Borderway Primestock Sale

1st April 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 1st April, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. Once again a good show of 312 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward along with 1336 cast and prime sheep.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A small show of 187 cast cows and stock bulls were forward, with extra buyers coming forward for cows, ensuring all classes selling sharper on the week.

Messrs Norman, Little Orton Farm run of Limousin cows topped at 880kg, 166.5ppk or £1465 and to 781kg, 180.5ppk or £1409 both purchased by Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Priestley, Cracrop Farm sold a Limousin cross cows for 873kg, 160.5ppk or £1401 and was purchased by Mr Malcolm Allan, and a Limousin heifer sold to 189.5ppk to Jewitts. Messrs Mair, Meikleholm Farm run of cows topped at 839kg, 146.5ppk or £1229 also to Malcolm Allan. Messrs Milburn, Wall End Farm sold a Limousin cross cow for 751kg, 155.5ppk or £1167 to Messrs Worsley. Messrs Goldie, Newbie Mains sold the top priced Simmental cow for 798kg, 145.5ppk or £1161 to Mr Steven Bowes.

A good show of black and white cows were on offer with trade being up by 5-8p on the week. Messrs Hunter & Son, Berrier Head run of Holstein cross cows topped at 905kg, 125.5ppk or £1135. Messrs Rogerson & Son, Wardpark sold the top priced Fleckvieh cow for 904kg, 121.5ppk or £1098. Messrs Martin, Tempest Tower run of Holstein cross cows topped at 861kg, 125.5ppk or £1080 to Mr Bowes, and to 895kg, 118.5ppk or £1060 again to Mr Bowes and to 813kg, 129.5ppk or £1052 to Les Fell.  Messrs Vevers, High Plains sold a Holstein cross heifer for 880kg, 121.5ppk or £1069. Messrs Robinson, Burtholme Farm run of Holstein cross cows topped at 856kg, 124.5ppk or £1065 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Crowther, West Trailtrow run of Holstein cross cows topped at 885kg, 119.5ppk or £1057 and to 794kg, 128.5ppk or £1020 purchase by Mr Bowes. Messrs Harrison, Low House Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 795kg, 128.5ppk or £1021. Messrs Bulman & Son, Bank House sold a British Friesian cow for 799kg, 127.5ppk or £1018. Messrs Donald & Son, Lamonby Hall sold a Holstein cross cow for 854kg, 118.5ppk or £1011.

A small offering of only 4 stock bulls were forward, with Messrs Macintyre, Downan Farm selling a Limousin for 920kg, 158.5ppk or £1458 to Mr Malcolm Allan. Mr Craggs, Glower Oer Him Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 910kg, 148.5ppk or £1351 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Rudd & Sons, Grassing sold an Aberdeen Angus bull for 1263kg, 106.5ppk or £1341 to Mr Kirkpatrick.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Limousin £1465, £1409, £1006 Little Orton Farm, £1401, £1102 Cracrop Farm, £1229, £1181, £1160, £1091, £1019 Meikleholm Farm, £1167 Wall End Farm, £1069 Haresceugh Castle, Simmental £1161, £1094 Newbie Mains, Holstein Friesian £1135, £936 Berrier Head, £1080, £1060, £1052 Tempest Tower, £1069, £924 High Plains, £1057, £988 West Trailtrow, £1021, £987 Low House Farm, £1011 Lamonby Hall, £952 Bankend, £944 Mirkbooths, £939 Holmes Mill, £929 Park House, £912 Low Row Scales, £904 Burthwaite Croft, Fleckvieh £1098 Wardpark, Holstein £1065, £920 Burtholme Farm, £1020, £925, £911 West Trailtrow, £906 Broathill, British Blue £1064 Netherton, £1051 Haresceugh Castle,  £1001 East Unthank Farm, British Friesian £1018 Bank House, Aberdeen Angus £1017 Netherhirst, Staberliser £978 The Farmhouse.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1458 Downan Farm, £1351 Glower Oer Him Farm,

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 189.5p, 160.5p Cracrop Farm, 180.5p, 166.5p, 148.5p Little Orton Farm, 179.5p, 161.5p, 154.5p, 146.5p Meikleholm Farm, 163.5p, 157.5p Relief Farm, 155.5p Wall End Farm, 154.5p Hargill House, 148.5p Haresceugh Castle, 145.5p Netherton, British Blue 158.5p, 143.5p Netherton, 149.5p East Unthank Farm, 148.5p Millriggs, Aberdeen Angus 148.5p Netherhirst, Montbeliarde 147.5p, 127.5p Geltside Farm, Simmental 146.5p, 145.5p, 143.5p Newbie Mains,  Staberliser 133.5p The Farmhouse, Holstein Friesian 131.5p, 122.5p High Field, 129.5p, 125.5p Tempest Tower, 128.5p, 125.5p Low House Farm, 126.5p, 125.5p, 120.5p Berrier Head, 124.5p Upper Barr, 124.5p West Trailtrow, 122.5p, 121.5p Low Row Scales, 122.5p Holmes Mill, 121.5p High Plains,  Holstein 128.5p West Trailtrow, 124.5p Burtholme Farm, 123.5p Broathill, British Friesian 127.5p, 124.5p, 121.5p Scalehill Farm, 127.5p Bank House, Fleckvieh 127.5p, 122.5p Netherhirst, 121.5p Wardpark, Hereford 119.5p Netherton.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 158.5p Downan Farm, 148.5p Glower Oer Him Farm, Aberdeen Angus 117.5p Scalehill Farm.

PRIME BULLS – Another good show of 87 prime bulls were forward, with trade sharper on the week. Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, Morpeth receiving £1836.42 and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. British Blues sold to £1611.13 from Messrs Hall, Ainstable Hall, Carlisle, and Simmentals sold to £1524.82 from Messrs Houldey, Kirtleton House, Lockerbie purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.

Top overall pence per kilo of 235.5ppk was attained by Messrs Hall, Ainstable Hall for a Limousin cross purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir. The same vendor also sold a British Blue cross to 234.5ppk and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

Black and whites were seen to peak at £1329.16 for a British Friesian from Messrs Clark, Whins, Lockerbie purchased by Ralph Pearson. The same vendor also sold top pence per kilo of 178.5ppk and was purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1836, £1598 Swarland Old Hall, £1513, £1423, £1327, £1303 Ainstable Hall, £1389 Prospect House, British Blue £1611, £1539, £1451 Ainstable Hall, £1350 Elephant Farm, £1315 Lowsay Farm, £1252 Ainstable Hall, Simmental £1524, £1514, £1470, £1439 Kirtleton House, £1422, £1381, £1328, £1298, £1291 Millhill Farm, Charolais £1379 Gladsmuir, £1299 Castle Nook, British Friesian £1329, £1163, £1098 Whins Farm, Montbeliarde £1165 Greystone House, Holstein Friesian £1153 Prospect House, £1081 Wyseby Hill Farm, £1075, £1041, £971 Milton Farm, £959 Mirkbooths, £947 South View Farm, Fleckvieh £1095, £1036 Laws Hall, Holstein £1052, £940 Musgrave Hall,  Whitebred Shorthorn £1001 The Bloch, Ayrshire £981 Wyseby Hill Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 235.5p, 229.5p, 228.5p, 224.5p (x2), 223.5p Ainstable Hall, 225.5p Prospect House, British Blue 234.5p, 219.5p, 208.5p, 205.5p Ainstable Hall, Charolais 216.5p Gladsmuir, Simmental 199.5p (x2), 198.5p, 196.5p (x2), 194.5p Millhill Farm,  Fleckvieh 194.5p, 185.5p Laws Hall, British Friesian 178.5p, 164.5p (x2) Whins Farm, Holstein 174.5p, 166.5p, 158.5p, 157.5p Musgrave Hall, Montbeliarde 173.5p Greystone House, Holstein Friesian 161.5p Milton Farm, 161.5p Bambarroch Farm, 159.5p Prospect House, 158.5p Mirkbooths, 158.5p Street Head.

PRIME CATTLE – A very good quality show of 38 prime steers and heifers were forward, selling to a day’s top of £1636.14 for a Blonde cross steer from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Limousin crosses sold to £1601.28 from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie again to Pioneer Foods. Top pence per kilo of 219.5ppk was received by Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill, Carlisle for a Limousin cross.

Heifers peaked at £1540 again from Messrs Wilson, Petteril, this time purchased by Messrs Foster. British Blues sold to £1465 from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan and was purchased by Les Fell. Charolais to £1431.05 from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow Farm, Carlisle and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top overall pence per kilo of 231.5ppk was attained by Messrs Story, Newbiggin Farm, Carlisle and was purchased by Alan Jarvis on behalf of a butcher.

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: Blonde
£1636 Bothel Parks, Limousin £1601 Hoddamtown, £1560 Gill Farm, £1542 Botel Parks, £1540 Petteril Hill Farm, £1525 Low Whinnow Farm, £1497, £1417, £1403 Newbiggin Farm, £1472, £1458 Gill Farm, British Blue £1491 Gill Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1540, £1417, £1400 Petteril Hill Farm, £1428 Old Rectory Farm, £1363, £1346, £1305 Newbiggin Farm, British Blue £1465 Upper Brydekirk, Charolais £1431 Low Whinnow Farm. £1389 Upper Brydekirk.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
219.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 218.5p, 213.5p Gill Farm, 212.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 210.5p Bothel Parks, 209.5p, 207.5p Newbiggin Farm, 208.5p Hoddamtown, British Blue 212.5p Gill Farm, Blonde 203.5p Bothel Parks.

Heifers: Limousin 231.5p, 225.5p, 221.5p Newbiggin Farm, 226.5p, 225.5p, 224.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 223.5p Old Rectory Farm, Charolais 222.5p, 211.5p Upper Brydekirk, 220.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 214.5p Houghton House, British Blue 215.5p Upper Brydekirk, 205.5p Low Farm.

Prime Hoggs – On Monday Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime hoggs. All classes took a sharp rise on the week to average 200p overall (215p SQQ) which equates to £93.18 (+£6.48). The sale topped at £123.80 for a fantastic pen of Beltex from Messrs Batty, Flimby Hall which sold to Mr A Dawson. Messrs Batty also sold two further lots of Beltex to 304.5ppk to top that section all selling to Mr A Dawson. Suffolk hoggs averaged £94.38 and sold to £100 for a pen of 9 from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown and to 201.9p from Messrs Lawson, Roe Farm. Cheviot hoggs averaged £95.85 and sold to £99.30 from Messrs Whitfield, Woodhouses and to 216p from Messrs Wilson, Woodside. Scotch Blackface hoggs averaged £89.84 and sold to £98.80 from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown and to 215.6p from Messrs Wilson, Woodside. Mule hoggs averaged £94.96 to £96.80 from Messrs Story, Jacksonrigg and to 199.6p from Messrs Farrell, Low Moor.

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

Leading prices per head: Beltex £123.80, £121.80(x2), £120.80, £112.80 Flimby Hall Texel £114.80, £100.80 Hollins Farm, £110 The Hill, £109.80, £103.80, £101.80 Cracrop Farm; £105.30, £102.80, £101.80(x2), £98.80 Smalmstown Farm, £101.80 Bolton Hall, £100, £98.80, £96.80 White House, £100 High Brow Nelson, £98.80, £97.30 Mirkbooths, £98.80, £98.30 Blue Dial Farm Bleu Du Maine £110 Smalmstown Farm Suffolk £100, £97.80 Smalmstown, £99.30, £97.30 Mirkbooths, £95.50 The Nook, ££94.80 Low Moorhouse Farm; £93.80 Great Easby Farm, £91 Jackson Rigg Hill Cheviot £99.30, £97.80 Woodhouses, £98.80, £96.80 Tempest Tower, £96.80(x2) Orton Rigg Farm, £94, £93.80 Woodhousehill, £91.80 Woodside Farm Blackface £98.80, £97.50, £96.80, £96.30, £95.80, £94.80, £87.80 Smalmstown Farm, £94 Stobbs Farm, £87.30(x2), £86.80 Woodside Farm Greyfaced £96.80 Jackson Rigg, £96.30, £95.30, £95(x2) Old Church Farm; £95.80, £95, £92.80 Mirkbooths, £94.30 Kilnknowe, £90.80 Low Moor Herdwick £91.80 High Brow Nelson Swaledale £81.80 Hargill House

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 304.5p(x2), 287.9p, 271.8p, 257p, 256.2p Flimby Hall Texel 270.1p, 245.9p Hollins Farm, 256.4p White House, 248.3p Bolton Hall, 238.7p Cracrop Farm, 235.4p The Nook, 225p, 215.8p Jackson Rigg, 224.5p, 206.1p The Hill, 223.7p, 208p Smalmstown Farm, 218.6p, 214.3p Cowranside Farm, 211.4p Lanehead Farm, 211.2p Dearham Hall, 206.9p Blue Dial Farm, 206.7p, 206.2p Low Moor, 204.3p Roe Farm Bleu Du Maine 220p Smalmstown Farm  Hill Cheviot 216p, 214p Woodside Farm, 212.7p, 208.2p Orton Rigg Farm, 203.8p, 200.6p Woodhouses Farm, 201.7p, 201.6p Tempest Tower Blackface 215.6p, 212.9p, 211.7p Woodside Farm, 212p, 211.6p, 210.7p, 210.5p, 201.6p Smalmstown Farm, 211.6p, 207.7p South Lambhill, 204.3p Stobbs Farm Herdwick 204p High Brow Nelson Suffolk 201.9p Roe Farm, 199p The Nook, 196.1p Smalmstown Farm Greyfaced 199.6p Low Moor, 197.6p Jackson Rigg, 196.5p, 190p(x2) Old Church Farm, 191.3p, 190p Mirkbooths.