Borderway Primestock Sale

26th November 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 26th November Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a larger show of 460 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A larger show of 342 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer with 65% of the sale being dairy cows resulting in a similar trade on the week.

Messrs Harrison & Sons, Aikhead sold an outstanding British Blue cross cow for 795kg, 169.5p, £1347 to Owain Llyr, Messrs Gibb, Jubilee Buildings run of Blonde cows topped at 880kg, 143.5p, £1262 and 899kg, 135.5p, £1218 and were purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick and Messrs Worsley.  Messrs Thompson, East Unthank sold the top priced Limousin cross cow for 761kg, 157.5p, £1198 purchased by Owain Llyr.  Messrs Clemetson, Outgang Farm sold a Limousin cross cow for 179.5p bought by Jewitt Meats.  Messrs Irving, Harper Hill sold a Limousin cross heifer for 169.5p to Messrs Medcalf.  Mr George Wilson, Reddings run of Limousin cross cows topped at 684kg, 166.5p, £1138 bought for Messrs Worsley.

With 65% of the sale being dairy cows and with plainer cows being slightly dearer on the week Messrs Edgar, Woodhouse sold a Friesian cross heifer for 641kg, 157.5p, £1009 to Les Fell.  Messrs Shepherd, Crownstone sold a Friesian cross heifer for 609kg, 150.5p, £916 also to Les Fell.  Messrs Bowker, Riggheads sold the top priced Holstein cross for 647kg, 144.5p, £973 to Les Fell.  Messrs Haston & Son, Swordwellrigg sold the top priced Montbeliarde cross for 572kg, 139.5p, £797 to Sean McGimpsey.  Blencogo House Farms sold a Holstein cross for 681kg, 138.5p, £943 to Pickstocks.

A larger show of 14 stock bulls were forward with Messrs Harrison & Sons, Aikhead selling an outstanding Limousin stock bull for 1171kg, 138.5p, £1621 to Owain Llyr.  Mr David Anderson, Crosby House Farm sold a 39 month old Limousin cross bullock for 856kg, 163.5p, £1399 bought by Alan Jarvis.

Leading Cast Cow price per head: British Blue £1347 Aikhead Blonde £1262, £1218, £1157, £1126, £1115, £1101, £1046, £1045, £1029 Jubilee Buildings Limousin £1198 East Unthank, £1138, £1005 Reddings, £1073 Kirkhouse Friesian £1009 Woodhouse, £916 Crownstone Holstein £973 Riggheads, £943 Blencogo House, £895 Gill Farm Beef Shorthorn £941 Farlam Hill, £928 Bays Leap Farmhouse Aberdeen Angus £926 Milton Farm Hereford £902 West Brownrigg Simmental £880 Meikle Culloch Holstein Friesian £862 Arbrack, £842 Old Church Highland £515 Carleton Hill Farm.

Leading Cast Bull price per head: Limousin £1621 Aikhead, £1399 Crosby House, £1207 Lake View.

Leading Cast Cow price per kilo: Limousin 179.5p Outgang, 169.5p Harper Hill, 166.5p, 139.5p, 137.5p Reddings, 157.5p East Unthank, 129.5p, 123.5p Kirkhouse, 127.5p (x2) Lower Griseburn, 127.5p East Farm, 122.5p East Park British Blue 169.5p Aikhead, 134.5p, Meikle Kirkland, 129.5p Hoskett Hill, 126.5p Roe Farm, 121.5p Seymour House Friesian 157.5p Woodhouse, 150.5p, 124.5p Crownstone, 129.5p, 119.5p Outgang Farm, 105.5p, 102.5p Kirkhouse, 103.5p (x3) Bank House, 102.5p The Flatt Holstein 144.5p Riggheads, 138.5p Blencogo House, 115.5p, 112.5p Gill Farm Blonde 143.5p, 140.5p (x2), 135.5p (x3), 134.5p, 132.5p, 131.5p (x2), 128.5p, 123.5p Jubilee Buildings Montbeliarde 139.5p Swordwellrigg, 113.5p Flothers Beef Shorthorn 127.5p, 119.5p Bays Leap Farmhouse, 120.5p Farlam Hill Holstien Friesian 125.5p Park Farm, 123.5p Riggheads, 123.5p, 111.5p Cockleybank, 109.5p Arbrack, 107.5p Red Hall, 104.5p Old Church, 101.5p Low Tarns Aberdeen Angus 119.5p Maulscastle, 113.5p Bays Leap Farmhouse MRI 119.5p Hill House Hereford 116.5p, 110.5p West Brownrigg Highland 113.5p Carleton Hill Farm Simmental 111.5p Meikle Culloch Saler 111.5p Far Hills.

Leading Cast Bull price per kilo: Limousin 163.5p Crosby House, 138.5p Aikhead, 117.5p Milbeck, 111.5p Fellside.

Prime Bulls: A good number of 74 prime bulls forward, with quality down on the week trade was still good on the day.  Top overall was a superb Limousin from Messrs Hansell & Co, Nether Bar, Dumfries.  Charolais crosses sold to £1376.25 from Messrs Ogle, Wydon Farm, Haltwhistle and British Blues sold to £1308 from Messrs Wilson, Low Farm, Penrith.

Top overall pence per kilo of 233.5p and 231.5p was received by Messrs Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, Morpeth for a Limousin purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

Black and whites peaked at £1128.52 for a Friesian from Messrs Clark, Whins Farm, Lockerbie and top pence per kilo of 172.5p was achieved from Messrs Moscrop & Waugh, Albyfield, Carlisle.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1716 Nether Bar, £1578, £1479 Maison Gill, £1509, £1450, £1449, £1447, £1445 Townfoot, £1490 Park View, £1467 Swarland Old Hall Charolais £1376, £1209 Wydon Farm British Blue £1308 Low Farm, £1237 Seymour House, £1209 Mirkbooths, £1133, £1116 Kirkbride House Friesian £1128, £1093, £1041 Whins Farm, £1087, £1049, £969 Albyfield, £1010, £981, £936 Aulby Farm Hereford £1128, £1107, £1003 Randalinton, £1008 Mirkbooths Holstein Friesian £1123 Blackrigg, £1097, £1006 Bectonhall, £1049, £1043 (x2), £960, £947 Durdar House, £998 Randalinton Aberdeen Angus £1097 Cote House Farm Fleckvieh £1021, £1017 (x2) Laws Hall Holstein £1008, £999, £979, £945 South Lambhill,

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 233.5p, 231.5p, 228.5p Swarland Old Hall, 219.5p, 213.5p, 208.5p Townfoot, 209.5p Nether Bar, 208.5p Park View British Blue 213.5p Low Farm, 197.5p, 195.5p Kirkbride House Charolais 187.5p (x2) Wydon Farm Hereford 185.5p, 180.5p, 169.5p Randalinton, 169.5p Mirkbooths Aberdeen Angus 180.5p Cote House Farm Fleckvieh 179.5p, 177.5p, 175.5p Laws Hall Freisian 172.5p, 167.5p Albyfield, 171.5p, 164.5p, 158.5p Whins Farm, 163.5p (x2), 158.5p Aulby Farm Holstein Friesian 169.5p Randalinton, 166.5p Blackrigg, 163.5p (x2) Durdar House, 161.5p, 160.5p Bectonhall Holstein 161.5p Cote House Farm, 157.5p South Lambhill

Prime Cattle: A larger entry of 46 prime steers and heifers were forward seeing a good trade for all classes present.  Top overall was a marvellous British Blue heifer achieving a days top of £1722.11 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Top pence per kilo and top overall was a British Blue cross from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby and again purchased by Pioneer Foods.

Steers sold to an overall top of £1642.13 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle and Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton sold another to £1641.68.  Messrs Anderson, Crosby House, Maryports run of seven quality steers saw a days top of £1633.15 for a British Blue cross and top pence per kilo of 230.5p was attained by Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow for a Limousin cross.

Please advise entries for next weeks Christmas Primestock Show & Sale.

Leading prices per head:
Heifers: British Blue
£1722 Nether Place, £1473 Elm House Blonde £1631, £1619 Nether Place Limousin £1422 Terrys Farm, £1230 Elm House Charolais £1340, £1290 Houghton House Aberdeen Angus £1239, £1176 Milton Farm Hereford £941 Parton Hall.

Steers: Limousin £1642, £1587, £1578 Low Whinnow, £1641, £1574, £1542 Bothel Parks, £1583 Elm House, £1582, £1551, £1524, £1510, £1509 Crosby House British Blue £1633 Crosby House, £1279, £1272 Little Broomhills.

Leading prices per kilo:
Heifers: British Blue 236.5p Elm House, 220.5p Houghton House, 220.5p Nether Place Charolais 224.5p Houghton House Blonde 221.5p, 219.5p Nether Place Limousin 218.5p Elm House, 201.5p Terrys Farm.

Steers: Limousin 230.5p, 227.5p, 217.5p Low Whinnow, 227.5p, 217.5p Bothel Parks, 225.5p, 212.5p Crosby House, 225.5p Elm House British Blue 222.5p Crosby House.

Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes – Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of 1831 prime and cast sheep consisting of 1649 prime lambs and 182 cast sheep.

Topping the prime lambs at £99.80 was a Texel x lamb from Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall which was bought by Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton. Topping at 245.4ppk was a Millennium Bleu lamb from Messrs Abbott, Corrie Field which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb. Trade was similar on the week with handier weighted lambs being best to sell. An increased ringside of buyers was present.

Prime lambs leading prices per head: Texel £99.80, £97.80, £97.30, £92.80(x2), £84.80 Cardew Hall, £95.80, £92.80, £89.80, £89.30, £84.80 Cracrop Farm, £94.80, £87.80, £86.80(x2) Lanerton, £90.30, £86.80 Aldermanseat Farm, £88.80 Quarry House Farm, £84.80 Sceugh Farm  Dutch Texel £99.30, £97.80, £92.80, £87.30, £81.30 Hargill House, £94.30, £90, £85.30, £84.80, £83.80 Unity Farm, £89.80 Thorneyland, £89.30, £80 Townhead Farm Beltex £98.80, £97.80, £96.80, £91.80, £87.30, £83.30 West Moorhouses, £83.80 Newbiggin Farm, £93.30, £90.80 Castlehill;  Millennium Bleu £90.80, £79.80 Corrie Field Suffolk £82.30 Denton Mains, £77.30, £75.30 Clappers Farm, £76.30, £75.30, £75 Midtown, £75.80 Merryshield, £75.30 White House Hill Cheviot £80.80 Castlehill Greyfaced £77.30 Thirlwall Castle Farm; £76.30, £74.80, £74 Quarry House Farm, £75 Stanley House, £74.80 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, £74.30 Coombe Crag Charolais £76.80, £75.80, £74.30 Northrigg Hill, £74.30 Lawston Farm Blackface £74.30 Stobbs Farm, £61.80 Whiteside Farm Herdwick £73.80 Ribton House

Prime lambs leading prices per kilo: Millennium Bleu 245.4p, 190p Corrie Field Beltex 244p, 232.9p, 227.8p, 215.5p, 210.4p, 204p West Moorhouses, 242.3p, 238.9p Castlehill, 218.1p Newbiggin Farm Texel 242.3p, 237.6p, 221.1p, 215.8p, 208.5p, 208.1p Cardew Hall, 226.3p, 225.4p, 216.4p, 215.2p Cracrop Farm, 225.7p, 219.7p, 216.8p Lanerton, 219.3p Quarry House Farm, 212.3p Northrigg Hill, 209.5p Tedcastle Farm, 205.8p Whiteside Farm Dutch Texel 238.5p, 233.6p, 213.3p, 203p Hargill House, 235.8p, 218.7p Unity Farm, 212.6p Town Head Farm, 208.8p Thorneyland Blackface 179p Stobbs Farm, 162.6p Whiteside Farm Greyfaced 173.5p Lawston Farm, 167.7p, 166.2p, 162.6p Quarry House Farm, 163.4p Whiteside Farm, 162.5p Carlisle Gate Charolais 168.9p, 167p, 154.7p Northrigg Hill, 158.1p Lawston Farm Suffolk 167.3p Clappers Farm, 163.7p Midtown Herdwick 160.4p Ribton House Hill Cheviot 160p Castlehill

Cast ewe leading price per head: Texel £88.50 Ewan Close, £88.50 Northrigg Hill, £86.50 Old Rectory Farm, £85.80 High Hesket, £83.50 Cardew Hall Charolais £86.50 Old Rectory Farm Leicester £82.50 Ewan Close Greyfaced £78.50 Parkside Farm, £73.50, £66.50 High Hesket, £68.50 Ewan Close, £68.50 Old Rectory Farm, £68.50 Tedcastle Farm, £67.50 Denton Mains, £66.50 Fartown, £64.50 Harewalls Suffolk £76.50 Tedcastle Farm, £74.50 Fartown Blackface £55.50 Stobbs Farm Swaledale £42.50 Fartown, £35.50 Haining House, £34.50 High Park Foot