Borderway Primestock Sale

25th February 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 25th February, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A larger show of 501 Cast cows, Bulls and Prime cattle and 1819 prime and cast sheep were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A larger show of 327 cast cows and stock bulls were forward on Monday at Carlisle. Messrs Oxley & Co, Barholm Mains sold two British Blue cows for 813kg at 191.5p totalling £1556 and 815kgs at 179.5p totalling £1402 both bought by Messrs Kirkpatrick. Messrs Goldie, Greenfield Farm sold the top priced Charolais cow for 906kgs at 155.5p totalling £1408 bought for Messrs Worsley. Messrs Graham, Cumdivock Farm sold a Limousin cross cow for 768kgs at 177.5p totalling £1363 to Les Fell. Messrs Fox, St Johns Kirk’s run of cows topped at 812kgs at 167.5p totalling £1360 and 888kg at 146.5p totalling £1300 for Charolais both purchased for Messrs Worsley.  Messrs Goldie, Townfoot sold a Limousin cow for 841kgs at 155.5p totalling £1307 to Messrs Worsley.

A large show of black and white cows were on offer with all classes being 10-12p up on the week, more black and white cows required for next week. Messrs Watson, Howrigg Farm sold a Holstein cross bullock for 860kg at 149.5p totalling £1285 to David Holmes. West Mains sold a Holstein cross heifer for 746kg at 129.5p totalling £1095 to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Ridsdale and Son, Yew Tree Farm’s run of Holstein crosses topped at 738kg at 142.5p totalling £1051 to Les Fell. Messrs Hetherington and Son, Blue Dial’s run of Holstein cross cows topped at 649kg at 159.5p totalling £1035 to Les Fell. Messrs Slack, Cockleybank’s run of Holstein crosses topped at 714kg at 144.5p totalling £1031 and 726kg at 139.5p totalling £1012 to Sean McGimpsey and Les Fell. Messrs Shepherd, Crownstone Farm sold a Friesian cow for 812kg at 123.5p totalling £1002 to Messrs Kirkpatrick.

Leading Heifer prices per kilo: Holstein x 159.5p Blue Dial, 149.5p Howrill Farm (bullock), 149.5p Whitefield, 144.5p, 139.5p(x2), 138.5p(x2), 137.5p, 136.5p, 134.5p, 133.5p, 131.5p Cockley Bank, 142.5p Yew Tree Farm, 135.5p High Pow, 135.5p Tarn Lodge Farm, 130.5p Broadlea Friesian 149.5p Albyfield, 144.5p Crownstone Farm

A larger show of 15 stock bulls were on offer with trade just steady. Messrs Hall, Harelawhill Farm sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1172kgs at 119.5p totalling £1400 to Messrs Kirkpatrick.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head:  British Blue £1556, £1462 Barholm Farms, £1217 Howrigg Farm, £1162 Heatheryhall Farm, £1036 Harelawhill Farm Charolais £1408 Greenfield, £1360, £1300 St Johns Kirk  Limousin £1363, £1158 Cumdivock Farm, £1307 Townfoot Farm, £1146, £1008 Haltcliffe, £1144 Humebyres Farm, £1123 St Johns Kirk, £1087 Lower Grisburn, £1043, £1018 Park View, £1024 Green Farm, £1018 Cracrop Holstein Friesian £1285 Howrigg Farm, £1095 West Mains, £1012, £963, £950, £920, £919, £914, £909 Cockleybank, £937 Low House Farm, £918 Randalinton Farm, £907 Lodge Farm, £903 Walby Hall Salers £1203, £1095 St Johns Kirk Simmental £1179 St Johns Kirk, £1017 Drumhumphry Farm Luing £1077, £1033 St Johns Kirk Holstein £1051 Yew Tree, £1035 Blue Dial Farm, £1031 Cockleybank Aberdeen Angus £1016 Cockleybank Hereford £1009 Parklands Friesian £1002, £937 Crownstone Farm, £957, £929 Albyfield,   Fleckvieh £952 Low Tarns, £910 East Drummodie

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1400 Harelawhill Farm, £1266 Langhorn, £1254 Dundraw, £1214 The Park

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 191.5p, 179.5p Barholm Mains, 164.5p Howrigg Farm Limousin 181.5p St Johns Kirk, 177.5p, 174.5p Cumdivock Farm, 162.5p, 157.5p Park View, 159.5p Skiddaw View, 157.5p Haltcliffe, 155.5p Townfoot Farm, 151.5p Green Farm  Simmental 172.5p St Johns Kirk, 162.5p Drumhumphry Farm Charolais 167.5p, 146.5p St Johns Kirk, 155.5p Greenfield Salers 166.5p, 158.5p St Johns Kirk Holstein 159.5p Blue Dial Farm, 144.5p Cockleybank, 142.5p Yew Tree Farm, 128.5p Petteril Bank Farm, 123.5p, 117.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 121.5p Broathill, 112.5p Ribton House Hereford 156.5p Parklands Aberdeen Angus 155.5p Cockleybank, 118.5p Skiddaw View Cottage Holstein Friesian 149.5p Whitefield, 149.5p Howrigg Farm, 139.5p(x2), 138.5p(x2), 137.5p, 136.5p, 134.5p, 133.5p, 131.5p, 127.5p(x2), 117.5p(x2) Cockleybank, 135.5p High Pow, 135.5p Lodge Farm, 130.5p Broadlea, 129.5p West Mains, 125.5p Ribton House, 117.5p Randalinton Farm, 114.5p Low House Farm Friesian 149.5p, 127.5p Albyfield, 144.5p, 123.5p Crownstone Farm, 116.5p Mounsey Bank, 111.5p Harelawhole, 110.5p King Hill Belted Galloway 144.5p Stonehouse Park, 120.5p Errolston Farm Luing 139.5p, 138.5p St Johns Kirk South Devon 118.5p Bailey Montbeliarde 118.5p Albyfield British Blue 117.5p Sheddock Farm Galloway 116.5p Skiddaw View Cottage, 112.5p The Bloch Fleckvieh 114.5p Low Tarns, 111.5p East Drummodie

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 153.5p Northholm of Grange, 133.5p Langhorn Salers 130.5p Old Prieston

PRIME BULLS – More bulls forward with 130 presented to a strong ringside of buyers, trade would be similar to that of last week for best sorts with plainer bulls harder to cash. Top overall was a superb Limousin from Messrs Logan, Humebyers, Kelso who received £1733 purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Redpath Farming, Kelso sold another Limousin to £1609, Charolais sold to £1574 for Messrs Goldie, South Bowerhouses, Dumfries. Black and whites sold to £1309 from Messrs Armour, Milton, Moffat and a top price per kilo of 178.5p was attained by Messrs Workman, Beeches, Carlisle purchased by Alan Jarvis.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1733, £1559 Humebyers, £1609 Redpath Farms, £1593 Cracrop Farm, £1554, £1523 Whitstonehill, £1461, £1434, £1401 Upper Brydekirk, £1378 Glenzierfoot Farm, £1364, £1324 Reddings Charolais £1574, £1389 South Bowerhouses, £1416, £1353, £1281, £1263 Carwood Farm Blonde £1317 Glenzierfoot Farm Holstein Friesian £1309, £1015, £947 Milton Farm, £1183, £1044, £947 Cardew Hall, £1038, £991 West Mains, £1021, £993 Durdar House Simmental £1271 Springfield Farm, £1245 High House, £1241, £1165 Kirtleton House, £1140 West Mains Aberdeen Angus £1250 Down Hall, £1041, £1017, £1015 North Park Montbeliarde £1217, £1063 Beeches, £1002, £1001 Kirkbride House British Blue £1166 Randalinton Farm, £1159 Kirktleton House, £1126 Mirkbooths Friesian £1160, £1137, £1003 Whins Farm, £978 Albyfield, £963 Croft House Galloway £1060 North Park Holstein £1058, £1008, £1001, £930 South Lambhill Hereford £1007, £1000 Randalinton Farm Fleckvieh £940 East Drummodie, £907 Lowther Low Moor

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 224.5p, 212.5p Reddings, 218.5p, 209.5p Upper Brydekirk, 217.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, 213.5p Old Rectory Farm, 212.5p Humebyres Farm, 210.5p Cracrop Farm,  Blonde 219.5p Glenzierfoot Farm Charolais 208.5p, 206.5p, 200.5p Carwood Farm Simmental 183.5p Springfield Farm, 182.5p West Mains, 181.5p Kirtleton House Montbeliarde 178.5p, 175.5p, 166.5p Beeches, 168.5p Kirkbride House Hereford 177.5p North Park, 163.5p(x2) Randalinton Farm Aberdeen Angus 177.5p, 175.5p, 174.5p, 172.5p North Park Fleckvieh 173.5p Lowther Low Moor Friesian 168.5p Whins Farm, 163.5p Croft House, 162.5p, 158.5p Albyfield Galloway 167.5p North Park  Holstein 157.5p Cote House Farm, 154.5p(x2) South Lambhill Holstein Friesian 153.5p West Mains, 151.5p Cardew Hall, 149.5p Milton Farm, 149.5p Mirkbooths

PRIME CATTLE – Yet another good entry of 56 prime steers and heifers forward sold at a solid level trade. The days overall top of £1661 was paid to Messrs Miller, West Farm, Aspatria for a superb Limousin cross heifer and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Charolais heifers sold to £1346 from Messrs Goldie, South Bowerhouses, Dumfries and purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Joint top price per kilo of 228.5p was achieved by Messrs Miller, High Aketon, Wigton and purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir. Steers peaked at 228.5p and selling this Limousin cross was Messrs Story, Newbigging, Carlisle. Top overall steer was another Limousin cross from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton who received £1639 both purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle

Leading prices per head:

Steers: Limousin £1639, £1547 Bothel Parks, £1628 Hoddamtown, £1584, £1512 Gill Farm, £1552, £1426 Lord Close, £1550 West Farm, £1485, £1443 Newbiggin Farm, £1406 Petteril Hill Farm British Blue £1597 Gill Farm Charolais £1546 Hoddamtown

Heifers: Limousin £1661, £1342, £1328 West Farm, £1479 Bothel Parks, £1296, £1285 Newbiggin Farm Charolais £1346 South Bowerhouses

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
228.5p, 214.5p Newbiggin Farm, 225.5p, 221.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 224.5p Gill Farm, 219.5p Bothel Parks, 219.5p Hoddamtown, 216.5p Lord Close, 214.5p West Farm Charolais 223.5p Hoddamtown British Blue 221.5p Gill Farm

Heifers: Limousin 228.5p, 220.5p, 218.5p, 217.5p High Aketon, 225.5p Bothel Parks, 220.5p, 217.5p, 214.5p Newbiggin Farm, 219.5p, 218.5p West 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 – On Monday Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime hoggs, numbers were slightly back on the week with more hoggs falling into the SQQ. All classes were dearer and an SQQ average of 200ppk was achieved.

Top price of the day of £113.80 was attained for a fantastic pen of 3 Dutch Texel hoggs from Messrs Mounsey, Ashfield which also topped per kilo at 284.5p selling to Mr A Dawson. Mules topped at £89.90 from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hill Farm and to 181.8ppk from Messrs Morton, Church Farm. Hill sheep sold to £87.30 for Blackfaces from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown and to 194.6p for Cheviots from Messrs Wilson, Woodside.

Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £113.80, £112.80, £110.80, £100 Ashfield, £100 Hightown Beltex £110.80, £103.80, £94.80, £93.80, £91.80(x2) Flimby Hall; £107.80, £102.30 Castlehill, £95.80 Shank Castle Texel £108.80, £103.80, £100.80(x2) Basco Dyke, £105.80, £101.80 Heggle Lane Farm, £104.80, £103.30, £101.80(x2) The Wreay, £103.80 Pasture House Farm, £103.80 Lonning Farm, £101.50, £100 Burtholme Farm Suffolk £91.80, £86.80 Smalmstown Farm, £90.80 The Nook, £90(x2) North Scales, £90, £85.30 Fauld Farm, £87 Beamwham Greyfaced £89.80, £80.80 Kelmore Hill Farm, £86.30 Bromfield Hall, £94.80 Pasture House Farm, £84, £80 Brampton Fell Farm, £82.80 Mirkbooths, £81.80, £81.80 Reaygarth, £81.80 Church Farm, £81.80 Hightown, £80 Dirrops Blackface £87.30, £85.80(x2), £85.30(x2), £84.80, £84.30, £83.80, £81.80, £80.80 Smalmstown Farm Hill Cheviot £82.80 Castlehill, £81.30 Micklethwaite Farm

Leading prices per kilo: Dutch Texel 284.5p, 245p, 243.5p Ashfield, 230.9p Mosshill Farm Beltex 276.4p, 269.2p Castlehill, 260.7p, 238.6p Flimby Hall, 258.9p Shank Castle, 239.4p, 236.6p Gass Farm Texel 272p, 256.3p, 237.2p Basco Dyke, 267.9p, 254.9p, 248.2p Heggle Lane Farm, 259.5p Pasture House Farm, 250p, 237p, 236.7p, 230p Newhall Farm, 246.2p, 232.4p The Lake, 244.9p, 241.7p, 232.6p Burtholme Farm, 235.9p Lonning Farm, 232p Roe Farm  Hill Cheviot 194.6p Woodside Farm, 187.5p, 186.9p Micklethwaite Farm Blackface 191p, 188.3p South Lambhill, 190.2p, 188.6p(x2), 187.9p Smalmstown Farm Charolais 185.4p Gelt Hall Farm Suffolk 185.2p Roe Farm, 183.4p Fauld Farm, 183.1p Dirrops, 182.2p The Nook Greyfaced 181.8p Church Farm, 181.6p Kelmore Hill Farm, 180.9p, 175.9p Reaygarth, 176.8p Beamwham, 176.7p Brampton Fell Farm, 175.1p Home Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams: A larger show of sheep forward with large numbers of hill sheep on offer. Topping the sale was a pen of Texel ewes from Messrs Mark, Sunny Gill Farm at £93.50 a head sold to Mr R Skelton. A good show of Leicesters with top price of £90 being achieved by Messrs Bowman, Brampton Fell Farm. Swaledales sold to £54.50 for ewes from Messrs Johnson, Wolf Hills Farm. More numbers could be sold to vendor’s advantage.

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

Cast Ewes Leading prices per Head: Texel £93.50 Sunny Gill Farm, £89.50 Castlehill, £87.50 Walby Grange, £87.50 Brampton Fell Farm, £84.50, £80 Blue Dial Farm, £77.50 Netherton, £76.50 High House, £76.50 High Old Shield Farm, £75.50 Milton Mains, £75.50 Shank Castle, £75.50, £74.50 Walby Grange Leicester £90, £82 Brampton Fell Farm, £78.50 The Bog Charollais £90 Walby Grange Suffolk £86.50 Milton Mains, £73.50 Walby Grange, £71.50 High House, £70 Blue Dial Hill Cheviot £69.50 Castlehill, £67.50, £63.50 Sunny Gill Farm Greyfaced £59.50(x2), £55.50 High House, £58.50 Walby Grange, £57.50, £55.50 Brampton Fell Farm, £57.50 Shank Castle Blackface £57.50 Hightown Swaledale £54.50, £41.50, £33.50 Wolf Hills Farm, £48.50 Hightown, £37.50, £30.50 The Bog Herdwick £34.50 Pasture House Farm, £33.50 Walby Grange