Borderway Primestock Sale

19th November 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 19th November Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a larger show of 430 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A much improved entry of 330 cast cows were forward with a better show of cows forward to the largest ringside of in the UK which ensured all classes bring mucg improved on the week.

Messrs Rogerson, Maison Gill sold a Blonde cow for 852kg at 178.5p totalling £1520 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House Farm’s run of well finished cows topped at 790kg at 171.5p totalling £1354 for a Limousin cross bought by Alan Jarvis. Mr Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm’s run of outstanding cows topped at 646kg at 206.5p totalling £1333 and 768kg at 157.5p totalling £1209 for Limousin crosses both purchased by Owain Llyr. Messrs Bell & Son, Hilltop Farm sold two Limousin cows for 791kg at 163.5p totalling £1293 and 711kg at 172.5p totalling £1226 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick and George Watson. Messrs Taylor, Waterhouse sold a Limousin cow for 770kg at 164.5p totalling £1266 to Owain Llyr.

Messrs Taylor, West Wharmley sold a Limousin cross for 198.5p and 182.5p both bought by William Barker. Messrs Bradley, Northrigg Hill sold a Blonde for 192.5p also to William Barker. Messrs Harrison & Son, West Wharmley sold Limousin cross heifers for 176.5p(x2) and 173.5p all bought by William Barker. Messrs Armstrong & Hunter, Carrick Farmhouse sold a Limousin cross heifer for 173.5p to Sean McGimpsey.

A mixed show of Black and White cows were on offer with all classes being sharper on the week. Mr Bullman & Son, Bankhouse sold Friesian heifers for 642kg at 157.5p totalling £1011 and 669kg totalling 150.5p totalling £1006 bought by Les Fell and David Holmes. Messrs Wilson, Old Church Farm sold Holstein cross cows for 821kg at 120.5p totalling £989 and 820kg at 110.5p totalling £906 bought by Alan Jarvis and Steven Bowes.

Messrs Horsley, Woodhouse sold a Holstein cow for 925kg at 103.5p totalling £957 to Charles Kirkpatrick Messrs Wilson, Evening Hill Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 665kg at 143.5p totalling £954 to Les Fell. Messrs Whitefield, Woodhouse Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 674kg at 136.5p totalling £920 to Sean McGimpsey.

Leading Heifer prices – Friesian cross 157.5p, 150.5p, 149.5p, 139.5p Bankhouse, Holstein cross 143.5p Evening Hill,136.5p, 133.5p, 127.5p Woodhouses Farm, 131.5p Upper Barr, 131.5p, 125.5p Whitecroft Mains, 120.5p Old Church Farm

A mixed show of 10 stock bulls were forward. Messrs Benn, Brownrigg Hall sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 944kg at 133.5p totalling £1128 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Horn, Lower Griseburn sold a Limousin stock bull for 976kg at 113.5p totalling £1107 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Inman, Kilnknowe sold a Limousin bull for 782kg at 133.5p totalling £1043 to Owain Llyr.


Leading Cast Cow price per head: Blonde £1520, £1081 Maison Gill, £1182, £1168 Northrigg Hill Limousin £1354, £1113(x2), £1105, £1066, £1039 Hill House Farm, £1399, £1209, £1182 Haas Side Farm, £1293, £1226 Hilltop Farm, £1266 Waterhouses, £1181 Bog Hall Farm, £1160 Farnbury, £1145 Forrester Fold, £1145 Carrick Farmhouse, £1117, £1042 The Close, £1107, £1062 West Wharmley, £1101, £1046 East Unthank Farm, £1072 Great Orton, £1053 Bog Hall Farm, £1041 West Whitrigg British Blue £1194, £1047 The Close, £1182 Waterhouses, £1069 Roughet Hill, £1049, £1029 Hill House Farm, Charolais £1155 West Wharmley Friesian £1011, £1006, £880 Bank House, £828 Dormanstead Farm, £804 Blamar Aberdeen Angus £1000 Hill House Holstein Friesian £989, £906 Old Church Farm, £957 Woodhouse, £954 Evening Hill Farm, £920, £835 Woodhouses Farm, £887 High Pow, £862, £856 Whitecroft Mains, £856 Espland Hill, £834 Riggheads, £826 How End Farm, £821 Mirkbooths, £804 Berrier Head

Leading Cast Bull price per head: Limousin £1128 Brownrigg Hall, £1107 Lower Griseburn

Leading Cast Cow price per kilo: Limousin 206.5p, 182.5p, 157.5p Haas Side Farm, 198.5p, 182.5p, 169.5p West Wharmley, 176.5p(x2), 173.5p, 165.5p West Whitrigg, 173.5p Carrick Farmhouse, 172.5p, 163.5p Hilltop Farm, 171.5p Hill House Farm, 167.5p Forrest Fold, 164.5p Waterhouses, 158.5p Steel Farm, 157.5p The Close, 153.5p Arkleby House Farm, 153.5p Redesmouth Farm, 151.5p East Unthank  Blonde 192.5p, 136.5p Northrigg Hill, 178.5p, 141.5p Maison Gill Charolais 167.5p West Wharmley British Blue 167.5p, 129.5p The Close, 167.5p  Langfauld, 157.5p Waterhouses, 147.5p Roughet Hill, 144.5p, 139.5p Hill House Farm, 138.5p West Brownrigg, 132.5p Steel Farm, 122.5p Thornship Farm Friesian 157.5p, 150.5p, 149.5p, 139.5p Bank House, 113.5p, 103.5p Dormanstead Farm, 107.5p, 104.5p Middle Farm, 105.5p Blamar, 103.5p Kilfillan  Aberdeen Angus 149.5p, 132.5p Carrick Farmhouse, 137.5p, 119.5p Partridge Nest, 116.5p Hill House Farm Holstein Friesian 143.5p Evening Hill Farm, 136.5p, 133.5p, 127.5p Woodhouses Farm, 131.5p Upper Barr, 131.5p, 125.5p Whitecroft Mains, 120.5p, 110.5p Old Church Farm, 112.5p Isle Farm, 108.5p Mirkbooths, 107.5p Mainhill Farm, 107.5p Espland Hill, 106.5p(x2) High Pow, 105.5p Riggheads, 105.5p Woodslee,103.5p Broomhills, 103.5p Woodhouse Simmental 133.5p, 123.5p, Fowrass Farm Saler 126.5p, 115.5p Colstons Luing 115.5p Herdship Hereford 114.5p Chattlehope Farm, 111.5p Ross Farm Belted Galloway 114.5p, 107.5p Castle Farm Ayrshire 110.5p, 103.5p Halmyre Farm, 103.5p Gateshaw Mill Brown Swiss Gateshaw Mill Beef Shorthorn 108.5p Williamwood Fleckvieh 108.5p Kirkhouse Dairy, 107.5p The Howes Holstein 102.5p Broathill, 101.5p Riggheads Montbeliarde 101.5p Castlesteads

Leading Cast Bull price per kilo: Limousin 133.5p Kilnknowe, 113.5p Brownrigg Hall, 113.5p Lower Griseburn

Prime Bulls: A similar entry of 74 prime bulls forward with a good show evident, trade was 5-10p dearer on the week. Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Hutton, Setmabanning Farm, Keswick achieving £1657 purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Miller, West Farm, Aspatria sold another to £1568 purchased by Jewitt Meats Spennymoor. Charolais sold to £1460 for Messrs Wallace, High Gelntriploch, Newton Stewart. British Blues sold to £1462 from Messrs Pickering, Peel Flatt, Hexham. Salers sold to £1407 from Messrs Prudham, Whitefield, Brampton purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers Bradford and Aberdeen Angus crosses to £1385 from Messrs Wallace, High Glentriploch, Newton Stewart.

Top overall pence per kilo came from Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton with a Limousin cross peaking at 229.5p and 228.5p purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers. Blonde crosses sold to 228.5p from Messrs Carruthers, Glenzierfoot, Canonbie purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

Dairy bred topped at £1350 for a Montbeliarde from Messrs Prudham, Whiteford, Brampton and Friesians to £1203 for Messrs Hewitson, King Hill, Brampton both purchased by Jewitt Meats top pence per kilo of 186.5p was attained by Messrs Preston, Wedholme House, Wigton for a Friesian purchased by Jewitt Meats.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1657 Setmabanning Farm, £1568, £1521, £1397, £1372, £1351 West Farm, £1508, £1435, £1410 Niven Hill, £1482, £1476, £1451, £1346 Townfoot, £1452 Mirkbooths, £1387 Greenhill Farm, £1312, £1309 Glenzierfoot Farm British Blue £1462 Peel Flatt Farm Charolais £1460 High Glentriploch, £1214 High Strenries Saler £1407, £1381, £1211 Whitefield Aberdeen Angus £1385 High Glentriploch, £1240, £1237 Peel Flatt Farm Montbeliarde £1350 Whitefield Blonde £1327, £1266 Glenzierfoot, £1233 The Yett Beef Shorthorn £1227 Hill Top Friesian £1203, £1041 King Hill, £1088, £1022, £990, £978 Wed Holme House Galloway £1197, £1126, £1124, £1115 Shancastle Farm Hereford £1104, £1090, £1089, £1029 Randalinton Farm Holstein Friesian £1049 The Close, £1027, £936 Randalinton Farm, £941 Milton Farm Ayrshire £933 Plasketlands

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 229.5p, 228.5p Greenhill Farm, 227.5p, 212.5p, 212.5p Townfoot, 224.5p, 212.5p The Yett, 222.5p, 220.5p, 218.5p Niven Hill, 220.5p, 211.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, 215.5p, 213.5p, 210.5p West Farm Blonde 228.5p, 219.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, 217.5p The Yett British Blue 209.5p Low Farm, 194.5p Peel Flatt Charolais 208.5p, 204.5p High Stenries, 204.5p High Glentriploch Saler 202.5p, 195.5p Whitefield Aberdeen Angus 189.5p High Glentriploch, 187.5p, 183.5p Peel Flatt Farm Friesian 186.5p(x2), 180.5p, 178.5p Wed Holme, 176.5p King Hill Galloway 183.5p, 179.5p, 172.5p Shancastle Farm Montbeliarde 177.5p Whitefield Hereford 177.5p, 170.5p(x2) Randalinton Farm Ayrshire 169.5p Plasketlands Holstein Friesian 169.5p, 165.5p Randalinton, 165.5p The Close

Prime Cattle: A smaller entry of 30 prime steers and heifers were forward with good quality cattle evident ensured a good trade achieved. Top overall was a superb Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth who received £1702 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top pence per kilo at 238.5p was a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby and purchased by King Street Butchers. Steers sold to a top of £1682 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle, the same vendor also sold top priced British Blue to £1668 both purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top pence per kilo steer came from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby at 229.5p for a Limousin cross. Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton sold another to 228.5p. Top British Blue cross sold for 226.5p from Messrs Dent, Elm House.

Leading prices per head:
Heifers: Limousin
238.5p Elm House, 222.5p Shatton Lodge Farm

Steers: Limousin 229.5p Elm House, 228.5p, 223.5p Bothel Parks, 225.5p Shatton Lodge, 223.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 221.5p Gelt Hall Farm British Blue 226.5p Elm House, 225.5p Low Whinnow Farm Marchigiana 173.5p Bank House Farm Friesian 157.5p Gelt Hall Farm

Leading prices per kilo:
Heifers: Limousin £1702 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1361 Elm House Aberdeen Angus £1036 Bracken Howe

Steers: Limousin £1682, £1589 Low Whinnow Farm, £1667 Gelt Hall Farm, £1634, £1498, £1495 Bothel Parks, £1612, £1459 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1504 Hollins Farm, £1409 Elm House Friesian £1157 Gelt Hall Farm British Blue £1668 Low Whinnow Farm, £1567 Elm House

Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes – On Monday 19th November Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime and cast sheep. Numbers remained similar on the week with trade taking a rise to level at 175.9p (SQQ 186.77p).

All classes were sharper on the week to a top of £104.80 for Texel cross lambs from Messrs Scott, Thirlwall Castle which sold to Mr R Skelton. Messrs Scott also sold another pen at 262ppk to top the sale per kilo this time selling to Mr M Lomax. More handy weight sheep required with plenty of these selling for 190ppk with best types at 220-226ppk.

Plainer ewes were cheaper on the week, heavy ewes dearer to a top of £127.50 from Messrs Huddleston, Round Meadows.

Prime lambs leading prices per head: Texel £104.80, £102.80, £94.80, £88.80 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £96.80 Kirklinton, £94.80, £88.80 Wavercroft, £94.30 Heggle Lane Farm, £93.80, £85.80 Glebelands, £91.30 Mossbank Hall, £90 Hightown, £88.80 Whiteside Farm, £87.80, £87, £85.80 Miller Hill, £86.30 Flimby Hall, £85.80 Errington Farm,  Beltex £98.80, £90.80 Haydon Bridge, £97.80, £95.80, £95.30, £92.80 Walton Woodhead, £97.80, £90.80 Swallowdene, £95.30, £94.80, £90.80, £88.30, £86.80, £85.80 New Grange Farm, £90.80(x2), £83.80 The Lake, £86.60 Reddings Dutch Texel £97.50, £84.80(x2), £82.30 Ashfield, £87.30, £85.80, £82.80, £81.80, £80 Unity Farm, £80(x2) Mosshill Farm Suffolk £78.80 Riggfoot Farm, £77.80 Merryshield, £77 New Farm Greyfaced £76.80, £71.80, £70 Hightown, £74.30 Haydon Bridge, £73.80 Cold Shields, £73.30 Brampton Fell Farm, £72.80 Carlisle Gate, £72.80, £72 Hundith House Herdwick £70 Ribton House

Prime lambs leading prices per kilo: Texel 262p, 250.7p, 215.5p, 209.7p, 204.1p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 248.2p Ashknowe, 222p, 201.9p Whiteside Farm, 219.3p Heggle Lane Farm, 218.1p, 211.9p Glebelands, 217.4p Mossband Hall, 217.2p, 204.2p, 200p Miller Hill, 216.6p, 201.7p Wavercroft, 215.5p Sandysike Farmhouse, 205.5p Flimby Hall, 201.9p Errington Farm Beltex 238.5p, 211.2p Swallowdene, 232.8p, 229.8p Beamwham, 230.1p, 222.8p, 219.1p, 215.9p Walton Woodhead, 224.2p, 207.8p, 201.7p New Grange Farm, 222.6p Reddings, 213.6p, 206.9p, 201.8p The Lake Dutch Texel 216.2p, 207.8p Mosshill Farm, 214.5p, 207.9p Unity Farm, 214.3p, 212p Ashfield Greyfaced 168.9p Beamwham, 165.5p Hundith House, 161.8p Carlisle Gate, 160.7p Doddick Farm Suffolk 166.3p Glebelands