At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 24th September Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where they had a smaller show of 452 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle.
Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A smaller entry of 372 cast cows and stock bulls were forward, with a more weathered show on offer, however trade would be as good as good as last week.
Messrs Jefferson, Aspatria Hall run of cows topped at 944kg, 150.5ppk or £1420 for a Charolais cow purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Mark, Sunny Gill Farm sold a Limousin cross heifer for 712kg, 187.5ppk or £1335 to Mr Chapman. Messrs Gwynne, Castlewigg farm sold the top priced Simmental cow for 831kg, 143.5ppk or £1192 to Dunbia. Messrs Dale, Airds of Balcary sold a Charolais cross heifer for 177.5p to George Watson.
A plain show of black and white cows were on offer with all classes being slightly cheaper on the week.
Messrs Yates, East Logan run of Holstein cross cows topped at 902kg, 126.5ppk or £1141 to Dunbia. Messrs Rome, Fauldie run of cows topped at 850kg, 132.5ppk or £1126 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Jackson, Skelton Wood End sold a Holstein cross cow for 708kg, 157.5ppk or £1115 to Mr Fell.
Leading black and white heifers prices include, British Friesians selling to 161.5ppk and 142.5ppk from Stoneybrook, Holstein crosses to 149.5ppk from Lane End Farm, 142.5ppk and 127.5ppk (x2) from Evening Hill Farm, 141.5ppk from Ling Daries, and MRI to 139.5ppk from Hill House (Woodman)
A smaller show of 10 stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Chapman, Theakston Grange selling the top priced Simmental bull sold for 1039kg, 133.5ppk or £1387 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.
Leading Cast Cow price per head: Charolais £1420, £1109 Aspatria Hall, £1125 (x2), £1094, £1032 Airds of Balcary, Limousin £1335, £1137 Sunny Gill, £1193 Seathwaite, £1184, £1035 Sarkshields, £1175, £1055 Lords Close, £1137 Lake View, £1127 Hargill House, £1080 East View, £1059 Powley Garth, £1042 Bents Farm, £1031, £1012 High Wreay, £1019 Outer Woodhead, £1005 Scales Farm, Simmental £1192 Castlewigg, £1041 Porterstown Farm, British Blue £1182 Bowscale, £1154, £1130, £1043 Thornby Villa, £1001 Outer Woodhead, Holstein £1141 East Logan, £980, £952, £927 Harrington Ling Farm, Holstein Friesian £1126 Fauldie, £1115 Skelton Wood End, £1020, £1003 Smalmstown Farm, £984 Evening Hill, £922 Ladywells, £905 East Scales, Saler £1080 Randalholme, Aberdeen Angus £1029, £1009 Barnglies, £1024 Tercrosset, Swedish Red & White £976, £969 Brayshaw, British Friesian £906 Aulby Farm.
Leading Cast Bull price per head: Simmental £1387 Theakston Grange, Limousin £1284 Kirtlebank Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1225 High Plains, Holstein Friesian £1178 Thornington Farm.
Leading Cast Cow price per kilo: Limousin 187.5p, 154.5p Sunny Gill, 174.5p Hargill House,169.5p Seathwaite, 166.5p Bents Farm, 165.5p Sarkshields, 163.5p Porterstown, 157.5p Outer Woodhead, 156.5p Lords Close, 153.5p Campingholm, Charolais 177.5p Airds of Balcary, 150.5p Aspatria Hall, British Blue 172.5p, 161.5p, 151.5p, 150.5p Thornby Villa, 164.5p Bowscale 140.5p Randalholme, Simmental 168.5p Porterstown, 143.5p Castlewigg, British Friesian 161.5p Stoneybrook Farm, 129.5p Aulby Farm, 124.5p Thornington Farm, 120.5p Gelt Hall, Saler 158.5p Randalholme, Holstein Friesian 157.5p Skelton Wood End, 149.5p Lane End, 142.5p Stoneybrook, 142.5p, 137.5p (x2) Evening Hill, 134.5p Crookdyke, 132.5p, 122.5p Fauldie, 129.5p Cockley Bank, 127.5p, 122.5p Smalmstown, 125.5p Long Meg, 123.5p Newton Field, Aberdeen Angus 149.5p, 144.5p, 143.5p Corbelly Hill, 149.5p, 147.5p Barnglies, 143.5p Tercrosset, Beef Shorthorn 145.5p Frankstown, Holstein 141.5p, 127.5p Harrington Ling Farm, 126.5p East Logan, M.R.I 139.5p Hill House, Swedish Red & White 127.5p, 122.5p Brayshaw, Hereford 125.5p Hayclose, 117.5p Corbelly Hill.
Leading Cast Bull price per kilo: Limousin 140.5p Kirtlebank Farm, Simmental 133.5p Theakston Grange
Prime Bulls: A poorer entry of 63 prime bulls were forward, selling to a similar trade to that of last week.
Top overall was a Limousin cross from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Workington and was purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. Top British Blue cross came from the same vendor and topped at £1532.21, with Charolais topping at £1466.73 from Messrs Wight, Carwood, Biggar.
Top pence per kilo of 228.5ppk was achieved by Messrs Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.
Finally Black and White bulls peaked at £1044.73 from Messrs Raven, Durdar House, Carlisle and was purchased by Bowland Foods.
Leading prices per head: Limousin £1550, £1402 Stubsgill, £1529 Clifton Moor, £1522 Lower Griseburn, £1512 Shatton Lodge, £1457, £1406 Niven Hill, £1408 High Whinnow, £1407 Setmabanning, £1366, £1338, £1326 Greenhill, £1320 Whitefield, £1310 High Stenries, British Blue £1532 Stubsgill, £1198 Whitefield, £1096 Hayclose, £1057 Theakston Grange, Charolais £1466, £1437, £1418 Carwood, £1360 High Stenries, £1356 South Farm, Galloway £1417, £1220, £1178, £1116 Shancastle, £1196 Kilnstown, Luing £1179 Setmabanning, Hereford £1172 Whitefield, Blonde £1168 Hayclose, Holstein Friesian £1044, £949 Durdar House, £1007, £1004, £1003, £949, £945, £940 High Whinnow.
Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 228.5p, 218.5p, 215.5p Greenhill, 226.5p, 211.5p Stubsgill, 223.5p, 212.5p Niven Hill, 217.5p Setmabanning, 217.5p Lower Griseburn, 215.5p Shatton Lodge, 215.5p High Stenries, British Blue 215.5p Stubsgill, 200.5p Hayclose, Charolais 209.5p, 203.5p Carwood, Blonde 193.5p Hayclose, Galloway 188.5p, 183.5p, 181.5p, 180.5p Shancastle, Luing 183.5p Setmabanning, Holstein Friesian 163.5p, 159.5p Blackrigg, 163.5p, 161.5p (x2), 160.5p (x2) High Whinnow, 159.5p Durdar House, Hereford 158.5p Whitefield.
Prime Cattle: A smaller entry of 24 prime steers and heifers were forward, with numbers falling short of requirements, trade remained strong. Top overall price of £1661.15 was achieved by Messrs Lockheart, Fauldingcleugh, Lockerbie for a Limousin cross, and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. The same vendor also received top pence per kilo of 224.5ppk.
Heifers seen a day’s top of £1488.212 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Hewitson, Shatton Lodge Farm, Cockermouth and was also purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top overall pence per kilo of 247.5ppk was achieved by Messrs Wilson, Bowscale, Maryport for a Limousin cross and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1661, £1620 Fauldingcleugh
Heifers: Limousin £1488, £1392 Shatton Lodge, £1353 West End, £1289 Bowscale, £1271 High Stenries, Simmental £1218 Castlewigg, Charolais £1289 High Stenries
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 224.5p Fauldingcleugh, 223.5p Windy Hill, 212.5p How Gill
Heifers: Limousin 247.5p, 229.5p Bowscale, 232.5p, 231.5p West End Farm, 229.5p High Stenries, 219.5p Shatton Lodge, Simmental 217.5p Castlewigg, Charolais 227.5p High Stenries
Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes – The weekly sale of prime sheep saw a larger number forward on the week. A better show of lambs met an increased demand leaving all vendors happy with their returns. The sale averaged £77.08, which shows an increase of £3 per head on last year’s corresponding fixture.
The sale topped at £100.80 on two occasions both with Dutch Texels, firstly from Messrs Wigham, Hargill House, and secondly with Messrs Urwin, Hill House, who also topped the pence per kilo at 227.3ppk with a pen of five, selling to Mr A Dawson.
Cast ewes sold to a top of £102 for Texels from Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft.
Prime lambs leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £100.80, £100 (x2), £94 (x3) Hill House, £100.80, £95.80, £94.80, £93.80, £88.80, £82 Hargill House, £85.80 (x2) Thorneyland, £82.80 Unity Farm, £82.30 Low Houses, Texel £100 Corrie Field, £99.50, £95.80, £92.80 Quarry House Farm, £98.30, £96.30, £94, £93.80 (x2) New Grange Farm, £96.80 Farnbury, £96.80, £92.80, £90, £89.80 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £92.80, £90 Whiteside Farm, £89.80 West Cocklaw, £88.80 East Park, Beltex £93.80, £92.30, £90.30, £80.80 Walton Woodhead, £86.80, £83.80 High Rigg, £83.80 Castlehill, Suffolk £91.80 West Cocklaw, £81.30 New Farm, £80.80, £80 New Sandsfield, Millennium Blue £89.80, £83.80, £80.80 Corrie Field, Greyfaced £75.80, £70 Lawston Farm, £70.30 High Lovelady Shield, £70.30 Glebe Farm.
Prime lambs leading prices per kilo: Dutch Texel 227.3p, 221.5p (x3), 218.6p (x3) Hill House, 225.7p, 220.2p, 213.2p, 210p, 200p Hargill House, 204.3p Thorneyland, 200p Low Houses, Texel 225p Sarkside, 223.4p, 218.9p, 210.8p, 208.4p, 200p New Grange Farm, 217.4p Corrie Field, 216.6p East Park, 214p, 208.5p, 206p Quarry House Farm, 208.5p, 206p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 206.2p Whiteside Farm, 202p Wavercroft, 201.8p Wham Head Farm, 200p High Lovelady Shield, 200p Far Shields, Beltex 223.3p, 210p, 209.8p Walton Woodhead, 205p Church View, 201.9p Castlehill, Millennium Bleu 197.4p Corrie Field, Bleu du Maine 186.8p Rose Cottage, Suffolk 175.7p, 174.9p West Cocklaw, 171.5p Fenton Farm, 170.1p Dirrops, Greyfaced 170p Lawston Farm.