Borderway Primestock Sale

11th March 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 11th March, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A show of 368 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward along with a smaller show of 1496 cast and prime sheep.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A smaller show of 258 cast cows and stock bulls were forward on Monday, with all classes selling sharper on the week. Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House Farm run of cows topped at 772kg, 169.5ppk or £1308 and to 778kg, 167.5ppk or £1303 to Limousin crosses purchased by Messrs Worsley and Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Lawson & Son, South Farm sold the top priced Charolais cow which sold for 907kg, 137.5ppk or £1247 to Tom Holmes. Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe run of Limousin cows topped at 770kg, 157.5ppk or £1212 to Messrs Worsley.

Leading heifers and young cow prices: Limousin 180.5p, 171.5p Demesne Farm, 178.5p Sea Croft, 175.5p Greenhill Farm, 169.5p Raygarthfield Farm, British Blue 177.5p Sandbed Farm, Aberdeen Angus 167.5p Sneck Yeat.

A good show of black and white cows were forward on Monday with all classes selling better on the week. Messrs Murchie, Guillands Farm sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 872kg, 122.5ppk or £1068 to Les Fell. Messrs Watson & Son, Moorhouse Farm run of Holstein cross cows and heifers topped at 748kg, 140.5ppk or £1050 and to 650kg, 151.5ppk or £984 to Mr Sean McGimpsey and Mr Les Fell. Messrs Chappelhow, High Grounds sold a Holstein cross cow for 859kg, 120.5ppk or £1035 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Reed, Croft House sold the top priced British Friesian cow for 884kg, 112.5ppk or £994 to Mr Steven Bowes. Messrs Johnstone, Westray Farm sold the top priced Montbeliarde cross cow which sold for 833kg, 117.5ppk or £978 to Steven Bowes.

Leading heifers and young cow prices: Holstein 151.5p, 140.4p Moorhouse Farm, 145.5p, 136.5p Sorrow Stones, 141.5p West Whitrigg, 138.5p High Plains, 137.5p The Howes, 127.5p Howend Farm, Montbeliarde 149.5p Greenwrae, Fleckvieh 141.5p, 128.5p, 127.5p Netherhirst, British Friesian 141.5p High House.

A small show of 6 stock bulls were forward, with Messrs Fitzsimon, Tregallon selling the top priced Limousin stock bull which sold for 1240kg, 114.4ppk or £1419 to Mr Kirkpatrick.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Limousin £1308, £1303, £1180 Hill House Farm, £1233 Sea Croft, £1212, £1196, £1019 Haltcliffe, £1211 Hill House Farm, £1160 Greenhill Farm, £1108 Demesne Farm, £1107 Eland Hall Farm, £1081 Low Garth, £1064, £1000 Lowergate Farm, £1059, £1039 Church Farm, £1042 Well House, £1029 Kilnstown, £1009 Cawfields, Charolais £1247 South Farm, £1084 Milton Farm, £1054 Gallhill, Simmental £1175 Church Farm, Beef Shorthorn 1129 Sneck Yeat, Aberdeen Angus £1112, £1056 Sneck Yeat, Blonde £1095 Low Garth, Hereford £1084 Eland Hall Farm, Holstein Friesian £1068, £860 Guillielands Farm, £1050, £984 Moorhouse Farm, £1035 High Grounds, £966 Burtholme Farm, £965 High Ploughlands, £932 Hill Green, £919 The Howes, £909 Chalk Lodge, £909 Sorrow Stones, £899 Cote House Farm, £895 Townfoot Farm, £889 Bridgehouse Farm, £871 High Plains, British Blue £1063 Hill House Farm, British Friesian £994 Croft House, £953 Eden Bank Farm, £855 High House, £850 Pelutho Grange, Montbeliarde £978 Westray Farm, £907 Greenwrae, Jersey £555 Horseclose Farm,

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1419 Tregallon, Blonde £1210 Westnewton Hall.

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 180.5p, 171.5p Demesne Farm, 178.5p Sea Croft, 175.5p Greenhill Farm, 169.5p, 167.5p, 163.5p, 159.5p Hill House Farm, 169.5p Raygarth Field Farm, 167.5p Thackwood, 161.5p, 146.5p, 144.5p Church Farm, 161.5p West Whitrigg, 160.5p, 149.5p Lowergate Farm, 157.5p, 149.5p Haltcliffe, 153.5p Well House, 146.5p Low Garth, British Blue 177.5p Sandbed Farm, 147.5p, 134.5p South Thornberry, Aberdeen Angus 167.5p, 156.5p Sneck Yeat, 135.5p South Farm, 122.5p Westhills Farm, 121.5p Demesne Farm, Simmental 163.5p Church Farm, 149.5p Ladyhousteads, 137.5p Sea Croft, Beef Shorthorn 153.5p Sneck Yeat, 127.5p Minsca Farm, 125.5p Brownrigg Hall, Holstein Friesian 151.5p, 140.5p Moorhouse Farm, 145.5p, 136.5p, 125.5p Sorrow Stones, 138.5p High Plains, 137.5p The Howes, 127.5p, 125.5p How End Farm, 122.5p Burnside, 122.5p, 119.5p, 113.5p Guillielands Farm, 121.5p, 119.5p Cockelybank, 120.5p High Grounds, 119.5p Cote House Farm, 119.5p Hill House Farm, 116.5p Hill Green, 116.5p, 112.5p Brisco Hill, 114.5p The Howes, 114.5p Bridgehouse Farm, 113.5p High Ploughlands, 112.5p Brisco Hill, 112.5p Townfoot Farm, 112.5p Pelutho Grange, 112.5p Mirkbooths, 111.5p (x2) Chalk Lodge, Montbeliarde 149.5p, 113.5p Greenwrae, 117.5p, 111.5p Westray Farm, Blonde 146.5p Low Garth, 137.5p Eland Hall Farm, Charolais 144.5p Gallhill, 143.5p Milton Farm, 137.5p South Farm,   Holstein 141.5p West Whitrigg, Fleckvieh 141.5p, 128.5p, 127.5p, 115.5p Netherhirst, British Friesian 141.5p, 115.5p High House, 117.5p, 115.5pll Farm, 113.5p, 112.5p Croft House, 110.5p Eden Bank Farm, 108.5p High Pow, Saler 127.5p Kilnstown, Hereford 112.5p Eland Hall Farm, Ayrshire 108.5p Horseclose Farm, Jersey 90.5p Horseclose Farm.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 114.5p Tregallon, Blonde 114.5p Westnewton Hall,

PRIME BULLS – A small entry of 65 prime bulls were forward, selling to 10-12 pence a kilo more for black and white, and continentals remaining a similar trade.

Top overall came from Messrs Goldie, Greenfield, Annan with their Charolais bull selling to £1720.62 and was purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. Limousin bulls topped at £1668.70 from Messrs Annett & Son, Widdrington Farm, Morpeth and to £1639.95 from Messrs Byers, Ellen Bank, Wigton. Beef Shorthorns peaked at £1427.55 from Messrs Dickie, Knockenjig, Sanquhar. Top overall pence per kilo of 225ppk was received by Messrs Annett, Widdrington Farm for a Limousin.

Black and whites peaked at £1266.17 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Marrs, Broomhills, Carlisle and to £1217.13from Messrs Raven, Durdar House, Carlisle. Both of which were purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Topping this section’s pence per kilo of 182.5ppk was Messrs Errington, Lowther Low Moor, Penrith, and was purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.

Many more could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Leading prices per head: Limousin 225.5p, 223.5p, 210.5p, 205.5p Widdrington Farm, 217.5p, 208.5p Ellen Bank,  Aberdeen Angus 204.5p, 178.5p Oswie, 197.5p Milton Farm, 178.5p Rue Farm,

British Blue 191.5p, 189.5p Mirkbooths, Simmental 186.5p East Bowhill Farm, 185.5p, 183.5p High Keenley Fell Farm, Fleckvieh 182.5p Lowther Low Moor, Charolais 181.5p Greenfield, British Friesian 177.5p, 169.5p, 168.5p, 167.5p Albyfield, 173.5p Wed Holme House, Holstein Friesian 172.5p, 167.5p Rue Farm, 172.5p, 167.5p Prospect House, 169.5p Broomhills, 168.5p South View Farm, 168.5p Durdar House.

Leading prices per kilo: Charolais £1720 Greenfield, Limousin £1668, £1419, £1401 Widrington Farm, £1639 Ellen Bank, £1552 Setmabanning Farm, £1525 Hilltop Farm, £1513 Ellen Bank, £1332 Oswie, Beef Shorthorn £1427 Knockenjig, Aberdeen Angus £1333, £1204 Oswie, £1208 King Hill, £1195 Rue Farm, £1104 Milton Farm, £1089 King Hill, Holstein Friesian £1266, £1113, £1070 Broomhills, £1217, £1085, £1036 Durdar House, £1132, £1106, £1022 Rue Farm, £1085, £1077 Prospect House, £1009 Whitefield, Simmental £1216, £1203 High Keenley Fell Farm,   British Blue £1182, £1154, £1144 Mirkbooths, £1167 Park House Farm, British Friesian £1013, £1008, £928 Albyfield, £1008 Broomhills, £940 Wed Holme House, Fleckvieh £992 Lowther Low Moor.

PRIME CATTLE – A good entry of 44 prime steers and heifers were forward, selling slightly easier on the week. Top overall came from Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House, Wigton, whose quality consignment peaked at £1690.28 for an outstanding Limousin cross heifer, purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. The same vendor sold another heifer to achieved top overall pence per kilo of 234.5ppk.

Steers sold to a top overall of £1669.57 from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton, again purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top pence per kilo in the steer section came from DA Harrison, Hill House, selling their Limousin cross to 279.5ppk.

Next week’s sale includes the Border British Club and North West Limousin Club Primestock sale. Please advise entries to Auctioneer Grant Anderson.

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 £1669 Bothel Parks, £1617 Hill House Farm, £1563 Hoddamtown, £1526 Petteril Hill Farm, £1519 Fenton Farm, £1460 Newbiggin Farm, £1453 Lords Close, Charolais £1576 Hoddamtown, Bazadaise £1335 Gelt Hall Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1690, £1653 Hill House Farm, £1240 Church Farm, £1231, £1201 Newbiggin Farm, Simmental £1227 Church Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1111 Down Hall.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
229.5p Hill House Farm, 219.5p, 216.5p, 213.5p, 209.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 216.5p Hoddamtown, 216.5p Newbiggin Farm, 213.5p Bothel Parks, Charolais 214.5p Hoddamtown.

Heifers: Limousin 234.5p, 232.5p Hill House Farm, 221.5p Newbiggin Farm, 212.5p Greenhill Farm, British Blue 213.5p Greenhill Farm.

Prime Hoggs – The weekly sale of prime sheep had a sharp drop in numbers from last week, resulting in all classes being keenly bid for.

The sale topped at £118.80 for a fantastic Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Harrington, Sleightholme Farm, Newton Arlosh which was also the top price per kilo at 297ppk and sold to Mr A Dawson. Mr MA Pieri, Stone House sold a great run of hoggs to a top of £116.80 for a pen of four Beltex with and pen of twelve realising £112.80 from the same home, also topping the heavy section at £104.80.

Messrs Donaldson, York sold 250 well finished hoggs to a top of £116.80 for a pair of Beltex. Messrs Dempster, Castlehill sold a Beltex to 295.5ppk.

Hill sheep sold to £91 for a pen of Cheviot hoggs from Messrs Reid, Bengall and to 191.7ppk for Scotch Blackfaced from Smalmstown.

Mules sold to £87.30 for a pen from Mirkbooths and to 179.8ppk from Stone House.

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

Leading prices per head: Beltex £118.80, £115.80, £107.80, 3103.80 Sleightholme Farm, £116.80, £112.80, £104.80, £98.80, £96, £94.80 (x2) Fell View Farm, £116.80 Hazel House, £110.80, £104.80, £102.80 Castlehill, £108.80 Pasture House Farm, £100, £94.80, £92.80 Smalmstown Farm, Dutch Texel £112.80, £108.80 Town Head Farm, Texel £107.80 Springfield Farm, £103.80 (x2) Kelmore Hill Farm, £97.80, £94.30, £92 Hazel House, £96.80, £94.80, £91.80 Mirkbooths, £96.80 Moss Side House, £95.80 Broomfield Hall, £94.80 (x2) Anchor Farm, £94.80 Fellview, £94.80, £90.80 Ewan Close, £93.80 Ireby Hall Farm, £93.80 East View Farm, £91.80 (x2) Blue Dial Farm, Suffolk £94 Town Head Farm, £90.80 Blue Dial Farm, £90.80 Pasture House Farm, £87.30 Smalmstown Farm, £87, £85, £84 Hazel House, £86.80, £83 The Nook, £86.30, £84 Mirkbooths, £85.30 Moss Side House, £84.80 Fell View Farm, £81.80 Reaygarth, Hill Cheviot £91, £88.30, £85.30, £85 Bengall Farm, £84.30 (x2), £83.50 Micklethwaite Farm,  Greyfaced £87.30, £82 Mirkbooths, £85, £81.80 Kelmore Hill Farm, £83.30, £81 Coombe Crag, £80 Fell View Farm, £80 (x2) Reaygarth, Blackfaced £85.30, £84.30, £82 (x2) Smalmstown Farm, Charolais £80 Springfield Farm, Swaledale £76.80 Cold Shields, £72.80 Church Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 297p, 275.7p, 250.7p, 247.1p Sleightholme Farm, 295.5p Castlehill, 282.6p Pasture House Farm, 277.8p, 275.8p Castlehill, 274.8p Hazel House, 268.5p, 265.4p, 256.6p Fell View Farm, Dutch Texel 262.2p, 256.4p Town Head Farm, Texel 247.1p, 244.2p, 201.9p Kelmore Hill Farm, 245p Springfield Farm, 235.8p, 227.4p, 204.8p (x2), 204.5p, 200p Hazel House, 225.1p Moss Side House, 223.3p Ireby Hall Farm, 223.1p Ewan Close,   Suffolk 200p Town Head Farm, 197.2p Fell View Farm, 193.1p Hazel House, 185p Denton Mains, 182.7p The Nook, Blackfaced 191.7p Smalmstown Farm, 188.9p, 182p (x2) South Lambhill, 180.6p Pasture House Farm, Hill Cheviot 189.9p Castlehill, 189.8p Micklethwaite Farm, 185.4p Bengall Farm, Greyfaced 179.8p Fell View Farm, 177.8p Kelmore Hill Farm, 177.3p Reaygarth, 177.2p Coombe Crag, 174.8p Denton Mains, 171.6p Church Farm, Swaledale 177.6p Church Farm.

Cast Ewes : A quality show of ewes were forward and were met by a dearer trade than in previous weeks, with all classes of ewes being £5-6 dearer.

Topping the sale was a Dutch Texel ewe from Messrs Mounsey, Laversdale selling to £117.50. A fantastic run of Texel ewes were forward from Messrs Horsley, Catterlen, averaging over £100.

Mules saw a good rise, with a pen of 23 from Kirtleton House selling to £71.50 to Mr Skelton. Hill sheep were in good demand with Swaledale ewes being bid to £44.50 for a pen consigned by Messrs Morton, Penrith.

More numbers are required every week to satisfy demand.

Cast Ewes Leading prices per Head: Dutch Texel £117.50 Ashfield, Texel £110, £015.50, £91.50 Woodhouse, £103.50, £96.50, £91.50, £90.50, £89.50 Greensyke, £93.50, £79.50 Harewalls, £89.50 High Rigg, £84.50 Midtown Farm, £80.50 Hazel House, £78.50 Kirtleton House, £76.50 Burn House,    Suffolk £104.50 Buckabank, £96.50 Town Head Farm, £86.50 Hazel House, Charolais £91.50 Springfield Farm, £84.50 Greensyke, Greyfaced £71.50, £68.50 Kirtleton House, £66.50 Church Farm, £64.50 Beamwham, Hill Cheviot £55.50, £45.50 High Troweir Farm, Swaledale £44.50 Church Farm, £44.50, £38.50 Sheepriggs, £40.50 Cold Shields, £36.50 Harewalls, Blackfaced £43.50 High Troweir Farm.

Cast Rams Leading prices per Head: Texel £93.50, £70 Skelgill House Farm, £91.50, £77.50 Woodhouse, £78.50 West Woodburn, Swaledale £70.50 Sheepriggs, £53.50 Cold Shields.