Borderway Primestock Sale

28th January 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 28th January, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep with a larger entry of 498 Cast cows, Bulls and Prime cattle were on offer, along with 1652 prime and cast sheep.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A large show of 348 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with a keen ring side of buyers ensuring a great trade once again.

Mr Thomas Wilson, Wood Farm sold a Limousin cow for 874kg, 182.5ppk or £1595 to Mr Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Grey, The Farmhouse run of cows topped at 860kg, 183.5ppk or £1578 for a Limousin cross purchased by Kenny McCreery. Messrs Henderson, Low Side run of outstanding cows topped at 885kg, 172.5ppk or £1526 for a Blonde and to 845kg, 171.5ppk or £1449 for a British Blue cross purchased by Kenny McCreery. Messrs James, Low Todholes sold the top priced British Blue cow which sold for 734kg, 197.5ppk or £1449 also to Kenny McCreery. Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House Farm sold the top priced Charolais cow which sold for 848kg, 164.5ppk or £1394 to Mr McGimpsey. Messrs Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill run of young cows topped at 603kg, 195.5ppk or £1187 for a Limousin cross purchased by Kenny McCreery, also from the same home a Simmental cross to 678kg, 190.5ppk or £1291 purchased by Les Fell.

Leading Over Aged Heifers Prices:
Limousin cross 195.5p Balgray Hill, 178.5p (x2), 177.5p West Wharmley, 176.5pk, 172.5p Demesne Farm, Simmental cross 190.5p Balgray Hill.

All classes of black and white cows were in great demand, with Messrs Dickinson & Son, Kirkbarrow Hall selling two Holstein crosses for 689kg, 167.5ppk or £1154 and 658kg, 162.5ppk o £1069 both purchased by Andrew Graham. Messrs Cannon, Espland Hill sold a Holstein cross for 722kg, 156.5ppk ro £1129 purchase by Les Fell. How End Farms sold a run of Holstein crosses, topping at 716kg, 156.5ppk or £1120 also to Mr Fell. Messrs Carr, Little Bavington Farm sold a Brown Swiss for 907kg, 119.5ppk or £1083 to Kenny McCreery. Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown Farm run of Holstein cross cows topped at 712kg, 151.5ppk or £1078 to Mr Les Fell. Messrs Haston & Son, Swordwellrigg sold a Montbeliarde cross for 635kg, 168.5ppk or £1069 again to Mr Fell. Messrs Halliday, Broathill sold a Holstein cross cow for 705kg, 147.5ppk or £1039 to Mr Kenny McCreery.

Leading Over Aged Heifers Prices:
168.5p Swordwellrigg, Holstein cross 167.5p, 162.5p Kirkbarrow Hall, 163.5p Mirkbooths, 156.5p, 135.5p, 131.5p Espland Hill, 156.5p Howend Farm, 151.5p Smalmstown Farm, 149.5p, 147.5p Torpenhow Hall, 147.5p Broathill, 142.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, Brown Swiss 157.5p Gamerigg Farm, British Friesian 155.5p Harelawhill Farm, 134.5p The Green, Fleckvieh 139.5p Lowther Low Moor.

A small show of 8 stock bulls were forward, with trade topping at 1089kg, 123.5ppk or £1344 for a Limousin stock bull purchased by Kenny McCreery. Messrs Cornthwatie, Balgray Hill sold a Limousin stock bull for 1089kg, 119.5ppk or £1301 also to Kenny McCreery.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Limousin £1595 Wood Farm, £1578, £1355, £1332, £1320, £1286 The Farmhouse, £1404, £1398, £1357, £1344, £1161, £1118 Low Side, £1372, £1257, £1178, £1159, £1009 Balgray Hill, £1237, £1215, £1171, £1142 West Wharmley, £1230, £1181 Demesne Farm, £1194 Hill House Farm, £1171 Cracrop Farm, £1151 The Throp, £1046 Stotsfold Farm, £1042 Whitefield, £1021 Kirkhouse Farm, Blonde £1526, £1420, £1321 Low Side, £1205, £1096 The Farmhouse, British Blue £1449 Low Todholes, £1449 Low Side, £1272 Harelawhill Farm, £1026 The Farmhouse, Charolais £1394 Hill House Farm £1319, £1138 The Farmhouse, £1241 West Wharmley, Continental £1229 Low Side, £1157 The Farmhouse, Simmental £1291 Balgray Hill, £1224, £1215, £1068 The Farmhouse, Holstein Friesian £1154, £1069 Kirkbarrow Hall, £1129 Espland Hill, £1120 How End Farm, £1078, £916 Smalmstown Farm, £975 Low House Farm, £963 Mirkbooths, £931 Torpenhow, £905 Down Hall, Brown Swiss £1083, £955 Little Bavington Farm, Montbeliarde £1069 Swordwellrigg Farm, £901 Fauldie, Holstein £1039, £923 Broathill, Fleckvieh £966 East Drummodie.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head:  Limousin £1344 Whitefield, £1301 Balgray Hill, British Blue £1221 Barker House, Beef Shorthorn £1213 Crossdykes Farm.

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 197.5p Low Todholes, 171.5p Low Side, 161.5p Killicrankie, 147.5p Crummock Bank Farm, Limousin 195.5p, 170.5p, 162.5p, 146.5p, 143.5p Balgray Hill, 183.5p, 173.5p, 164.5p, 160.5p, 145.5p The Farmhouse, 182.5p Wood Farm, 190.5p, 168.5p, 157.5p, 148.5p Low Side, 178.5p (x2), 177.5p, 147.5p West Wharmley, 176.5p, 172.5p Demesne Farm, 164.5p Kirkhouse Farm, 159.5p The Throp, 153.5p Stotsfold Farm, 153.5p Hill House Farm, 148.5p (x2) Whiteside Farm, Simmental 190.5p Balgray Hill, 158.5p, 151.5p, 127.5p The Farmhouse, Blonde 172.5p, 168.5p, 162.5p Low Side, 146.5p, 144.5p The Farmhouse, 127.5p The Throp, Montbeliarde 168.5p, 119.5p, 105.5p Swordwellrigg Farm, 109.5p Fauldie, 107.5p, 104.5p Lowther Low Moor, 105.5p Low Plains, Holstein Friesian 167.5p, 162.5p, 109.5p Kirkbarrow Hall, 163.5p Mirkbooths, 156.5p How End Farm, 156.5p, 135.5p, 131.5p, 117.5p Espland Hill, 151.5p, 108.5p (x2), 107.5p, 103.5p, 102.5p Smalmstown Farm, 149.5p, 147.5p, 107.5p, 103.5p Torpenhow Hall, 119.5p Crummock Bank Farm, 108.5p 106.5p, 103.5p East Drummodie, 107.5p Barwinnock Farm, 107.5p Burtholme Farm, 107.5p Broomhills, 107.5p, 104.5p Big Balcraig Farm, 106.5p, 105.5p High Plains, 105.5p, 104.5p Upmanby Farm, 104.5p Walby Hall, 104.5p, 103.5p Upper Bar, 104.5p Gamerigg Farm, 103.5p Preston Hall Farm, 103.5p Mirkbooths, 103.5p Fauldie, 103.5p Skelton Wood End, 102.5p Down Hall, 101.5p Milton Farm, 100.5p Sorrow Stones, 100.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, Charolais 164.5p Hill House Farm, 162.5p West Wharmley, 144.5p The Farmhouse Continental 159.5p Low Side, 159.5p The Farmhouse, Brown Swiss 157.5p Gamerigg Farm, 119.5p, 112.5p Bavington Farm,  British Friesian 155.5p Harelawhole, 134.5p The Green, 108.5p, 103.5p (x2) Aulby Farm, 108.5p Owlethirst, 107.5p Parkgate Hall, 103.5p Slealands Burn, 101.5p Wed Holme House, Holstein 147.5p, 109.5p Broathill, 142.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 122.5p Angus Well Farm, 107.5p Burtholme Farm, 106.5p Broomhills, 102.5p East Logan, 102.5p Crummock Bank Farm, 101.5p Slealands Burn, Fleckvieh 139.5p Lowther Low Moor, 114.5p East Drummodie, Beef Shorthorn 121.5p Nutholm Farm, Shorthorn 119.5p Halefield Farm, Aberdeen Angus 119.5p, £113.50 Potholm, 115.5p Harelawhill Farm, Irish Moiled 110.5p Demesne Farm, MRI 109.5p, 107.5p Halefield Farm,   Red Devon 104.5p Skiddaw View Cottage, Dairy Shorthorn 103.5p Marleycote Walls.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 123.5p Whitefield, 119.5p Balgray Hill, Holstein 122.5p Station Road.

Prime Bulls: A larger entry of 99 prime bulls would sell 5-8 pence less on the week for plainer bulls with good shaped and fleshed bulls achieving a similar good trade.  Top overall was a Blonde cross from Messrs Hewetson, Lords Close, Maryport receiving £1644.27 purchased by Sean McGimpsey; the same vendors sold the top priced Charolais cross to £1554.25 and purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers.  Limousins peaked at £1629.18 from Messrs Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie.

Top overall pence per kilo of 229.5p was attained by Messrs Little, The Guards, Carlisle purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston; Messrs Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, Morpeth sold a further two to 227.5p purchased by Geoff Nutter.

Black and whites peaked at £1124.72 from Messrs Raven, Durdar House, Carlisle purchased by Bowlands Foods.

Leading prices per head: Blonde £1644 Lords Close Limousin £1629 Balgray Hill, £1558 Cracrop, £1367, £1269 Swarland Old Hall, £1343 Bectonhall, £1305 The Guards, £1303, £1232 Aulby Farm, £1273 Low Farm, £1246 Thornton Towers Charolais £1554 Lords Close, £1516, £1226 Hallbankgate Farm Simmental £1348, £1323 Kirtleton House Aberdeen Angus £1295, £1268, £1266 Peel Flatt British Blue £1266 Mirkbooths, £1233 Bectonhall Holstein Friesian £1124, £1085, £1077, £1064, £1042 Durdar House, £1030 Mirkbooths, £971 Milton Farm, £962 Mid Bishopton, £928 Bectonhall, £923, £912 Brisco Hill Friesian £1085, £1074 Hillhead, £952 Croft House Holstein £1041, £1038, £997, £961 South Lambhill, £1025, £963, £927 Musgrave Hall Galloway £1025 Balgray Hill Shorthorn £908 Brisco Hill.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 229.5p The Guards, 227.5p (x2), Swarland Old Hall, 224.5p Cracrop, 216.5p Howgillside, 215.5p Balgray Hill Blonde 215.5p Lords Close British Blue 207.5p Low Farm, 199.5p Cote House Farm, 194.5p Bectonhall Charolais 196.5p Hallbankgate Farm, 190.5p Proctors Farm Aberdeen Angus 184.5p, 181.5p (x2) Peel Flatt Simmental 181.5p Kirtleton House Galloway 180.5p Balgray Hill Holstein 160.5p, 153.5p, 152.5p Musgrave Hall, 155.5p, 150.5p South Lambhill Holstein Friesian 158.5p Skelton Wood End, 158.5p Mirkbooths, 157.5p Mid Bishopton, 156.5p, 152.5p Barwinnock, 153.5p, 150.5p Durdar House, 151.5p Milton Farm, 150.5p The Close Friesian 158.5p Croft House, 155.5p Hillhead, 152.5p Aulby Farm.

Prime Cattle: A similar entry of 51 prime steers and heifers were forward with all classes slightly easier on the week. Top overall was an outstanding Limousin cross steer from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton achieving £1725.08 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Gate, Hollins Farm, Cockermouth sold another to £1717.24 and purchased by Messrs McCreery, Ireland.  Top pence per kilo of 226.5p was attained by Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle purchased by Pioneer Foods.

Heifers seen a day’s top of £1592.59 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont purchased by Pioneer Foods and top pence per kilo of 224.5p was received by Messrs Vevers, High Stenries, Lockerbie purchased again by Pioneer Foods.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin
£1725, £1606 Bothel Parks, £1717 Hollins Farm, £1550, £1461 Newbiggin, £1471, £1429 Low Whinnow, £1449 Gill Farm, £1430 Petteril Hill, £1326 Gelt Hall British Blue £1454, £1417 Gill Farm Bazadais £1365 Gelt Hall Friesian £1172 Gelt Hall.

Heifers: Limousin £1592, £1532, £1452 Loughrigg, £1427, £1306 High Stenries, £1343 Sunny Gill Charolais £1215 Houghton House.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
226.5p Low Whinnow, 225.5, 223.5p Bothel Parks, 224.5p Petteril Hill, 222.5p, 220.5p Newbiggin British Blue 207.5p, 199.5p Gill Farm Friesian 159.5p Gelt Hall.

Heifers: Limousin 224.5p, 219.5p High Stenries, 221.5p, 216.5p, 215.5p Loughrigg, 220.5p, 214.5p Petteril Hill, 219.5p Newbiggin Charolais 200.5p Houghton House.

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

Prime Hoggs – The weekly sale of prime sheep, attracted similar numbers to that of last week, with well finished hoggs meeting a firm demand for all weight ranges.

Topping the sale this week was Messrs Laird, Unity Farm, Brampton who sold a great pen of four Dutch Texel hoggs to £115.80 or 289.5ppk to Mr Andrew Dawson. The sale peaked at 300ppk for a fantastic pen of 36kg Beltex hoggs from Messrs Dempster, Castle Hill, Lockerbie who sold others to 292.6ppk and a pen of 25 at 279ppk, all of the above were purchased by Mr Andrew Dawson.

The weekly sale also included the Annual show and sale of Blackfaced and Swaledale hoggs, which was kindly judged by Mr M McIntyre, Hawes. The winning pen of heavy Blackfaced hoggs from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown topped the section at £89 a head and were purchased by the Judge. The 1st prize pen of Swaledales from Messrs Moscrop & Waugh, Albyfield, Brampton sold for £79 or 195.1ppk again to McIntryre Meats. The 1st prize pen of lightweight Blackfaced hoggs were consigned by Mr D Graham, South Lambhill, Longtown and sold to 197.4ppk also to the judge.

CLASS 1 Over 40kg
1st – M/s Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown – 49kg, £89, 181.6ppk
2nd – M/s Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown – 46kg, £89, 193.5ppk
3rd – M/s Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown – 43.5kg, £84.50, 194.5ppk

1st prize Pen of Heavy Blackfaced Hoggs – Messrs Fisher Smalmstown

CLASS 2 Under 40kg
1st – D Graham, South Lambhill, Longtown – 38kg, £75, 197.4ppk
2nd – D Graham, South Lambhill, Longtown – 35.5kg, £70, 197.2ppk


1st – M/s Moscrop & Waugh, Albyfield, Heads Nook – 40.5kg, £79, 195.1ppk

Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £115.80, £100.80, £99.30, £96.80, £94.80, £92.80 Unity Farm, £108.80, £94.80, £93.80, £93.30 Hightown, £94.80, £93.80 Thorneyland, Beltex £114.80, £106.80, £105.80, £92.80 (x2) West Moorhouses, £112.80, £110.80, £110, £100, £94, £93.80 New Grange Farm, £108.80, £108, £106.80 Castlehill, £97.80, £94.80, £94 (x2), £93.80, £91.80 Smalmstown Farm, Texel £104.80, £98.80, £96.80, £96.50 Millriggs Farm, £103.80, £94.80 Ghyll Croft, £100.80, £97.80, £97.80, £95.80 (x2) Hundith House, £98.80 (x2), £95.80, £94.80 Ewan Close, £97.30 Stainburn House Farm, £95.30 Bromfield Hall, £94.80 (x2) Jackson Rigg, £94.80 Greenfield, Suffolk £95.80, £91.80, £80.80 Clappers Farm, £94.80, £86.80 Smalmstown Farm, £94.30, £81.80 Albyfield, £94.30, £93.80 Jackson Rigg, £93.80, £81 Outer Woodhead, £91.80 Denton Mains, £90 Reaygarth, £87 New Farm, £86 Millriggs Farm, £85.80 Moss Side House, £83 Low Moor, Charollais £93.80 (x2), £89.80, £86.80, £82.80, £81 Outer Woodhead, Blackfaced £89 (x2), £87.80, £86.80, £84.80, £84.50, £81.80 Smalmstown Farm, Greyfaced £87.80 Church Farm, £87.80 Hightown, £85, £82 Reaygarth, £85.80 Ewan Close, £83.80 Jackson Rigg, £80 Low Moor, Hill Cheviot £83.80 Woodside Farm, £82 Castlehill, Swaledale £79 Albyfield.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 300p, 292.6p, 279p, 214.5p Castlehill, 273.6p, 268.6p, 252.9p, 213.2p, 208.9p, 204.1p New Grange Farm, 270.4p, 267p, 258p, 221p, 206.3p, 204.3p West Moorhouses,  Dutch Texel 289.5p, 239p, 234.4p, 225.7p Unity Farm, 262.2p, 234.1p Hightown, 253.5p, 249.5p Thorneyland, Texel 232.5p, 229.8p, 223.5p, 207.1p Millriggs, 228.8p, 215.3p Church Farm, 227.1p, 217.4p, 208.7p Ewan Close, 221.1p Hayton Brow, 219.5p, 214.5p Cleamire, 219p, 216.3p, 210.7p Ghyll Croft, 211.4p Unity Farm, 209.9p The Garth, 209.3p South Lambhill, 208.6p Denton Mains, 207p Jackson Rigg, Charollais 201.9p, 201.8p Outer Woodhead, Suffolk 200p Millriggs Farm, 190.8p Smalmtown Farm, 187.8p, 183.8p Albyfield, 186.7p Jackson Rigg, 186p Clappers Farm, 184.5p Moss Side House, 184.4p Low Moor, 183.1p South Lambhill, Blackfaced 197.4p, 197.2p South Lambhill, 194.8p, 194.3p, 193.5p, 192.7p Smalmstown Farm, Swaledale 195.1p Albyfield, Hill Cheviot 194.9p Woodside Farm, Greyfaced 179.8p Low Moor.

Cast Ewes and Rams: The weekly sale of cast ewes and rams had a good entry forward, with well fleshed sheep, being keenly bid for.

Topping the sale was a pen of Texel ewes from Messrs Donald, Lamonby selling to £129.50. Mules saw the biggest rise on the week with a consignment from Messrs Donald, Denton Mains selling to £86.50.

Hill bred sheep saw a rise of £13 on the week overall, with pens of Cheviots from Messrs Edgar, Penrith selling to £53.50.

More sheep are required on a regular basis to satisfy demand.

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

Leading prices: Texel £129.50, £123.50 The Beeches, £103.50, £85 New Grange Farm, £97.50 Walby Grange, £93.50 The Garth, £93.50 Gorfen Letch Cottage, £82.50, £70 Bolton Hall, £72.50 Tedcastle Farm, Beltex £124.50 Greenfield, £75.50 Fellside Farm, £70.50 Bolton Hall, Charollais £108.50, £96.50, £79.50 Northrigg Hill, £105.50 Long Park, £94.50, £80.50 Leigh Croft, £89.50 Outer Woodhead, Leicester £107.50 Hightown, £94.50, £93.50 The Close, Bleu du Maine £97.50 Walby Grange, Suffolk £92.50 Ewan Close, £89.50 Walby Grange, £69.50 Leigh Croft, £66.50, £58.50 Tedcastle Farm, Greyfaced £86.50 (x2), £65.50 Denton Mains, £68.50, £66.50, £65.50 Northrigg Hill, £67.50 Walby Grange, £66.50 Branch End Farm, £66.50, £65.50 Tedcastle Farm, £65.50 Fellside Farm, £65.50 Brackenthwaite Farm, £65.50 The Garth, £64.50 Long Park, £63.50 Leigh Croft, £63.50 White House, £63.50 Ewan Close, Kerry Hill £72.50 Tedcastle  Farm, Hill Cheviot £67.50, £58.50 Fellside Farm, Swaledale £53.50, £47.50 Ewan Close, £44.50 Branch End Farm, £40.50, £37.50 Denton Mains.