Borderway Primestock Sale

5th November 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 5th November Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where once again a good show of 551 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A huge show of 419 cast cows and bulls were presented to an increased ring side of buyers. A plainer and more weathered show was on offer resulting in well finished cows being sharper on the week.

Messrs Telfer & Son, Newton High House sold two outstanding British Bleu cows for 1024kg, 170.;5ppk or £1745 and to 909kg, 182.5ppk or £1658 and was purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick and Owain Llyr. Mr Keith Harryman, Keskadale Farm run of great Limousin cross and British Blue cross cows topped at 880kg, 169.5ppk or £1491, 838kg, 174.5ppk or £1462 and to 707kg, 184.5ppk or £1304 for Limousin and British Blue crosses to 780kg, 177.5ppk or £1384 and purchased by Messrs Worsley, Mr Kirkpatrick and Owain Llyr.

Messrs Eve, Stubbsgill Farm sold a Limousin cow for 805kg, 153.5ppk or £1235 and was purchased by Mr Malcolm Allan. Messrs Vance, Low Skeog run of cows topped at 850kg, 142.5ppk or £1211 for a Charolais cow purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Mr Iain Graham, Ross Castle Farm sold a Limousin cross heifer for 699kg, 170.5ppk or £1191 to Mr Malcolm Allan.

A plain show of 276 black and white cows were on offer, with Messrs Chappelhow, High Grounds selling the top priced Holstein cross cow for 706kg, 133.5ppk or £942 to Malcolm Allen. Messrs Story, Blackrigg sold a Holstein cross cow for 699kg, 138.5ppk or £926 to Mr Alan Jarvis.

Messrs Moore, Brayshaw sold a Montbeliarde cross for 709kg, 123.5ppk or £875 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Dart & Son, Flothers sold a Holstein cross cow for 810kg, 113.5ppk or £919 to Mr Kirkpatrick.

A small show of 7 stock bulls were on offer, with Messrs Braithwaite, Scales Farm selling a Limousin stock bull for 1078kg, 145.5ppk or £1568 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Moore, Brayshaw Farm sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus bull for 941kg, £1237 also to Owain Llyr.

Leading Cast Cow price per head: British Blue £1745, £1658 Newton High House, £1384 Keskadale Farm, £1042 Green Farm, £1000 Bowscale Farm, £999 Woodhead Farm, Limousin £1491, £1462, £1304, £1262 Keskadale Farm, £1235 Stubbsgill Farm, £1191 Rose Castle Farm, £1143 Baggarah Farm, £1081, £1020 Old Rectory Farm, £1053 Blackwell Farm, £1040 Brackenbank, £1008 Allensgreen, Charolais £1211, £1177, £1087, £1033 Low Skeog, Simmental £1101 Brackenbank, £1098 Dinnans, Holstein Friesian £942 High Grounds, £926 Blackrigg, £919 Flothers, £895 Down Hall, £885 Chalk Lodge, £851 Bays Leap Farm House, Aberdeen Angus £918 Chapel House, Holstein £877 Yew Tree Farm, £866, £862 Woodside Farm, £863 Broathill, Montbeliarde £875, £866 Brayshaw, British Friesian £837 Crummock Bank Farm, Swedish Red & White £821 Bays Leap Farm House.

Leading Cast Bull price per head: Limousin £1568 Scales Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1237 Brayshaw.

Leading Cast Cow price per kilo: Limousin 184.5p, 174.5p, 172.5p, 169.5p Keskadale Farm, 170.5p Rose Castle Farm, 169.5p Allensgreen, 153.5p Stubbsgill Farm, 149.5p Gapshields, 147.5p Baggarah Farm, 146.5p How Burn, 144.5p, 142.5p (x2) Old Rectory Farm, 142.5p Hargill House, 141.5p Woodhead Farm, 141.5p Brackenbank, British Blue 182.5p, 170.5p Newton High House, 177.5p Keskadale Farm, 139.5p Thornby Villa, 139.5p Bowscale Farm, 135.5p Green Farm, 131.5p Woodhouse Farm, Simmental 154.5p, 122.5p Dinnans, 149.5p High Dovecote, 135.5p Brackenbank, 117.5p Outer Woodhead, 117.5p Beacon Rigg Farm, Charolais 152.5p, 142.5p, 139.5p, 137.5p, 136.5p, 130.5p Low Skeog, Holstein Friesian 138.5p Blackrigg, 133.5p High Grounds, 114.5p, 106.5p Low House Farm, 113.5p Flothers, 111.5p Chalk Lodge, 111.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 109.5p Cumcatch Farm, 109.5p Wormanby Farm, 109.5p Laws Hall, 108.5p Netherfield Farm, 108.5p Low Plains, 106.5p Down Hall, Hereford 135.5p Swordwellrigg Farm, Beef Shorthorn 129.5p Bays Leap Farm House, Aberdeen Angus 124.5p Chapel House, Montbeliarde 123.5p Brayshaw, 117.5p Flothers  British Friesian 115.5p Wavercroft, 110.5p Dockray Hall, 109.5p The Green, 108.5p Yew Tree Farm, Holstein 111.5p, 109.5p (x2), 108.5p, 107.5p, 106.5p Woodside Farm, Luing 111.5p Midtown Farm, Swedish Red & White 106.5p Bays Leap Farm House, Belted Galloway 101.5p Whitstonehill.

Leading Cast Bull price per kilo: Limousin 145.5p Scales Farm, 125.5p Dinnans, Aberdeen Angus 131.5p Brayshaw.

Prime Bulls: A larger entry of 91 prime bulls were forward, selling easier for plainer bulls, and a good trade for better shaped bulls. Top overall was a British Blue from Messrs Telfer, Newton High House, Newcastle, achieving £1650.73 and was purchased by Mr Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. Simmentals sold to £1622.85 from Messrs Goldie, Newbie Mains, Annan and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Limousins sold to £1621.53 from Messrs Miller, West Farm, Carlisle and was purchased by Mr Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. Salers to £1413.47 from Messrs Prudham, Whitefield, Brampton.

Top pence per kilo of 227.5ppk for a Limousin cross from Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton and was purchased by Bowlands Foods, Preston. British Blues to 215.5ppk from Messrs Telfer, Newton High House.

Black and whites peaked at £1126.34 for a British Friesian from Messrs Bland, The Flatt, Brampton and was purchased by Jewtitt Meats, Spennymoor. Messrs Workman, Beeches, Carlisle attained top pence per kilo of 183.5ppk and was purchased by Bowland Foods.

Leading prices per head: British Blue £1650 Newton High House, £1216 Haythwaite Lane Farm, £1200 Low Farm, Simmental £1622, £1333, £1306 Newbie Mains, £1384 Oakrigg Farm, Limousin £1621, £1544, £1485 West Farm, £1605 Newton High House, £1371, £1357, £1330 Setmabannng Farm, £1340, £1335, £1314 Greenhill Farm, Saler £1413, £1381, £1312 Whitefield, Aberdeen Angus £1258, £1165, £1011 Fauldie, Charolais £1192, £1189 Wydon Farm, British Friesian £1126, £927 The Flatt, £1122 Fauldie, £1122, £1059, £1049, £1026 Aulby Farm,  Holstein £1060, £1022, £827, £821 Musgrave Hall, £822, £817, £802 Crooklands, Holstein Friesian £1027, £1015, £1013, £982 Brisco Hill, £1017 Barwinnock Farm, £942 Wood Close Farm, £896, £856 Milton Farm,  Montbeliarde £996 Kirkbride House, £930 Beeches.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 227.5p, 221.5p (x2), 216.5p Greenhill Farm, 220.5p Newton High House, 217.5p West Farm, 216.5p Setmabanning Farm, British Blue 215.5p Newton High House, 208.5p Low Farm, Saler 195.5p Whitefield, Charolais 188.5p, 187.5p Wydon Farm, Aberdeen Angus 183.5p, 176.5p Fauldie, Montbeliarde 183.5p Beeches, 169.5p Kirkbride House, British Friesian 178.5p the Flatt, 169.5p, 165.5p, 159.5p (x2) Aulby Farm, 162.5p Fauldie, Holstein 170.5p, 157.5p Musgrave Hall, 156.5p, 155.5p Crooklands, Holstein 168.5p, 156.5p, 155.5p (x2) Brisco Hill, 158.5p Barwinnock Farm, 156.5p Wood Close Farm.    

Prime Cattle: A similar entry of 41 prime steer and heifers were forward with heifers proving a plainer offering. Top overall was a superb Limousin cross steer from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle achieving £1714.30 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton sold another to £1661.62. British Blues from Messrs Pearson, High Plasket Lands Farm, Maryport peaked at £1551.52 and a Parthenais cross from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow topped at £1491.44. Top pence per kilo of 228.5ppk was received by Messrs Pearson, High Plasket Lands for the aforementioned and to 117.5ppk for a Limousin cross.

Heifers seen a day’s top of £1413.75 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Gale, Hollins Farm, Cockermouth and £1386 for a Charolais cross from Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill Farm, Carlisle.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin
£1714, £1578 Low Whinnow Farm, £1661, £1658, £1647, £1585, £1528 Hundith House, £1606, £1536 Bothel Parks, £1519, £1508 Hoddamtown, £1508 High Plasket Lands Farm, Parthenais £1491 Low Whinnow Farm, British Blue £1551 High Plasket Lands Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1413 Hollins Farm, £1282, £1248 Hosket Hill Farm, £1257 Mirkbooths, Charolais £1386 Hosket Hill Farm, British Blue £1261 Blackrigg,

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: British Blue
228.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, Limousin 227.5p, 219.5p, 218.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 227.5p, 225.5p, 221.5p (x2), 219.5p, 218.5p Hundith House, 226.5p, 223.5p Hoddamtown, 225.5p, 219.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 219.5p (x2) Bothel Parks, Parthenais 196.5p Low Whinnow Farm.

Heifers: Limousin 205.5p Mirkbooths, 204.5p Hosket Hill Farm.

Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes – On Monday Borderway held their weekly sale of 2211 prime and cast sheep. Prime lambs were forward in greater numbers and better meated sorts saw a rise on the week with plenty 180-200p and further. Quality sheep were a flying trade, as good as anywhere and sold to a top of £104.80 for a pen of 6 Texel cross lambs from Messrs R & M Scott, Thirlwall Castle Farm which were purchased by Mr M Lomax these also were top per kilo at 249.5p.

A big show of ewes were a good trade throughout with a top of £112.50 for Texels from Bon Vista.

Prime lambs leading prices per head:Texel £104.80, £100, £95.80 (x3) Thirlwall Castle Farm, £101.80, £92.80, £87.80, £83.80 Wavercroft, £95.80 Sleightholme Farm, £93.80 (x2) Newbiggin Farm, £85.80 Pundershaw, £85.80 Unity Farm, £84.80 Campingholm, £84.30 Howgillside, £83.80 Croft Farm, £83.80 Greensyke, £83.80 Sceugh Farm, 383.30 Pateshill, Beltex £94.80 (x2), £93.80, £86.80, £83.80 (x2), £81.80 West Moorhouses, £93, £90, £86.80, £86.80, £82.80 New Grange Farm, £92.30, £80 (x2) Shank Castle, £91.80, £82.80 High Old Shield Farm,  Dutch Texel £93.80 Thorneyland, £80.80 Lea Hill, Bleu Du Maine £85, £80 Corrie Field, Suffolk £84, £82.80 Howgillside, £80.80, £80 Clappers Farm, £80.80 West End Farm, £80 (x2) Albyfield, Charollais £75.30 Northrigg Hill,Greyfaced £73 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, £70 Coombe Crag, £70 Cold Shields, £70 Church Farm, £67.30 (x2) Whiteside Farm, £65.80 Beamwham, £65 Sheepriggs, Blackfaced £70, £61.80 Whiteside Farm, £65, £60 Church Farm, £63.80 Pundershaw, Swaledale £65 Farewell Grange, Hill Cheviot 62.80 Doddick Farm.

Prime lambs leading prices per kilo: Texel 249.5p, 241p, 217.7p (x2), 195.5p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 236.7p, 226.3p, 215.3p Wavercroft, 228.8p, 226p, 212.3p, 194.8p Newbiggin Farm, 193.6p Thorneyland, 191.4p Church Farm, Beltex 231.2p, 223.1p, 213.2p, 212.2p, 204.4p, 204.2p West Moorhouses, 223.9p High Old Shield Farm, 217.2p Shank Castle, 211.7p, 202.2p, 201.9p New Grange Farm, Dutch Texel 215.6p Thorneyland, 207.2p Lea Hill, Suffolk 170.2p Clappers Farm, 167.3p, 164.8p, 163.7p Howgillside, 163.8p Beamwham, 163.4p Newbiggin Farm, 160p West End Farm, Greyfaced 164.1p (x2) Whiteside Farm, 158.9p Doddick Farm, 154.8p Beamwham, 150.7p Sheepriggs, 150.5p Cold Shields, Blackfaced 160.9p, 160.5p Whiteside Farm, Hill Cheviot 157p Doddick Farm, Swaledale 151.5p Doddick Farm.