At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 10th December Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a larger show of 480 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward.
Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A smaller show of 340 cows were forward with a plainer show on offer but trade being similar to last weeks.
Messrs Coates, Rainscar sold the top priced British Blue cross cow which sold for 801kgs at 176.5p totalling £1413 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Iain Graham, Rose Castle Farm sold the top priced Limousin cross cow which sold for 738kgs at 171.5p totalling £1265 bought for Messrs Worsley. Messrs Gibb, Jubilee Buildings’ run of Blonde cows topped at 730kgs at 168.5p totalling £1230 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Nixon, Hunters Hall sold a Limousin cross cow for 668kgs at 181.5p totalling £1212 bought by Jewitts Meats. Messrs Thompson, Townfoot’s run of Limousin cows topped at 176.5p(x2) and 168.5p bought by Owain Llyr and Alan Jarvis. H & K Farms’ run of Aberdeen Angus cows topped at 769kgs at 147.5p totalling £1134 to Les Fell.
A plainer show of Black and White cows were on offer with plainer cows being dearer but meaty cows being slightly less on the week. Messrs Johnston, Cote House sold a Holstein cross heifer for 678kgs at 139.5p totalling £945 to Les Fell. Messrs Brown, Lane End Farm sold a Swedish Red heifer for 667kg at 135.5p totalling £903 to Pickstocks. Blencogo House Farms sold a Holstein cross heifer for 672kg at 129.5p totalling £870 to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Threlkeld, Bailey Town sold a Holstein cross cow for 796kgs at 107.5p totalling £855 to Charles Kirkpatrick.
Leading Heifer Prices: Holstein cross £139.5p, 127.5p Cote House, 129.5p Blencogo House, 119.5p, 117.5p Morton Farm, 113.5p Bailey Town; Swedish Red 135.5p Lane End Farm
A small show of 8 stock bulls were on offer with trade being steady. Messrs David Carr & Son, Highwood Farm sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 976kgs at 133.5p totalling £1302 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Wheatley & Son, Home Farm sold the top priced British Blue stock bull at 1018kgs at 125.5p totalling £1277 to Owain Llyr.
Leading Cast Cow price per head: British Blue £1413 Rainscar Limousin £1265 Rose Castle Farm, £1212, £1021 Hunters Hall, £1124, £1027(x2) Townfoot, £1110 Cawfields, £1083 Lowergate Farm, £1061 Orton Hall Blonde £1230, £1197, £1178, £1168, £1138, £1050 Jubilee Buildings British Blue £1193 Rainscar, £1078 Cawfields Aberdeen Angus £1134 H & K Farms Charolais £1036 South Farm Devon Red £990 Auchengray Farm Holstein Friesian £945, £807 Cote House Farm, £855 Bailey Town, £845 Justicetown Farm, £823, £804 Hadderdale Simmental £922 Leigh Croft Swedish Red & White £903 Lane End Farm Holstein £870 Blencogo House, £844 Dykehead, £827 Gill Farm Blue Grey £806 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage Belted Galloway £641 Durhamfield Farm
Leading Cast Bull price per head: Limousin £1302 Highwood Farm, £1124 Brow Farm British Blue £1277 Home Farm, £1139 Morton Farm
Leading Cast Cow price per kilo: Limousin 181.5p Hunter Hall, 176.5p(x2), 168.5p, 149.5p Townfoot, 171.5p Rose Castle Farm, 167.5p Lowergate Farm, 159.5p Nilston Rigg, 159.5p Demesne Farm, 155.5p, 150.5p, 143.5p Orton Hall, 154.5p Cawfields, 146.5p Terrys Farm British Blue 176.5p Rainscar, 158.5p High Aketon, 157.5p Rainscar, 152.5p Cawfields, 138.5p Asby Mill, 134.5p Rose Castle Farm, 131.5p Leigh Croft, 122.5p The Close Blonde 168.5p, 142.5p, 138.56p, 133.5p, 132.5p(x2) Jubilee Buildings, 129.5p, 113.5p, 111.5p Merryshield Simmental 154.5p Leigh Croft Hereford 151.5p Demesne Farm Aberdeen Angus 147.5p, 119.5p, 115.5p, 111.5p(x2) H & K Farms, 124.5p Nutholm Farm, 114.5p Demesne Farm, 110.5p Mosshill Farm Holstein Friesian 139.5p, 127.5p, 104.5p Cote House Farm, 119.5p, 117.5p, 98.5p Wood Farm, 114.5p Morton Farm, 113.5p, 107.5p Bailey Town, 107.5p Lodge Farm, 106.5p Sandraw Farm, 104.5p Langfauld, 104.5p, 103.5p Hadderdale, 101.5p Park Farm, 100.5p Justicetown Farm Swedish Red & White 135.5p Lane End Farm Devon Red 133.5p Auchengray Farm Charolais 132.5p South Farm, 120.5p High Aketon Holstein 129.5p Blencogo House, 103.5p Dykehead, 100.5p Gill Farm, 95.5p Howfield Farm, 95.5p Angus Well Farm Beef Shorthorn 119.5p Farlam Hill Farm Blue Grey 115.5p Horsleyhill Farm Cottage Belted Galloway 115.5p Durhamfield Farm Ayrshire 113.5p East Gallaberry Luing 108.5p, 105.5p Geltsdale Friesian 97.5p Bank House, 94.5p High House, 94.5p Whitehead Hill Farm
Leading Cast Bull price per kilo: Limousin 137.5p East Gallaberry, 133.5p Highwood Farm, 131.5p Brow Farm British Blue 125.5p Home Farm, 120.5p Morton Farm
Prime Bulls: Yet another big entry of 94 prime bulls were forward with quality well down on the week, and all best sorts were as dear as last weeks. Top overall was British Blue from Messrs Telfer, Newton High House, Stocksfield receiving £1616.27 and was purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. The next best was for a Limousin cross from Messrs Irving, Bectonhill, Canonbie receiving £1513.71.
Top overall pence per kilo of 233.5ppk was attained by Messrs Rogerson, Maison Gill, Appleby for a Limousin cross and was purchased by Field Fresh, Wales. Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith sold another Limousin to 230.5ppk and was purchased by Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax.
Black and whites peaked at £1099.73 from Messrs Dickinson, High House, Wigton and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Top pence per kilo of 175.5ppk was achieved by Messrs Reed, Croft House, Carlisle and again purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.
Leading prices per head: British Blue £1616 Newton High House, £1212 Haythwaite Lane Farm, Limousin £1513, £1439 Bectonhall, £1480, £1454 Maison Gill, £1380 Townfoot, £1313 Haythwaite Lane Farm, Simmental £1364, £1277 Whitefield, £1238 Kirtleton House, Aberdeen Angus £1357, £1292 Peel Flatt Farm, £1185 Netherhall, £1143 Willows Farm, £1122 Bectonhall, Galloway £1177, £1125, £1097, £1078 Shancastle Farm, Blonde £1140 Hayclose, British Friesian £1099, £1083 High House, £1060 Croft House, Montbeliarde £1064 Beeches, Holstein Friesian £1025 Bectonhall, £1001, £941 Old Church Farm, £971, £957 Durdar House, £962 Croft House, £927 Blackpark Farm, £914 South View Farm, Holstein £932 Durdar House, £889 Wolfa.
Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 233.5p, 215.5p Maison Gill, 230.5p, 255.5p Townfoot, 208.5p Bectonhall, 206.5p Mirkbooths, 206.5p Hayclose, British Blue 220.5p Newton High House, 193.5p Whitefield, Simmental 188.5p, 183.5p Whitefield, Blonde 187.5p Hayclose, Galloway 184.5p, 179.5p (x2) Shancastle Farm, Aberdeen Angus 177.5p, 178.5p Peel Flatt Farm, 179.5p Willows Farm, 176.5p Justicetown Farm, 176.5p Bectonhall, 170.5p Hayclose, Holstein Friesian 177.5p Croft House, 169.5p High Rigg, 165.5p Old Church Farm, 160.5p Barwinnock Farm, 158.5p Blackpark Farm, British Friesian 175.5p Croft House, 171.5p, 170.5p High House, Montbeliarde 165.5p Beeches, Holstein 153.5p, 152.5p (x2) Blackpark Farm.
Prime Cattle: A very good show of 41 prime steer and heifers were forward whereby trade was slightly easier but on the whole very good. Top overall was a Limousin cross steer for Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. British Blues sold to £1417 from Messrs Story, Newbiggin Farm, Carlisle. Top pence per kilo of 227.5p was attained by Messrs Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth. Heifers saw a day’s top of £1551 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Fawkes, Welton Farm, Carlisle purchased by Pioneer Foods and 239.5p was top overall pence per kilo for Messrs Jones, Ashcroft, Carlisle for a superb Limousin cross.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1617, £1566 Bothel Parks, £1563, £1542 Hoddamtown, £1553 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1521, £1493, £1407 Jackson Rigg, £1499, £1486 Thackmire, £1488 Newbiggin Farm British Blue £1417 Newbiggin Farm
Heifers: Limousin £1551, £1442 Welton Farm, £1481, £1472, £1329 Ashcroft, £1348 Bothel Parks, £1333, £1332, £1306 Elm House, £1327 Tundergarth Mains Galloway £951 Newton High House
Leading prices per kilo:
Heifers: Limousin 239.5p, 231.5p, 228.5p Ashcroft, 236.5p, 226.5p Welton Farm, 232.5p, 230.5p, 227.5p Elm House, 221.5p Bothel Parks Galloway 205.5p Newton High House
Steers: Limousin 227.5p Shatton Lodge Farm, 226.5p, 221.5p Bothel Parks, 225.5p, 214.5p Thackmire, 224.5p Newboggin Farm, 217.5p Hoddamtown British Blue 219.5p Newbiggin Farm
Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes – On Monday Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime and cast sheep. A bigger show of lambs met a great enquiry for all classes to average 191.94ppk overall (199.24ppk SQQ) and £82.99 per head.
The top price of the day was £113.80 for a fantastic Dutch Texel lamb from loyal weekly supporters R & BS Laird and Sons, Unity Farm, Brampton which sold to Mr Andrew Dawson. Topping per kilo again with Dutch Texel lambs was another great supporter Messrs TP Wigham, Hargill House who sold lambs to 275p (40kgs £110) to Mr Robert Skelton. Messrs Wigham’s run of lambs sold to average 41.1kg at 249.9p totalling £102.73.
Mules sold to £84.30 for a pen from Messrs Fisher, Reaygarth, Brampton to Michael Bowe with a pen of 38 Texel x Herdwick lambs from Messrs Weir, High Lodore selling at £76.30 (200.8ppk).
Ewes sold to £106.50 from The Close
Prime lambs leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £113.80, £96.30, £95.80, £92.80, £88.80, £88.80, £85.80 Unity Farm, £110(x2), £102, £101.80, £100(x2) Hargill House, £97.80, £93.80 Town Head Farm, £90.80, £85.80(x2) Winterhope Farm, £90.80, £85.80(x2) Thorneyland, £88.80, £87 High Old Shield Farm Texel £105.80, £104.80, £97.80, £93.80 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £101.80, £93.80, £92.80, £92.80 Seymour House, £101.80, £91 Kilnknowe, £100 Newbie Mains, £96.80, £92.80, £92.30 Flimby Hall, £96.80, £93.80, £93.30, £92.30 Lanerton, £94.80 Church Farm, £94.80 Newbiggin Farm, £93.80, £92.80 Pelutho Park, £93.80(x2) Wavercroft, £91.80 East Cottage Beltex £102.80(x2), £98.80, £97.80, £95.80, £94.80, £93.80, £83.80 High Field, £94.80, £93.80, £93.50, £87.80 Smalmstown Farm, £91.80(x3) Shank Castle, £89.80(x2), £83.80 Reddings Suffolk £94.80, £83.30, £80.80 Roe Farm, £90, £80 Smalmstown Farm, £86.30 Albyfield, £85 West End Farm, £81.80, £76.80 Seymour House, £80.30 Eastfield, £80 East Bowhill Farm, £80 Midtown, £77.80 Beamwham, £71.80 Denton Farm Greyfaced £84.30, £80 Reaygarth, £83.80 Kilnknowe, £77.80 Stoneraise Place, £75.80, £73.80, £72 Cold Shields, £74.30 Beamwham, £72 Longlee Charolais £83.80 Northrigg Hill Herdwick £80.80, £75.30 Ribton House, £78.80 Millbeck Hall Farm, £76.30, £63.30 High Lodore Farm Blackface £79 Stobbs Farm Leicester £75 Cold Shields Hill Cheviot £71.80, £70.80 Terrona Swaledale £69.80 Beamwham
Prime lambs leading prices per kilo: Dutch Texel 275p, 257.7p, 250p, 226.7p, 222.2p, 220p Hargill House, 258.6p, 225.4p, 216.4p, 206.5p Unity Farm, 238.5p, 234.5p Town Head Farm, 224.2p, 220p, 204.3p, 201.9p(x2) Thorneyland, 216.2p Winterhope Farm, 208.9p, 200p High Old Shield Farm Texel 258p, 255.6p, 238.5p, 215.6p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 236.7p, 223.3p, 206.2p(x2), 204.5p Seymour House, 231.2p Newbiggin Farm, 229.9p, 225.1p, 217.5p Flimby Hall, 228.8p Wavercroft, 228.8p, 225.1p, 219.8p, 219.5p Lanerton, 224.2p, 208.4p Pelutho Park, 220.5p Church Farm, 216.6p, 207.2p, 200p Kilnknowe, 210.5p Albyfield, 209.3p Roe Farm, 208.5p Longlee, 204.5p Halls Oven, 200.7p Swallowdene, 200p Brandle Howe Beltex 245.6p, 244.8p, 241.5p, 222p, 220.7p, 214.2p, 210.7p, 194.9p High Field, 236.5p, 227.3p, 212.2p Reddings, 216p, 204p Shank Castle , 210.7p Smalmstown Farm Herdwick 200.8p, 186.2p High Lodore Farm, 186.6p Ribton House Blackface 192.7p Stobbs Farm Charolais 192.6p Northrigg Hill Suffolk 191.5p Roe Farm, 190.2p Seymour House, 186p East Bowhill Farm Hill Cheviot 186.3p Terrona Greyfaced 174.2p Broomhills, 171.4p Longlee