Borderway Primestock Sale

18th June 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle Monday 18th June, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A large show of 552 cast cows, bull and prime cattle were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A large show of 402 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with a great ringside of buyers which ensured a good trade for all classes.

Messrs Neill & Partners, Upper Nisbet sold the top priced Limousin cow for 791kg at 185.5p totalling £1467 to Dunbia. Messrs Hewetson, Lord Close sold a Limousin cross cow for 805kg at 177.5p totalling £1428 bought for Messrs Worsley. Messrs Skelton & Son, Low House sold a Limousin cross heifer for 704kg at 199.5p totalling £1404 bought for Messrs Worsley. Messrs Foster, West Farm sold some Limousin cross heifers for 207.5p and 204.5p both purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Cowx & Son, Hudscales sold a Limousin heifer for 206.5p also to Messrs Kirkpatrick. Messrs Walton, Penpeugh sold the top priced British Blue cross cow for 754kg at 171.5p totalling £1293 to Steve Bowes. Messrs Wright & Sons, Midlock Farm sold the top priced Charolais cow for 786kg at 162.5p totalling £1277 to Steve Bowes.

A large show of Black and White cows on offer with all classes selling well above vendors expectations. Messrs Cannon, Espland Hill sold the top prices Holstein cross heifer for 802kg at 155.5p totalling £1247 bought by Alan Jarvis. Messrs Hunter & Son, Upmanby sold a Holstein x cow for 832kg at 142.5p totalling £1185 also to Alan Jarvis. Messrs Miller, Arkleby Hall sold a Holstein x cow for 709kg at 161.5p totalling £1154 to George Watson. Mr David Graham, South Lambhill sold a Holstein cross cow for 772kg at 147.5p totalling £1138 to Messrs Kirkpatick. Messrs Hunter, Berrier Head sold a Holstein cross heifer for 171.5ppk. Messrs Harres, Whitbarrow Farm sold a Holstein x heifer for 163.5ppk.

A large show of stock bulls on offer with Messrs Foster, West Farm selling the top priced Charolais bull for 1109kg at 127.5p totalling £1413 to Messrs Kirkpatrick. Messrs Todhunter & Sons, Lonning Farm sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1042kg at 129.5p totalling £1349 to Messrs Kirkpatrick.

Leading Cow Prices – price per head: Limousin £1467 Upper Nisbet Farm, £1428 Lord Close, £1404 Low House, £1384 Upper Brydekirk, £1367 West Foreshields, £1360 Bridgehouse Farm, £1353, £1280, £1275 West Farm, £1303 Hudscales, £1288 Manor Farm, £1285 Midlock Farm, £1262 Kellah, £1247 Gallhill, £1221 Woodhead Farm, £1216 Rye Hill, £1205 Nutholm Holstein Friesian £1247 Espland Hill, £1185, £1026 Upmanby Farm, £1145, £1090, £1003 Arkleby Hall, £1138 South Lambhill, £1066, £1010 Berrier Head, £1061 Skelcies Hall, £1059, £1006 Smalmstown Farm, £1052 Carrick Dean, £1033 How End Farm British Blue £1293 Penpeugh, £1242 Bridgehouse Farm, £1242 Upper Brydekirk, £1233 Standing Stonerigg, £1230 Agars Hill Farm Charolais £1277 Midlock Farm Beef Shorthorn £1209 Frankstown Farm Simmental £1179 Manor Farm Aberdeen Angus £1126 Manor Farm, £1020 Tundergarth Mains Friesian £1096 Southerfield Hall Holstein £1089 Burtholme Farm, £1067 Whitbarrow Montbeliarde £1064 Beeches

Leading Cow Prices – price per kilo: Limousin 207.5p, 204.5p, 193.5p West Farm, 206.5p Hudscales, 199.5p Low House, 197.5p Hosket Hill Farm, 195.5p, 173.5p Woodhead Farm, 188.5p, 174.5p Bridgehouse Farm, 185.5p Upper Nisbet Farm, 185.5p High Aketon, 183.5p, 172.5p Manor Farm, 180.5p Upper Brydekirk, 178.5p Midlock Farm, 177.5p Lords Close, 173.5p Park View, 172.5p How Burn  Simmental 179.5p Riggshields, 157.5p Manor Farm British Blue 177.5p Upper Brydekirk, 176.5p Bridgehouse Farm, 175.5p, 173.5p Agars Hill Farm, 171.5p Penpeugh, 161.5p Hudscales Holstein Friesian 171.5p Berrier Head, 161.5p Arkleby Hall, 155.5p Espland Hill, 147.5p South Lambhill, 145.5p How End Farm, 142.5p Upmanby Farm Charolais 165.5p, 162.5p Midlock Farm Holstein 163.5p Whitbarrow Farm, 155.5p Smallthwaite House Aberdeen Angus 158.5p Manor Farm, 152.5p Tundergarth Mains Beef Shorthorn 154.5p(x2) Frankstown Farm Friesian 141.5p Pelutho Park Montbeliarde 138.5p Arkleby Hall, 138.5p Peterscrook Hereford 134.5p Nutholm Farm, 134.5p Netherton MRI 125.5p West Minsteracres

Stock Bulls: Leading stock Bull Prices – price per head: Charolais £1413 West Farm, £1259 Townfoot Farm, £1255 Midlock Limousin £1349 Lonning Farm, £1216 West Farm Holstein Friesian £1291 Howrigg Farm

Leading stock Bull Prices – price per kilo: Limousin 180.5p West Farm, 164.5p Eden Bank Farm Holstein Friesian 168.5p Arkleby Hall, 163.5p Howrigg Farm Charolais 136.5p Midlock Farm Highland 135.5p Nutholm Farm

Prime Bulls: A big turnout of 103 prime bulls selling on general 5-10p a kilo less on the week. Top overall was a Charolais from Messrs Wright, Midlock Farm, Biggar who received £2198. Limousins’ sold to £1636 for Messrs Adams, Fedney House, Banbridge. Top price per kilo of 223.5p was received by Messrs Rome, Niven Hill, Gretna for a Limousin cross purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir.  Black and Whites peaked at £1206 for Oswie Farm purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers and top price per kilo of 176.5p was achieved by Messrs Moscrop and Waugh, Albyfield, Carlisle purchased by Messrs Jewitt, Spennymoor.

Leading prices per head: Charolais £2198 Midlock Farm Limousin £1636 Fedney House, £1495, £1371 West End Farm, £1490 Bridge Farm, £1478 Tundergarth Mains, £1459, £1425 Niven Hill, £1403, £1387 Bectonhall, £1353 Reddings British Blue £1457 Bectonhall, £1447 The Yett, £1225 Whitefield, £1217 Park House Farm Simmental £1377 The Yett, £1289 Oakrigg Farm Blonde £1341 The Yett Holstein Friesian £1206 Oswie, £1180, £1119 Bectonhall, £1136, £1044, £1042 Durdar House, £1124 Gates Garth Hall Farm, £1124 Broomhills, £1119 Boghead Farm Montbeliarde £1188 Kirkbride House Friesian £1188, £1109, £1106, £1091 Albyfield, £1176, £1134 The Flatt, £1102 Gates Garth Hall Farm Holstein £924, £895 Castlesteads Farm, £910 Justicetown Farm

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 223.5p, 221.5p Niven Hill, 219.5p(x2), 216.5p, 215.5p Reddings, 219.5p Bridge Farm, 217.5p High Aketon British Blue 212.5p The Yett, 203.5p Bectonhall Blonde 204.5p The Yett Simmental 194.5p The Yett Charolais 193.5p Enzieholm Montbeliarde 178.5p Kirkbride House Friesian 176.5p, 175.5p, 174.5p, 171.5p Albyfield, 169.5p, 163.5p The Flatt Holstein Friesian 172.5p, 168.5p Durdar House, 168.5p Oswie, 167.5p Justicetown Farm, 164.5p Cote House Farm, 163.5p Jerriestown, 163.5p Park House Farm, 163.5p Bectonhall Holstein 163.5p Justicetown Farm, 160.5p, 156.5p Castlesteads Farm

Prime Cattle – A poorer show of 50 prime steers and heifers forward which looked less money on the week but actually saw a good trade for the quality on offer. Top overall was paid to Messrs Studholme, Nealhouses Farm, Carlisle for a British Blue cross receiving £1688 and purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top Charolais crosses sold to £1658 from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie and £1616 for a Limousin cross from the same home. Top price per kilo was 228.5p for a British Blue cross from Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle.

Heifers were seen to top at £1481 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill, Carlisle and top pence per kilo of 239.5p was attained by Messrs Skelton, Low House, Maryport and purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir.

Leading Prices – price per head:
Steers: British Blue £1688 Nealhouse Farm, £1572, £1508 Gill Farm, £1455 High Knells Farm Charolais £1658 Hoddamtown Limousin £1616 Hoddamtown, £1542, £1500, £1478 Gill Farm, £1540 Nealhouse Farm, £1512, £1485 Fenton Farm, £1488 Down Hall, £1467 Knells Farm, £1461 Stainburn House Farm  Friesian £1194, £1183, £1143 Gelt Hall Farm

Heifers: Limousin £1481 Hosket Hill Farm, £1330 Hollins Farm, £1285 Tundergarth Mains, £1268 Mirkbooths, £1262 Low House Charolais £1290, £1273 Low House

Leading Prices – price per kilo:
Steers: British Blue 228.5p, 215.5p Gill Farm, 218.5p High Knells Farm, 214.5p Nealhouse Farm Limousin 226.5p, 216.5p Down Hall, 225.5p Gill Farm, 224.5p, 215.5p High Knells Farm, 221.5p Hoddamtown, 219.5p Stainburn House Farm, 215.5p Thackmire, 214.5p Nealhouse Farm Charolais 214.5p Hoddamtown Friesian 165.5p, 159.5p Gelt Hall Farm

Heifers: Limousin 239.5p Low House, 223.5p Hosket Hill Farm, 216.5p Mirkbooths Charolais 219.5p(x2) Low House

Prime Sheep – Spring lamb numbers remained hard to find, however trade for all classes were better than anticipated, despite the downturn in returns from the end of last week. The sale averaged 254ppk overall, being 15-20p better than forecasted.

The sale topped at £130.80 for a fantastic Texel cross lamb from Messrs KD & DE Millar & Partners, Crookholm Farm, Canonbie, which was purchased by Mr Robert Skelton. Topping the pence per kilo at 330.9ppk were a pen of fabulous 35kg Dutch Texel lambs from Mrs Storey, Woodhead, Haltwhistle which sold to Mr A Dawson.

Leading Lamb prices per head: Texel £130.80, £121.80 Crookholm Farm, £128.80, £123.30 Whitehouse Farm, £128.80, £121.80 Blue Dial Farm, £124.80 The Beeches, £123.80, £122.80, £120.80 Greensyke, £120 Highwood Farm, £118.80 Dacre Road, Dutch Texel £129, £126, £120 Springfield Farm, £120.80, £118.80 Woodhead Farm, Beltex £127.80, £123.80, £121.80, £119.80 (x2) Hill House, £120.80 Milton Mains, £119.80, £118.80 Cardew Hall, Suffolk £123.80 Low House Farm, £123.80 Wavercroft, £122.80, £118.80 New Sandsfield, Charollais £105.80 Mill Farm.

Leading Lamb prices per kilo: Dutch Texel 330.9p, 297p, 294.6p Woodhead Farm, 300p (x2), 287.6p Springfield Farm, Beltex 325.8p, 307.3p, 304.3p, 286.6p Hill House, 300.8p The Beeches, 288.7p, 282.9p, 280p Cardew Hall, Texel 300p, 273.6p Highwood Farm, 300p Lesson Hall Farm, 279.1p The Beeches, 294.5p Nirvana, 289.2p, 265.1p Church View, 283.3p Crookholm Farm, 283p, 274p Mirkbooths, 276.6p Dykehead, 271.7p Ross Farm, 271.6p Wavercroft, 270p Dacre Road, 267.8p Ghyll House Farm,    Suffolk 254.6p, 252.5p Rottington Hall, 250.1p, 247p New Sandsfield, 248.3p Beck Farm, 246.4p Wavercroft, 244.4p Cardew Hall, Charollais 246p Mill Farm.

Leading Hogg prices per head: Texel £100 Chalk Lodge, £96 Lesson Hall Farm, £94.80, £86.80 Branch End Farm, £93.50, £90.80, £86.80 Field House, £88, £85.80, £84.80 High Brow Nelson, £83.80 Upper Rigg Farm, Greyfaced £70 Branch End Farm, Swaledale £67.80, £60.80 Branch End Farm, Blackfaced £58.50, £54.80 South Lambhill.

Leading Hogg prices per kilo: Texel 211.2p, 197.3p, 187p Field House, 201.9p Branch End Farm, 200p Lesson Hall Farm, 199.5p, 191.3p High Brow Nelson, Blackfaced 163.6p, 158.1p South Lambhill, Greyfaced 157.3p Branch End Farm, Swaledale 123.5p Branch End Farm.