At Borderway Mart, Carlisle Monday 25th June, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.
Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A smaller show of 263 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with extra buyers coming to take advantage of the numbers at Carlisle.
Messrs Millar & Partners, Crookholm sold an outstanding Limousin cross cow for 856kg, 184.5ppk or £1579 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Lee & Sons, Agars Hill Farm, Hexham run of British Blue cross cows sold for 797kg, 184.5ppk or £1470, and to 698kg, 196.5ppk or £1371 all were purchased by Owain Llyr. Messrs Rome & co, Niven Hill Limousin cross cows topped at 803kg, 170.5ppk or £1369 to Mr Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Richardson, Low Garth sold a British Blue cross cow for 715kg, 190.5ppk or £1362 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Norman, Little Orton Farm sold the top priced Limousin cow for 200.5ppk and was purchased by Mr Kenny McCreary.
A mixed show of black and white cows were on offer with all classes being in demand. Messrs Martin, Tempest Tower sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 923kg, 141.5ppk or £1306 to Dunbia. Messrs Skelton, Gill Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 842kg, 140.5ppk or £1183 to Kenny McCreary. Messrs Hunter & Son, Upmanby Farm sold the top priced British Friesian cow for 831kg, 137.5ppk or £1142 to Dunbia. Messrs Rome, Fauldie sold the top priced Montbeliarde cross cow for 758kg, 147.5ppk or £1118 to Sean McGimpsey. Holstein cross heifers sold to 161.5ppk from Laws Hall, 160.5ppk from Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 158.5ppk and 150.5ppk from Sorrow Stones and 154.5ppk from Wood Farm.
Leading Cow Prices – price per head: Limousin £1579 Crookholm Farm, £1369 Niven Hill, £1281 Little Orton Farm, £1249 Bloan Farm, £1236 Low Garth, £1151 Wall End Farm, £1122 Arkleby House Farm, British Blue £1470, £1447, 31371, £1300 Agars Hill Farm, £1362 Low Garth, £1211 Demesne Farm, £1156 Belmont Farm, Holstein Friesian £1306 Tempest Tower, £1138 Barwinnock Farm, £1126, £1052 Laws Hall, £1076 Walby Hall, £1046 Crummock Bank Farm, £1044 Bays Leap Farm, £1034 Down Hall, Holstein £1183 Gill Farm, British Friesian £1142 Upmanby Farm, Montbeliarde £1118 Fauldie, Charolais £1041 Longrigg Thorn, Ayrshire £993 Whins Farm.
Leading Cow Prices – price per kilo: British Blue 200.5p, 196.5p, 188.5p, 184.5p Agars Hill Farm, 190.5p Low Garth, 161.5p Belmont Farm, 160.5p Kilnknowe, 157.5p Demesne Farm, Limousin 200.5p Little Orton Farm, 185.5p Wall End Farm, 184.5p Crookholm Farm, 170.5p, 168.5p Niven Hill, 168.5p Low Garth, 165.5p Bloan Farm, 159.5p Old Rectory Farm, 158.5p Auchenhill, 156.5p, 155.5p, 154.5p Arkleby House Farm, 150.5p Campingholm,Charolais 187.5p Hedley West Riding, Aberdeen Angus 170.5p Longrigg Thorn, Holstein Friesian 161.5p, 135.5p Laws Hall, 158.5p, 150.5p Sorrow Stones, 154.5p Wood Farm, 149.5p, 147.5p, 139.5p, 138.5p Nafferton Farm, 145.5p Crummock Bank Farm, 145.5p Riggheads, 141.5p Tempest Tower, 141.5p Lodge Farm, 140.5p Gerrard House, 139.5p New Bampton Farm, 138.5p Milton Farm, 135.5p Barwinnock Farm, 135.5p Lonning Farm, Hereford 160.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 147.5p Riggheads, 140.5p Skelton Gill Farm, Simmental 153.5p Springfield, Montbeliarde 147.5p, 143.5p, 140.5p Fauldie, Ayrshire 145.5p Plasketlands, 136.5p Whins Farm, Danish Red 144.5p Lambfield Farm, Dairy Shorthorn 139.5p Bays Leap Farm, British Friesian 137.5p Upmanby Farm 137.5p, 133.5p Whitlawside Farm, Swedish Red & White 135.5p Nafferton Farm, Shorthorn 135.5p Campingholm, White Galloway 135.5p Springfield, Jersey 100.5p Lambfield Farm.
Leading stock Bull Prices – price per head: Holstein Friesian £1237 Howrigg Farm, £1217 Breckney Hill.
Leading stock Bull Prices – price per kilo: Limousin 170.5p Hudspeth, British Friesian 163.5p Heggle Lane Farm, Holstein Friesian 155.5p, 154.5p West Mains, 152.5p, 151.5p Howrigg Farm, British Blue 148.5p Sandbed Farm,
Prime Bulls: Another good entry of 102 prime bulls forward selling at a similar rate to that of last week although not quite as sharp. A day’s top of £1472 was achieved by Messrs Little, Greenhill Farm Wigton purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. Simmentals sold to £1425 for Messrs Wright, Innerfield Farm Lockerbie purchased by Messrs McCreery, Ireland. Top overall pence per kilo of 224.5p was again achieved by Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton. Black and Whites sold to £1219 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Armour, Milton Farm, Moffat purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir and top price per kilo of 185.5p for a Friesian from CC Livestock, West Mains, Dumfries purchased by Bowland Foods.
Leading prices per head: Limousin £1472, £1439 Greenhill Farm, £1425, £1338 Little Orton Farm, £1413 Bectonhall, £1409, £1383 Stone House, £1403 Townfoot Simmental £1425 Innerfield Farm, £1134 Fishwick Mains Blonde £1352, £1332 Jubilee Buildings British Blue £1272 Whitefield, £1237 Broomhills, £1178, £1151 Justicetown Farm, £1124 Castlesteads Farm Aberdeen Angus £1241, £1156 Lambfield Farm, £1146, £1145, £1134 Peel Flatt Farm Holstein Friesian £1219, £1094, £947 Milton Farm, £1140, £1119 Bectonhall, £1100 Broomhills, £1087 Old Church Farm, £979 West Mains Fleckvieh £1137 Whitefield, £942 Arkleby Hall, £930 Laws Hall Friesian £1098, £1072 West Mains, £1042, £984 Wed Holme House, £1027 Croft House Montbeliarde £1069 Kirkbride House Holstein £1049, £956 Musgrave Hall, £930 Castlesteads Farm Ayrshire £906 Musgrave Hall Longhorn £902 Fishwick Mains
Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 224.5p, 218.5p Greenhill Farm, 211.5p, 209.5p Little Orton Farm, 209.5p, 207.5p Old Rectory Farm, 209.5p Townfoot, 206.5p Stone House Blonde 209.5p, 199.5p Jubilee Buildings British Blue 202.5p, 197.5p Justicetown Farm, 193.5p Castlesteads Farm, 192.5p Cote House Farm Friesian 185.5p, 169.5p West Mains, 183.5p, 171.5p, 167.5p Wed Holme House, 169.5p, 161.5p Croft House Simmental 184.5p Fishwick Mains Aberdeen Angus 183.5p, 178.5p, 177.5p Peel Flatt Farm Holstein 182.5p Musgrave Hall, 162.5p Cote House Farm, 160.5p Justicetown Farm Fleckvieh 178.5p Whitefield, 163.5p Laws Hall, 160.5p Arkleby Hall Longhorn 172.5p Fishwick Mains Holstein Friesian 164.5p Barwinnock Farm, 163.5p West Mains, 161.5p Laws Hall, 159.5p Bectonhall, 158.5p Old Church Farm Ayrshire 160.5p Musgrave Hall
Prime Cattle: A smaller entry of 41 prime steers and heifers were forward, selling slightly easier on the week. Top overall was a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith receiving £1662.57 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top pence per kilo and top overall was 239.5ppk for a British Blue cross from Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton and was purchased by Bowland Foods, and to 232.5ppk for a Limousin cross from Messrs Blake, Halfway Well.
Steers sold to a top of £1638.26 for a British Blue cross from Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle and was purchased by Pioneer Foods and to £1633.48 from Messrs Blake, Halfway Well. Top pence per kilo of 223.5ppk was achieved twice, firstly by Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie and secondly by Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle.
Leading Prices – price per head:
Steers: British Blue £1638, £1571 Gill Farm, £1567 Nealhouse Farm, £1559 Cowper Farm, £1415 High Knells Farm, Limousin £1633, £1580 Halfway Well, £1624, £1533, £1450 Hoddamtown, £1589 Nealhouse Farm, £1558, £1531, £1450 Gill Farm, Charolais £1561 Abbey Cowper Farm, Bazadaise £1527 Bloan Farm.
Heifers: British Blue £1662, £1543 Halfway Well, £1108 Greenhill Farm, Charolais £1137 West Mains.
Leading Prices – price per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 223.5p, 218.5p, 215.5p Hoddamtown, 217.5p Gill Farm, 214.5p, 210.5p Halfway Well, 212.5p High Knells Farm, British Blue 223.5p, 216.5p Gill Farm, 208.5p Abbey Cowper Farm, 208.5p Nealhouse Farm, Bazadaise 215.5p Bloan Farm, Charolais 210.5p Cowper Farm, Holstein Friesian 163.5p, 157.5p, 155.5p, 151.5p Windy Hill.
Heifers: British Blue 239.5p Greenhill Farm, Limousin 232.5p, 2205p Halfway Well.
Prime Sheep – The weekly sale of prime lambs defied national trends with all vendors highly delighted with returns. Topping the sale at £128.80 was a pen of fantastic Dutch Texel lambs from Messrs JB & HM Mounsey, Ashfield which sold to Mr M Lomax. Messrs Bowe, Midtown topped the sale at 304.5p for a pen of cracking Texel cross lambs which sold to Mr A Dawson. Ewes were sharper on the week although less numbers forward to a top of £114.50 for Messrs Mounsey, Ashfield.
Leading Lamb prices per head: Dutch Texel £128.80 Ashfield, £117.80, £106.80 The Paddock, £113.80, £112.80, £110, £106.80 Springfield Farm Texel £125.80 Tedcastle Farm, £124.50, £115.80, £113.80 New Grange Farm, £124.50 Springfield, £123.80, £112.80 Nelson Hill Farm, £121.80, £116.80 Midtown Farm, £121.80, £116.80 Oakbank Farm, £119.80 Beech House, £115.80, £113.80 Greyside Farm, £115.80 Mirlaw House, £115.80 Wetheral Shields, £114.80 Milton Mains, £113.80 Wood Head, £113.80 Stubbsgill Farm, £112.30 Town Head Charolais £118.80, £102.30 Greensyke, £110 Springfield Suffolk £118.80 Broomhill, £107.80, £106.30 Rottington Hall, £105.30 Clappers Farm, £103.80, £100 The Paddock, £101.30 Luketon Stud, £100.30 New Farm, £100 Greensyke, £100 Greyside Farm Millennium Bleu £104.30, £100 Lawston Farm
Leading Lamb prices per kilo: Texel 304.5p, 274p, 271.6p Midtown Farm, 289.5p, 283p, 274.5p, 272p, 258.6p Greyside Farm, 281.5p Wood Head, 274.5p Nirvana, 274.3p, 266.2p, 258.6p, 258p New Grange Farm, 274.2p Stubbsgill Farm, 272.4p 6 Byrnes Close, 272p Corrie Field, 257.3p Hunley, 256p Nelson Hill Farm Dutch Texel 267.8p, 265.4p, 244.4p, 242.7p Springfield Farm, 245.3p Ashfield, 241p Auchenhill, 263.8p Edenlin Beltex 267p The Throp Suffolk 256.1p, 253.6p, 244p, 237.8p Rottington Hall, 255.5p Broomhill, 235.9p The Paddock, 235.3p Greyside Farm Millennium Bleu 245.4p Lawston Farm Kerry Hill 214.5p Tedcastle Farm.