Borderway Primestock Sale

21st January 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 21st January Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where they had a larger show of 520 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle along with a smaller show of 1750 prime and cast sheep forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle –  A large show of 395 cast cows and stock bulls were presented to a large ringside of 24 keen buyers, which ensured that all classes would be sharper on the week, with better beef cows being 7 ½ pence up on the week.

Messrs Telfer & Son, Newton High House sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 930kg, 232.5ppk or £2162 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Wainwright, Todd Hall run of cows topped at 872kg, 213.5ppk or £1861 and to 857kg, 213.5ppk or £1829 for a British Blue cow, both of which were purchased by Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Telfer & Son also sold a British Blue cow for 927kg, 179.5ppk or £1663 again to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe run of Limousin cows topped at 893kg, 184.5ppk or £1647 and to 880kg, 179.5ppk or £1579, purchased by Mr Kirkpatrick and Kenny McCreery. Messrs Wainwright, Todd Hall also sold a British Blue cow for 825kg, 193.5ppk or £1596 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Norman, Little Orton Hall run of Limousin cows topped at 933kg, 156.5ppk or £1460 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Wainwright, Todd Hall sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus cow, which sold for 870kg, 164.5ppk or £1431 to Malcolm Allan.

Leading Heifer Prices: Aberdeen Angus 199.5p, 159.5p Druidhall, Limousin 197.5p Balgray Hill, 196.5p, 189.5p, 177.5p Low Farm, 177.5p Fell View Farm, 172.5p Bonshawside, British Blue 184.5p The Grove, Charolais 179.5p Hedley West, Beef Shorthorn 176.5p Coxhill Farm.


A better show of black and white cows were on offer, with all classes being 7p up on the week.


Messrs Fearon, Low Row Scales sold Holstein cross heifers for 655kg, 174.5ppk or £1142, to 577kg, 185.5ppk or £1070, and to 545kg, 178.6ppk or £972 all purchased by Jewitts. Messrs Beaty, Newton Field sold Holstein cross cows to a top of 737kg, 144.5ppk or £1064 and to 742kg, 137.5ppk or £1020, purchased by Les Fell and Steven Bowes.

Leading Heifer Prices: Holstein 185.5p, 178.5p, 174.5p, 137.5p, 139.5p, 126.5p Low Row Scales,156.5p, 143.5p, 129.5p Woodhouse, 155.5p, 149.5p Buckabank, 147.5p Hill Green, 145.5p Highhead Castle, 144.5p, 137.5p Newton Field, 142.5p Fauldie, 141.5p Milton Farm, 139.5p Wood Farm, 138.5p The Harras, 125.5p Kirkland Farm, Montbeliarde 151.5p Gillespie.

A large show of 14 stock bulls were forward, with Messrs Struthers, Greenbank Farm selling a British Blue cross bull for 1199kg, 147.5ppk or £1768 purchased by Kenny McCreery.

Leading Cast Cow price per head: British Blue £2162, £1663 Newton High House, £1861, £1829, £1596 Todd Hall, £1265 The Grove, £1063 Kirkend, £1005 Glenzierfoot Farm, Limousin £1647, £1579, £1319, £1261 Haltcliffe, £1460, £1295, £1270, £1146 Little Orton Farm, £1458 North View, £1411 Sarkshields Farm, £1395, £1106 Hill House Farm, £1316 Kirkend, £1284, £1190 Hudscales, £1262, £1142, £1015 Balgray Hill, £1245 Greenhill Farm, £1209 Todd Hall, £1195, £1156, £1138 Glenzierfoot Farm, £1143, £1137, £1093 Low Farm, £1116 Bonshawside, £1106, £1069 Hill House Farm, £1087 The Throp, £1058 Ladyhousesteads, £1044 Old Rectory Farm, £1043 Quarry Farm,  Aberdeen Angus £1431, £1130, £1044 Todd Hall, £1244, £1038, £1003 Druidhall, Parthenais £1269 Todd Hall, Simmental £1236, £1064, £1010 Kirtleton House, £1044 Kellah, Saler £1222 Todd Hall, Beef Shorthorn £1157 Brisco Hall, £1138 Coxhill Farm, £1076 Penpugh, Charolais £1144 Greenfield, £1084 The Grove, £1046 Milton Mains, Holstein Friesian £1142, £1070, £972, £896 Low Row Scales, £1064, £1020 Newton Field, £978, £974 Milton Farm, £976 Hill Green, £954, £942 Woodhouse, £914 Buckabank Farm, £909 Wood Farm, Blonde £1105 Glenzierfoot Farm, Hereford £1081 Brisco Hall, Holstein £958 The Harras, £883 Fauldie, Montbeliarde £872 Gillespie, Galloway £841 Newton High House, British Friesian £838 Dockray Hall, £814 Gates Garth Hall Farm.

Leading Cast Bull price per head: Continental £1768 Greenbank Farm, Limousin £1281 Selbytown, £1110 Yew Tree Farm, British Blue £1214 Edge, Aberdeen Angus £1159 Gamerigg Farm.

Leading Cast Cow price per kilo: British Blue 232.5p, 179.5p Newton High House, 213.5p (x2), 193.5p Todd Hall, 184.5p The Grove,   Aberdeen Angus 199.5p, 159.5p, 158.5p, 156.5p, 128.5p Druidhall, 164.5p, 145.5p, 125.5p Todd Hall, 141.5p The Grove, 125.5p Kirkend, Limousin 197.5p Balgray Hill, 196.5p, 189.5p, 177.5p Low Farm, 184.5p, 179.5p, 170.5p, 163.5p Haltcliffe, 177.5p Fell View Farm, 172.5p Hill House Farm, 172.5p Bonshawside, 167.5p North View, 164.5p, 157.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, 163.5p Greenhill Farm, 163.5p, 156.5p, 152.5p, 151.5p Little Orton Farm, 161.5p Kirkend, 160.5p Quarry Farm, 159.5p Sarkshields Farm, 157.5p Hudscales, 155.5p Todd Hall, Holstein Friesian 185.5p, 178.5p, 174.5p, 137.5p, 129.5p, 126.5p, 119.5p, 116.5p, 107.5p, 103.5p Low Row Scales, 156.5p, 143.5p, 109.5p Woodhouse, 155.5p, 149.5p Buckabank Farm, 147.5p Hill Green, 145.5p Highhead Castle Farm, 144.5p, 137.5p Newton Field, 141.5p Milton Farm, 139.5p Wood Farm, 129.5p Woodhouse, 125.5p Kirkland Farm, 121.5p The Howes, 114.5p Carleton Hill Farm, 111.5p Milton Farm, 108.5p High Plains, 107.5p Whins Farm, 105.5p, 102.5p Justicetown Farm, 103.5p Flothers, 103.5p, 102.5p Big Balcraig Farm, 103.5p Low House Farm, 101.5p (x2) Park Farm, 101.5p Brayshaw, 100.5p Low Thorny, 100.5p Hill Green, Charolais 179.5p Hedley West Riding, 158.5p The Grove, 148.5p Greenfield, Beef Shorthorn 176.5p, 128.5p Coxhill Farm, 145.5p Penpugh, 123.5p Brisco Hall, Blonde 159.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, Parthenais 151.5p Todd Hall, Montbeliarde 151.5p, 108.5p Gillespie, 121.5p Brayshaw, 117.5p Moor Park Farm, 105.5p Fauldie, 105.5p Geltside Farm, 103.5p Flothers, Galloway 149.5p Newton High House, Holstein 142.5p Fauldie, 138.5p The Harras, Hereford 124.5p Brisco Hall, Saler 134.5p Todd Hall, Simmental 134.5p, 125.5p Kirtleton House, 127.5p High Dovecote, 125.5p Kellah, British Friesian 117.5p, 110.5p Gates Garth Hall Farm, 116.5p, 104.5p (x2) Dockray Hall, 111.5p Town End Farm, 111.5p Down By Rigg, 111.5p Highhead Castle Farm, Shorthorn 112.5p Fauldie, Swedish Red & White 107.5p Brayshaw, Fleckvieh 104.5p, £100.5p Kirkhouse Dairy, Irish Moiled 104.5p Coxhill Farm.

Leading Cast Bull price per kilo: Limousin 164.5p Yew Tree Farm, Continental 147.5p Greenbank Farm, Holstein 137.5p, 136.5p (x2) West Whitrigg, British Blue 117.5p Edge, Charolais 114.5pKnock of Luce.

Prime Bulls: A smaller entry of 81 prime bulls forward selling to a similar trade to that of last week. Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Horn, Lower Griseburn, Appleby achieving £1821.85 purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Workington sold another to £1707. British Blues sold to £1734 for Messrs Twentyman, Osbourne Farm, Wigton purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Aberdeen Angus sold to £1422 for Messrs Armour, Milton Farm, Moffat purchased by Ralph Pearson. Blondes sold to £1412 from Messrs Blaylock, Kirkend, Coldstream purchased by Geoff Nutter. Top overall pence per kilo of 229.5p was attained by Messrs Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton purchased by Geoff Nutter. Messrs Rome, Niven Hill, Gretna sold another to Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir. Black and Whites peaked at £1180 for Messrs Taylor, High Whinnow Farm, Carlisle purchased by Bowland Foods, Carlisle and top pence per kilo of 178.5p for Messrs Graham, Laws Hall, Longtown purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1821 Lower Griseburn, £1707, £1515 Stubsgill Farm, £1672, £1522 Little Orton Farm, £1551, £1444 Niven Hill, £1409 Greenhill Farm British Blue £1734 Osborne Farm, £1254 Kirkend, £1243 Whitefield Aberdeen Angus £1422 Milton Farm Blonde £1412, £1406 Kirkend Simmental £1342 Kirtleton House Saler £1195 Whitefield Holstein Friesian £1180, £1075, £1066, £1025, £1005, £989 High Whinnow Farm, £1050 Bectonhall, £1048 Mirkbooths Hereford £1150 Whitefield Galloway £1100, £1099, £1089 Shancastle Farm Friesian £1098, £1044 Whins Farm, £964 Wed Holme House, £963 Croft House Fleckvieh £958 Laws Hall

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 229.5p Greenhill Farm, 227.5p, 223.5p Niven Hill, 210.5p West End Farm, 207.5p Lower Griseburn, 204.5p(x2) Stubsgill Farm British Blue 223.5p Greenhill Farm, 215.5p Osborne Farm, 210.5p Kirkend Blonde 209.5p, 199.5p Kirkend Simmental 193.5p Kirtleton House Aberdeen Angus 191.5p Milton Farm, 175.5p Justicetown Farm Saler 184.5p Whitefield Hereford 179.5p Whitefield Fleckvieh 178.5p Laws Hall Holstein Friesian 176.5p, 163.5p High Whinnow Farm, 169.5p, 167.5p, 166.5p Grassknop Farm Galloway 175.5p, 173.5p Shancastle Farm Friesian 169.5p, 165.5p Whins Farm

Prime Cattle: Yet another good entry of 53 prime steers and heifers with trade being sharper on the week. Top overall was a superb Limousin cross steer from Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle achieving £1672.59 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Miller, West Farm, Aspatria receiving  £1662.52. The same home also sold top priced British Blue cross to £1615.35. Top pence per kilo of 227.5ppkwas achieved by Messrs Story, Newbigging Farm, Carlisle purchased by Messrs wilson, Corby Hill Butchers, Carlisle.

Heifers seen a day’s top of £1523.04 from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle. This heifer was also top overall pence per kilo of 250.5ppk and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. British Blues sold to £1402.25 from Messrs Blaylock, Kirkend, Coldstream. Limousin heifers sold to 239.5ppk and 238.5ppk  from Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill Farm and were purchased by Medcalf Brookwood Abattoir, and to 238.5ppk MessrsStory, Newbiggin Farm, Carlisle purchased by Messrs Wilson, Corby Hill, Butchers.

For more information of Cast and Prime Cattle Sales at Borderway please contact David Holliday 07710 189804 or Grant Anderson 07872 129274.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin
£1672, £1504 Gill Farm, £1662, £1505 West Farm, £1630, £1510 Low Whinnow Farm, £1588, £1544 Lords Close, £1547, £1448 Newbiggin Farm, £1468 Maryholm Farm, British Blue £1615 West Farm, £1586 Gill Farm, £1441 Maryholm Farm, £1228 Lords Close, British Friesian £1172, £1142 Gelt Hall Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1523 Low Whinnow Farm, £1422 Hollins Farm, £1372 Petteril Hill Farm, £1366, £1253 Newbiggin Farm, £1334, £1277 Greenhill Farm, £1291 Kirkend, British Blue £1402, £1330, £1273 Kirkend, Blonde £1294 Kirkend, Galloway £1029 Newton High House.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
227.5p, 224.5p Newbiggin Farm, 221.5p Maryholm Farm, 220.5p, 214.5p West Farm, 219.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 219.5p Gill Farm, 213.5p Lords Close, British Blue 222.5p West Farm, 218.5p Gill Farm, 213.5p Maryholm Farm, British Friesian 170.5p, 169.5p, 159.5p Gelt Hall Farm.

Heifers: Limousin 250.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 239.5p, 238.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 238.5p, 230.5p, 218.5p Newbiggin Farm, 237.5p, 236.5p Greenhill Farm,  Blonde 217.5p Kirkend, British Blue 211.5p (x2) Kirkend, Galloway 205.5p Newton High House.

Prime Hoggs and Cast Ewes – A larger entry of prime sheep on the week met a much sharper trade then had been forecast with an overall average of 194p being achieved, export weight sold very well to average 207p SQQ which equates to £86.04 a head. The sale topped at £117.80 for a fabulous pen of Beltex hoggs shown by Messrs Batty, Flimby Hall, Maryport and selling to Mr G Lomax. Messrs Priestley, Cracrop sold a great pen of 5 Texel x hoggs to top per kilo at 281p (40.5kg £113.80 per head) to Mr A Dawson. Mule hoggs sold to £90 a head for a pen of heavies from Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton and to 196.8p per kilo for a pen from Messrs Brough, Chapel House, Uldale. Hill lambs sold to £86.30 for a wonderful pen of Cheviot lambs from Messrs Wilson, Woodside, Wreay and to 202.1ppk for a great run of Blackfaced hoggs from Messrs D Graham, South Lambhill, Longtown.

A good show of 260 cast ewes were forward averaging £5-6 dearer on the week and meeting a pleasing trade throughout. Topping the trade was a pair of Texel ewes from D Waugh, Albyfield selling for £111. Mules were in great demand with pens regularly selling for over the £60 mark. Many more needed to satisfy demand.

For further information of Cast and prime sheep sales at Borderway please contact James Little 07872 840685.

Prime Hoggs leading prices per head: Beltex £117.80, £109.80, £103.80, £96.80, £96.30 Flimby Hall, £112.80, £100, £93.80, £92.80, £91.80 Smalmstown Farm, £105.80, £91.80 Hobbiesburn, £102.80, £96.80, £90 Shank Castle Texel £113.80, £98.80, £96.80, £94.80 Cracrop Farm, £104.80 Mosshill Farm, £100.80 High Troweir Farm, £100.80, £95.80, £94.30 Netherton, £97.80, £96.80, £93.80 Miller Hill, £97, £94.80, £94 Basco Dyke, £96.80, £95.80 Wavercroft, £95.80, £94 Prior Hall, £94.80 Midtown Dutch Texel £112.80, £110.80, £105.80, £101.80, £94.80, £92.80 Unity Farm Charolais £93.80 Outer Woodhead Bleu Du Maine £90.80 Ashknowe Suffolk £90.80, £85 Smalmstown Farm, £88.80, £87(x2), £81.80 Midtown, £88 South Lambhill, £87.80 Coxhill Farm, £86 White House, £84 Midtown, £83.80, £73.80 Roe Farm, £82 Bowscale Farm Greyfaced £90 Hundith House, £84.30, £80 Reaygarth, £82.30 Farewell Grange, £82 Coombe Crag, £77 Ashdene, £74.80 Chapel House Farm Hill Cheviot £86.30, £85 Woodside Farm, £83 Woodhall Blackface £82.80(x2), £82(x2), £80.80 Smalmstown, £77.80 South Lambhill Herdwick £64 Bowscale Farm.

Prime Hoggs leading prices per kilo: Texel 281p, 242p, 238.1p, 236.3p, 228.8p Cracrop Farm, 239p Wavercroft, 234.4p High Troweir Farm, 232.9p Mosshill Farm, 230.3p Home Farm, 230p Netherton, 229.3p Oak Cottage, 229.1p, 226.7p, 222.5p, 222.3p, 218.1p Miller Hill, 229.1p Netherton, 222.9p Ashdene, 216.6p Millriggs Farm, 216p South Lambhill  Dutch Texel 271.8p, 258p, 257.7p, 249p, 223.1p, 210.9p Unity Farm Beltex 268.6p, 224.7p Smalmstown Farm, 267.7p, 261.4p, 241.4p, 225.1p, 214p Flimby Hall, 263.6p, 242p Shank Castle, 254.9p, 221.9p, 210.6p Hobbiesburn, 226.8p, 218.4p Reddings Bleu Du Maine 245.4p Ashknowe Charolais 240.5p Outer Woodhead Blackface 202.1p South Lambhill, 192.4p Smalmstown Farm Hill Cheviot 200.8p, 199.5p Pennersaughs Cottage, 191.8p Woodside Farm Suffolk 200p Bowscale Farm, 200p South Lambhill, 197.2p Roe Farm Greyfaced 196.8p Chapel House Farm, 179.8p, 175.6p Reaygarth, 175p Ashdene.

Cast ewes leading prices per head: Texel £110.50, £85.50 Albyfield, £105.50, £89.50, £87.50(x2) Wavercroft, £103.50 Farewell Grange, £98.50, £97.50 Chapel House Farm, £98.50 East Cottage, £89.50(x2) Greensyke, £85.50 Luketon Stud Charolais £86.50 Outer Woodhead Suffolk £80, £77.50 Outer Woodhead, £77.50 Midtown Farm, £74.50 Luketon Stud Hill Cheviot £64.50 Outer Woodhead Greyfaced £64.50 White House, £62.50 Dirrops, £62.50 Wavercroft, £61.50 Beanwham, £59.50(x2) Burn House Swaledale £42.50 Dirrops, £34.50 Chapel House Farm Herdwick £40 East Cottage.