Borderway Primestock Sale

20th May 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 20th May, Harrison & Hetherington held sale of Primestock. A good show of 465 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle and a small show of cast and prime sheep were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A good show of 276 cast cows and stock bulls were forward, with a good ringside of buyers ensuring a flying trade. Messrs Morley, Petteril Bank Farm sold an outstanding Limousin cow for 855kg, 175.5ppk or £1500. Messrs Park, Cowranside Farm sold a Limousin cow for 865kg, 168.5ppk or £1457. Messrs Smithson, Bloan Farm sold the top priced Blonde cow for 860kg, 158.5ppk or £1363. Messrs Dodd, Tundergarth Mains sold a Limousin cow for 749kg, 176.5ppk or £1321. Messrs Cowx, Hudscales sold a Limousin cow for 745kg, 176.5ppk or £1314. Messrs Rogerson, Maison Gill run of Blonde cows topped at 722kg, 186.5ppk or £1303. A good show of black and white cows were forward with trade being good throughout. Messrs Murchie & Son, Hawkshole sold a Holstein cross cow for 880kg, 129.5ppk or £1139. Messrs Watson, Howrigg Farm sold a Holstein cross for 871kg, 130.5ppk or £1136. Messrs Harrington, Flatt Bank sold a Holstein cross cow for 898kg, 124.5ppk or £1118. Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown Farm run of Holstein cross cows topped at 981kg, 111.5ppk or £1093. Messrs Graves, Oldtown Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 852kg, 126.5ppk or £1077. Messrs Davidson & Sons, Halmyre Farm sold the top priced Ayrshire cow for 813kg, 130.3ppk or £1060.

Leading young Dairy cow and heifer prices: British Friesian 147.5p Gaitsgill Farm, Holstein x 145.5p Smalmstown Farm, 143.5p, 141.5p Downhall, 143.5p, 139.5p Cote House, 140.5p Bays Leap Farm, Ayrshire x 139.5p Halmyre Farm.

A larger show of 13 stock bulls were forward, with Mr Sisterson, Newlands Haugh Farm selling the top priced Charolais stock bull for 1049kg, 137.5ppk or £1442. Messrs Burrow, Lodges Farm sold the top prices British Blue stock bull for 915kg, 157.5ppk or £1441.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Limousin £1500 Petteril Bank Farm, £1457 Cowranside Farm, £1321, £1216 Tundergarth Mains, £1314 Hudscales, £1276 Sewell Common, £1267 Gardrum, £1214 Kirkhouse Farm, £1212 Maison Gill, £1200 Aikhead, £1181 Balgray Hill, £1174 The Faulds, £1162, £1147 Stubsgill Farm, £1126 Midtown Farm, £1117 Arkleby House Farm, £1100 Lawston Farm, Blonde £1363 Bloan Farm, £1303, £1258, £1253 Maison Gill, British Blue £1256 Light Birks Farm, £1253 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £1220 Hunters Hall, £1184 Wilson Park Farm, £1157 Wyndham Terrace, Charolais £1245 Lords Close, £1243, £1149 Aikhead, £1121 Low Skeog, Aberdeen Angus £1235 Hunters Hall, £1117 Braithwaite Hall, £1067 Lawston Farm, £1036 Dumbretton Farm, Simmental £1219 Hedley West Riding, £1177 Hosket Hill Farm, £1157 Low Drumrae, Holstein Friesian £1139 Hawkshole, £1136, £1008 Howrigg Farm, £1093, £1037, £1015, £1010, £1005 Smalmstown Farm, £1077 Old Town Farm, £1041 Down Hall, £1009 Newton Field, Holstein £1118 Flatt Bank, Ayrshire £1060, £1024 Halmyre Farm, Montbeliarde £939 Crummock Bank Farm, £927 Flothers, British Friesian £903 High House.

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Blonde 186.5p, 180.5p, 168.5p Maison Gill, 158.5p Bloan Farm, Saler 184.5p Far Hills, Limousin 183.5p The Faulds, 176.5p (x2) Tundergarth Mains, 176.5p Hudscales, 175.5p Petteril Bank Farm, 175.5p Midtown Farm, 174.5p Low Drumrae, 168.5p Gardrum, 168.5p Cowranside Farm, 167.5p Lawston Farm, 167.5p Kirkhouse Farm, 166.5p Balgray Hill, 157.5p How Burn, 157.5p, 155.5p Stubsgill Farm, 150.5p Balgray Hill, British Blue 176.5p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 163.5p Kirkbride House, 159.5p Light Birks Farm, 157.5p Hunters Hall, 156.5p Mossband Hall, 155.5p Lodges Farm, 139.5p New House Farm, Aberdeen Angus 166.5p Hunters Hall, 161.5p Hedley West Riding, Charolais 157.5p, 154.5p Low Skeog, 154.5p Lords Close, 150.5p (x2) Aikhead, Simmental 153.5p, 146.5p Low Drumrae, 147.5p Hosket Hill Farm, 144.5p Hedley West Riding, British Friesian 147.5p Gaitsgill Farm, 135.5p High House, 130.5p Croft House, 121.5p Aldoth Farm, 121.5p Crummock Bank Farm, Holstein Friesian 145.5p, 127.5p (x2), 123.5p Smalmstown Farm, 143.5p, 141.5p Down Hall, 140.5p, 137.5p, 127.5p Bays Leap Farm, 130.5p, 127.5p Howrigg Farm, 129.5p Wood Farm, 129.5p Hawkshole, 127.5p Woodhouses Farm, 126.5p Old Ton Farm, 125.5p Flothers, 125.5p Newton Field, 122.5p Skelton Wood End, 122.5p Chalk Lodge, 120.5p Broomhills, Holstein 143.5p, 139.5p Cote House Farm, 137.5p Halmyre Farm, 125.5p Park House, 125.5p, 124.5p Flatt Bank, 124.5p Blencogo House, Beef Shorthorn 143.5p Bays Leap Farm, 138.5p Frankstown Farm, Ayrshire 139.5p, 131.5p, 130.5p Halmyre Farm, Fleckvieh 133.5p Low Tarns, Staberliser 128.5p Netherton, Bazadaise 128.5p Skiddaw View Cottage, Montbeliarde 126.5p Crummock Bank Farm, 124.5p Flothers, Belted Galloway 103.5p Nilston Rigg, Jersey 97.5p Longrigg.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Charolais £1442 Newlands Haugh Farm, British Blue £1441 Lodges Farm, Limousin £1377 Fern House, Hereford £1316 Glassonby Beck Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1245 Whitehead Hill Farm, Holstein Friesian £1221 Howrigg Farm.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 159.5p, 155.5p Fern House, British Blue 157.5p Lodges Farm, Holstein Friesian 149.5p, 145.5p (x2) Howrigg Farm, Charolais 137.5p Newlands Haugh Farm,  Aberdeen Angus 134.5p Whitehead Hill Farm.

PRIME BULLS – Yet another large entry of 110 prime bulls forward selling at a lesser trade to that of last week with only the fleshiest easier to sell. Top overall was £1745 for a Limousin from Messrs Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers. Charolais crosses sold to £1454 from Messrs Byers, Ellen Bank, Wigton. Aberdeen Angus’ sold to £1384 from Messrs Graham, Birsca, Lockerbie and British Blues to £1368 from Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton. Top overall pence per kilo of 226.5p was achieved by Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan for a British Blue cross and purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax.

Black & whites peaked at £1141 for Messrs Moscrop & Waugh, Albyfield, Carlisle purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor. Top pence per kilo of 177.5p was attained by the same vendor for a different bull.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1745 Balgray Hill, £1422, £1413 Niven Hill, £1420 Prospect House, £1349 Cleughbrae, £1335 West End Farm, £1334 Upper Brydekirk, £1327 Niven Hill, £1270 West End Farm, £1268, £1254 Braithwaite Hall, £1257 Aulby Farm Charolais £1454 Ellen Bank Aberdeen Angus £1384 Birsca Farm, £1212, £1185, £1184, £1181 The Hill British Blue £1368 Greenhill Farm, £1325 Upper Brydekirk, £1219 Steel Hall, £1200, £1181, £1176 Shield Green Simmental £1336 Cleughbrae, £1248 Ellen Bank, £1093, £1033 East Bowhill Farm, £1083 Oswie Hereford £1266 Oswie, £1072 Croft House Galloway £1174 Newton High House Fleckvieh £1141, £1112 Fleckvieh Montbeliarde £1126 Oswie, £1032, £984 Beeches Friesian £1115, £1063, £1031 Aulby Farm, £940 Croft House, £928 Albyfield Beef Shorthorn £1100, £1095 Cleughbrae Farm Holstein Friesian £1064, £993 Prospect House, £1054 Durdar House, £1029 Old Church Farm, £972 Carrick Dean, £957 Croft House  Whitebred Shorthorn £925 Setmabanning Farm

Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 226.5p Upper Brydekirk, 214.5p Greenhill Farm Limousin 209.5p, 206.5p, 204.5p Niven Hill, 205.5p Prospect House, 205.5p Lower Girseburn, 204.5p Cleughbrae Farm Aberdeen Angus 188.5p, 178.5p, 174.5p(x2), 173.5p The Hill Charolais 182.5p Ellen Bank Hereford 182.5p Oswie Simmental 180.5p Cleughbrae Farm, 178.5p Oswie, 178.5p East Bowhill Farm Beef Shorthorn 179.5p Cleughbrae Farm Fleckvieh 177.5p, 175.5p Albyfield Montbelairde 173.5p Beeches, 163.5p Oswie Galloway 168.5p Newton High House Friesian 160.5p Croft House, 158.5p Albyfield, 156.5p Aulby Farm Holstein Friesian 156.5p, 154.5p Skelton Wood End, 156.5p Croft House, 154.5p Prospect House

PRIME CATTLE – A tremendous show of 84 prime steers and heifers were forward, with all classes a similar trade on the week. Top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton who received £1677.65 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. British Blues sold to £1502.12 from Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle and purchased by Les Fell. Top pence per kilo of 222.5p was received by Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks.

Heifers were once again forward in good numbers with new vendors in attendance. Top overall was £1522 for a British Blue cross from Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House, Wigton and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Limousins sold to £1520 from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle. Blonde crosses sold to £1474 from Messrs Blaylock, Kirkend, Coldstream purchased by Steven Wilson Butchers, Corby Hill, Carlisle. Top overall pence per kilo of 234.5p was attained by Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont for a Limousin and purchased by David Whaite. Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle sold another to 233.5p purchased by Steven Wilson Butchers. Charolais crosses sold to 216.5p from Messrs Byers, Ellen Bank, Wigton and purchased by David Whaite.

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
£1677, £1586 Bothel Parks, £1673, £1580 Hoddamtown, £1607, £1498, £1484 Gill Farm, £1517 Thackmire, £1483 Newbiggin Farm British Blue £1502, £1468 Gill Farm, £1429 Bloan Farm Friesian £1089, £1010 Prior Hall Galloway £1056 Newton High House

Heifers: British Blue £1522 Hill House Farm, £1457 Kirkend Limousin £1520, £1348 Low Whinnow Farm, £1463 Loughrigg Farm, £1433 Kirkend, £1416, £1411, £1347, £1325 Newbiggin Farm, £1415 Hill House Farm, £1328 High Plasket Lands Farm Blonde £1474 Kirkend Charolais £1356 Hill House Farm, £1340 Ellen Bank Simmental £1247 Ellen Bank

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
222.5p, 219.5p, 213.5p Bothel Parks, 220.5p, 214.5p Hoddamtown, 217.5p How Gill, 214.5p, 213.5p Newbiggin Farm, 213.5p, 210.5p Gill Farm, 210.5p Thackmire British Blue 209.5p Gill Farm Galloway 181.5p Newton High House

Heifers: Limousin 234.5p Loughrigg Farm, 233.5p, 231.5p, 228.5p, 225.5p Newbiggin Farm, 231.5p, 227.5p Greenhill Farm, 230.5p Hill House Farm, 225.5p Mirkbooths, 225.5p Low Whinnow Charolais 216.5p Ellen Bank, 202.5p Hill House Farm British Blue 213.5p Hill House, 211.5p Kirkend Blonde 201.5p Kirkend

PRIME SHEEP– On Monday Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime and cast sheep which attracted an entry of 808 prime sheep and 170 cast ewes.

Prime Lambs: Prime lambs came forward in larger droves this week to average 239.43p which is 20p above many outlets trading today. Topping the trade at £122.80 was a fantastic Texel x lamb shown by JJ & CE Palmer, Greensyke, Lamplugh which was purchased by Mr A Dawson. Top pence per kilo was 303.9p for an outstanding pen of 7 Texel x lambs from WL Musgrave & Sons, Cardew Hall which sold to Mr M Helliwell. Suffolks sold to £119.50 (277.9p) from DW Musgrave, Sowerby Wood, Carlisle.

Leading prices per head: Texel £122.80, £108.80 Greensyke, £120, £117, £112, £108.80, £107.80 Cardew Hall, £114.80 Mirkbooths, £111(x2), £106.80 Wavercroft, £110.80 Cleamire, £110 Holmecroft Farm, £109.80 Whitehouse Farm, £109.80 The Stackyard, £108.80, £106.80 Greensyke, £107.80 Corrie Field, £106.80 Gill Farm, £106.80 Lyndale, £106.80 Blue Dial Farm Suffolk £119.50, £103.80, £103.80, £101.80 Sowerby Wood Farm, £110, £103.80 Seymour House, £109.80, £104, £103.80 Creca Hall, £108.80, £104.80 Birks Farm, £108, £101.80 Blue Dial, £107.80, £105, £101.80 Gill Farm, £107.80, £101.80 Rottington Hall Dutch Texel £107.80, £105.80 Ashfield Rouge £105.80 Holmecroft Farm Charolais £95.30 Greensyke, £90 Langrigg Hall

Leading prices per kilo: Texel 303.9p, 300p, 283.5p, 269.5p, 259p Cardew Hall, 287p Mirkbooths, 271.6p, 255.2p Holmecroft Farm, 271.1p, 266.7p, 255.6p, 252.5p The Stackyard, 263.8p, 253.5p Cleamire, 263.7p, 261.3p Greensyke, 256.7p Corrie Field, 252.2p Broomhills, 251.3p Lyndale Rouge 271.3p Holmecroft Farm Dutch Texel 237.8p, 236.9p Ashfield Charolais 235.3p Greensyke Suffolk 277.9p, 242.4p Sowerby Wood Farm, 246.8p Seymour House, 245p, 244.4p, 242p Rottington Hall, 244.5p, 240.9p Birks Farm

Prime Hoggs: A very mixed show of hoggs peaked at £100 which was achieved on 8 occasions from Messrs Reay, West Moorhouses  (x3 pens), Messrs Trafford, Springfield (x2 pens), Messrs Richardson, Heggle Lane (x2 pens) and Messrs McCune, Fairwell Grange with 6 pens selling to Mr R Skelton and 2 to Mr M Helliwell. Top pence per kilo was Messrs Trafford, Springfield Farm who sold Beltex hoggs to 243.9ppk.

Leading prices per head: Beltex £100 (x3), £95.20, £94.20, £93.80, £91.20, £90 West Moorhouses, £100 (x2), £90 Springfield Farm, £100 Farewell Grange Texel £100 (x2), £92.80 Heggle Lane Farm, £97 Parkhead Farm, £96, £95.80, £92.80 Ewan Close, £95.80, £95.80 Edenlin, £95.80, £90.80 Pinegrove, £95 Rietfontain, £94.80, £93.80 North End Farm, £93.80(x2) Leigh Croft, £92.80 Blue Dial Farm, £90.20 West Moorhouses Greyfaced £90 Newhall Farm, £85, £80 Burmoor, £91.80, £80 Jackson Rigg, £80(x2) Mirkbooths Suffolk £90, £83.80 Jackson Rigg, £85 Mirkbooths Blackface £86.80 Greenside Hill Cheviot £83.80, £80 Terrona

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 243.9p, 217.5p Springfield Farm, 227.3p, 215.1p, 200p West Moorhouses, 212.8p Farewell Grange Texel 218.4p Ewan Close, 215.5p North End Farm, 215.1p Heggle Lane Farm, 210.9p Blue Dial Farm, 201.7p North End Farm, 200p Creca Hill, 200p, 195.5p Ewan Close, 196p Parkhead Farm, 194.8p Branch End Farm Hill Cheviot 205.1p, 204.4p, 200p Terrona, 192.4p Douglas Square Suffolk 187.2p Jackson Rigg Greyfaced 181.8p Newhall Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams: A large quality show was present and was met with an increased demand. Topping the sale was an excellent Texel ewe from Messrs Reay & Son, Maften selling for £131.50. Messrs Bennison, Lazonby sold a tremendous Beltex ewe for £105.50.

Hill sheep were well sought after, selling to £98.50 for a pen from Messrs Booton, Dumfries.  Swaledale sheep sold to £57.50 from Messrs Brough, Chapel House.

With a growing ringside of buyers, more cast ewes are required to satisfy demand.

Cast Ewes Leading prices per Head: Texel £131.50 West Moorhouses, £122.50 Becks Farm, £115.50 Scarrowhill, £109.50 Lesson Hall Farm, £108.50, £92.50, £89.50 Pinegrove, £98.50, £81.50 Heggle Lane Farm, £93.50 Parkside Farm, £90.50 West Moorhouses, £90, £85.50 The Stackyard, £89.50 Cleamire, £89.50 Chapel House Farm, £88.50 Bowness Hall, £87.50 Edenlin, £85.50 Pinegrove, Beltex £105.50 Leigh Croft, Hill Cheviot £98.50, £97.50 Glenmaid, £74.50, £50 Pinegove, £60 Cleuchfoot Farm, Zwartbles £97.50 Leigh Croft, £81.50 Wetheral Shields, Cheviot £96.50 Chapel House Farm, £90.50, £84.50, £79.50 Heggle Lane Farm, Suffolk £85.50 Gill Farm, £79.50 Grayson Dive, Leicester £85 Scarrowmanwick, Greyfaced £81.50 Moss Farm, £77.50, £76.50 Leigh Croft, £75.50 Pinegrove, £73.50 Parkside Farm, £71.50 Gill Farm, Charollais £60 Pinegrove, Swaledale £57.50, £49.50, £43.50 Chapel House Farm, £53.50 Farewell Grange, £49.50 Leigh Croft, £48.50, £43.50 Scarrowmanwick, Herdwick £50.50, £48.50 Bridge View.

Cast Rams Leading prices per Head: Texel £109.50 Oakbank Farm, Hill Cheviot £87.50 Cleuchfoot Farm.

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