Borderway Primestock Sale

1st October 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 1st October Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where they had a smaller show of 430 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle, along with 2150 prime and cast sheep.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – D A Harrison, Hill House Farm run of well fleshed cows topped at 928 kg, 191.5p £1777 and 832kg, 176.5p £1468 for Limousin x cows purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick and Sean McGimpsey.  Messrs Nixon & Sons, Stotsfold Farm sold a Limousin cow for 766kg, 181.5 £1390 to Malcolm Allan.

Messrs Irving, New Sandsfield sold a Limousin x cow for 747kg, 185.5, £1385 to Owain Llyr.  Mr Barry Storey, Byers Green sold a British Blue cow for 709kg, 191.5 £1357 to Kenny McCreery.

A plain show of black and white cows were on offer, however all classes would be well sold.  Messrs Pattinson & Son, Walby Hall, sold a Holstein cow for 901 kg, 104.5 £941 to Pickstocks.  Messrs Rudd & Sons, Grassings Farm, sold a Holstein cow for 871kg, 107.5 £936 to Charles Kirkpatrick.  Bays Leap Dairy Farm, sold a Dairy Shorthorn cow for 815kg, 114.5p £933 to Sean McGimpsey.  Messrs Baird, Red Hall sold a Holstein x cow for 814kg, 111.5, £907 to Steven Bowes who also bought Messrs Paisley & Sons, Micklethwaite Farm, Friesian cow which sold for 718kg 125.5p totalling  £901.

Mr David Harrison, Dundraw Farm sold black and white bullocks for 660kg 155.5 £1026. 647kg 158.5 £1025 to David Holmes and Kenny McCreery.

Leading prices:
Bullocks Holstein x 158.5, 155.5 154.5 151.5 139.5(x2) Dundraw Farm

Heifers: Holstein x 146.5 Low Bank End Farm, 143.5 139.5 Newbampton Farm.

A small show of 9 stock bulls were on offer.  Messrs Graves & Sons, Hesket Demain sold a British Blue stock bull for 980 kg, 163.5 £1602 bought by Owain Llyr.  Messrs Cowx & Sons, Hudscales sold a Limousin stock bull for 1340kg 119.5 £1601 to Charles Kirkpatrick.

Leading Cast Cow price per head: Limousin £1777, £1468 £1257 £1235 £1209 £1150 Hill House Farm,  £1390 £1040 Stotsfold Farm, £1386 New Sandsfield, £1223 £1018 Meikleholm Farm, £1197 £1040 The Guards, £1182 Willimoteswick Farm, £1147 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £1128 £1122 Silloans, £1089 Skiddaw View Cottage, £1089 £1071 Bents Farm, £1084 £1016 Halmyre Farm, £1080 Meikle Kirkland, £1056 Rosgill Head, £1021 West End Farm, British Blue £1357 Byers Green, £1180, £1004 Hill House, £1044 Meikle Kirkland, Hereford £1251 £1213 Basco Dyke Head, Simmental £1249 Woodhouse Lane, Blonde £1189, £1150 Hill House Farm, Charolais £1007 Brisco Hall, Beef Shorthorn £981 Coxhill Farm, £922 Bays Leap Farm House, Holstein Friesian £941 Walby Hall, £936 Grassings Farm, £919 Dundraw Farm, £907 Red Hall, Dairy Shorthorn £933 Bays Leap Farm House, Aberdeen Angus £908 Millantae Farm, Friesian £901 Micklethwaite Farm, £858 High House.

Leading Cast Bull price per head: British Blue £1602 Hesket Demain, Limousin £1601 Hudscales £1420 Halmyre Farm, £1403 Cardew Hall, £1332 Bank Top.

Leading Cast Cow price per kilo: Limousin 191.5p, 176.5p, 169.5p, 164.5p, 157.5p, 147.5p Hill House Farm, 185.5p New Sandsfield, 184.5p Meikleholm Farm, 181.5p Stotsfold Farm, 168.5p Rosgill Head, 168.5p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 167.5p, 145.5p Meikle Kirkland, 166.5p The Swaites, 160.5p Skiddaw View Cottage, 155.5p, 149.5p The Guards, 151.5p Bents Farm, 150.5p, 149.5p Silloans, 149.5p Byers Green, 148.5p West End Farm, 147.5p, 146.5p Halmyre Farm, 147.5p Willimoteswick Farm British Blue 191.5p Byers Green, 157.5p Meikle Kirkland, 149.5p Fowrass Farm, 144.5p Rosgill Head, 163.5p, 143.5p Hill House Farm Blonde 183.5p, 168.5p Hill House Farm Holstein Friesian 181.5p Micklethwaite Farm, 158.5p, 155.5p, 154.5p, 151.5p, 139.5p(x2) Dundraw Farm, 146.5p Low Bank End Farm, 139.5p New Bampton Farm  Simmental 169.5p Fowrass Farm, 165.5p, 144.5p, 137.5p Woodhouse Lane, 134.5p Brisco Hall, 134.5p Skiddaw View Cottage Hereford 150.5p, 144.5p Basco Dyke Head Farm Aberdeen Angus 146.5p Bents Farm Holstein 143.5p, 123.5p Bampton Farm, 131.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 123.5p Harrington Ling Farm  Beef Shorthorn 139.5p, 137.5p, 130.5p, 129.5p Bays Leap Dairy Farm, 123.5p, 122.5p Coxhill Farm Friesian 125.5p Micklethwaite Farm, 122.5p High House, 119.5p Whitehead Hill Farm Blue Grey 122.5p Skiddaw View Cottage Saler 120.5p Bents Farm Montbeliarde 114.5p New Mill Farm Fleckvieh 114.5p Hazel Head Dairy Shorthorn 114.5p Bays Leap Farm MRI 113.5p Willimoteswick Farm Belted Galloway 109.5p Bents Farm

Leading Cast Bull price per kilo: British Blue 163.5p Hesket Demain, 139.5p Woodhouse Farm Limousin 158.5p Halmyre Farm, 139.5p Cardew Hall, 127.5p Bank Top

Prime Bulls: A plainer offering of 67 prime bulls were forward resulting in a similar trade to that of last weeks. A day’s top of £1498.13 was achieved for a Limousin from Messrs Norman, Little Orton, Carlisle and was purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. Simmentals sold to £1476.58 from Messrs Houldey, Kirtleton House, Lockerbie. British Blues topped at £1367.81 from Messrs Jefferson, Aspatria Hall, Wigton and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Aberdeen Angus bulls sold to£1351.35 from Messrs Pickering, Peel Flatt, Hexham.

Top pence per kilo of 227.5ppk for a Limousin cross from Messrs Beattie, Millantae Farm, Lockerbie and was purchased by Bowland Foods and Limousin crosses to 223.5ppk from Messrs Roame, Niven Hill, Gretna.

Black and Whites peaked at £1056.62 from Messrs Mattocks, Aulby Farm, Penrith and was purchased by Bowland Foods. Top pence per kilo of 192.ppk was achived by Messrs Mattocks, Aulby.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1498, £1314 Little Orton Farm, £1442, £1432 Hallmoor, £1414 The Ash, £1406, £1340 Oswie, £1401 Bectonhall, £1358 Niven Hill, £1303 Balgray Hill, Simmental £1476 Kirtleton House, £1154 Oswie, British Blue £1367, £1338, £1317 Aspatria Hall, £1283 West Hindon Farm, £1229 Steel Hall, Aberdeen Angus £1351, £1315, £1166 Peel Flatt Farm, Charolais £1251 Oswie, Hereford £1106, £1078 Randalinton Farm, British Friesian £1056, £1024, £978, £903 Aulby Farm, £911 Cardew Hall, Holstein Friesian £1006, £1001, £994, £922 Bectonhall,  

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 227.5p Millantae Farm, 223.5p Niven Hill, Limousin 223.5p Niven Hill, 219.5p, 212.5p Little Orton Farm, 216.5p Balgray Hill, 213.5p Oswie,  British Blue 218.5p, 206.5p (x2) Aspatria Hall, 205.5p Justicetown Farm, Aberdeen Angus 192.5p, 184.5p (x2) Peel Flatt Farm, Galloway 180.5p Balgray Hill, Hereford 179.5p Randalinton Farm, British Friesian 179.5p, 173.5p, 169.5p Aulby Farm, Ayrshire 161.5p Kiln Close Farm, Holstein Friesian 161.5p, 157.5p (x2) Bectonhall.

Prime Cattle: A small entry of 20 prime steers and heifers forward with all classes selling very well, with fewer cattle forward due to most regular vendors being on movement restrictions.

Top overall was a superb British Blue cross steer from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse, Carlisle receiving £1791.23 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. Limousin sold to £1624.85 from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton and Charolais crosses to £1447.80 from Messrs Grindal, Greenhills, Penrith. Top pence per kilo and overall was a Limousin cross from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton achieving 242.5ppk.

Heifers peaked at £1537.68 from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouses and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.

More could have been sold to vendors advantage. For further information on Cast and Prime Cattle sales at Borderway Please contact David Holliday 07710 189804 or Grant Anderson 07872 129274.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: British Blue
£1791 Nealhouse Farm, Limousin £1624, £1578, £1539 Bothel Parks, £1520 Bowscale Farm, £1461, £1434 Croft Farm, £1458 Greenhills, Charolais £1447, £1444 Greenhills.

Heifers: Limousin £1537, £1284 Nealhouse.  

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
242.5p, 226.5p, 223.5p Bothel Parks, 219.5p Balgray Hill, 226.5p, 217.5p Bowscale Farm.

Heifers: Limousin 223.5p Nealhouse Farm.

Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes – The weekly sale of 2148 prime and cast sheep. A larger number of lambs were forward this week, however a big portion of these lacking the finish required for most purchasers. Well fleshed and best ends of lambs were still good to sell, with the sale averaging £73.84.

The trade topped at £108 per head for a pen of 3 outstanding Dutch Texel lambs from Messrs TP Wigham, Hargill House, Coanwood, these sold to B & T Kitson Butchers, Northallerton. These three good lambs were also top price per kilo at 245.5ppk.

Ewes remained good to sell and topped at £120 for Beltex ewes from Messrs Little, The Guards, Ireby.

For further information on Cast and prime sheep sale at Borderway please contact the Auctioneer James Little 07872 840685.

Prime lambs leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £108, £91.80, £89.80, £86.80, £80 Hargill House, £85 Unity Farm, £82.80, £81.80, £81.50, £80 Low Houses, Beltex £93.80 Wavercroft, £93.80 (x2), £82.80 Thirlwall Castle, £92.80, £90.30, £84.80 Walton Woodhead, £91.80, £90, £87.80, £85, £85 New Grange Farm, £90 (x2) Osborne Farm, £89.80 Hollands, £86.80 Castlehill, £85.80 Well Head Farm, £81.80 Flimby Hall, Texel £92.80 Walton Woodhead, £90, £84.80 (x2), £82.80 Wavercroft, £90 Osborne Farm, £88.80 Winterhope Farm, £85.80 Milton Mains, £85.80 Cherry Bank, £85.30 Hunley, £85, £82.80 (x2) Longhurst, £83.80 Town Head Farm, £83.80 West End Farm, £81.80 (x2) Druidhall, £81.80 West End Farm, Blue Texel £89.80, £80 Wayside Cottages, Suffolk £82.80 Scarrowhill, £80.80 West Cocklaw, £80 (x2) Clappers Farm, Bluefaced Leicester £77 Ormathwaite Farm, Greyfaced £72 Hundith House, £72 Greyside Farm.

Prime lambs leading prices per kilo: Dutch Texel 245.5p, 218.6p, 211.3p, 199.5p, 186p Hargill House, 197.1p, 190.2p, 186.4p, 183.9p Low Houses, 187.6p Unity Farm, Beltex 228.8p Wavercroft, 220.7p, 210.8p, 190.3p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 218.4p, 210p Walton Woodhead, 214.5p, 196.8p Well Head Farm, 208.6p New Grange Farm, 206.7p, 192.4p Castlehill, 204.1p Hollands, 197.8p New Grange Farm, 194.8p Flimby Hall, 194.6p Winterhope Farm, 191.2p Wayside Cottages, Texel 206.5p Winterhope Farm, 205.5p Hunley, 189.6p High House, 188.6p, 182.5p Cherry Bank, 188p Sandysike Farmhouse, 186.3p Milton Mains, 184.5p Byrnes Close, 182.2p Town Head Farm, 181.8p Druidhall, 180p Wavercroft, Bluefaced Leicester 175p Ormathwaite Farm, Suffolk 171p Ghyll House Farm.