At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Wednesday 2nd January Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Cast Cows.
Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A small show of 44 cast cows were forward, to a good ring side of buyers, ensuring a great start to 2019.
Messrs Bland, Cotegill sold two Limousin cross cows for 654kg, 182.5ppk or £1193 and to 761kg, 149.5ppk or £1137 and was purchased by Mr Les Fell and Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Little, Greenhill Farm sold Limousin cross cows to a top of 715kg, 156.5ppk or £1118 and were purchased by Jewitts. Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 837kg, 104.5ppk or £874 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Workman, Beeches sold the top priced Montbeliarde cross cow for 776kg, 107.5ppk or £834 to Mr Les Fell.
Leading Cast Cow price per head: Limousin £1193, £1137 Cotegill, £1118 Greenhill Farm, British Blue £981 Chapel Hill, Holstein Friesian £874 Mirkbooths, Montbeliarde £834 Beeches, Holstein £803 New Bampton Farm.
Leading Cast Cow price per kilo: Limousin 182.5p, 149.5p Cotegill, 172.5p Hill Farm, 156.5p, 129.5p Greenhill Farm, British Blue 118.5p Chapel Hill, Montbeliarde 108.5p, 107.5p, 100.5p Beeches, Holstein Friesian 108.5p Smalmstown Farm, 104.5p Mirkbooths, 101.5p Park Farm, Staberliser 107.5p Church Farm, Aberdeen Angus 106.5p Hobbiesburn, Holstein 103.5p, 99.5p (x2) New Bampton Farm.