At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 16th April, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep. A smaller show of 420 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward, with 1777 prime hoggs and spring lambs.
Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A good show of 310 cast cows and stock bulls were forward, with over 20 buyers from all parts of the UK coming to buy cows at Carlisle, which resulted in a trade you have to see to believe.
Messrs Wainwright, Todd Hall sold two outstanding British Blue cows for 915kg, 244.5ppk or £2237 and 945kg, 227.5ppk or £2149 purchased by Mr Sean McGimpsey, and Mr Andrew Graham. Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe run of pure Limousin cows topped at 848kg, 177.5ppk or £1505, purchased by Messrs Worsley, and to 788kg, 183.5ppk or £1445 and 691kg, 196.5ppk or £1357 purchased by Owain Llyr. Messrs Hill, Whitewall Farm sold a Limousin cow for 755kg, 192.5ppk or £1453 to Messrs Worsley. Messrs Gibb, Jubilee sold two pure Blonde cows which sold for 908kg, 158.5ppk or £1439 and to 841kg, 167.5ppk or £1408 purchased by Dawn Meats and Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Trafford, Peter House Farm sold a Blonde cross cow for 841kgm 168.5ppk or £1417to Owain Llyr. Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House Farm run of cows topped at 755kg, 181.5ppk or £1370 for a British Blue cross cow purchased by Sean McGimpsey.
A good run of black and white cows were on offer, with Messrs Crowther, West Trailtrow run of cows topping at 792kg, 147.5ppk or £1168 and to 773kg, 146.5ppk or £1132 both purchased by Dawn Meats, and to 817kg, 136.5ppk to Sean McGimpsey. Bays Leap Dairy Farm, run of well finished cows topped at 852kg, 135.5ppk or £1154 to Dawn Meats. Messrs Robinson & Son, Gelt Hall Farm run of British Friesians topped at 812kg, 137.5ppk or £1116 also to Dawn Meats. Messrs Naylor, Hill Green run of cows topped at 766kg, 144.5ppk or £1106 to Mr McGimpsey. Messrs Martin, Boggle Hall sold a British Friesian heifer for 150.5ppk. Messrs Fearon, Low Row run of Holstein cross heifers topped at 149.5ppk. Messrs Halliday, Broathill sold a Holstein cross heifers for 146.5ppk. Bowe Dairy Farming sold a Holstein cross heifer for 146.5ppk. Messrs Moffat & Co, Kirtlebank Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 145.5ppk and finally Messrs Wainwright & Son, Castle Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 145.5ppk.
A larger show of 12 stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Moffat, Stone House selling the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1080kg, 160.5ppk or £1733 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.
Cast Cow Leading prices per head: British Blue £2237, £2149 Todd Hall, £1370, £1269, £1113, £1104 Hill House Farm, Limousin £1505, £1445, £1357 Haltcliffe, £1453 Whitewall Farm, £1313 Gapshields, £1263 Edenbanks, £1237, £1207 Cracrop Farm, £1157, £1109 Spawell, £1143 Harrot Hill Farm, £1108 Woodhead Farm, Blonde £1439, £1408 Jubilee Buildings, £1417 Peter House Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1273, £1150 Down Hall, £1112 West Trailtrow, Beef Shorthorn £1185, £1041 Bays Leap Farm, Holstein £1168, £1132, 31115 West Trailtrow, £1030 Kirkbride House, Holstein Friesian £1154, £1025 Bays Leap Farm House, £1106, £1051 Hill Green, £1076 Justicetown Farm, £1070, £1051, £1006 Low Row Scales, £1025 Kirtlebank Farm, £1017 Chalk Lodge, £1000 High Ploughlands, Simmental £1139 Cardew House, British Friesian £1116, £1054 Gelt Hall Farm, £1059 Bowness Hall, £1032 Boggle Hall, £1000 Town End Farm, Montbeliarde £1088, £1042, £1012 Fauldie, Saler £1180 Hill House Farm, Fleckvieh £1070 East Bowhill Farm, Swedish Red & White £1049 Hill House, Ayrshire £986 Fauldie, Dairy Shorthorn £981 Marleycote Walls, Brown Swiss £980 East Scales, Jersey £544 Standing Stonerigg.
Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1733 Stone House, £1307 Lowergate Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1422 West Farm, Simmental £1415 West House Farm, Holstein Friesian £1245, £1228 Howrigg Farm, £1215 Cardew Hall.
Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 244.5p, 227.5p Todd Hall, 181.5p, 181.5p, 165.5p, 147.5p Hill House Farm, 166.5p Nether Ernambrie Farm, Limousin 196.5p, 183.5p, 177.5p Haltcliffe, 192.5p Whitewall Farm, 183.5p, 169.5p Cracrop Farm, 179.5p, 155.5p, 152.5p Cawfields, 169.5p Spawell, 163.5p Overby House, 157.5p Harrot Hill Farm, 155.5p, 153.5p Hill House Farm, 153.5p Woodhead Farm, 150.5p Gapshields, Aberdeen Angus 183.5p, 177.5p Down Hall, 152.5p Ross Farm, 146.5p Thornby Villa, 142.5p Burncroft Farm, Beef Shorthorn 172.5p, 149.5p Bays Leap Farm, Charolais 171.5p Ratlinggate Farm, 155.5p West Trailtrow, Blonde 168.5p Peter House Farm, 167.5p, 158.5p Jubilee Buildings, 157.5p Merryshield, Simmental 157.5p Ross Farm, 156.5p Cardew House, 154.5p, 153.5p High Dovecote, Saler 153.5p Hill House Farm, British Friesian 150.5p, 139.5p Boggle Hall, 141.5p Bowness Hall, 140.5p Croft Farm, 137.5p, 134.5p, 133.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 137.5p Dockray Hall, 136.5p, 132.5p (x2) Town End Farm, Holstein Friesian 149.5p, 134.5p, 133.5p (x2), 131.5p Low Row Scales, 146.5p Chalk Lodge, 145.5p Castle Farm, 145.5p Kirtlebank Farm, 144.5p, 142.5p, 136.5p, 132.5p Hill Green, 144.5p Castlesteads Farm, 137.5p Croft Farm, 135.5p (x3), 133.5p Bays Leap Farm, 134.5p High Ploughlands, Holstein 147.5p, 146.5p, 136.5p West Trailtrow, 146.5p, 144.5p Broathill, 137.5p, 134.5p Blue Dial Farm, 133.5p, 132.5p Castlesteads Farm, Montbeliarde 142.5p, 136.5p, 132.5p (x2) Fauldie, Highland 140.5p, 127.5p, 122.5p Nutholm Farm, Hereford 139.5p Castle Farm, Swedish Red & White 139.5p Hill House, 132.5p Crownstone Farm, Ayrshire 138.5p Fauldie, Luing 135.5p, 134.5p East Wharmley, Fleckvieh 134.5p East Bowhill Farm, Dairy Shorthorn 128.5p Marleycote Walls, Jersey 103.5p Standing Stonerigg.
Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 160.5p Stone House, 158.5p Field House, 158.5p Lowergate Farm, Holstein Friesian 158.5p, 157.5p Howrigg Farm, Aberdeen Angus 139.5p West Farm.
Prime Bulls – A smaller entry of 71 prime bulls were forward selling to the usual good trade for all shapes and sizes. Top overall of the day was £1773.55 for an Aberdeen Angus from Messrs Crowther, West Trailtrow, Lockerbie, and to £1640.90 for another from Messrs Armour, Milton, Moffat. British Blues peaked at £1566.41from Messrs Dinning, Watch Currock, Hexham. Top price per kilo of 214.5ppk was attained by Messrs Young, Crummock Bank, Wigton for a Limousin cross.
Black and whites sold to £1391.47 from Messrs Marrs, Broomhills, Carlisle for a Holstein Friesian with a top pence per kilo of 200.5ppk for the same bull.
Many more are required on a weekly basis to fulfil demand.
Leading prices per head: Aberdeen Angus £1773 West Trailtrow, £1640, £1544 Milton Farm, British Blue £1566 Watch Currock, £1247, £1205 Steel Hall, Holstein Friesian £1391, £1156 Broomhills, £1126, £1103, £1102, £1082, £1031 Durdar House, £1096, £1046, £1016, £1007 Whitefield, £1094 Low Row Scales, £1089 Boghead Farm, £1027 Brisco Hill, Montbeliarde £1346 Beeches, Limousin £1345 South View Farm, £1319 Crummock Bank Farm, Simmental £1263 High Keenly Fell Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1259, £1181 Crummock Bank Farm, British Friesian £1181 Broomhills, £1067, £1040 Croft House, £963 Jerriestown, Fleckvieh £1160 Lowther Low Moor.
Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 214.5p Crummock Bank Farm, 203.5p South View Farm, British Blue 211.5p Lowther Low Moor, 209.5p, 206.5p Justicetown Farm, 203.5p, 201.5p Cote House Farm, Aberdeen Angus 208.5p, 198.5p Milton Farm, 197.5p West Trailtrow, 194.5p Justicetown Farm, Montbeliarde 208.5p Beeches, Holstein Friesian 200.5p, 176.5p Broomhills, 177.5p, 175.5p Durdar House, 173.5p Mirkbooths, 171.5p Boghead Farm, 171.5p Brisco Hill, 169.5p South View Farm, 167.5p Whitefield, Simmental 190.5p High Keenley Fell Farm, Fleckvieh 186p Lowther Low Moor, Beef Shorthorn 185.5p, 181.5p Crummock Bank Farm, British Friesian 181.5p, 174.5p Croft House, 181.5p Jerriestown, 181.5p Broomhills, 163.5p Jerriestown.
Prime Cattle – A smaller entry of 39 prime steers and heifer were forward selling to a very good trade. Receiving the top price was Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle attaining £1711.55 for a British Blue cross purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top priced Limousin cross was consigned by Messrs Sisson, Fenton, Brampton receiving £1652.49 and to £1611.20 from Messrs Anderson, Crosby House, Maryport, both of which purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top overallpence per kilo of 237.5ppk was paid to Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby for a Limousin cross.
Heifers sold to a days top of £1437.27 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Dent, Elm House and a top overall pence per kilo of 228.5ppk for the same good heifer.
More numbers are required on a weekly basis.
Steer Leading prices per head: British Blue £1711, £1652, £1633, £1554 Gill Farm, £1550 Crosby House Farm, Limousin £1652, £1502 Fenton Farm, £1611, £1555, £1551 (x2), £1485, £1463 Crosby House Farm, £1608 Gill Farm, £1535 Petteril Hill Farm, £1493 Elm House, £1428 High Knells Farm, Charolais £1497 Fenton Farm, Holstein Friesian £1249 Carrick Dean.
Heifer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1437 Elm House, £1213 Low Farm, British Blue £1311 Elm House, £1235 Petteril Hill Farm.
Steer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 237.5p Elm House, 231.5p, 230.5p, 229.5p, 225.5p (x2), 218.5p Crosby House Farm, 224.5p, 216.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 222.5p Gill Farm, 213.5p Fenton Farm, British Blue 228.5p, 225.5p (x2), 216.5p Gill Farm, Charolais 206.5p Fenton Farm, Holstein Friesian 173.5p Carrick Dean.
Heifer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 228.5p Elm House, 227.5p, 221.5p Low Farm, British Blue 226.5p Elm House, 225.5p Petteril Hill Farm.
Prime Hoggs – A much plainer show of sheep were harder to cash on the week, however best sorts were still 260-280ppk. The sale topped at £138.80 for a pen of Texel cross hoggs from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown. Top pence per kilo was 301.9ppk for Dutch Texel hoggs from Messrs Story, Woodhead.
Leading prices per head: Texel £138.80, £131.80, £130.30, £126.30, £124.80, £124.80, £122.80 Smalmstown Farm, £134.80 Blackrigg, 129.80 East Cliff Farm, £127.80, £123.80, £122.80 Hazel House, £125.30 Kirtleton House, £124.80, £120.80 Dundraw Farm, £123.80 Newbiggin Farm, £123.80 Church Farm, £121.80 Fern House, Dutch Texel 126.80, £116.80, £112.80 Woodhead Farm, Suffolk £121.80, £114.80 Smalmstown Farm, £120.80, £117.80 Fern House, £118.30 Mirkbooths, £116.80 Hazel House, £114.80 East Cliff Farm, Blackfaced £116.80 (x2), £112.30, £111.80, £111.30, £110.80, £110.30 (x2) Smalmstown Farm, £112.80 Woodside Farm, Greyfaced £115.30 Hensingham Road, £113.30 Hazel House, £112.80 Smalmstown Farm, Beltex £114.80 Copperthorns, £113.50 Maulscastle Farm, NCC £112.80 Woodside Farm, £111.80 High Knells Farm, £110.80 High Knells Farm, £110.90, £109.30 Woodhouses Farm, £107.20 Mirkbooths.
Leading prices per kilo: Dutch Texel 301.9p, 283p, 265.4p, 265.3p Woodhead Farm, Texel 300p, 294.8p, 287.2p, 274p, 267.7p, 260p Hazel House, 298.3p, 257p Kirtleton House, 293.6p, 292.9p, 292.8p, 290.3p, 286.3p, 278.6p Smalmstown Farm, 286.5p Walby Grange, 283.6p Dundraw Farm, 283.2p Fern House, 273.2p Hallrigg, 258.8p Copperthorns, 257.9p Church Farm, Beltex 287p Copperthorns, 283.8p Maulscastle Farm, Blackfaced 268.6p Woodside Farm, 263.8p, 256.5p, 247.9p, 247.1p, 246.8p, 245.7p, 243.3p, 242p Smalmstown Farm, 240.8p Mirkbooths, NCC 268.6p Woodside Farm, 257.7p, 257.2p Woodhouses Farm, 251.2p High Knells Farm, Suffolk 260p Copperthorns, Greyfaced 242.6p Smalmston Farm.