At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 23rd April, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep. Whereby a larger entry of 407 cast cows, bull and prime cattle were forward, as well as 1383 prime sheep.
Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A larger show of 311 cast cows and stock bulls were presented to a larger ring side of buyers which ensured that all classes were dearer on the week. Messrs Blake, Halfway Well sold a British Blue cross cows for 796kg, 208.5ppk or £1659 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Phillipson, Glebe Farm sold the top priced Limousin cow for 842kg, 178.5ppk or £1502 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Ridley, Wood Hall run of outstanding cows topped at 772kg, 193.5ppk or £1493 for a Limousin cross cow also purchased by Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Mews, Chapel House sold the top priced Charolais cow which sold for 759kg, 189.5ppk or £1438 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Robinson, Maison Gill sold the top priced Blonde cow which sold for 752kg, 752kg, or 186.5ppk or £1402 also to Owain Llyr. Messrs Goldie, Townfoot sold the top priced Simmental cow which sold for 888kg, 157.5ppk or £1398 to Messrs Worsley. Kilnstown Farm sold a Limousin cross heifer for 198.5ppk.
A good show of black and white cows were on offer with all classes being sharper on the week. Messrs Smithston, Skelcies Hall sold an outstanding Holstein cross which sold for 1015kg, 139.5ppk or £1415 and to 862kg, 139.5ppk or £1202 both purchased by Dawn Meats. Messrs Marrs & Sons, Croft Farm sold the top priced British Friesian which sold for 819kg, 146.5ppk or £1199 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.Messrs Watson, Howrigg Farm sold to over age Holstein cross Blues for 833kg, 143.5ppk or £1195 and to 761kg, 154.5ppk or £1175 and was purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrik and Mr Les Fell. Messrs Irving, Meinbank Farm sold a Holstein cross for 878kg, 134.5ppk or £1180 to Dawn Meats. Messrs Jefferson, High Pow sold an Ayrshire heifer for 158.5ppk. Messrs Nanson & Son, Sorrow sold a Holstien cross heifer for 155.5ppk. Messrs Little & Sons, Kirkbride House sold a Swedish Red & White heifer for 154.5ppk. Messrs Brown, Lane End Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 153.5ppk.
A smaller show of 8 stock bulls were on offer, with Messrs Annett & Son, Widdrington Farm sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 985kg, 168.5ppk or £1659 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Moscrop, Rye Close sold a Limousin stock bull for 899kg, 171.5pp or £1541 or Owain Llyr. Messrs Graves, Old Town Farm sold a Holstein cross bull for 1309kg, 120.5ppk or £1577 to Mr Kirpatrick.
Cast Cow Leading prices per head: British Blue £1659 Halfway House, £1405 Maison Gill, £1319 Beech Bank, Limousin £1502 Glebe Farm, £1493, £1283, £1223 Wood Hall, £1373, £1364 Townfoot Farm, £1287, £1167, £1146 Redcastle Farm, £1270 Midtown Farm, £1191 Halfway Well, £1190 Whitewall Farm, £1187 Kilnstown Farm, £1164 Sarkshields Farm, £1152, 31132 Old Rectory Farm, £1144 Sunnyhill Farm, Charolais £1438 Chapel House, £1305 South Bowerhouses, Holstein Friesian £1415, £1202 Skelcies Hall, £1195, £1175 Howrigg Farm, £1180 Meinbank Farm, £1151 Justicetown Farm, £1095 Lane End Farm, £1093 Old Church Farm, £1087 Walby Hall, £1072 Whitrigg Grange, £1065 Campfield Farm, £1059 High Pow, £1052 Old Church Farm, £1018 South Lambhill, £1008 Low Plains, Blonde £1402 Maison Gill, Simmental £1398 Townfoot Farm, £1363 East Wharmley, Aberdeen Angus £1250, £1121 Down Hall, £1142 Townfoot Farm, £1079 Eland Hall Farm, British Friesian £1199 Croft Farm, £1154 Campfield Farm, £1057 Bank House, Staberliser £1188 The Farmhouse, Shorthorn £1119 Parton Hall, Brown Swiss £1070 South Bowerhouses, Dairy Shorthorn £1043 Marleycote Walls, Holstein £1035 South Lambhill, £1017 Broathill, Galloway £933 Castletown Estate.
Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1659 Widrington Farm, £1541 Rye Close, Holstein £1577 Old Town Farm, Bazadaise £1317 Gelt Hall Farm, Holstein Friesian £1253 Walby Hall.
Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 208.5p Halfway Well, 192.5p Maison Gill, 184.5p Beech Bank, 151.5p Glebe Farm, Limousin 198.5p Kilnstown, 193.5p, 188.5p, 159.5p Wood Hall, 181.5p Keyla Park, 179.5p, 163.5p Old Rectory Farm, 178.5p Glebe Farm, 177.5p Sunnyhill Farm, 175.5p Midtown Farm, 174.5p, 168.5p Townfoot Farm, 171.5p Halfway Well, 168.5p, 165.5p, 163.5p Redcastle Farm, 167.5p Thornby Villa, 163.5p, 158.5p Cardew House, 158.5p Long Park, Charolais 189.5p Chapel House, Blonde 186.5p Maison Gill, Aberdeen Angus 181.5p, 180.5p Down Hall, 158.5p, 153.5p Thornby Villa, 155.5p Townfoot Farm, 154.5p Eland Hall Farm, Ayrshire 158.5p High Pow, Simmental 158.5p East Wharmley, 157.5p Townfoot Farm, South Devon 155.5p Hunters Hall, Holstein Friesian 155.5p Sorrow Stones, 154.5p, 143.5p, 143.5p Howrigg Farm, 153.5p Lane End Farm, 140.5p, 138.5p Old Church Farm, 139.5p (x2) Skelcies Hall, 138.5p High Pow, 137.5p South Lambhill, 137.5p Broathill, 137.5p Walby Hall, 136.5p Whitrigg Grange, 136.5p Low Plains, 135.5p (x2) Park House, 135.5p Campfield Farm, Swedish Red & White 154.5p Kirkbride House, 141.5p Lane End Farm, Beef Shorthorn 149.5p Eland Hall Farm, Holstein 148.5p Broathill, 139.5p, 138.5p Fauldie, Belted Galloway 147.5p Kernal Rigg, British Friesian 146.5p, 143.5p Croft Farm, 141.5p, 136.5p Bank House, 139.5p Sorrow Stones, 135.5p Stoneybrook Farm, 135.5p (x2) Whitehead Hill Farm, Staberliser 143.5p The Farmhouse, Galloway 136.5p Castletown Estate, Dairy Shorthorn 134.5p, 132.5p Marleycote Walls, 131.5p Low Plains, MRI 133.5p Campfield Farm, Brown Swiss 133.5p South Bowerhouses, Montbeliarde 132.5p Auchenleck, Dexter 103.5p (x3) Tarnside.
Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 171.5p Rye Close, 168.5p Widdrigton Farm, Bazadaise 154.5p Gelt Hall Farm, Aberdeen Angus 143.5p Wyseby Hill Farm.
Prime Bulls – A smaller show of 47 prime bulls were forward resulting in a very good trade for all classes. Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Horn, Lower Griseburn, Appleby who received £1973.63 and was purchased by Messrs Frasers Butchers, High Street, Stranraer. Messrs Arnett, Widdrington Farm, Morpeth sold three bulls to a top of £1948.66 and to average £1841.34 and were all purchased by Mr Ralph Pearson. British Blue crosses sold to £1489.72 from Messrs Prudham, Whitfield Brampton and were purchased by Messrs Jewitt, Spennymoor. Top pence per kilo of 237.5ppk was achieved by Messrs Horn for the aforementioned Limousin.
Black and whites achieved a day’s top of £1432.34 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Marrs, Broomhills, Carlisle, and top pence per kilo of 205.5ppk for the same good bull.
Leading prices per head: Limousin £1973 Lower Griseburn, £1948, £1855, £1719 Widrington Farm, £1621 Upper Brydekirk, £1540, £1411 Bectonhall, British Blue £1489 Whitefield, £1418 Bectonhall, £1251, £1237, £1217 Park House Farm, Holstein Friesian £1432, £1192, £1101 Broomhills, £1207, £1164, £1145, £1121, £1051 Whitefield, £1150, £1091, £1066 Old Town Farm, £1050 Park House Farm, £1038, £1028 Kirkbride House,Saler £1294 Castletown Estate, Fleckvieh £1021 Laws Hall, British Friesian £1020, £951, £928 Wed Holme House.
Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 237.5p Lower Griseburn, 225.5p Upper Brydekirk, 224.5p, 222.5p, 214.5p Widdrington Farm, 212.5p Bectonhall, Holstein Friesian 205.5p, 183.5p, 173.5p Broomhills, 186.5p, 183.5p Laws Hall, 176.5p, 173.5p, 171.5p, 168.5p Whitefield, 172.5p, 168.5p, 168.5p Old Town Farm, British Blue 202.5p Park House Farm, 200.5p Whitefield, 199.5p Bectonhall, Saler 186.5p Castletown Estate, British Friesian 186.5p, 183.5p, 177.5p Wed Holme House, Fleckvieh 180.5p Laws Hall.
Prime Cattle – A good show of 49 prime steer and heifers were forward, resulting in a very good trade for all classes. Top overall of £1737.45 was achieved by Messrs Chrichton, Loughrigg, Egremont for a Limousin cross steer purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle sold the top British Blue cross to £1604.23 again purchased by Pioneer Foods. Overall pence per kilo steer was 237.5ppk for a Blonde from Messrs Bradley, Northrigg Hill, Brampton and was purchased by Fraser Butchers, Stranraer. Limousin topped at 233.5ppk from by Messrs Nicholson, The Gill.
Heifers were seen to top at £1521.98 from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan and purchased by Fraser Butchers, Stranraer. Blondes sold to £1426.46 from Messrs Bradley, Northrigg Hill, Brampton and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top pence per kilo as a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Wilson, Low Farm, Penrith who attained 235.5ppk and was purchased by Messrs Metcalf, Halifax.
More cattle could have been easily sold, are required on a weekly basis.
Steer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1737, £1716 Loughrigg Farm, £1703 Bloan Farm, £1669 Bothel Parks, £1648, £1643, £1600 Gill Farm, £1639, £1576 Low Whinnow Farm, British Blue £1604 Gill Farm, £1542 Bloan Farm, Blonde £1460 Northrigg Hill, Galloway £1288 Newton High House, Holstein Friesian £1209 Carrick Dean.
Heifer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1521 Upper Brydekirk, £1388 Clifton Moor, British Blue £1286 Low Farm.
Steer Leading prices per kilo: Blonde 237.5p Northrigg Hill, Limousin 233.5p, 225.5p, 223.5p Gill Farm, 231.5p, 229.5p, 228.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 230.5p, 227.5p, 221.5p Bothel Parks, 230.5p, 224.5p Glebe Farm, 228.5p Loughrigg Farm, 218.5p Knowehill, 217.5p Newton High House, British Blue 227.5p Bloan Farm, 222.5p Gill Farm, Blonde 219.5p Northrigg Hill, Galloway 207.5p Newton High House, Holstein Friesian 172.5p, 160.5p Whitefield, 171.5p, 168.5p Carrick Dean.
Heifer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 235.5p Low Farm, 227.5p Upper Brydekirk, 209.5p Clifton Moor, Blonde 221.5p Northrigg Hill, British Blue 219.5p Low Farm, Charolais 207.5p South Bowerhouses.
Prime Sheep– The weekly sale of spring lambs met an increase in demand, selling to a top of £139.80 for a pair of Charolais crosses consigned by Messrs SH Pickthall, Swallow Heights, Workington selling to John Scott Meat, Paisley, these were also top pence per kilo at 297.4ppk.
Hoggs saw a very mixed show of end of season types, and topped at £122.80 for three Dutch Texels from Messrs Story, Woodhead, Haltwhistle, which were also top pence per kilo at 279.1ppk and were purchased by Mr R Skelton. Better types were sharper on the week, best demonstrating this was a run of twenty six Cheviot hoggs from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown Farm, selling to £121.30 or 266.6ppk to Mr Mike Lomax.
A plainer show of ewes sold to a top of £125.50 for Texels from Messrs Huddleston, Round Meadows, Hexham.
Spring Lamb Leading prices per head: Charollais 297.4p Swallow Height, 286.7p, 276.8p Rose Cottage, Suffolk 287.2p, 286.2p Gill Farm, Texel 274p Gill Farm.
Spring Lamb Leading prices per kilo: Charollais 139.80, £119.80 (x2) Swallow Heights, Suffolk £128.80, £127.80 Gill Farm,Texel £117.80 Gill Foot.
Prime Hogg Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £122.80, £103.80 Woodhead Farm, Beltex £121.80, £110.80 St Oswalds Farm, £118.80, £117.80, £110.80 Smalmstown Farm, Hill Cheviot £121.30, £108.30 Smalmstown Farm, £110.30, £102.30 Mirkbooths, £107.80, £103.80 Woodside Farm, £106.80, £104.30, £102.80 Orton Rigg Farm,Texel £119.80, £114.80 East Cliff Farm, £118.30, £116.30, £110.80 Smalmstown Farm, £115.80 Crosshill Farmhouse, £113.80 Mirkbooths, £109.80 Ribton House Suffolk £116.80, £113.80 Smalmstown Farm, Greyfaced £114.30 Smalmstown Farm, Blackfaced £113.80, £109.80 (x3), £104.80 Smalmstown Farm, £106.80 Woodside Farm, Charolais £113.80 (x2) Swallow Heights, £110 Smalmstown Farm, Bleu du Maine £107.80 Smalmstown Farm.
Prime Hogg Leading prices per kilo: Dutch Texel 279.1p, 262.8p Woodhead Farm, Beltex 277.2p Smalmstown Farm, 2779 St Oswalds Farm, Texel 267p, 260p Smalmstown Farm, 257p, 255.8p, 243.9p Westgarth Hill, 253.2p Upper Senwick, 242.4p The Square, Hill Cheviot 266.6p, 254.8p Smalmstown Farm, 250.7p, 244.2p Woodside Farm, 245.5p, 242.6p Orton Rigg Farm, Bleu du Maine 266.2p Smalmstown Farm, Blackfaced 255.3p (x2), 252.4p Smalmstown Farm, Suffolk 253.9p Smalmstown Farm, Greyfaced 240p Smalmstown Farm, 234.5p Westgarth Hill.