Borderway Primestock Sale

4th February 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 4th February, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep with a smaller show of 450 Cast cows, Bulls and Prime cattle forward, along with 1623 prime and cast sheep.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A smaller show of 295 cast cows and stock bulls were forward on Monday with a larger ringside of buyers ensuring all classes being a good trade and the whole sale averaging 114.7p which was up 6.9p on the week. Whitwell Farms’ run of cows topped at 807kg at 214.5p totalling £1731 for a British Blue x and 801kg at 188.5p totalling £1509 for a Limousin x purchased by Owain Llyr and Andrew Graham. Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor’s run of Limousin cows topped at 872kg at 188.5p totalling £1643 and 904kg at 177.5p totalling £1604 both purchased by Kenny McCreery. Messrs Bell, Woodhall Farm sold a British Blue x cow for 791kg at 194.5p totalling £1538 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm sold a Limousin x cow for 827kg at 171.5p totalling £1418 bought for Messrs Worsley. Whitwell Farms sold the top price Blonde x cow which sold at 723kg at 185.5p totalling £1333 to Owain Llyr. Beef bred cows averaged 135.6p overall, 4.4p up on the week.

Leading Beef Bred Heifer Prices: Limousin x 194.5p, 184.5p Demesne Farm, 193.5p Osborne Farm, 188.5p Clifton Manor Farm, 186.5p Haltcliffe, 181.5p Dancing Gate Farm

A small show of 5 stock bulls were forward. Messrs Langcake, Isel Old Park sold the top priced Charolais stock bull for 1060kg at 118.5p totalling £1256 to Sean McGimpsey, Messrs Grainger, Kiln Close Farm sold an Aberdeen Angus stock bull for 1098kg at 109.5p totalling £1202 to Sean McGimpsey.

A mixed show of Black & White cows were on offer with all classes being in great demand. Messrs Skelton, Gill Farm sold an outstanding Holstein x cow for 774kg at 120.5p totalling £1173 to Kenny McCreery. Messrs Brown, Lane End Farm sold a Holstein x heifer for 722kg at 156.5p totalling £1129 to Les Fell. Messrs Robinson, Burthholme Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 923kgs at 115.5p totalling £1066 also to Les Fell. Messrs Martin, Orton Grange Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 747kg at 139.5p totalling £1042 to Les Fell. Messrs Henderson & Son, Park House sold a Holstein x cow for 742kg at 139.5p totalling £1035 and 815kg at 123.5p totalling £1006 purchased by Les Fell and Kenny McCreery. Messrs Shepherd, Crownstone Farm sold a Friesian heifer for 649kg at 155.5p totalling £1009 to Steven Bowes.

Leading Dairy Bred Heifer Prices: Holstein x 156.5p Lane End Farm, 141.5p, 139.5p, 135.5p Park House Farm, 141.5p Meinbank Farm, 139.5p Orton Grange Farm, 138.5p Bays Leap Dairy Farm, 137.5p Long Meg Friesian 155.5p Crownstone Farm, 153.5p Kiln Close Famr, 147.5p Flimby Hall, 140.5p Prior Hall

Cast Cow Leading prices per head:  British Blue £1731, £1398, £1435, £1287 Whitwell Farm, £1538 Woodhall Farm, £1291 Lords Lot, £1241 The Close, £1202 Glendue Farm, £1118 Braithwaite Hall Limousin £1643, £1604, £1459, £1441, £1186 Clifton Moor, £1509, £1314, £1233 Whitwell Farm, £1418, £1335 Osborne Farm, £1351 The Close, £1291, £1263 Demesne Farm, £1288, £1231, £1189 Haltcliffe, £1255 Lodge Farm, £1199, £1144, £1120, £1107 Meikleholm Farm, £1170 Stotsfold Farm, £1133 Townfoot, £1107 Burthwaite Blonde £1333 Whitwell Farm Charolais £1201 Whitwell Farm, £1162 Whins Farm Holstein £1173 Gill Farm, £1066 Burtholme Farm Simmental £1133 Whitwell Farm, £1124, £1099, £1080 Warkshaugh, £1095 Kirtleton House, £1055 Merryshield Holstein Friesian £1129 Lane End Farm, £1042 Orton Grange Farm, £1035, £1006 Park House Farm, £951 Dearham Hall, £934 Cockleybank, £908 Bays Leap Dairy Farm, £907 Long Meg, £906 Greengatehouse Farm Aberdeen Angus £1060 Skelcies Hall, £1013 Demesne Farm Friesian £1009 Crownstone Farm, £925 Kiln Close Farm, £908 Lowther Low Moor Saler £1004 Dancing Gate Farm Hereford £970 Harelawhill Farm

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Charolais £1256 Isel Old Park Aberdeen Angus £1202 Kiln Close Farm Simmental £1122 Warkshaugh

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 214.5p, 169.5p, 178.5p, 155.5p Whitwell Farm, 194.5p Woodhall Farm, 183.5p Lords Lot, 179.5p Braithwaite Hall, 155.5p Glendue Farm Limousin 194.5p, 184.5p Demesne Farm, 193.5p, 171.5p Osborne Farm, 188.5p, 181.5p Whitwell Farm, 188.5p, 177.5p, 159.5p, 152.5p Clifton Moor, 186.5p, 182.5p, 157.5p Haltcliffe, 181.5p Dancing Gate Farm, 179.5p Willimoteswick Farm, 168.5p The Throp, 160.5p Stotsfold Farm, 154.5p, 151.5p Townfoot, 154.5p The Close, 151.5p Denton Mains Blonde 184.5p Whitwell Farm, 141.5p Merryshield Simmental 167.5p Merryshield, 163.5p Kirtleton House, 139.5p(x2) Warkshaugh Charolais 157.5p Whins Farm, 153.5p Whitwell Farm Holstein Friesian 156.5p Lane End Farm, 141.5p, 139.5p, 135.5p, 123.5p(x2), 121.5p Park House Farm, 141.5p Meinbank Farm, 139.5p Orton Grange Farm, 138.5p Bays Leap Dairy Farm Ltd, 137.5p Long Meg, 129.5p Cockleybank, 125.5p Greengatehouse Farm, 113.5p Bolton Cottage, 113.5p, 110.5p Cote House Farm, 111.5p Dearham Hall, 111.5p Skelcies Hall, 111.5p Broomhills Friesian 155.5p Crownstone Farm, 153.5p Kiln Close Farm, 147.5p Flimby Hall, 140.5p Prior Hall, 121.5p Lowther Low Moor, 117.5p Albyfield, 113.5p Gill Farm, 113.5p Prior Hall, 112.5p Crummock Bank Farm Saler 138.5p Dancing Gate Farm Aberdeen Angus 129.5p Skelcies Hall, 127.5p Whins Farm Ayrshire 129.5p Aigle Gill Hereford 126.5p Campingholm, 126.5p, 123.5p Relief Farm Beef Shorthorn 125.5p Bays Leap Dairy Farm Holstein 125.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 125.5p New Bampton Farm, 120.5p Gill Farm, 119.5p Fauldie, 115.5p Burtholme Farm Shorthorn 117.5p Eland Hall Farm Montbeliarde 109.5p Lowther Low Moor Highland 90.5p East Plenmeller Farm

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Holstein Friesian 149.5p Evening Hill Farm, 116.5p Grange of Cree Farm Charolais 118.5p Isel Old Park

PRIME BULLS – Yet another good entry of 103 prime bulls were forward, with quality better on the week, with overall trade being slightly better also.

Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Roots, Kilnford Croft, Dumfries selling to £1785 and was purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. British Blues peaked at £1725.27 twice, from Messrs Hall, Ainstable Hall, Carlisle, and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Messrs Hall also sold another British Blue this time to Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers.

Top overall pence per kilo of 234.5ppk was a British Blue consigned by Messrs Hall, Ainstable Hall, selling to Medcalf Ltd, Halifax. The same vendor sold another to 233.5ppk and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Limousin bulls sold to 231.5ppk also from Ainstable Hall and was purchased by Ralph Pearson.

Black and Whites peaked at £1128.05 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Raven, Durdar House, Carlisle, and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick. The Days top pence per kilo of 170.5ppk was paid for a British Friesian form Messrs Nelson, Braithwaite Hall, Carlisle and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1785 Kilnford Croft, £1633, £1545 Clifton Moor, £1503 Whitestonehill, £1488, £1465 Ainstable Hall, £1409 Bectonhall, £1382 Braithwaite Hall, £1375 Herdship, £1368 Townfoot, British Blue £1725 (x2), £1675, £1632, £1556, £1517, £1508, £1501, £1464, £1388 Ainstable Hall, Hereford £1204, £1202, £1176, £1140, £1109, £1063 Randalinton Farm, Simmental £1172, £1166 Kirtleton House, £1146, £1127 Cleughbrae Farm, Holstein Friesian £1128, £1068 Durdar House, £1105, £1038 Gates Garth Hall Farm, £964, £960 Mirkbooths, Charolais £1127 Hillhead, Holstein £1073, £1028, £995, £987 Durdar House, British Friesian £1068 Hillhead, £1058, £995, £984, £906, £905 Braithwaite Hall, £1006 The Flatt, Montbeliarde £936 Kirkbride House.

Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 234.5p, 133.5p, 229.5p, 227.5p (x2), 224.5p, 223.5p, 219.5p (x2) Ainstable Hall, Limousin 231.5p, 219.5p Ainstable Hall, 225.5p, 217.5p Greenhill Farm, 219.5p, 211.5p Lowergate Farm, 215.5p Clifton Moor,   Simmental 185.5p, 179.5p Hartbush Farm, 185.5p, 178.5p Kirtleton House,  Hereford 180.5p, 179.5p, 173.5p (x2), 170.5p Randalinton Farm, Charolais 179.5p HillheadBritish Friesian 170.5p, 164.5p, 162.5p Braithwaite Hall, 165.5p The Flatt,Holstein Friesian 165.5p, 161.5p Gates Garth Hall Farm, 160.5p The Close, 159.5p Mirkbooths, Shorthorn 160.5p Braithwaite Hall.

PRIME CATTLE – A good entry of 51 prime steers and heifers were forward, with all classes selling sharper on the week. Top overall was a marvellous Limousin cross steer from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton achieving £1706.67 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. The same vendor also sold the top pence per kilo of 220.5ppk.

Heifers seen a day’s top of £1583 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Wilson, Bowscale Farm, Maryport and was also purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Others sold to £1544.78 from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby and was purchased by Messrs Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton, Carlisle. Charolais to £1573.50 from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. British Blue crosses sold to £1562.75from Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill, Carlisle and was purchased by Mr Steven Wilson Butchers Shop, Corby Hill, Carlisle.

Top overall pence per kilo of 245.5ppk was attained by Messrs Dent, Elm House and was purchased by Messrs Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton. The same vendor also sold the top priced British Blue cross to 239.5ppk, also purchased by Messrs Mulholland Butchers.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1706, £1497, £1405 Bothel Parks, £1540, £1437 Newbiggin Farm, £1518, £1494 Lords Close, £1432 Kirkland Guards, £1431 The Yett.
Heifers: Limousin £1583 Bowscale Farm, £1544, £1509 Elm House, £1465 The Yett, £1384 Newbiggin Farm, £1329 Clifton Moor Charolais £1573, £1527 Loughrigg Farm British Blue £1562 Petteril Hill Farm, £1451 Elm House.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 220.5p Bothel Parks, 219.5p The Yett, 216.5p, 215.5p, 211.5p Newbiggin Farm, 214.5p Glebe Farm, 214.5p, 213.5p Lords Close.
Heifers: Limousin 245.5p, 239.5p Elm House, 233.5p Bowscale Farm, 228.5p Newbiggin Farm, 227.5p The Yett, 223.5p, 218.5p High Aketon, 214.5p Greenhill Farm, British Blue 239.5p Elm House, 237.5p Petteril Hill Farm, Charolais 219.5p, 213.5p Loughrigg Farm. 

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 saw top end export hoggs meet a flying trade throughout the sale to a top of 306.3p for a sensational pen of Texel cross hoggs consigned by Messrs JM & SM Priestley, Cracrop Farm, Brampton purchased by Mr G Lomax. A top price of £117.80 was achieved on two occasions firstly for a great quality pen of Beltex lambs from BR & HM Horsley Ltd, Woodhouse, Catterlen and again for fantastic Dutch Texel lambs from R & BS Laird & Son, Unity Farm, Brampton purchased by Mr G Lomax and Mr A Dawson respectively.  Mules sold to a top of £90 from Messrs Smith, Kealmore Hill Farm, Distington and to 185.9p for another pen from the same home.

Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £117.80, £106.80, £100, £97, £96.80, £93.80(x2), £92 Unity Farm; £98.80, £93.80 Hightown Beltex £117.80, £113.80 Woodhouse, £111.80, £109.80 Castlehill, £109.80, £100.80, £92.80, £90 Bank House, £109.80, £97.80, £96, £94.80, £91.80 Smalmstown Farm, £94.80 Hall Farm, £92.80 Shank Castle Texel £111.80, £107, £106.80, £102.80, £97.80, £92.80, £92.80 Cracrop Farm, £108.80 The Costins, £100, £98.80, £97.80 Quarry House Farm, £98, £92 Hundith House, £97.80, £93.80 Jackson Rigg, £97 Basco Dyke, £96.80, £94.80, £92.80 Gill Farm, £95.80 Flimby Hall, £95(x2) Meikleholm Farm, £93.80 Hightown, £91.30(x2) Woodhouse Blackface £94 Stobbs Farm, £95.80, £84.30(x2), £84, £82(x3), £81, £80  Smalmstown Farm, £81(x2) Woodside, £80.80 Quarry House Farm Suffolk £92.80, £90.80 Jackson Rigg, £91.80, £84 Smalmstown Farm, £89.30, £87 Mirkbooths, £85.80 White House, £82 Hall Farm, £80 Beamwham Charollais £90.80, £86.80 Northrigg Hill Greyfaced £90, £81.80 Kelmore Hill Farm, £87 Hundith House, £85.80, £81.80 Hightown, £83.80, £82.80, £80.80 Reaygarth, £82 Albyfield, £82 Mirkbooths, £81.80 Quarry House Farm, £81.80 Jackson Rigg Hill Cheviot £80 Beamwham

Leading prices per kilo: Texel 306.3p, 297.2p, 284.8p, 279.4p, 263.6p, 244.2p Cracrop Farm, 259p The Costins, 247p, 241.5p, 227.3p Quarry House Farm, 240p Wavercroft, 237.9p Cracrop Farm, 231.2p, 230.5p Gill Farm, 217.7p Flimby Hall, 214.5p Albyfield, 211.6p Jackson Rigg, 210.9p Gill Farm, 210.1p Roe Farm Dutch Texel 294.5p, 263.7p, 223.3p, 222.5p Unity Farm, 253.5p, 226p Hightown Beltex 292.8p, 283p Castlehill, 288.1p, 274p Woodhouse, 261.8p, 250.8p, 249.5p Bank House, 255.3p Smalmstown Farm, 241p Shank Castle Blackface 200p Stobbs Farm, 196.8p South Lambhill, 188.4p(x2) Woodside Farm, 188.4p, 187.3p, 183.9p, 182.2p Smalmstown Farm, 183.7p Quarry House Farm Suffolk 194.6p South Lambhill; 192p Cobble Hall Charollais 194.5p, 180.2p Northrigg Hill Hill Cheviot 186p Haydon Bridge Greyfaced 185.9p Kelmore Hill Farm, 184.2p Reaygarth, 183.3p Quarry House Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams: A good show of ewes were forward with all classes being £5-£6 dearer on the week. Mules met a fantastic trade with better sorts being £10 plus on the week. Topping the sale was a Texel ewe from Mr D Rust, Low Row at £138.50 to Mr Skelton. Mules were regularly over the £70 mark with a top price of £74.50 from Messrs GS Scott, Cockermouth. Hill sheep were in demand with top Swales up to £47.50 for a pen from Messrs Dent, Haydon Bridge. More numbers need for buyers requirements.

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

Cast Ewe Leading prices: Texel £138.50, £122.50 Denton Crecent, £115.50, £110.50, £90.50, £89.50 Wavercroft, £109.50 Castlehill, £105.50, £89.50, £85.50 Gill Farm, £101.50 Cobble Hall, £97.50, £95.50, £94.50 Hargill House, £95.50 Church View, £87.50(x2) Sandysike Farmhouse  Beltex £119.50, £95.50 Castlehill Suffolk £100.50 Wavercroft, £99.50, £94.50, £92.50, £89.50(x2), £88.50, £86.50, £83.50 Gill Farm, £93.50, £79.50 Winterhope Farm, £81.50 Beech Trees, £79.50 Castlehill Charolais £95.50 Winterhope Farm Greyfaced £74.50, £67.50 Bleabank Farm, £70.50, £68.50 Gill Farm, £70.80 Church View, £69.50 White House, £69.50 Beech Trees, £68.50 Cobble Hall, £65.50 Parkside Farm Zwartbles £69.50, £64.50 Cobble Hall Hill Cheviot £60.50, £55.50, £52.50 Fellside Farm Swaledale £47.50 Beamwham, £36.50, £35.50, £33.50 Cold Shields, £34.50 Fellside Farm

Cast Ram Leading prices: Texel £75.50 Parkside Farm, £75.50 Cobble Hall