per head from M/s Murray, Kirkland to John Scott Meats, Paisley
Ewes sold to a top of £157.50 for Suffolk’s from JR Irving, Hilltop, Hawksdale.
Leading prices per head: Texel £138.80 (x2) The Stackyard, £135.80 McIntryre, £135.80, £132.80, £131.80 Downam Farm, £135.30, £126.20 East Cliff, £134.80 Smalmstown, £133.30 Fern House, £132.80 Kirtleton House, £129.80, £126 Dundraw Farm, £129.80 (x2), £126.80 North Scales, £126.80 Hazel House
Dutch Texel £138.80, £138.80 Hill House Beltex £136.80, £132, £127.80, £126.80, £124.30, £123.30, £122.80, £121.30 Smalmstown Farm, £132.80, £127.80, £126.80 The Guards Suffolk £136.30 Fern House, £132.80, £122.80, £121.30 Smalmstown, £132.30 East Cliff, £129.80, £117.50 Hilltop, £128.80, £116.80 Midtown, Charollais £124.80 Hazel House Blackface £120.30 (x3), £119.80, £116.80, £115.80, £112.80 Smalmstown Hill Cheviot £119.80 High Knells, £114.80, £112.80 Woodhall, £113.30 Woodside Farm, Greyfaced £119.30, £116.30, £111.80, £107.30 Herdwick £109.80 Penny Hill Swaledale £108.80 Hazel House Dorset £92 Zetlands
Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 352.20p, 316.60p, 308.80p The Guards, 321.90p, 300p, 286.30p, 284.90p, 284p, 283.40p, 282.30p Smalmstown, 310.60p Hazel House Texel 317p Hazel House, 317p North Scales, 300p, 295.90p, 279.60p, 277.20p, 268.40p, 267.70p Dundraw Farm, 286.90p, 270.10p, 267.70p, 267.30p, 266.20p, 263.70p, Hazel House, 266.90p, 263.50p, Smalmstown Farm, 269.10p Kirtleton House, 263.40p Fern House Blackface 267.30p (x2), 266.20p, 260.2.p, 253.90p, 253.50p Smalmstown, 250.10p Woodside Farm Charollais 265.5p Hazel House Hill Cheviot 263.5p Woodside, 260.40p High Knells, 250.70p, 246.90p Woodhall, 250.10p Penneraughs Cottage, 247.60p Houghton House, 247.60p Terrona Suffolk 261.30p, 258.10p, 255.40p Smalmstown Farm, 255p Midtown, 249.60p East Cliff, 247.80p Fern House Greyfaced 254.10p Hazel House, 250.10p Smalmstown, 249.50p, 242p The Nook Dutch Texel 241p Hill House Herdwick 238.70p Penny Hill Park Swaledale 236.50p Hazel House