Borderway Primestock Sale

4th March 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 4th March, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A smaller show of 307 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward along with 2172 cast and prime sheep.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A good entry of 307 cast cows and stock bulls were forward on Monday which included 106 beef cows, averaging 138.1ppk up 12.4p on the week. Messrs Dick & Sons, Mains of Throsk run of pure Limousin cows topped at 995kg, 159.5ppk or £1587  and to 883kg, 171.5ppk or £1514 both purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.

Messrs Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, Morpeth run of cows topped at 907kg, £1446 or 159.5ppk for a Limousin purchased by Messrs Worsley. Messrs Johnston, West Whamley sold the top priced Charolais cow which sold for 1006kg, 136.5ppk or £1373 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Bradley & Son, Marina House sold the top priced Parthenais to 748kg, 175.5ppk or £1312 purchased for Messrs Worsley.

Messrs Norman, Little Orton Farm sold a Limousin cow for 658kg, 183.5ppk or £1207 and was purchased by Messrs Worsley, who also purchased Messrs Armour, Milton Farm Aberdeen Angus cross heifer which sold to 178.5ppk. Messrs Hutton, Setmabanning Farm sold a Limousin cow for 177.5ppk purchased by Mr George Watson. Messrs Mansergh, Sneck Yeat sold an Aberdeen Angus heifer for 177.5ppk to Mr Alan Jarvis. Messrs Johnson, West Wharmley sold a Limo9usin cross heifer for 177.5ppk to Jewitts Meats. Messrs Scott, Thirlwall Castle Farm sold a British Blue cross cow for 176.5ppk to Mr George Watson.

A mixed show of black and white cows were on offer, with a keen ring side of buyers ensuring a much sharper trade for all classes with more required each  week. Messrs Watson, Howrigg Farm sold a Holstein cross for 841kg, 138.5ppk or £1164 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Ewebank, Tarnhill sold a Holstein cross for 742kg, 146.5ppk or £1087 again to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Cannon, Espland Hill sold a Holstein cross cow for 981kg, 106.5ppk or £1044 to Mr Steven Bowes.

Leading heifers and young cow prices: British Friesian 151.5p, 147.5p, 142.2p Albyfield, Holstein 146.5p Tarnhill, 145.5p Bays Leap, 139.5p Smalmstown Farm, 138.5p, 137.5p (x2) Howrigg Farm, 136.5p Milton Farm, 135.5p, 134.5p, 132.5p Whitecloserigg, 130.5p Grange of Cree Farm.

A large show of 20 stock bulls and overage bullocks were forward, with Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm sold a British Blue stock bull for 958kg, 154.5ppk or £1480 to Messrs Worsley. Messrs Vaughan, High Dovecote sold an overage Simmental cross bullock for 740kg, 175.5ppk or £1298 also to Messrs Worsley.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Limousin £1587, £1514, £1339, £1283, £1276, £1244, £1229, £1059, £1058 Mains of Throsk, £1446, £1270, £1197, £1029 Swarland Old Hall, £1208, £1043 West Wharmley, £1207, £1101 Little Orton Farm, £1192, £1048 Setmabanning Farm, £1178, £1085 Woodhall Farm, £1103, £1044 Steeley Farm, £1094 Hargill House, £1093, £1021 Cracrop Farm, £1080 South Corrielaw, £1050 West Mill Hills Farm, £1050 Fellside Farm, £1015 Thackwood, Charolais £1373 West Wharmley, £1105 Woodhall Farm, £1103 Fishergill, Parthenais £1312, £1083 Marina House, British Blue £1258 Howrigg Farm, £1197 East Unthank Farm, £1171 Fishergill, £1120 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £1068 Beamwham, Hereford £1255 Brecktonhill Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1235 Sneck Yeat, £1091 Potholm, £1024 Milton Farm, Holstein Friesian £1164 Howrigg Farm, £1087 Tarn Hill, £1044 Espland Hill, £972 Low House Farm, £959 Smalmstown Farm, £939, £911 Bays Leap Farm House, £926 Grange of Cree Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1033 Sneck Yeat, Simmental £1015 Kirtleton House, British Friesian £971, £905 Albyfield, £915 Crownstone Farm, Jersey £585 Bays Leap Farm House.

Overage Bullocks Leading prices per head: Simmental £1298 High Dovecote, Fleckvieh £1107, £1080 Netherhirst.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: British Blue £1480 Osborne Farm, Simmental £1263 Chapel House.

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 183.5p, 169.5p Little Orton Farm, 177.5p, 174.5p, 159.5p West Wharmley, 177.5p Setmabanning Farm, 175.5p, 171.5p, 161.5p, 159.5p, 156.5p, 147.5p, 146.5p (x2), 145.5p Mains of Throsk, 166.5p Steeley Farm, 164.5p, 159.5p, 149.5p, 148.5p Swarland Old Hall, 159.5p, 148.5p Woodhall Farm, 158.5p Cracrop Farm, 153.5p, 146.5p Hargill House, Aberdeen Angus 178.5p Milton Farm, 177.5p Sneck Yeat, 153.5p Potholm, British Blue 176.5p Thirlwall Castle, 157.5p Fishergill, 155.5p Beamwham, 153.5p Howrigg Farm, 148.5p Georgefield, 144.5p East Unthank Farm, 127.5p West Wharmley, 126.5p Holme Farm, Parthenais 175.5p, 172.5p Marina House, Charolais 173.5p Fishergill, 157.5p Woodhall Farm, Hereford 163.5p Breckonhill Farm, Beef Shorthorn 161.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 159.5p Sneck Yeat, 141.5p Coxhill Farm, British Friesian 151.5p, 147.5p, 142.5p Albyfield, 123.5p, 112.5p Crownstone Farm, 114.5p Dockray Hall, 113.5p Bowness Hall, Simmental 148.5p, 135.5p, 129.5p Kirtleton House,138.5p Thackwood, 125.5p High Dovecote, Holstein Friesian 146.5p Tarn Hill, 145.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 139.5p, 137.5p (x2) Samlmstown Farm, 138.5p Howrigg Farm, 136.5p Milton Farm, 135.5p, 134.5p, 132.5p, 129.5p, 114.5p, 113.5p, 111.5p Whitecloserigg, 130.5p, 111.5p Grange of Cree Farm, 126.5p, 119.5p (x2) Cockleybank, 119.5p Low House Farm, 114.5p Cote House Farm, 114.5p Wham Head Farm, 112.5p Low Bank End Farm, 110.5p Greengate House Farm, Montbeliarde 125.5p Burn House, 112.5p Swordwellrigg Farm, Blue Grey 112.5p Potholm, Swedish Red & White 109.5p Bays Leap Farm House, Fleckvieh 100.5p Netherhirst, Jersey 87.5p, 73.5p Bays Leap Farm House.

Overage Bullocks Leading prices per kilo: Simmental 175.5p High Dovecote, Limousin 149.5p Fishergill, Fleckvieh 145.5p, 139.5p Netherhirst.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 154.5p Osborne Farm, Limousin 119.5p Gapshields.

PRIME BULLS – A better entry of 86 prime bulls were forward with more flesh on offer and trade sharper on the week. Top overall came from Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton who sold a British Blue to £1863.63 and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Messrs Hall, Ainstable Hall run of bulls peaked at £1659.06and to £1601.91 for a Limousin cross. Parthenais bulls peaked at £1399.01 from Messrs Bradley, Marina House, Maryport and was purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers. Top pence per kilo of 224.5ppk was received by Messrs Hall, Ainstable Hall for the aforementioned British Blue cross.

Black and whites peaked at £1122.73 from Messrs Marrs, Broomhills, Carlisle, and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, and top pence per kilo of 176.5ppk for a British Friesian from Messrs Dickinson, High House, Wigton, purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.

Leading prices per head: British Blue £1863 Osborne Farm, £1659, £1634, £1632, £1618, £1601, £1557, £1505, £1363, £1340 Ainstable Hall, Limousin £1601, £1426, £1379 Ainstable Hall, £1522, £1487 Setmabanning Farm, £1477 (x2), £1467 Stubsgill Farm, £1374 Sarkshields Farm, £1359, £1340 Lower Griseburn, £1340 Rose Castle Farm, £1334 Beamwham, Parthenais £1399 Marina House, Aberdeen Angus £1149 Park House, Holstein Friesian £1122, £1072 Broomhills, £1072, £1034, £1006 Durdar House, £973 Milton Farm, £959 Old Church Farm, British Friesian £1117, £1051, £1000 High House, £1049, £1036, £943 The Flatt, £978, £947 Albyfield, £964, £921, £911 Wed Holme House, £955 Broomhills, Holstein £1036, £972, £939, £919 Musgrave Hall, Montbeliarde £1034 Kirkbride House, Fleckvieh £1011 Seymour House, Swedish Red & White £936 Kirkbride House.

Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 224.5p, 223.5p, 218.5p (x2), 216.5p, 213.5p, 210.5p, 2017.5p Ainstable Hall, 212.5p Osborne Farm, Limousin 221.5p (x2), 210.p Ainstable Hall, 215.5p, 208.5p Lower Grisburn, 214.5p Stubsgill Farm, 214.5p Sarkshields Farm, 209.5p Rose Castle Farm, 208.5p Beamwham, Parthenais 193.5p Marina House, Aberdeen Angus 180.5p Park House, British Friesian 176.5p, 173.5p, 168.5p High House, 172.5p, 167.5p Albyfield, 168.5p The Flatt, 167.5p (x2), 166.5p, 163.5p Wed Holme House, Montbeliarde 172.5p Kirkbride House, Fleckvieh 171.5p Seymour House, Holstein Friesian 168.5p Mirkbooths, 157.5p Blackrigg, 157.5p Durdar House, 157.5p (x2) Old Church Farm, 156.5p Broomhills, Swedish Red & White 165.5p Kirkbride House, Holstein 161.5p, 157.5p (x2) Musgrave Hall.

PRIME CATTLE – A smaller entry of 36 prime steers and heifers were forward, selling slightly easier on the week. Top overall was a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont peaking as £1611.91 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby sold another to £1583.40. British Blues to £1509.01 again from Messrs Chrichton, Loughrigg.

Top pence per kilo and top overall of 224.5ppk was from the same home, for the aforementioned  Limousin cross.

Steer peaked at £1608.68 from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle sold a Limousin to £1573.56 and £1570.14. Topping the pence per kilo in this section was Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks with a Parthenais  cross to 220.5ppk from Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill Farm, Carlisle and was purchased by Rob Medcalf, Brookwoos Abattoir.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1608, £1558 Bothel Parks, £1573, £1570, £1521, £1520 Gill Farm, £1471, £1394 Petteril Hill Farm, Parthenais £1340 Petteril Hill Farm, Bazadaise £1337, £1323 Gelt Hall Farm

Heifers: Limousin £1611 Loughrigg Farm, £1583 Elm House, £1400 Petteril Hill Farm, British Blue 1509 Loughrigg Farm, Blonde £1418 Oulton Hall,

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
222.5p Bothel Parks, 217.5p, 215.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 214.5p (x2), 212.5p, 211.5p Gill Farm, Parthenais 220.5p Petteril Hill Farm, British Blue 208.5p Elm House.

Heifers: Limousin 224.5p Loughrigg Farm, 219.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 217.5p Elm House, British Blue 216.5p Loughrigg Farm, 204.5p, 203.5p Low Farm, Galloway 179.5p Brock Stones.

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

Prime Hoggs – At the weekly sale of Prime hoggs attracted a good entry of 2024 head.  Again a large number of heavy hoggs (1017) were forward which distorted the overall average with handy weight and best export types finding a pleasing enquiry.  The sale topped at £120 for a pair of cracking Texel cross lambs from Messrs W Gate & Son, Home Farm, Gilgarren which sold to Mr A Dawson.  Topping per kilo was an outstanding Beltex cross lamb from Messrs McCune, Farewell Grange, Threapland which sold for 305p (36kg £109.80) again to Mr A Dawson.

Leading prices per head: Texel £120 £107.80 £96.80 Home Farm, Gilgarran, £106.80 Castlehill, £105.80 Fauld Farm, £105.80 Nether Place, £104.80 £104.30 £101.80 (x2) £98.80 £95.80 Basco Dyke, £98.80 Bowscale Farm, £97.80 £94.80 Sleightholme Farm, £94.30 Dockray Hall, £92.80 Roe Farm, £92.80 Lonning Farm, £92 East View Farm, Dutch Texel £116.80, £113.80 £111.80 £92.80 £91.80 Flimby Hall, £98.80 £94.80 Unity Farm, Beltex £111 £107.80 £106.80 £105.80 £100 £92  (x2) £91.80, £90.80 Hazel House, £109.80 (x2) Farewell Grange, £91.80 £90 Fauld Farm, £91.80 Smalmstown Farm, Suffolk £90 Mirkbooths, £89 £82 (x2) Smalmstown Farm, £87.80 £85 £83 (x2) Hazel House, £85.80 £80.80  Midtown £85 Breckonhill Farm, £83.50 Dial Farm £83 £82.80 Fauld Farm, £81.80 Outer Woodhead £80.80, Hill Cheviot £87 £84.80 (x2) £82.80 (x2) Kirkhaugh £85 £80 Micklethwaite Farm, £84.30 Bromfield Hall, £80 Druidhall, Blackfaced £85 Stobbs Farm, £84, £81.30 £81 (x6) £80 Smalmstown Farm, Charollais £84.80 £80.30 Outer Woodhead, Greyfaced £84.80 £80 Kelmore Hill Farm, £84 Smalmstown Farm £83.80 £80 Mirkbooths, £81.30, £80 (x2) Brampton Fell Farm, £80 Breckonhill Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 305, 288.9 Farewell Grange, 259.8, 258.1 258, 237.3 218.6 217.4 206.4 204.4 Hazel House,214.1 Castlehill, Texel 296.3 262.9 254.7 233.7 221.2 Home Farm, Gilgarran, 277.4 Castlehill, 265.1 Roe Farm, 260.8 258.8 254.5 253.3 241.1 231.4 220.2 Basco Dyke, 258 Fauld Farm, 254.9 Nether Place, 235.2 Bowscale Farm, 223.8 Outer Woodhead, 222.3 Sleightholme Farm, Dutch Texel 281, 265.5 260 Flimby Hall, 258.2 243.1 219.6 Unity Farm, Greyfaced 210.1 174.8 Broomhills, 181.8 Kelmore Hill Farm,  179.5 Branch End Farm, 177.8 Brampton Fell Farm, 174.3 Church Farm, Charollais 197.3 Outer Woodhead, Hill Cheviot 195.6 189.4 Druidhall, 184.9 Woodside Farm, Blackfaced 194.2, 191.5 187.5 186.3 South Lambhill 189.1 188.2 Smalmstown Farm, Suffolk 180.9 Hazel House, 180 Fauld Farm.

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

Cast Ewes and Rams: At the weekly cast sheep sale a good show of sheep were present which were met with a good trade throughout.  A lot more lowland sheep were forward with bigger, more meater ewes were met with a pleasant trade.  Topping the sale was a pen of Texel was from Messrs Houldey, Kirtleton House, selling to Mr R Skelton from £105.50.  The same vendor had a pen of Suffolks at £101.50 and a fantastic run of mules for £69.50 and £67.50.  A good show of Swales were forward topping at £45.50 from L Smith, Roachburn Farm Tindale Fell also purchased by Mr R Skelton.  Many more could have been sold to vendor advantage.

Cast Ewes Leading prices per Head: Texel £105.50 Kirtleton House, £91.50 Outer Woodhead, £82.50 £80.50 The Beeches, £81.50 Low Barn, £80 The Throp, £79.50 £77.50 £75.50 Kirtleton House, £76.50 Roe Farm, £75.50 £71.50 Anthorn Farm, £74.50 Leigh Croft, £74.50 Leapsrigg Farm, £73.50 Chapel House,  Suffolk £101.50 Kirktleton House, £97.50 Leapsrigg Farm, £91.50 Outer Woodhead, £82 £81.50 The Beeches, £79.50 Oaklands, £75.50 High Drum, £74.50 Hazel House, Leicester £82, £81.50 Auchenblane Cottage, Beltex £79.50 The Throp, Dutch Texel £73.50 Flimby Hall Farm, Greyfaced £69.50 £67.50 Kirtleton House, £65.50 The Beeches, £56.50 Leigh Croft, £54.50 Roe Farm, Blackface £61.50 Stobbs Farm, £55 Fauld Farm, Zwartbles £52.50 Chapel House, Swaledale £45.50 £36.50 Roachburn Farm, £38.50 Auchenblane Cottage.

Cast Rams Leading prices per Head: Texel £77.50 Chapel House, £77.50, £70 Sleightholme Farm, Charollais £76.50 Leigh Croft.