Borderway Primestock Sale

6th August 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle Monday 6th August Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A good show of 344 Cast Cows, Bulls and Prime cattle along with 2300 prime and cast sheep were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A larger entry of 258 cast cows were forward with well fleshed cows being in great demand. Messrs Jewitt, Gracies Farm, Barnard Castle sold a British Blue cow for 948kg, 188.5ppk or £1786 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Mews, Glendue Farm, Hexham sold a British Blue cow for 803kg, 17-.5ppk or £1369 also to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields Farm sold the top priced Limousin cow which sold to 811kg, 168.5ppk or £1377 to Dunbia. Messrs Lawson, Hundith House run of cows topped at 852kg, 153.5ppk or £1307 for a British Blue cross to Dunbia and to 725kg, 164.5ppk or £1192 for a Limousin cross purchased by Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Annett & So, Widrington Farm, Morpeth run of cows topped at 763kg, 167.5ppk for a Limousin cross purchased by Dunbia. Messrs Hunter, Bridge Mill sold the top priced Charolais cow which attained 908kg, 139.5ppk or £1266 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Findlay & Son, Hallington High Farm run of Aberdeen Angus cows topped at 909kg, 138.5ppk or £1258 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Swinbank, Brow Farm sold a Limousin cross heifer for £1955.

A mixed show of black and white cows were on offer with all classes being in demand. Messrs Parker, White Gates Farm sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 806kg, 131.5ppk or £1059 to Dunbia. Messrs Hodgson & Partners, Holmes Mill cows topped at 889kg, 117.5ppk or £1044 to Mr Kirkpatrick.

Messrs Reed, Croft House sold a British Friesian cow for 766kg, 133.5ppk or £1022 to Dunbia. Holstein heifers sold to 148.5ppk from Messrs Chappelhow, High Grounds, and to 147.5ppk from Messrs Jefferson, High Pow. Messrs Jackson, Skelton Wood End sold a Holstein cross to 146.5ppk and Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown sold two to 145.5ppk or 141.5ppk. Bullocks sold to147.5ppk from Messrs Holliday, Newbampton, to 147.5ppk from Messrs Collinson, Gifthall,

Leading Cow Prices – price per head: British Blue £1786 Gracies Farm, £1369, £1052 Glendue Farm, £1307 Hundith House, £1027 Hallington House Farm, Limousin £1366 Sarkshields Farm, £1278 Widrington Farm, £1249 Gelt Hall Farm, £1235, £1108, £1105 Hallington High Farm, £1192, £1165 Hundith House, £1169 Brow Farm, £1106, £1024 Hudscales, £1092 Milnholm Farm, £1019 Bolton Hall, £1000 Glendue Farm, Charolais £1266 Bridge Mill, £1050 Milnholm Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1258 Hallington High Farm, £1075 Guards Mill Farm, £1062, £1037 Druidhall, Holstein Friesian £1059, £979 White Gates Farm, £0144 Holmes Mill, £975 Maryland Farm, £967 Bectonhall, £961, £929, £909 Smalmstown Farm, £931 Skelton Wood End, £905 High Grounds, Simmental £1051 Riggshields, Blonde £1033 Gracies Farm, British Friesian £1022 Croft House, Welsh Black £1001 Chapel Farm, Belted Galloway £814 Gallaw Hill Farm, Galloway £710 New House.

Leading Stock Bull Prices – price per head: Aberdeen Angus £920 East End Farm.  

Leading Bullock Prices – price per head: British Blue £1318 Gift Hall Farm, Limousin £1166 Hallington High Farm.

Leading Cow Prices – price per kilo: Limousin 195.5p Brow Farm, 168.5p Sarkshields Farm, 167.5p Widrington Farm, 167.5p, 161.5p, 152.5p Hallington High Farm, 164.5p, 157.5p Hundith House, 163.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 160.5p Glendue Farm, 158.5p, 152.5p Hudscales, 157.5p Bail Hill, 154.5p Milnholm Farm, 154.5p Bolton Hall, British Blue 188.5p Gracies Farm, 17-.5p, 152.5p Glendue Farm, 159.5p Lodges Farm, 155.5p High Pow, 153.5p Hundith House, 150.5p Hallington High Farm, Simmental 162.5p Dale House, Dairy Shorthorn 154.5p Cumatch, Blonde 154.5p Gracies Farm, Holstein Friesian 148.5p, 121.5p High Grounds, 147.5p High Pow, 146.5p, 122.5p Skelton Wood End, 145.5p, 141.5p, 138.5p Smalmstown Farm, 134.5p Evening Hill Farm, 133.5p Maryland Farm, 131.5p, 121.5p White Gates Farm, 127.5p Holmes Mill, 126.5p Cumcatch Farm, 125.5p Bectonhall, 124.5p Wood Farm, Aberdeen Angus 145.5p Guards Mill Farm, 145.5p, 143.5p (x2), 142.5p Druidhall, 138.5p Hallington High Farm, 133.5p Greenside Keep Cottage, Charolais 139.5p Bridge Mill, 137.5p Milnholm Farm, British Friesian 136.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 133.5p Croft House, 125.5p Well Head Farm, 120.5p Dockray Hall, Welsh Black 136.5p Chapel Farm, Hereford 127.5p Chapel Cottage East, 121.5p Stotsfold Farm, Galloway 127.5p New House, 119.5p Milnholm Farm, Belted Galloway 124.5p Gallaw Hill Farm, Holstein 119.5p Philgowan, 111.5p Brownrigg Hall Farm, Ayrshire 113.5p Philgowan.

Leading Bullock Prices – price per kilo: Limousin 180.5p Hallington High Farm, British Blue 150.5p Gift Hall Farm, Holstein 147.5p New Bampton Farm, British Friesian 147.5p, 135.5p Gift Hall Farm.

Prime Bulls: A smaller entry of 56 prime bulls were forward, selling sharper on the week for all classes. Top overall was a Limousin cross bull from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill, Workington who received £1651.86 and was purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. Charolais  sold to £1518.98 from Messrs Young, Crummock Bank, Wigton. British Blue crosses sold to £1479.57 from Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton, and Simmentals to £1432.59 from Messrs McClanachan, Millhill, Lockerbie and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Top pence per kilo of 223.5ppk was received by Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm for another British Blue cross. Black and whites were forward in good flesh and were seen to top at £1123.93from Messrs Mattocks, Aulby, Penrith and was purchased by Bowland Foods. The same vendor also received top pence per kilo of 171.5ppk for another from the same home.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1651, £1469, £1423 Stubsgill Farm, £1439, £1403 Lower Griseburn, £1412, £1370, £1368 Greenhill Farm, £1370, £1306 Linden House, £1339 Park View, Charolais £1518 Crummock Bank Farm, £1398 Carwood Farm, £1353 Millhill Farm, £1340 Whitefield, British Blue £1479, £1428 Osborne Farm, £1458 Bectonhall, £1330 Park View, Simmental £1432, £1176 Millhill Farm,  British Friesian £1123, £1098, £1059, £1034 Aulby Farm, Holstein Friesian £1088 Bectonhall, £1037, £1015, £925 Milton Farm, Montbelliarde £1011 Kirkbride House, Holstein £933, £777 Cote House Farm, Fleckvieh £901 Crummock Bank Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 223.5p, 209.5p Osborne Farm, 209.5p Kirkbride House, Limousin 222.5p (x2), 209.5p, 208.5p Greenhill Farm, 219.5p, 217.5p Linden House, 218.5p, 214.5p Stubsgill Farm, 217.5p, 209.5p Lower Griseburn, 209.5p Park View, Simmental 213.5p Millhill Farm, Charolais 211.5p, 192.5p Carwood Farm, 193.5p Crummock Bank Farm, British Friesian 171.5p, 168.5p, 167.5p, 164.5p Aulby Farm, Holstein Friesian 169.5p Milton Farm, 165.5p Crummock Bank Farm, Montbelliarde 169.5p Kirkbride House, Holstein 165.5p Cote House Farm, Shorthorn 162.5p Crummock Bank Farm.

Prime Cattle: A small entry of 30 prime steers and heifer were forward with all classes easily sold. A quality show was present and top overall was a Limousin cross steer achieving £1672.59 from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Nicholson, The Lake run of steers topped at £1639.02 and from Messrs Anderson’s run of seven top overall was £1609.79. British Blue crosses peaked at £1608.43. Top pence per kilo of 232.5ppk was achieved twice, firstly by Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown and secondly by Messrs Nicholson, The Lake.

Heifers peaked at £1482.97 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. Topping the pence per kilo at 231.5ppk came from the same home but this time being purchased by King Street Butchers.

Leading prices per Head
Steers: Limousin
£1672, £1594, £1523 Hoddamtown £1639, £1544, £1542 The Lake, £1609, £1584, £1581, £1562, £1551, £1515 Crosby House Farm, £1529 Hundith House, £1528 Abbey Cowper Farm,  British Blue £1608, £1508 The Lake, £1532 Cabbey Cowper Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1482, £1375 Hundith House, £1322 Hollins Farm.  

Leading prices per kilo
Steers: British Blue
232.5p, 227.5p The Lake, Limousin 232.5p, 219.5p Hoddamtown, 231.5p, 224.5p, 218.5p The Lake, 228.5p Abbey Cowper Farm, 221.5p, 215.5p, 213.5p Crosby House Farm, 219.5p Hundith House.

Heifers: Limousin 231.5p, 228.5p Hundith House.

Prime Lambs – A larger show of 1950 prime lambs and 350 cast sheep forward. All classes of sheep were far dearer on the week with all outlets keen for sheep. Prime lambs averaged 187.4ppk and an SQQ of 189.34ppk, all well meated types were achieving in excess of 190p and beyond. The sale topped at £105.80 for a fantastic Beltex lamb from first time vendors JG Bewley, Mid Farm, Whitrigg which sold to Mr Skelton. Messrs Bewley’s lambs averaged 206.01ppk. Topping per kilo was Messrs JA & LA Thompson, Woodhead, Scaleby with an outstanding Beltex which sold at 250ppk to Mr Skelton with Messrs Thompson’s run averaging 213.32ppk. Heavy lambs remained good to sell with Messrs Reay, West Moorhouses, Maften topping the section at £104.80 a head which sold to Mr Michael Bowe. Mule lambs regularly sold over 180ppk, Messrs Browell, Quarry House, Hexham sold a run of 66 fantastic mule wedders to top at a staggering £103.50 for a pen of 8 with his run averaging £91.27 a head or 181.12ppk.

Leading prices per head: Beltex £105.50 Mid Farm, £104.80, £94.80 (x2), £93.30 West Moorhouses, £92.80 Comlongon Mains, £91.80 Waterside Farm, £90.80 West Moorhouses, £89.80 High Field, £89.30 Wood Head, £88.30 Walton Woodhead, £88 Hunley, £87.80 Netherton, £87.80 Hunley, £87.30 West Moorhouses, £87.30 Netherton, £87, £86.80, £86.80, £85.80 Mid Farm, £85.30 Comlongon Mains, £85 Mid Farm, £85 Cardew Hall, £85 High Field, Greyface £103.50, £94.50, £90, £84.30 Quarry House Farm, £81.80 Parkside, £80.80 Comlongon Mains, Texel £100 Wood Head, £100 Wavercroft, £95.30 Longhurst, £94.80 Lesson Hall, £94 Comlongon Mains, £93.80 Mossband Hall, £93.80 Westward, £93.80 The Throp, £93.50 Thackmire, £92.80 Comlongon Mains, £92.80 Hargill House, £92.80 Mossband Hall, £92.80 West End Farm, £92.30 Westward, £92.30 New Sandsfield, £91.80 Longhurst, £91.80 Winterhope, £90.80 Westward, £90.80 The Throp, £90.30 Copperthorns, £90 Wavercroft, £90 Longhurst, Dutch Texel £90.30, £87.20 Stone Hall, £86.80, £86.30, £84 80 Hargill House, Suffolk £90 Tathhill, £90 East Cliff, £82.80 Town Head, £81.80 Tathhill, £81.80 Clappers Farm, Charollais £85.80 Rottington Hall, £80.80 The Beeches.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 250p Wood Head, 220.4p, 220p Mid Farm, 219.5p Hunley, 217.9p Wood Head, 215.8p Comlongon Mains, 215.3p Wood Head, 213.8p High Field, 211.7p Mid Farm, 211p Waterside Farm, 210.1p Wood Head, 209.7p West Moorhouses, 209.5p Comlongon Mains, 209.5p Waterside Farm, 209.4p Lesson Hall, 209.2p Mid Farm, 208.7p West Moorhouses, 207.3p High Field, 206.8p Comlongon Mains, 205.7p Wood Head, 204.6p High Rigg, 204.4p West Moorhouses, 202.3P Mid Farm, 202p Walton Woodhead, 202p Cardew Hall, 200.7p Comlongon Mains, Texel 247.1p Holmewrangle, 219.7p Wood Head, 219p Waterside, 218.6p Winterhope, 218.1p, 216.2p The Throp, 215.8p Hargill House, 209.6p Stubbsgill, 209.4p Hunley, 209.2p Newbampton, 208.5p The Throp, 207.9p Winterhope, 207.2p Copperthorns, 206.8p Winterhope, 206p Whitehead Brow, 204.5p, 204.1p Wavercroft, 203p Comlongon Mains, 202p Bavington Farm, 200p Winterhope, Dutch Texel 209.2p, 200.7p, 194.9p Hargill House, 190.9p, 190.3p Stone Hall, Charollais 192.8p Rottington Hall, 192.4p The Beeches, Suffolk 186.1p Town Head, 185.2p Merryshields, 181.7p Town Head Farm, 180p Great Easby, Greyface 183.7p Quarry House Farm, 183.6p Comlongon Mains, 181.3p Quarry House Farm, 180.5p Ashdene, 180p Quarry House Farm.

Cast Ewes and Rams: A large show of cast sheep sold to £119.50 for Beltex ewes from Messrs W, J & I Dinsdale, Highfield, Morland. Horned ewe were good to sell with Swaledale ewes topping at £70.50 from Messrs JM Elliot, Skelgill House, Alston.

Leading Ewe prices per head: Beltex £119.50 High Field, Charollais £114.50 Newbampton Farm, Texel £113.50, £106.50 Hargill House, £112.50, £105.50 West End Farm, £109.50, £102.50 Bon Vista, £109.50 Wavercroft, £107.50, £104.50 Old Rectory Farm,  Greyface £80.50 Sheepriggs, NCC £80 West End Farm, Swaledale £70.50 Skelgill House Farm, Blackface £70 Quarry House Farm,

Leading Ram prices per head: Texel £109.50 Wavercroft, £73.50 Tedcastle Farm, £67.50 Ashdene, Bluefaced Leicester £75.50 Sheepriggs, Beltex £63.50 Farewell Grange, Suffolk £61.50 Town Head Farm.