Borderway Primestock Sale

8th October 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 8th October Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where they had a larger entry of 505 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle, along with 1982 prime and cast sheep.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A mixed show of 348 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer on Monday.

Messrs Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm run of outstanding Limousin cross and British Blue cross cows sold to average 718kg, 185.5ppk or £1331, and topped at 772kg, 185.5ppk or £1432, and to 759kg, 186.5ppk to £1415, followed by 682kg, 206.5ppk or £1408, all for Limousin crosses which were purchased by Owain Llyr. British Blue cross cow sold to 708kg, 191.5ppk or £1355 also from Mr Gary Bell and once again was purchased by Owain Llyr. Mr Hamish Goldie, South Bowerhouses run of Charolais cows topped at 976kg, 146.5ppk or £1429 and to 962kg, 140.5ppk or £1351 both purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Reed, The Knarr sold a British Blue cross cow to 698kg, 192.5ppk or £1343 to Owain Llyr. Mr George Brough, Old Rectory Farm sold a Limousin cow for 682kg 186.5ppk or £1271 and was purchased by Messrs Worsley. Messrs Robson, Middle Horsley Hope sold a Limousin cross cow for 624kg, 185.5ppk or £1157 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Mitchell, Grassknop Farm sold a Limousin cross cow for 658kg, 182.5ppk or £1200 and was purchased by Jewitts Meats.

A plain show of Black and white cows were on offer, with all classes selling less on the week.

Messrs Baird, Redhall sold a Holstein cross cow for 880kg, 109.5ppk or £963 to Mr Les Fell. Messrs Martin, Tempest Tower sold a Holstein cross cow for 837kg, 114.5ppk or £958 to Pickstocks. Messrs Teasdale & Sons, Halefield Farm sold a MRI for 820kg, 113.5ppk or £930 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Wise, Low Tarns sold a Fleckvieh cow for 722kg, 128.5ppk or £927 to Mr Kenny McCreery. Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown Farm sold a Holstein cross cow to 859kg, 107.5ppk or £923, and to 841kg, 109.5ppk to £920 to Messrs Holmes and Mr Sean McGimpsey. Upper Barr run of Holstein cross cows topped at 800kg, 112.5ppk or £900 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.

Heifer Leading prices: British Friesians 139.5ppk Rye Close, Holstein Cross 129.5ppk South Bower Houses 126.5ppk, 124.5ppk Moorhouse Farm, Fleckvieh 128.5ppk Low Tarns, Friesian cross 122.5ppk The Flatt.

Ten stock bulls were on offer, with Messrs Thompson, East Unthank selling the top priced British Blue bull to 1016kg, 122.5ppk or £1244 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Cast Cow price per head: Limousin £1432, £1415, £1408 Haas Side Farm, £1320, £1182 Bleabank Farm, £1306 Mossband Hall, £1272, £1271 Old Rectory Farm, £1200 Grassknop Farm, £1175, £1013 Fitz Farm, £1157 Middle Horsleyhope Farm, £1131, £1114 Fell View Farm, £1120 Bishop Lough, £1104 Longhurst, £1080, £1029 Greenhill Farm, £1047 Stanger Hill, £1043 The Knarr, £1035 West Farm, £1011 Willimoteswick Farm, £1003 South Bowerhouses, Charolais £1429, £1351, £1265, £1248, £1220 South Bowerhouses, £1282 Crookdake Mill, British Blue £1355, £1272, £1110 Haas Side Farm, £1343 The Knarr, £1100 The Howes, Simmental £1087 West Farm, Holstein Friesian £963 Red Hall, £958 Tempest Tower, £923, £920 Smalmstown Farm, £900 Upper Barr, MRI £930 Halefield Farm, Fleckvieh £927 Low Tarns, Holstein £886 Fauldie, Dairy Shorthorn £864 Brisco Hill, British Friesian £855 Mounsey Bank.

Leading Cast Bull price per head: British Blue £1244 East Unthank FarmLimousin £1198 Greenwrae, £1116 Street Head, £1010 Guards Mill Farm, Hereford £1065 Low Buildings, Simmental £1041 Kirkhouse Dairy, £1011 Kirtleton House.

Leading Cast Cow price per kilo: Limousin 206.5p, 186.5p, 185.5p Haas Side Farm, 189.5p, 179.5p West Farm, 186.5p, 166.5p Old Rectory Farm, 185.5p Middle Horsleyhop Farm, 182.5p Grassknop Farm, 177.5p Bleabank Farm, 175.5p, 171.5p Fitz Farm, 172.5p Charlesfield, 172.5p Low Sorbies, 168.5p Greenhill Farm, 166.5p Stanger Hill, 155.5p Bishop Lough, 153.5p The Knarr, 152.5p Greenhill Farm, 152.5p Mossband Hall, British Blue 192.5p The Knarr, 191.5p, 177.5p, 164.5p Haas Side Farm, 156.5p The Howes, 148.5p Stanger Hill, 143.5p Bishop Lough, Charolais 181.5p, 146.5p (x2), 144.5p, 140.5p South Bowerhouses, 149.5p Crookdake Mill, 128.5p Low Buildings, Simmental 161.5p, 157.5p, 147.5p (x2), 143.5p Porterstown Farm, 138.5p West Farm, 134.5p Meikle Kirkland, Aberdeen Angus 160.5p Dinley Farm, Shorthorn 140.5p, 135.5p Rye Close, British Friesian 139.5p Rye Close, 122.5p The Flatt, 122.5p Well Head Farm, 111.5p, 104.5p Mounsey Bank, 111.5p Croft Farm, 105.5p Kilfillan, 100.5p Ibrak, MRI 133.5p Halefield Farm, Holstein Friesian 129.5p South Bowerhouses, 126.5p, 124.5p Moorhouse Farm, 117.5p Low Row Scales, 114.5p Tempest Tower, 112.5p Woodhouses Farm, 112.5p, 111.5p (x2) Upper Barr, 109.5p Red Hall, 109.5p, 107.5p, 104.5p, 103.5p (x2) Smalmstown Farm, 109.5p, 107.5p High Plains, 108.5p Low Tarns, 103.5p The Howes, 102.5p Langhorn Farm, Fleckvieh 128.5p Low Tarns, Beef Shorthorn 118.5p, 114.5p Coxhill Farm, Saler 126.5p Meikle Kirkland, Galloway 117.5p Middlehorsleyhope Farm, Dairy Shorthorn 116.5p Brisco Hill, Holstein 107.5p Fauldie.

Leading Cast Bull price per kilo: Charolais 161.5p, 150.5p, 149.5p Broomfield Farm, Hereford 136.5p Gift Hall Farm, Limousin 129.5p Awhirk Farm, 128.5p Greenwrae, 118.5p Street Head, Holstein Friesian 127.5p Gift Hall Farm, British Blue 122.5p East Unthank Farm.

Prime Bulls: A much larger entry of 102 prime bulls were forward, whereby most classes would be slightly easier on the week. Top overall was a Blonde from Messrs Mitchell, Grassknop Farm, Penrith who attained £1735.77 and was purchased by Mr McCreery, Ireland. Limousin sold to £1625.78 from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan and was purchased by Mr Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. British Blues sold to £1547.29 from Messrs Pattinson, Temon Farm, Brampton and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie and to £1546.69 from Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton. Simmentals sold t o£1426.95 from Messrs McClanachan, Millhill Farm, Lockerbie.

Top pence per kilo was attained by Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields, Lockerbie, receiving 224.5ppk for a Limousin purchased by Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax.

Black and white bulls topped at £1119.08 from Messrs Prudham, Whitefield, Brampton and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Topping the pence per kilo in this section was Messrs Story, Blackrigg, Longtown at 179.5ppk and was purchased by Bowland Foods.

Leading prices per head: Blonde £1735 Grassknop Farm, £1259 Glenzierfoot Farm, Limousin £1625 Upper Brydekirk, £1619 Lower Griseburn, £1582 Mirkbooths, £1419, £1353 Greenhill Farm, £1398 Sarkshields Farm, £1386 The Ash, £1374 The Lake, £1364 Old Rectory Farm,   British Blue £1547 Temon Farm, £1546, £1520, £1499 Osborne Farm, £1534 Newton High House, £1503 Upper Brydekirk, £1422 The Lake, £1376 Whitefield,Simmental £1426, £1401 Millhill Farm, £1200 Whitefield, Aberdeen Angus £1396 Carruthers Farm, £1149, £1138 Fauldie, Beef Shorthorn £1257 Whitefield, Galloway £1147, £1050, £1042, £1006 Shancastle Farm, Montbeliarde £1119 Whitefield, £952 Kirkbride House, £917, £913 Beeches, Holstein Friesian £1075, £972 Blackrigg, £1013, £973 Durdar House, £970, £931 Skelton Wood End, £917 Laws Hall, Holstein £1007 Durdar House, £970, £915 Musgrave Hall, British Friesian £1011, £952 Whins Farm, Ayrshire £894 Horseclose Farm, £804 (x2) Greenhill Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 224.5p Sarkshields Farm, 220.5p Greenhill Farm, 216.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, 214.5p Lower Griseburn, 210.5p Old Rectory Farm, British Blue 213.5p Upper Brydekirk, 206.5p (x2), 205.5p Osborne Farm, 205.5p, 202.5p The Lake,  Blonde 205.5p, 204.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, Simmental 188.5p, 183.5p Millhill Farm, Aberdeen Angus 184.5p Fauldie, 178.5p, 173.5p Justicetown Farm, Galloway 180.5p, 178.5p, 176.5p Shancastle Farm, Holstein Friesian 179.5p, 160.5p Blackrigg, 175.5p, 163.5p, 162.5p Wood End, Montbelliarde 175.5p Kirkbride House, 173.5p Whitefield, 171.5p Beeches, Ayrshire 160.5p, 159.5p Greenhill Farm, Holstein 156.5p (x2) Musgrave Hall.

Prime Cattle: A larger entry of 55 prime steers and heifers were forward with trade also slightly easier. Top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Nether Stenries Farm achieving £1623.75 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top British Blue steer was from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse receiving £1623.60. Top pence per kilo of 230.5ppk was attained twice, firstly by Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton and secondly by Messrs Storey, Limestone Cottage, Penrith, both for Limousin crosses.

Heifers peaked at £1588 from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse with a Limousin cross and to £1579 from the same home for a British Blue cross, both of which were purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Finally top overall pence per kilo was a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby receiving 237.5ppk and was purchased by King Street Butchers.

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: Limousin
£1623, £1578 Nether Stenries Farm, £1597 Limestone Cottage, £1592, £1560, £1558 Bothel Parks, £1517, £1479, £1459, £1379 Gill Farm, £1481, £1379 Hosket Hill Farm, £1381 Gelt Hall Farm, British Blue £1623 Nealhouse Farm, £1504, £1480 Gill Farm, Simmental £1349 Millhill Farm, British Friesian £1111 Gelt Hall Farm, Belted Galloway £1085 Bank House Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1588 Nealhouse Farm, £1455, £1395, £1389 Elm House, British Blue £1579 Nealhouse Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1257 Guards Mill Farm.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
230.5p, 229.5p, 224.5p Bothel Parks, 230.5p Limestone Cottage, 229.5p, 221.5p, 218.5p Gill Farm, 225.5p, 216.5p Nether Stenries Farm, British Blue 225.5p Nealhouse Farm, 225.5p, 215.5p Gill Farm, Belted Galloway 187.5p Bank House Farm, Longhorn 175.5p Broomfield Farm, British Friesian 162.5p Gelt Hall Farm.

Heifers: Limousin 230.5p Nealhouse Farm, 236.p, 237.5p, 232.5p Elm House,  British Blue 221.5p Nealhouse Farm, Aberdeen Angus 219.5p Guards Mill Farm.

Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes – A larger number of prime and cast sheep were forward, with better fleshed lambs being sharper on the week. Topping the trade at £100.80 or 234.4ppk was tremendous pen of Beltex from Messrs Williamson, Dykehead.

An increased number of cast ewes were forward, topping at £107.50 from Corrie Field.

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: Beltex £100.80, £98.80, £97, £85.30 (x2), £92.80, £80.80 Dykehead, £92.80, £90.30, £86.80, £85.80, £82.30 West Moorhouses, £91.80, £88.80, £86.80 Walton Woodhead, £88.80 Castlehill, £82.80 The Throp, Texel £95.80, £95, £94.80, £92.80, £90.80, £87.30 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £90.80, £83.80 Kilnknowe, £89.80, £84.80 Howgillside, £88.80 Ashknowe, £86 Craigburn Farm, £85, £83 St Oswalds Farm, £84.80 Seymour House, £83.30 High Old Shield Farm, £83.30 Shankfield Head,Suffolk £92.80 Howgillside, £88.80, £76.30 Albyfield, £87.80, £86.80 Howgillside, £76.30 White House, £70 Greengate Well Farm, Millennium Bleu £89.80, £80.80 Corrie Field, Dutch Texel £89.30, £88.80, £84.80, £84.30 Low Houses, £83.80, £81.30 Unity Farm, £83.80, £81.80 (x2) Springfield Farm, £81.80 Thorneyland, £80 Lea Hill, Charollais £83.30 Priestdykes Farm, Bleu Du Maine £82.30 Greensyke, Blackfaced £74.80 Stobbs Farm, Rouge £73.80 Ashknowe, Herdwick £71.80 Ashknowe, Greyfaced £71 Farnbury, £70 Hargill House, £70 Lawston Farm, £70 Mayburgh Close.

Prime lambs leading prices per kilo: Beltex 234.4p, 210.2p Dykehead, 221.2p, 217p, 216p Walton Woodhead, 221p, 212.5p, 206.7p, 202.1p, 201.9p, 200.7p West Moorhouses, 214p Castlehill, 202p The Throp, Texel 226.2p, 215.5p, 203.8p, 193.2p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 225.1p Milton Mains, 207.3p, 204.9p, 195.1p, 193p St Oswalds Farm, 206.4p, 190.5p Kilnknowe, 196.8p Ashknowe, 194.4p Greengate Well Farm, 193.7p High Old Shield Farm, 193.6p Glebelands, 192.7p Seymour House, 192.7p Whiteside Farm, Dutch Texel 215.2p, 211.4p, 200.7p, 190.6p Low Houses, 206.9p, 203.3p, 180.9p Unity Farm, 188p Springfield Farm, 188p Thorneyland, 180.2p Springfield Farm, Rouge 191.7p Ashknowe, Millennium Bleu 185.2p Corrie Field.