Borderway Primestock Sale

17th December 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 17th December Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a smaller show of 340 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle, as well as 2415 prime sheep were forward on Monday at Carlisle.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A smaller show of 219 cast cows were forward on the last sale of 2018 with trade being similar to last week.

Messrs Oliver, Cawfields run of cows topped at 726kg and sold for 163.5ppk or £1187 to Owain Llyr. Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House Farm, run of cows topped at 744kg, 156.5ppk or £1164 and were also purchased by Owain Llyr. Messrs Wigham, Hargill House sold a Limousin cross cow for 773kg, 145.5ppk or £1124 to Alan Jarvis. Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields Farm sold a pure Limousin cow for 808kg, 137.5ppk or £1111 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Gilhespy, Tedcastle Farm sold a Limousin cross heifer for 636kg, 173.5ppk or £1103 to Mr Les Fell. Maxwell Farming Co sold an Aberdeen Angus cow for 589kg, 176.5ppk or £1039 to Mr Les Fell.

A plainer show of Black and White cows were on offer with a sharper trade throughout. Messrs Mattocks, Aulby Farm sold British Friesian cows for 708kg, 143.5ppk or £1015 and to 662kg, 142.5ppk or £943 and was purchased by Alan Jarvis and Mr Kirkpatrick.  Arbrack Farming Co run of Holstein cross cows topped at 849kg, 107.5ppk or £912 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Beard, Dormanstead Farm sold a British Friesian cow for 838kg, 107.5ppk or £900 to Mr Steven Bowes.

A smaller entry of four stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Oliver, Cawfields selling a Limousin to 892kg, 134.5ppk or £1199 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Cast Cow price per head: Limousin £1187 Cawfields, £1124 Hargill House, £1111, £1034 Sarkshields Farm, £1103 Tedcastle Farm, £1085 Reddings, British Blue £1164 Hill House Farm, Blonde £1054 Northrigg Hill, £1024 Foregirth, Aberdeen Angus £1039 Druidhall, British Friesian £1015, £943 Aulby Farm, £900 Dromanstead, Holstein Friesian £912 Arbrack.

Leading Cast Bull price per head: Limousin £1119 Cawfields, £1157 Barker House.

Leading Cast Cow price per kilo: Aberdeen Angus 176.5p, 169.5p, 165.5p, 163.5p, 155.5p Druidhall, Limousin 173.5p Tedcastle Farm, 168.5p, 165.5p Reddings, 163.5p, 137.5p Cawfields, 159.5p Abbey Cowper Farm, 145.5p Hargill House, 139.5p Hill House Farm, 138.5p Asby Mill, 137.5p, 131.5p Sarkshields Farm, British Blue 156.5p, 129.5p Hill House Farm, 129.5p Midtown, 128.5p Fell End, 127.5p, 124.5p, 120.5p Cawfields, 125.5p Barker House, Blonde 156.5p Northrigg Hill, 129.5p Foregirth, British Friesian 143.5p, 142.5p (x2), 106.5p Aulby Farm, 124.5p Micklethwaite Farm, 108.5p, 104.5p Rye Close, 107.5p Dormanstead Farm, 106.5p High House, 103.5p Dockray Hall, 102.5p Middle Farm, Bazadaise 129.5p Gelt Hall Farm, Holstein 120.5p Petteril Bank Farm, Holstein Friesian 112.5p Prestrie Farm, 109.5p, 105.5p High Grounds, 107.5p (x2), 103.5p Arbrack, 101.5p The Hill, 100.5p Upper Barr, Blue Grey 108.5p Cawfields, Gelbvieh 107.5p The Grove, Fleckvieh 105.5p Stoneraise Place, Luing 102.5p Geltsdale, Galloway 99.5p Milnholm Farm.

Leading Cast Bull price per kilo: Limousin 134.5p Cawfields, 127.5p Barker House.

Prime Bulls: A good entry of 94 prime bulls forward for the last sale of the year. Trade was good for all classes and a day’s top of £1587 was achieved for a Limousin from Messrs Dixon, Haresceugh Castle, Penrith. Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith sold another to £1527 both purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. Messrs Rogerson, Maison Gill, Appleby sold the top priced Simmental and British Blue to £1536 and £1457 purchased by Ralph Pearson and Jewitt Meats Spennymoor. Top pence per kilo of 219.5p was received by Messrs Carruthers, Glenzierfoot, Canonbie for a Blonde cross. Black and whites peaked at £1274 for Messrs Clark, Whins, Lockerbie and purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor and top pence per kilo of 173.5p was attained by Messrs Bland, The Flatt, Brampton again purchased by Jewitt Meats.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1587 Haresceugh Castle, £1527, £1506, £1478, £1318 Townfoot, £1481 Setmabanning Farm, £1481 Dumbretton, £1414, £1340 Bectonhall, £1344 West End Farm Simmental £1536 Maison Gill British Blue £1457 Maison Gill, £1423 Cargo Farm Blonde £1275, £1209 Glenzierfoot Farm Friesian £1274, £1081 Whins Farm, £1221, £1135, £964 The Flatt, £1027, £1018 Aulby Farm Aberdeen Angus £1260 Druidhall, £1023 Justicetown Farm, £1005 Burnfoot Farm Charolais £1196 High Stenries Galloway £1168, £1105, £1088, £1038 Shancastle Farm Holstein £1150, £1019, £934 Musgrave Hall Holstein Friesian £1133, £1128 Cardew Hall, £1114, £1093, £963, £958 Durdar House, £979 Bectonhall, £933 Street Head Ayrshire £970 Whins Farm

Leading prices per kilo: Blonde 219.5p, 209.5p, 203.5p Glenzierfoot Limousin 215.5p Glenzierfoot, 215.5p(x3), 207.5p Townfoot, 211.5p, 209.5p High Stenries, 207.5p Haresceugh Castle, 207.5p West End Farm British Blue 212.5p Maison Gill, 196.5p Cote House Farm Simmental 203.5p Maison Gill  Aberdeen Angus 199.5p Druidhall, 182.5p Justicetown Farm Galloway 187.5p, 183.5p, 178.5p Shancastle Farm Charolais 185.5p High Stenries Friesian 173.5p, 171.5p, 169.5p The Flatt, 172.5p, 168.5p Whins Farm, 169.5p, 166.5p Aulby Farm, 169.5p, 167.5p The Green Holstein Friesian 172.5p Justicetown Farm, 172.5p, 166.5p Cardew Hall, 165.5p, 162.5p(x2), 160.5p Durdar House, 163.5p Street Head Holstein 171.5p, 165.5p, 164.5p Musgrave Hall Ayrshire 159.5p Plasketlands, 157.5p Whins Farm

Prime Cattle: A smaller entry of 34 prime steers and heifers forward with a good trade achieved for all classes sold. Top overall was £1578 for a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Park, Wigton. £1572 for a Charolais cross from Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill Farm, Carlisle and top pence per kilo of 229.5p was received by Messrs Bowe, Bothel Park for another Limousin cross purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Heifers topped at £1583 for a British Blue cross from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont and the same vendor also sold top Limousin cross to £1567, the heifer was overall top pence per kilo of 232.5p. Charolais sold to £1360 from Messrs Vevers, High Stenries, Lockerbie. Many more could have been sold.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin
£1578, £1559, £1491 Bothel Parks, £1455, £1443, £1191 Newbiggin Farm Charolais £1572, £1448 Hosket Hill Farm

Heifers: British Blue £1583 Loughrigg Farm Limousin £1567 Loughrigg Farm Charolais £1360, £1267, £1249 High Stenries Blonde £1254 Northrigg Hill

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 229.5p Bothel Parks, 224.5p, 219.5p Newbiggin Farm, 218.5p Glebe Farm Charolais 204.5p, 201.5p Hosket Hill Farm

Heifers: Limousin 229.5p Loughrigg Farm British Blue 232.5p Loughrigg Farm Charolais 221.5p, 212.5p High Strenries Blonde 215.5p, 211.5p Northrigg Hill

Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes – On Monday Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of 2241 prime lambs and 174 cast sheep. A larger show of prime lambs forward met another great enquiry with an average of £82.72 per head achieved for all weights and grades (182.27p per kilo) this despite a lower percentage of best export types being forward. The sale topped at £101 for a pen of 3 Texel cross lambs from Messrs Sanderson, Swallowdene, Dearham which were purchased by Mr R Skelton. Topping per kilo at 254p was a pen of outstanding Texel cross lambs shown by Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft, Wigton which were purchased by Mr A Dawson. Cast ewes were dearer on the week selling to £113.50 for Texels from Stone House, Castle Carrock.

Prime lambs leading prices per head: Texel £101, £94.80 Swallowdene, £100, £97.80, £92.80 Wavercroft, £98.80, £93.80 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £97.80, £94.30 Aldermanseat Farm, £95.30 Fern House, £94.80 Miller Hill, £94.80 Hillhead, £94.30 Albyfield, £93.30 Round Meadows Farm, £93.30 Nether Place, £93, £93, £92.80 Jackson Rigg, £92 Netherton, £91.80 Lanerton  Beltex £100.80, £94.80 Castlehill, £97.80, £95, £94.80, £93.80, £91.80, £87.80(x2), £80.80 High Field, £95.80, £86.80, £85 Shank Castle Dutch Texels £98.80(x2), £84.80 Hill House, £97.80, £93.80, £93.80, £91.80, £90.80, £88, £86, £81.80 Unity Farm, £96.80 Ashknowe £93.80, £92, £90.80, £84.80 Hightown Suffolk £97.30 Hillhead, £95.80 Reaygarth, £93.30 Denton Mains, £93.30, £84.30 Aimshaugh, £93.30, £83.80 Smalmstown Farm, £91.80, £80 Outer Woodhead, £90, £81.80, £80 Clappers Farm, £87.80, £86.80(x2) Jackson Rigg, £83.80 Stoneraise Villa, £81.80, £80 Midtown Kerry Hill £85.80 Nether Place Greyfaced £84.30, £71.80 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, £83.80 Round Meadows Farm, £83.30, £76.80 Hightown, £80 Jackson Rigg, £77.80 Coombe Crag, £77.80, £74.30 Reaygarth, £74.50 Stoneraise Place, £72.80 Cold Shields North Country Cheviot £80.80 Castlehill Charollais £80.80 Outer Woodhead Hill Cheviot £78.30 Outer Woodhead Herdwick £57.80 Bridge View

Prime lambs leading prices per kilo: Texel 254p, 218.4p, 217.4p Wavercroft, 244p, 226p, 218.8p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 243.1p, 237.6p, 209.3p Swallowdene, 227.7p Heggle Lane Farm, 222.7p Mossbank Hall, 222.2p Woodhouse, 221.2p, 217.6p, 208p Lanerton, 220p, 216.2p Cracrop Farm, 214.1p Ashknowe, 208.9p Aimshaugh, 206.5p Jackson Rigg  Dutch Texel 251.4p Ashknowe, 238.5p, 201.8p, 200p Unity Farm, 238.1p, 222p Hill House, 215.6p, 200p Hightown Beltex 250.8p, 234.1p, 231.7p, 228.8p, 226.7p, 216.8p, 214.1p High Field, 243.1p, 240p Castlehill, 230.8p Shank Castle North Country Cheviot 197.1p Castlehill Suffolk 185.3p, 179.4p Aimshaugh, 180.2p Hillhead, 179.3p Reaygarth, 177.7p, 176.4p Smalmstown Farm, 177.2p Roe Farm, 176.5p Outer Woodhead Hill Cheviot 180p Outer Woodhead, 176p Denton Mains Charollais 179.1p Outer Woodhead Greyfaced 176.9p Reaygarth, 171.6p, 169.3p Stoneraise Place, 170.4p Low Moor, 168.8p Hightown, 168.6p Horsleyhill Farm Cottage Herdwick 167.5p Bridge View.