Borderway Primestock Sale

13th May 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 13th May, Harrison & Hetherington held sale of Primestock. A larger show of 532 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle and a small show of cast and prime sheep were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A great show of 361 cast cows and stock bulls were forward, and were met by a flying trade for all classes. 157 beef cattle were forward and averaged 144ppk.

Judith Hunter, Bridge Mill sold an outstanding Charolais cow for 850kg, 178.5ppk or £1517 and to 1002kg, 149.5ppk or £1497. Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor run of Limousin cows topped at 929kg, 157.5ppk or £1463. Messrs Mathers, Beech Bank run of cows topped at 916kg, 159.5ppk or £1461 for a Limousin cross. Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House Farm run of well finished cows topped at 856kg, 168.5ppk or £1442 for a Limousin cross. Messrs Smith-Jackson, Hightown sold a British Blue cross cow for 791kg, 181.5ppk or £1435. Messrs Harrison, Grange Hall sold a British Blue cross cows for 766kg, 185.5ppk or £1420. Miss Sophie, Pinguey, high House sold a young Limousin cross cow for 205.5ppk. Messrs Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill sold two young cows for 193.5ppk for a Limousin cross and to 188.5ppk for a British Blue cross. Messrs Oliver, Cawfields sold a British Blue cross heifer for 185.5ppk. Messrs Johnstone & Sons, Low Flow sold a Limousin cross for 185.5ppk.

A great show of black and white cows were forward with 193 dairy cows averaging 113.4ppk. Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold the top priced Holstein cross cow, which sold for 910kg, 130.5ppk or £1187. Messrs Graves, Elephant Farm run of Holstein cross cows topped at 854kg, 134.5ppk or £1148. Messrs Haston, Dearham Hall sold a Holstein cross for 844kg, 135.5ppk or £1143. Messrs Willey, Broomfield Farm sold the top priced Montbeliarde cross cow for 772kg, 144.5ppk or £1115. Messrs Workman, The Beeches run of Montbeliarde cross cows topped at 758kg, 144.5ppk or £1095. Messrs Mandale & Son, Lambfield Farm sold the top priced Danish Red cow, which topped at 806kg, 135.5ppk or £1092.

Leading young cow and heifer prices: Montbeliarde 165.5p Kirkbride House, 160.5p, 148.5p Swordwellrigg, 148.5p Beeches, Fleckvieh 157.5p Laws Hall, 146.5p Peterscrook, Holstein 152.5p Laws Hall, 151.5p Brunt Hill, 148.5p The Laurels, British Friesian 146.5p Mounsey Bank, 146.5p Well Head Farm.

A large show of 10 stock bulls were forward with DA Harrison, Hill house selling the top priced British Blue bull which sold for 1230kg, 173.5ppk or £2134 and a Limousin bull from the same home sold to 987kg, 144.5ppk or £1426. Messrs Hyslop, Maryfield sold the top priced Charolais stock bull which sold for 1148kg, 122.5ppk or £1406.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Charolais £1517, £1497 Bridge Mill, £1348 Pasture House Farm, £1323 Beech Bank, £1295 Hill House Farm, £1188 Westray Farm, Limousin £1463, £1395, £1374, £1325 Clifton Moor, £1461 Beech Bank, £1442, £1296, £1169 Hill House Farm, £1358 Crossdykes Farm, £1355, £1241, £1219, £1218 The Brocks, £1303 Grange Hall, £1298, £1278, £1197, £1159, £1119 Balgray Hill, 31298 Cumdivock Farm, £1288 Woodhall Brow Farm, £1214 Gates Garth Hall Farm, £1193 High House, £1192 Waters Farm, £1187 Upper Brydekirk, £1174 West Trailtrow, £1173 Pasture House Farm, £1163 Kelmore Hill Farm, £1154 Reddings, £1152 Longhurst, British Blue £1435 Hightown, £1420 Grange Hall, £1302 Balgray Hill, £1215 Thornby Villa, £1187 Cawfields, £1159, £1058 Hill House Farm, £1152 Bowscale Farm, £1076 Cumdivock Farm, £1076 Windy Nook, £1054 Belzies, Simmental £1323 The Beeches, £1181 Bowscale Farm, £1104 Broomfield Farm, Holstein Friesian £1187 Mirkbooths, £1148 Elephant Farm, £1143 Dearham Hall, £1090 Tarn Lodge Farm, £1089, £1072 Julian Holme, £1070 Cross Hill, £1064 Arbrack, £1054 Brunt Hill, Longhorn £1183, £1131, £1110 Broomfield Farm, Shorthorn £1151 Broomfield Farm, Montbeliarde £1115, £1069 Broomfield Farm, £1095, £1049 Beeches,  Aberdeen Angus £1095 Longrow Farm, £1034 Enzieholm, Danish Red £1092 Lambfield Farm, Saler £1082 Woodhall Brow Farm, Holstein £1075 Harrington Ling Farm, £1051 Justicetown Farm, £1051 Kirktonfield Farm, Fleckvieh £1067 West Trailtrow, Brown Swiss £1039 Justicetown Farm, British Friesian £1043 Aulby Farm, £1016 Blackrigg.

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 205.5p High House, 193.5p, 177.5p, 174.5p, 163.5p Balgray Hill, 185.5p Low Flow, 179.5p Pasture House Farm, 176.5p, 172.5p Reddings, 174.5p Hill House Farm, 174.5p Grange Hall, 170.5p Beamwham, 169.5p Lesson Hall Farm, 169.5p Clifton Moor, 168.5p Hill House Farm, 168.5p Crossdykes Farm, 167.5p 167.5p Cracrop Farm, 163.5p The Brocks, 163.5p Cumdivock Farm, British Blue 188.5p Balgray Hill, 185.5p Grange Hall, 185.5p Cawfields, 181.5p Hightown, 177.5p, 153.5p Thornby Villa, 169.5p Bowscale Farm, 156.5p Belzies, 150.5p Windy Nook, Simmental 179.5p Bowscale Farm, 156.5p Broomfield Farm, 155.5p Fowrass Farm, 152.5p The Beeches, Charolais 178.5p Bridge Mill, 175.5p Westray Farm, 174.5p Pasture House Farm, 153.5p Hill House Farm, Aberdeen Angus 171.5p Longriw Farm, 144.5p Enzieholm, Montbeliarde 165.5p Kirkbride House, 160.5p, 148.5p, 139.5p Swordwellrigg Farm, 148.5p, 144.5p Beeches, 144.5p, 133.5p Broomfield Farm, Longhorn 165.5p, 159.5p, 156.5p, 153.5p Broomfield Farm, Fleckvieh 157.5p Laws Hall, 156.5p Peterscrook, Holstein Friesian 152.5p Laws Hall, 151.5p, 142.5p Brunt Hill, 148.5p The Laurels Farm, 136.5p Slealands Burn, 135.5p Low House Farm, 135.5p, 134.5p Dearham Hall, 134.5p, 132.5p Elephant Farm, 134.5p Lodge Farm, 130.5p Mirkbooths, 130.5p Julian Holme, 130.5p The Howes, Shorthorn 150.5p Broomfield Farm, Saler 149.5p Woodhall Brow Farm, British Friesian 146.5p, 133.5p Well Head Farm, 146.5p Mounsey Bank, 144.5p Aulby Farm, 137.5p High House, 134.5p, 132.5p Micklethwaite Farm, 131.5p Bowness Hall, 131.5p The Howes, Holstein 144.5p Justicetown Farm, 136.5p Harrington Ling Farm, Danish Red 135.5p Lambfield Farm, Hereford 131.5p Enzieholm, Beef Shorthorn 130.5p Parton Hall, Danish Red 127.5p Station Road, Brown Swiss 124.5p Justicetown Farm, Belted Galloway 117.5p Hesket Demain, Jersey 90.5p Burtholme Farm.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: British Blue £2134 Hill House Farm, Limousin £1426 Hill House Farm, Charolais £1406 Maryfield.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 173.5p Hill House Farm, Limousin 144.5p Hill House Farm, Simmental 122.5p Dinnans, Charolais 122.5p Maryfield.

PRIME BULLS – A larger entry of 112 prime bulls were forward, whereby trade would be slightly sharper on the week. Top overall came from Messrs Hansell & Co, Nether Bar, Dumfries who received £1491.37 and £1479.01, both purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. Messrs Byers, Ellen Bank, Wigton sold top priced Charolais crosses and British Blue crosses to £1458.18 and to £1441.79.  Aberdeen Angus sold to £1337.89 from Messrs Graham, Barnglies, Canonbie. Top pence per kilo of 224.5ppk was attained by Messrs Brought, Old Rectory, Carlisle for a Limousin and was purchased by Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax.

Black and whites topped at £1120 for a Holstein from Messrs Murray, Conheath, Dumfries and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Topping the pence per kilo in this section was Messrs Moscrop and Waugh, Albyfield, Carlisle attaining 169.5ppk.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1491, £1479, £1363 Nether Bar, £1389 High House, £1381, £1341 Prospect House, £1372, £1369, £1310, £1302 Greenhill Farm, £1353 Old Rectory Farm, Charolais £1458 Ellen Bank, £1292, £1187 Wydon Farm, £1172 Burncroft Farm, British Blue £1441 Ellen Bank, £1220 Old Town Farm, £1157 Orton Rigg Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1337, £1239, £1221 Barglies, Simmental £1313, £1262, £1240, £1205 Millhill Farm, Blonde £1143 Glenzierfoot Farm, Holstein Friesian £1120, £1031, £1008, £982, £968, £961 Conheath Farm, £1072 Garth Hall Farm, £1040 Prospect House, £995 Croft House, £985, £944 Blackrigg, Fleckvieh £1106, £1104, £1048 Albyfield, £1030, £995, £923 East Drummodie, £1015 East Bowhill Farm, British Friesian £1105 (x2) Hillhead, £1022, £974 High House, £968 Albyfield, Beef Shorthorn £1018 Whitehills Farm, Holstein £962 Kirktonfield Farm, Longhorn £834 Fishwick Mains.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 224.5p Old Rectory Farm, 222.5p, 219.5p, 215.5p, 212.5p Greenhill Farm, 216.5p Nether Bar, 207.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, 204.5p, 203.5p Prospect House, Blonde 209.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, Simmental 197.5p, 193.5p, 190.5p (x2) Millhill Farm, Charolais 189.5p, 183.5p Wydon Farm, 182.5p Ellen Bank, British Blue 185.5p, 184.5p Justicetown Farm, 182.5p, 181.5p Mirkbooths, 180.5p Old Town Farm, Aberdeen Angus 183.5p Fishwick Mains, 175.5p Barnglies, Beef Shorthorn 177.5p Whitehills Farm, Longhorn 174.5p, 172.5p Fishwick Mains, Fleckvieh 169.5p, 166.5p Albyfield, 164.5p east Drummodie, 160.5p East Bowhill Farm, Holstein Friesian 168.5p Croft House, 161.5p Conheath Farm, 160.5p Blackrigg, British Friesian 165.5p, 162.5p High House.

PRIME CATTLE – A much larger show of 63 prime steers and heifers were forward, selling to a larger attendance of buyers resulting in a sharper trade being achieved for all classes.  Top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Craik, Waterside, Castle Douglas, receiving £1618.65 and Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle sold another to £1615.86, both purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. British blues sold to £1611.93 from Messrs Anderson, Crosby House, Maryport, and Charolais to £1590.58 from Messrs Gate, Brackendene, Cockermouth. Top pence per kilo of 225.5ppk and 224.5ppk was received by Messrs Craik, Waterside.

Heifers again a highlight in the dale, and peaked at £1553.33 for a Limousin cross from Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House, Wigton and to £1517.62 for another from the same home. Messrs Miller, West Farm, Carlisle sold the top priced British Blue cross to £1387.13 all purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top overall pence per kilo came from a run of 12 from Messrs Anderson, Crosby House, attaining 235.5ppk and was purchased by David Whaite. Messrs Hewertson, Lords Close, Maryportsold another to 234.5ppk and was purchased by Brookwood Abattoir. British Blues sold to 218ppk from Messrs Miller, West Farm and again purchased by Brookwood Abattoir.

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
£1618, £1605 Waterside Farm, £1615, £1581, £1548 The Lake, £1581, £1540 Bothel Parks, £1560 Thackmire, £1551, £1461, £1443, £1411 Crosby House Farm, £1406 Petteril Hill Farm, British Blue £1611 Crosby House Farm, Charolais £1590 Brackendene, £1462, £1333 Wiza Farm, Fleckvieh £1235, £1218 Whitefield.

Heifers: Limousin £1553, £1517 Hill House Farm, £1399, £1392 Waterside Farm, £1380, £1372, £1307, £1305 Crosby House Farm, £1355, £1347, £1320 Nether Bar, British Blue £1387, £1348 West Farm, £1309 Moor Row Hall, Simmental £1221 Ellen Bank.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
225.5p, 224.5p Waterside Farm, 218.5p, 218.5p Bothel Parks, 217.5p, 216.5p, 212.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 214.5p, 212.5p The Lake, 214.5p, 212.5p Crosby House Farm, British Blue 213.5p Crosby House Farm, Charolais 213.5p Brackendene.  

Heifers: Limousin 235.5p, 233.5p, 226.5p Crosby House Farm, 234.5p, 224.5p Lords Close, 229.5p West Farm, 225.5p Hill House Farm, 224.5p Balgray Hill, British Blue 218.5p, 205.5p (x2) West Farm.

PRIME SHEEP– The weekly sale of prime sheep saw an entry of 261 spring lambs and 540 hoggs come forward. All classes of sheep were great to sell with all averages up 10ppk or more on the week.

Prime Lambs: Spring lambs sold to a top of £128.80 for an outstanding Texel cross from Messrs G Brough, Old Rectory Farm, Kirkbampton, which sold to Morgan Helliwell. Lightweight lambs were very dear, and sold to a top of 302.3ppk for a pair of 35kg Texel lambs from Messrs ML Fell, Harley Croft, Torpenhow, and was purchased by Mr R Skelton. The overall average was 261.59ppk (SQQ 265.62ppk)

Leading prices per head: Texel £128.80, £119.80 Old Rectory Farm, £127.80 Harley Croft, £126.80, £117.80, £115.80 Seymour House, £124.80 Holmecroft Farm, £123.80 Gill Farm, £123.80 West Cocklaw, £123.80 Beck Farm, £122.80 Grange House, £121.80, £115.80, £113.80 Cardewlees, £120.80 Gill Farm, £118.80 Holmecroft Farm, £117.80 Broomhills, 3115.80, £113.80 Gill Farm, £114.80 Wetheral Shields, Suffolk £123.80, £118.80 School Farm, £121.80, £118.80, £103.80 Rottington Hall, £115.80, 3114.80, £113.80 Gill Farm, £113.80 Buckabank, £110.80 Broomhills, £110.80, £106.80 Beck Farm, £108.80 Gill Farm, £108.80 Orton Rigg Farm, £103.80 Mill Farm, £103.80 Cardewlees, Beltex £123, £117.80, £115.80 School Farm, Bleu Du Maine £108 Birks Farm, Zwartbles £104.80, £95.80, £92.80 Rietfontain, £98.80, £97.80 Wetheral Shields, Berrichon £104.80, £103.80, £96.30 The Square.

Leading prices per kilo: Texel 302.3p, 277p, 271.9p Harley Croft, 294.8p Beck Farm, 288.9p, 280.5p, 271.8p Grange House, 288.7p, 280p Old Rectory Farm, 283.6p, 278.4p, 276.3p Holmecroft Farm, 283.3p, 272.9p Cardewlees, 281.8p Seymour House, 277p Orton Rigg Farm, 273.6p, 272p Mill Farm, 273.2p West Cocklaw, 270.2p Birks Farm, Beltex 300p, 283.9p, 282.4p School Farm, Suffolk 297p, 276.8p, 256.3p Rottington Hall, 293.3p, 263.4p School Farm, 267.8p Buckabank, 263.8p Broomhills, 263.2p Gill Farm, 256.3p Cardewlees, 254.3p, 251.8p Beck Farm,Bleu du Maine 270p Birks Farm, Berrichon 263.8p, 259.5p, 252.5p The Square, Zwartbles 249.5p, 232p Rietfontain, 244.5p, 235.2p Wetheral Shields.

Prime Hoggs: Hoggs were a flying trade as well, with an overall average of 208.33ppk (SQQ 216.5ppk). Topping the hoggs at £107.80 was a pen of 8 Texel crosses from Messrs RD Horn, Field House, Blencow, selling to Morgan Helliwell. Topping the pence per kilo was 246ppk for a single Texel from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown to Mr R Skelton. Blackfaced hoggs sold to £103.80 for a pen of 24 from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown to McIntyre Meats, Leyburn and to 232.8ppk for a pen of 25 from J & DM Graham, Laws Hall also to McIntyre Meats.

Cheviots sold to £102.80 twice from Messrs Whitfield Ltd, Woodhouses, Carlisle, selling to McIntyre Meats and to 232.5ppk for a pen from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown to Mr Skelton. Mule hoggs sold to £96.80 or 201.7ppk for a pen of 20 from Messrs E & JW Wilson, Old Church, Brampton.

Leading prices per head: Texel £107.80, £106.80, £103.80 Field House, £106.80 Seymour House, £105.80 (x2), £104.80 (x2), £104 (x2), £98.80 Smalmstown Farm, £104.80, £103.80, £93.80 High Brow Nelson, £100, £90.80 Stainburn House Farm, £98.80 Old Church Farm, £94.80 New Sandsfield, £93.80 West Cocklaw, £92.80 The Costins, Blackfaced £103.80, £97.80, £95, £90.80 Smalmstown Farm, Hill Cheviot £102.80 (x2) Woodhouses Farm, £98.80 (x2) Orton Rigg Farm, £98.80 Smalmstown Farm, £95.80 Prior Hall, Suffolk £99 Smalmstown Farm, £94.80, £91.80 Mirkbooths, £93.80 Harrington Ling Farm, Greyfaced £96.80 Old Church Farm, Badgerfaced £80 Field House.

Leading prices per kilo: Texel 246p, 230.3p, 223.7p, 218.3p, 217.1p, 212.6p, 210.1p Smalmstown Farm, 237.3p Seymour House, 234.5p, 214p High Brow Nelson, 228.4p Mirkbooths, 225.7p Field House, 222p Old Church Farm, 214.9p The Costins, 212.8p Stainburn House Farm, 212p Field House, Blackfaced 232.8p Laws Hall, 219p South Lambhill, 218.5p, 218.4p, 214.9p, 213.6p, 213.2p Smalmstown Farm,  Hill Cheviot 232.5p Smalmstown Farm, 228.4p, 226.8p, 218.7p Woodhouses Farm, 227.7p, 222.8p Prior Hall, 224.5p, 222p, 215.9p Orton Rigg Farm, 222.3p Laws Hall, 214.5p Mirkbooths, Suffolk 213.5p Mirkbooths, 206.2p Harrington Ling Farm, Badgerfaced 202.5p Field House, Wensleydale 202.2p Field House, Greyfaced 201.7p Old Church Farm.

Cast Ewes and Rams: Topping the sale of cast sheep was a pair of Texel ewes from Messrs Eve, Stubbsgill, which sold for £111.50, and Suffolk ewes to £105 from Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft.

Mules were in good demand, with a pen from Messrs Haywood, Newcastle selling to £77.50.

Hill sheep were a good trade with a pen of Swaledales from Messrs T & AT Bowman, Brampton selling to £43.50.

Cast Ewes Leading prices per Head: Texel £111.50, £84.50, £80.50 Stubbsgill Farm, £106.50 Holmewrangle Farm, £100.50, £95.50, £90.50 Old Rectory Farm, £95.50 Harrington Ling Farm, £93.50 Kinkry Hill Farm, £91.50, £89.50 High House, £90.50 The Muslins, £89.50 Wavercroft, £88.50 Netherton, £87.50 Buckabank, £87.50 Cherry Bank, £85.50, £84.50 Gelt Hall Farm, £85.50 Whiteside Farm, £80.50 Craigburn Farm, Suffolk £105, £80 Wavercroft, £79.50 Stubbsgill Farm, Leicester £97.50 Old Rectory Farm, Berrichon £91.50 (x2) The Square, Zwartbles £88.50 Wetheral Shields, Greyfaced £77.50, £72.50 Newonstead Farm, £75.50 Stainburn House Farm, £75 Cherry Bank, £74.50 Merryshield, £71.50 Sewell House, £68.50 Whiteside Farm, £63.50 New Sandsfield, £63.50 Harrington Ling Farm, Blackfaced £63.50, £52.50 Whiteside Farm, £57.50 Hillhead, Hebridean £55.50, £44.50 Cherry Bank, Swaledale £43.50 Brampton Fell Farm.

Cast Rams Leading prices per Head: Texel £93.50 Netherton, £87.50, £85.50 Whiteside Farm, £82.50 New Sandsfield.

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