Borderway Primestock Sale

30th July 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle Monday 30th July Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A smaller show of 347 Cast Cows, Bulls and Prime cattle were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A smaller show of 228 cast cows were forward with a larger ring side of buyers which ensured well finished cows would be up 10-15p on the week. Messrs Thompson, Townfoot’s run of Limousin and Charolais cows topped at 860kg at 162.5p totalling £1397 for a Limousin cow and 854kg at 162.5p totalling £1387 for a Charolais cow bought by Sean McGimpsey and Charles Kirkpatrick and a Limousin heifer selling for 195.5p to Owain Llyr. Messrs Robinson, Bog Hall Farm’s run of cows topped at 676kg at 193.5p totalling £1308 for a Limousin cross brought by Owain Llyr. Messrs Little & Sons, Maryland Farm sold a Limousin cross for 675kgs at 185.5p totalling £1252 to Messrs Thompson.

A mixed show of Black and White cows were on offer with good fleshed cows selling for 10-15p more than last week and plain cows would be 5p up on the week.  Messrs Smithson, Skelcies Hall sold an outstanding Holstein cross cow which sold for 902kgs at 145.5p totalling £1312 bought by Dunbia. Messrs Irving, Becton Hall cows topped at 730kgs at 146.5p totalling £1069 to Messrs Gracey. Messrs Ewbank, Tarn Hill sold a Holstein cross cow for 821kgs at 117.5p totalling £1019 to Dunbia. Messrs Vevers, High Plains sold a Holstein cross heifer for 153.5p and Messrs Sisson, Grain Head sold a Friesian heifer for 146.5p.

Only 6 stock bulls on offer with Messrs Langlands, Rushey Law Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 1102kgs at 134.5p totalling £1482 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Blake, Halfway Well sold a Limousin stock bull for 1006kgs at 139.5p totalling £1403 to Charles Kirkpatrick.

Leading Cow Prices – price per head: Limousin £1397, £1187, £1120 Townfoot, £1308, £1162 Bog Hall Farm, £1252 Maryland Farm, £1230 Old Rectory Farm, £1209 Halfway Well, £1202 Cumdivock Farm, £1154 How Burn Charolais £1387 Townfoot, £1011 Laverock Bridge Holstein Friesian £1312, £921 Skelcies Hall, £1069 Bectonhall, £1046 Tarn Hill, £1019 Lane End Farm, £987 Broadlea, £980 Maryland Farm, £952 Bailey Town, £934, £930 High Plains Simmental £1161 Kellah, £1109 Bridge Bank British Blue £1090 Maryland Farm, £1043 Big Hall Farm Blue Grey £1000 Farney Shields Aberdeen Angus £992 Cumdivock Farm Holstein £920 Kirkbride House Jersey £589 Highhead Castle Farm

Leading Cow Prices – price per kilo: Limousin 195.5p, 162.5p, 151.5p Townfoot, 193.5p, 172.5p, 167.5p Bog Hall Farm, 185.5p Maryland Farm, 169.5p How Burn, 162.5p Cumdivock Farm, 162.5p Old Rectory Farm, 157.5p Stephney Farm Aberdeen Angus 173.5p, 171.5p Corbelly Hill Farm, 134.5p Cumdivock Farm, 122.5p Lairdlaugh Simmental 164.5p Kellah, 134.5p Bridge Bank, 129.5p Hedley West Riding, 126.5p The Beeches, 124.5p Nutholm Farm Blue Grey 163.5p Farney Shields Charolais 162.5p Townfoot Hereford 157.5p Corbelly Hill Farm Holstein Friesian 153.5p, 133.5p, 120.5p High Plains, 146.5p, 124.5p Bectonhall, 145.5p, 123.5p Skelcies Hall, 132.5p Maryland Farm, 127.5p Tarn Hill, 124.5p Broadlea, 120.5p Low Oak Red Polled 149.5p Chapel Farm Friesian 146.5p Grain Head, 131.5p Stoneybrook Farm, 125.5p Crummock Bank Farm, 124.5p Crownstone Farm British Blue 163.5p Bog Hall Farm, 152.5 Maryland Farm, 144.5p Glenzierfoot Farm Blonde 122.5p Braithwaite Hall Montbeliarde 128.5p Swordwellrigg Farm, 126.5p Beeches Holstein 127.5p Kirkbride House Ayrshire 117.5p Brisco Hill, 115.5p High Bow Jersey 109.5p Highhead Castle Farm

Leading Stock Bull Prices – price per head: Limousin £1482 Rushey Law Farm, £1403 Halfway Well

Leading Stock Bull Prices – price per kilo: Montbeliarde 159.5p Swordwellrigg Farm Limousin 139.5p Halfway Well, 134.5p Rushey Law Farm

Prime Bulls: A good entry of 83 prime bulls forward with all classes selling at a good trade and vendors leaving delighted. Top overall was a Charolais from Messrs Johnson, West Wharmley, Hexham achieving £1911 purchased by Messrs McCreery, Ireland. Limousins sold to £1886 from Messrs Watson, Sanders Close, Brampton purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Messrs Annett, Widdrington Farm, Morpeth sold another to £1851 and top pence per kilo of 221.5p was achieved by Messrs Brough, Old Rectory, Carlisle. More could have been sold to vendor’s advantage.

Leading prices per head: Charolais £1911 West Wharmley Limousin £1886 Sanders Close, £1851, £1401 Widdrington Farm, £1613 Hargill House, £1534, £1435 Townfoot, £1497 Bectonhall, £1426 Reddings, £1410 Cracrop Farm  Blonde £1496, £1365 Jubilee Buildings Simmental £1417 Oakrigg Farm, £1271, £1223, £1197 Whitefield, £1183 Gerrard House Whitebred Shorthorn £1375 Burgh Head Farm Salers £1164 West Wharmley Aberdeen Angus £1129, £1088, £1063, £1044 Claremont Properties, £1042 Braithwaite Hall Montbeliarde £1117 Beeches British Blue £1104 Cowgate Farm, £1104 Park House Farm Holstein Friesian £1067 Bectonhall, £972 Skelton Wood End, £950, £921 Durdar House Friesian £912 Albyfield Fleckvieh £806 Seymour House

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 221.5p, 218.5p Old Rectory Farm, 220.5p Townfoot, 217.5p, 216.5p, 215.5p, 213.5p Reddings, 215.5p, 214.5p Cracrop Farm  Blonde 217.5p, 208.5p Jubilee Buildings Charolais 202.5p West Wharmley Simmental 190.5p, 184.5p Whitefield, 185.5p Gerrard House Aberdeen Angus 190.5p, 186.5p, 184.5p, 183.5p, 180.5p Claremont Properties Montbeliarde 173.5p Beeches Whitebred Shorthorn 166.5p Burgh Head Farm Holstein Friesian 165.5p, 163.5p Skelton Wood End Friesian 164.5p Albyfield

Prime Cattle: A small entry of 30 prime steers and heifers were forward, and were met by a good trade, however many more are required to satisfy demand.

Top overall was a British Blue cross steer from Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle receiving £1664.88 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm, Carlisle sold the top priced Limousin cross to £1639.25. Top pence per kilo of 237.5p was achieved by the aforementioned British Blue.

Heifers peaked at £1476.97 from Messrs Sowerby, Terry Farm, Ormside and to £1469.33 from Messrs Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth and top pence per kilo of 233.5p was attained by Messrs Sowerby for their second entry.

Many more could have been sold to vendor’s advantage.

Leading prices per Head
Steers: British Blue
£1664, £1589 Gill Farm, £1301 Little Broomhills Farm, Limousin £1639, £1613 Nealhouse Farm, £1601, £1534, £1491 Gill Farm, Montbeliarde £1116 Whitefield.

Heifers: Limousin £1476, £1417 Terrys Farm, £1469, £1360 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1249 Eaglesfield, British Blue £1328 Old Rectory Farm, Blonde £1274 Glenzierfoot Farm.

Leading prices per kilo
Steers : British Blue
237.5p, 224.5p Gill Farm,  Limousin 227.5p, 220.5p, 207.5p Gill Farm, 207.5p Nealhouse Farm, Montbeliarde 175.5p Whitefield.

Heifers: Limousin 233.5p, 231.5p Terrys Farm, 219.5p Shatton Lodge.

Prime Lambs – A smaller show of prime lambs forward, trade slipped on the week to be inline with late last week’s returns. Lambs with plenty cover still saw prices of 190-200ppk. The sale topped at £95.80 for heavy Texels lambs show by Messrs Beaty, Stonewalls, Laversdale which sold to Mr Michael Bowe. Topping per kilo at 219.7p was a smart pen Texel cross lambs from Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft, Waverton which sold to Mr Robert Skelton. A larger show of ewes were a fantastic trade to a top of £119.50 for Texel ewes from Messrs Batty, Flimby Hall.

Leading prices per head: Texel £95.80 Stonewalls, £94.30, £86.80 Wavercroft, £94 Cumdivock House, £92, £86.80, £85.80 (x2) Quarry House Farm, 391.80 New Houses Farm, £91.30, £88.80, £85.80 Longhurst, £89, £85 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £88.30 Midtown, £85.80 Buckabank, £85.80 Stubbsgill Farm, £85.30 Little Swinburne Farm, £85 Milton Mains, £85 Mealrigg House, Suffolk £90.80 Whitehouse Farm, £86.80, £80.80 Broomhill, £84.80, £80 Talkin Head, £83.80 (x2) Buckabank, £81.80 (x2) Frankstown Farm, £81 Town Head Farm, £80 Clappers Farm, Dutch Texel £86 Town Head Farm, £84.80, £83.80, £81.80 Springfield Farm, Rouge £85.80, £83.80 Ashknowe,

Leading prices per kilo: Texel 219.7p, 200.7p Wavercroft, 209.3p, 202p, 201.9p Stubbsgill Farm, 206.7p, 201.9p, 200.7p, 200p Quarry House Farm, 203.1p New Houses Farm, 202.1p Woodend Farm, 202p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 200p Mealrigg House, Dutch Texel 207.1p, 204.3p, 210.9p Springfield Farm, 200p Town Head Farm, Rouge 204.3p Ashknowe, Suffolk 182.7p Broomhill.