Borderway Primestock Sale

7th May 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A large show of 345 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward this week.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A good show of 236 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with good beef cows being sharper on the week.

Sharplaw Farms, Kelso sold the top priced blue cow selling for 874kg, 187.5p, £1638 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s Gibb, Jubilee Buildings sold the top priced blonde cow which sold for 944kg, 166.5p, £1571 to Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s Chappelhow, High Grounds sold the top priced Limousin cow which sold for 894kg, 167.5p, £1497 to M/s Worsley. M/s Barclay, South Road run of well finished cows topped at 685kg, 188.5p, £1291 to Owain Llyr.

A good show of black and white cows on offer with M/s Skelton, Gill Farm, sold the top priced Holstein x cow for 844kg, 150.5p, £1270. M/s Booth, Mainshill Farm run of cows topped at 853kg, 141.5p, £1207. M/s Bower, Riggheads Holstein x cows topped at 832kg, 143.5p, £1193 and 889kg, 132.5p, £1177 M/s Ferguson, Blencogo Farms Holstein x cows topped at 791kg, 149.5p, £1182. M/s Moscrop & Waugh, Albyfield Friesian cows topped at 819kg, 141.5p, £1158. M/s Armstrong, Littleton Farm run of Holstein x cows topped at 832kg, 138.5p, £1152 and 787kg, 143.5p, £1129. M/s Bowe, Low Plains sold an MRI heifer for 147.5p.

A good show of 5 stock bulls on offer which topped at 1102kg, 147.5p, £1625 for an Angus bull from M/s Harrison & Son, Pedder Hill.

Leading Cow Prices – price per head: British Blue £1638 Sharplaw Farms, £1195, £1101 South Road, £1161 Glebe Farm, £1117 Cumdivock Farm, £1114 Blonde £1571, £1370 Jubilee Buildings Limousin £1497 High Grounds, £1361, £1106 Claycrop, £1351, £1299 (x2) Cumdivock Farm, £1326 Dinnans, £1222, £1182 Sideway Bank, £1200, £1113 South Road, British Blue X £1363, £1157 Stone House, £1291 South Road, £1276 Whiteside Farm Hereford £1281 Barwise Hall, £1009 Clappers Holstein £1270 Gill Farm, £1182 Blencogo House Farm, £1177 Riggheads, £1152, £1129, £1116, £1095, £1074, £1033, £1003 Littleton Farm Saler £1240 Seamore Farm, £1206, £1146 South Road Brecon Hill Simmental £1225, £1220, £1210, £1209 South Road, £1107 Town End Farm Aberdeen Angus £1209 Meikle Kirkland, £1199, £1034 The Howes, £1140 Westhills Farm, £1134 Claycrop, Holstein Friesian £1207 Mainhill Farm, £1193 Riggheads, £1113 Howrigg Farm, £1061 Woodhouses Farm, £1058 Littleton Farm, £1025, £1018 High Ploughlands British Friesian £1158 Albyfield £1073 Albyfield, £1026 Ryeclose Charolais £1118 Townhead Farm.Beef Shorthorn £1091 Clappers Farm, £1039 Holme House Dale

Leading Bull Prices – price per head: Aberdeen Angus £1625 Pedder Hill

Leading Cow Prices – price per kilo: British Blue X 188.5p South Road, 177.5p Whiteside Farm, 152.5p, 150.5p Stone House, British Blue 187.5p Sharplaw Farms, 181.5p Glebe Farm, 161.5p Middle Brownrigg, 158.5p, 154.5p South Road, 154.5p Meikle Kirkland Limousin 181.5p Dinnans, 180.5p East Unthank Farm, 179.5p, 165.5p, 154.5p Cumdivock Farm, 175.5p, 167.5p Sideway Banks, 173.5p, 168.5p Cobble Hall Barn, 167.5p High Grounds, 167.5p Cowranside Farm, 164.5p, 154.5p South Road, 161.5p Meikle Kirkland, 156.5p, 152.5p, 151.5p Claycrop, 153.5p Roughet Hill Saler 183.5p Seamore Farms, 163.5p, 161.5p South Road Aberdeen Angus 177.5p, 141.5p The Howes, 164.5p, 141.5p Meikle Kirkland, 146.5p Barwise Hall, 144.5p Westhills Farm, 142.5p Claycrop Farm, 141.5p Townhead Farm, Blonde 166.5p Jubilee Buildings Simmental 158.5p (x2), 153.5p South Road, 154.5p Town End Farm, Charolais 157.5p, 154.5p Townhead Farm Beef Shorthorn 150.5p Clappers Farm, 147.5p Holme House Dale Holstein 150.5p Gill Farm, 149.5p, 143.5p, 140.5p, 139.5p (x2), 138.5p (x2) Littleton Farm, 137.5p East Logan Hereford 149.5p Clappers Farm, 149.5p Barwise Hall MRI 147.5p Low Plains Holstein Friesian 143.5p Riggheads, 141.5p Mainhill Farm, 137.5p High Ploughlands, 137.5p Greigsland, 137.5p, 135.5p Sorrow Stones, 135.5p Castle Farm, British Friesian 142.5p, 136.5p Rye Close, 141.5p, 138.5p Albyfield, 137.5p Riggheads, 136.5p Wellington Farm

Leading Bull Prices – price per kilo: Aberdeen Angus 147.5p Pedder Hill Limousin 135.5p Chapel Hill

Prime Bulls – A very good entry of 74 prime bulls forward with plainer cattle remaining a good trade and best sorts easier on the week. Top overall was a Limousin from M/s Wilson, Reddings, Moffat selling to £17778.59 and purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford others to £1769.63 from M.s Ewing, Dumbretton, Annan, Charolais crosses to £1610.20 from M/s Crockett, Conker Cottage, Hawick and Simmentals by Bowland Foods, Preston for a Limousin x. Black and white bulls sold to a top of £1169 for a Holstein from M/s Raven, Durdar House, Carlisle purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor and top pence per kilo of 185.5p for another Holstein from M/s Johnston, Cote House, Wetheral.

Leading Prices – price per head: Limousin £1778, £1390 Reddings, £1769 Dumbretton Farm, £1397 Barrow Ling, £1383, £1267 Old Town Farm, £1268 Miller Hill Charolais £1610 Conker Cottage, £1567, £1436, £1414, £1356 Townhead Farm, £1484, £1459, £1409, £1391, £1283, £1276 Claycrop, £1398 Millhill Farm Simmental £1562 Bridge Bank, £1417 Millhill Farm, £1395, £1364, £1303, £1223 Millhill Farm Saler £1357, £1329 Seamore Farming, British Blue £1248, £1190 Cote House Farm, £1113 Justicetown Holstein £1169 Durdar House, £1079 Cote House Farm, Holstein Friesian £1158 Durdar House, £1091, £1039ll, £1080, £1075, £1001 Durdar House, £1019, £975 Old Town Farm, £959 Milton Farm Aberdeen Angus £1038 Castle Farm

Leading Prices – price per kilo: Limousin 227.5p 216.5p Miller Hill, 223.5p, 203.5p Reddings, 221.5p Barrow Ling,214.5p Dumbretton Farm, 200.5p Old Town Farm Charolais 217.5p, 211.5p (x2), 206.5p (x2), 204.5p Claycrop Farm, 210.5p, 206.5p, 205.5p, 203.5p Townhead Farm, 207.5p Conker Cottage, 206.5p Millhill. Simmental 216.5p, 211.5p (x2), 204.5p, 203.5p Millhill Farm British Blue 208.5p Cote House Farm, Holstein 185.5p Cote House, 174.5p Durdar House Saler 174.5p, 169.5p Seamore Farm, Aberdeen Angus 170.5p Castle Farm Holstein Friesian 168.5p The Gill, 165.5p Cote House, 164.5p Milton Farm, 160.5p, 158.5p, 157.5p Durdar House, 159.5p, 156.5p Old Town Farm,

Prime Cattle –  A smaller show of 36 prime steers and heifers forward on bank holiday Monday with all classes remaining very good creating a strong trade throughout the day.

Top overall was a Limousin cross heifer from M/s Watret, Muirfield, Lockerbie who received £1697.63 and top overall pence per kilo of 251.5p paid by Bowland Foods, Preston. Other Limousin heifers from M/s Skelton, Low House, Maryport sold to 241.5p and purchased by Steven Wilson Butcher, Corby Hill, Carlisle. Steers sold to a top of £1641.10 from M/s Graham, Miller Hill, Brampton and was purchased by M/s Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Top pence per kilo was paid to M./s Skelton, Low House, Maryport for a Limousin cross and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle

Leading Prices – price per head:
Steers: Limousin £1641, £1615 Miller Hill, £1624, £1551 Low House, £1619, £1609, £1596 Bothel Parks, £1611, £1528 Kirkland Guards, £1586, £1476 Hoddamtown, £1524 Newbiggin Farm Charolais £1383 Stainburn House

Heifers: Limousin £1697 Muirfield, £1391, £1251 Low House Blonde £1280 Low House

Leading Prices – price per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 243.5p, 236.5p Low House, 234.5p, 224.5p Miller Hill, 232.5p, 222.5p Hoddamtown, 227.5p, 226.5p, 225.5p Newbiggin Farm, 225.5p, 224.5p Bothel Parks Charolais 211.5p Stainburn House Farm

Heifers: Limousin 251.5p Muirfield, 241.5p, 236.5p Low House Blonde 227.5p Low House

Prime Sheep– A great May bank holiday turnout of 2001 head of prime and cast sheep compromising 1619 hoggs 121 spring lambs and 261 cast ewes.

Hoggs were a great trade again to a top of £138.80 for a fantastic pen of 5 Beltex hoggs from M/s CR&CL Donaldson, Hazel House, York selling to Mr R Skelton. M/s Lindsay, High Crosby Farm sold 2 pens of Texel x hoggs at 300ppk top the section both lots selling to Mr R Skelton.

Top price of the spring lambs was £154 for a great heavy Suffolk from M/s Irving, Hilltop which sold to Mr M Lomax. Jack Richardson, Whiteheadbrow topped per kilo selling a Zwartbles x lamb at 375ppk to Paisley Butchers, Wigton.

Leading Hogg prices per head: Beltex £138.80, £136.80, £124.30 (x2), £123.80, £120 Hazel House, £125.80, £123.30, £122.80, £119.80, £118.80, £117.80, £115.80 Smalmstown, £116.80 Branch End Farm Texel £135.80, £127.80, £125.80 Mirkbooths, £135.80 Pelutho Park,  £134.80, £130.80, £125.80, £123.80 Hazel House, £134.30 East Cliff, £129.30, £125.30 Dundraw Farm, £125.80, £123.30 High Brow Nelson, £125.80 Branch End Farm, £125 High Crosby Farm. Suffolk £134.80, £117.80 East Cliff Farm, £131.80, £126.80 Merryshield, £131.30, £116.80 Smalmstown Farm, £126.80, £115.80, £110 Merryshield, £119.80, £110 Hazel House, £116.30 Raygarth Field,£ 110 Hilltop   Blackface £126.80, £122.80, £120.80, £117.30, £113.80, £111.30, £110.40 Smalmstown Greyfaced £123.30 Smalmtown, £122.30 Old Church Farm, £121.80 Hazel House, £114.80 Mirkbooths, £114.80 Branch End, £111.80 Raygarth Field Hill Cheviot £119.30 High Knells Farm, £117.80, £116.80 Orton Rigg Farm, £115.80 Mirkbooths, £115.30 Merryshield Roussin £115.80 Smalmstown Charollais £100 Ellerslea

Leading Hogg prices per kilo: Texel 300p (x2), 266p High Crosby Farm, 281p, 273p Hazel House, 275p, 271p, 270p, 267p High Brow Nelson, 272p Yew Tree, 269p Bowscale, 268p Field House, 267p Low Fauld, 267p Raygarth Field Farm, 267p Dundraw Farm Beltex 294p East Cliff, 292p, 273p, 272p, 267p, 266p, 264p Hazel House, 279p, 277p, 276p, 270p, 261p Smalmstown, 270p Yew Tree Farm, 265p Old Church Blackface 278p, 274p (x2), 269p, 266p, 264p, 261p, 256p Smalmstown, 253p Mirkbooths, 252p Woodside Hill Cheviot 268.5p, 267.7p Orton Rigg, 260.5p Woodside, 258p, 256p High Knells, 257p Terrona, 254p Mirkbooths Suffolk 268p, 265p Smalmstown, 264p, 256p East Cliff, 252p Raygarth Field, 250p, 229.5p, 217p, 214p, 178p Merryshield, 244.5p Hazel House, 215p Haythwaite Lane, 197p Low Fauld, 178p Smalmstown Greyfaced 260p Raygarth Field, 259p, 211p Smalmstown, 253p, 200p Hazel House, 249p Old Church Farm, 241p, 224p, 201p Branch End, 225p Mirkbooths, 217p, 204p Ribton House, 212p Round Meadows, 208p Jackson Rigg, 200p Woodside, Roussin 251p Smalmtown, Clun 233p Grange Farm Swaledale 210p, 182p Ribton House, 152p, 128p Round Meadows, 136p Branch End Charollais 208p Ellerslea

Leading Lamb prices per head: Suffolk £154, £148 Hilltop, £150 Buckabank, £136 (x2) East Cliff, £131 School Farm, £127, £124 Hillcrest, £125.5, £124 Mill Farm, Texel £150 Mill Cottage, £144, £139 Sea View, £137 School Farm, £137 Old Rectory, £136 Hillcrest, £134 Rose Cottage, £132, £131 The StackyardZwartbles £150 Whitehead Brow Blue Texel £128 Millrigg Bleu Du Maine £125, £115 Rose Cottage Charollais £124, £119 Swallow Heights

Leading Lamb prices per kilo: Zwartbles 375p Whitehead Brow, Suffolk 337.1p, 282p, 280.5p Buckabank, 298.8p, 288p Hillcrest, 292p Mill Farm, 283p Applegarth Texel 319p Rose Cottage, 310p, 298p Hillcrest, 306p Mill Cottage, 305p, 300p, 297p Old Rectory Farm, 295p, 293p Sea View Bleu Du Maine 311p, 284p Rose Cottage Blue Texel 304.80 Millrigg, Charollais 283.3p, 281.8p Swallow Heights

EWES & RAMS

Leading Ewe prices per head: Beltex £125.5 Banks Farm, Greyfaced £119.50 (x3), £105.50 Hazel House Suffolk £115.50 Hilltop, £111.50 Bonshawside, £107.50 High Crosby Farm, £98.50 Leigh Croft Texel £112.50 Midtown, £111.50 Northrigg Hill, £109.50 Beck Farm, £107.50, £103.50 Killiecrankie, £107.50 Bon Vista, £105.50 Pelutho Park Charollais £110.5 Leigh Croft Hill Cheviot £95.5, £75.5 Bonshawside Jacob £71.50 Cumdivock Farm Swaledale £67.50 Round Meadows

Leading Ram prices per head: Charollais £125.50, £107.50 Killiecrankie, Zwartbles £107.50 Killiecrankie