Borderway Primestock Sale

3rd June 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 3rd June, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A larger show of 502 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle and cast and prime sheep were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A good show of 332 cast cows and stock bulls were forward on Monday with a large ring side of buyers ensuring a sharper trade. Mr David Holliday, Rashfield sold an outstanding Charolais cow for 954kg at 167.5p which came to a total of £1597. Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor’s run of Limousin cows topped at 874kg at 166.5p which came to a total of £1455. Mr David Airey, The Close sold a Limousin cross cow for 735kg at 186.5 p which came to a total of £1370. Messrs Birkbeck, Danotty Hall’s run of cows topped at 769kg at 176.5p which came to a total of £1357. Messrs Priestley, Cracrop Farm sold a Limousin cross heifer for 181.5ppk. Mr David Airey, The Close sold a Limousin cross heifer for 179.5ppk.

A mixed show of black and whites were forward with all classes being a good trade. Messrs Irving, Meinbank Farm sold two Holstein cross cows for 856kg at 125.5ppk which came to a total of £1074, and 846kg at 122.5ppk which came to a total of £1036. Messrs Gorst, Low Wood sold the top priced Swedish Red for 838kg at 126.5ppk which came to a total of £1060. Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown Farm’s run of Holstein cross cows topped at 858kg at 123.5ppk which came to a total of £1059 and 801kg at 125.5ppk which came to a total of £1005. Messrs Burne, High Barn sold a Holstein cross cow for 851kg at 123.5ppk which came to a total of £1050. Messrs Dickinson, High House sold a Friesian cow for 823kg at 125.5ppk which came to a total of £1032, also Messrs Grierson, Musgrave Hall sold a Holstein cross cow for 889kg at 112.5ppk which came to a total of £1000.

Leading prices per kilo for young cows and heifers:  Montbeliarde 149.5p Swordwellrigg, 144.5p Kirkbride House Holstein 147.5p, 143.5p, 137.5p Smalmstown; 142.5p, 137. 5p High Ploughlands Friesian 137.5p, 135.5p Micklethwaite Farm, 133.5p Pond Farm, 131.5p Town End Farm

A large show of 13 stock bulls were forward with quality bulls in demand.

Messrs Sparke & Sons, Little Swinburne sold a Limousin stock bull for 982kg at 152.5p which came to a total of £1497. Messrs Scott Bleabank Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 1087kg at 133.5p which came to a total of £1451.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Charolais £1597 Rashfield, £1020 New House Farm, Limousin £1455, £1324 Clifton Moor, £1370, £1224 The Close, £1269 Lower Griseburn, £1269 Pelutho Park, £1256, £1152, £1147, £1014, £1005 Townfoot, £1248, £1101, £1052 Cracrop, £1169, £1032 The Faulds, £1151 Aikhead, £1121 High Lodore Farm, £1108 Grindon Hill, £1106 Kilnstown, £1089 Chapel House, £1065, £1006 Halmyre, £1028 Walton Woodhead, £1026 Waterside Farm, British Blue £1357 Danotty Hall, £1282, £1088 Scar Top, £1093 Aikhead, £1067 Mossband Hall, Aberdeen Angus £1099 The Grove, £1031 Glendue Farm Holstein Friesian £1074, £1036 Meinbank £1059, £1005, £968 (x2), £964 (x2) Smalmstown Farm, £1050 High Barn, £942 Evening Hill Farm, £937 Orton Grange Farm, Friesian £1032 High House, £964 Pelutho Park Swedish Red & White £1060 Low Wood, Holstein £1000 Musgrave Hall, Shorthorn £915 Mark Farm, Beef Shorthorn £892 Coxhill Farm.

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 186.5p, 179.5p The Close, 181.5p, 157.5p, 154.5p Cracrop Farm, 176.5p Sherwens Terrace, 176.5p, 172.5p (x2), 168.5p, 166.5p, 162.5p (x2) Townfoot, 169.5p Grindon Hill, 166.5p, 163.5p  Clifton Moor, 163.5p High Lodore Farm, 161.5p Pelutho Park, 153.5p The Faulds, 151.5p Lower Griseburn British Blue 176.5p Danotty Hall, 168.5p, 149.5p Scar Top, 165.5p Home Farm, 150.5p Glendue Farm, 147.5p Bleabank Farm, Charolais 167.5p Rashfield, 153.5p New House, Shorthorn 163.5p, 161.5p Mark Farm Blonde 153.5p Danotty Hall Montbeliarde 149.5p Swordwellrigg, 144.5p Kirkbride House Holstein Friesian 147.5p, 143.5p, 137.5p, 125.5p, 123.5p Smalmstown Farm, 142.5p, 137.5p High Ploughlands, 127.5p Orton Grange, 125.5p, 122.5p Meinbank, 123.5p Flothers, 123.5p High Barn Aberdeen Angus 139.5p Barsalloch Farm, 124.5p Lynnshield Farm, 123.5p Skiddaw View Friesian 137.5p, 135.5p Micklethwaite Farm, 133.5p Pond Farm, 131.5p Town End Farm, 129.5p Pelutho Park, 125.5p High House, 125.5p Gelt Hall Farm Beef Shorthorn 135.5p, 124.5p Coxhill Farm Simmental 132.5p Dinwoodie Green, 129.5p New House, 129.5p Oakrigg Farm, 128.5p Merryshields, Saler 126.5p, 123.5p Kilnstown Swedish Red & White 126.5p Low Wood, Holstein 125.5p Errollston Farm, 125.5p Blencogo House, 121.5p Blue Dial Dairy Shorthorn 113.5p Marleycote Walls, 112.5p Brisco Hill Belted Galloway 103.5p New House Farm, Irish Moiled 100.5p Coxhill Farm.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1497 Little Swinburne, £1451, £1131 Bleabank, £1234 Fellside Farm, £1212 Heatherside, £1205 Grindon Hall Aberdeen Angus £1195 Fauldie Hereford £1111 Smalmstown Friesian £1079 High House.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 152.5p Little Swinburne, 150.5p Grindon Hill, 143.5p Mark Farm, 135.5p, 133.5p Bleabank Farm, 134.5p Fellside.

PRIME BULLS – A much larger entry of 109 prime bulls forward with trade very steady on the week. Top overall was a Limousin cross from Messrs Jardine, The Yett, Lockerbie receiving £1388 and purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. British Blues sold to £1382 from the same home and purchased by Morgan Helliwell, Yorkshire. Simmentals sold to £1324 from Messrs Byers, Ellen Bank, Wigton and bought by Ralph Pearson.

Top overall pence per kilo of 219.5p was achieved by Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton for a Limousin cross purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir. Black and whites peaked at £1166 from Messrs Clark, Whins Farm, Lockerbie and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. The same vendors also sold top pence per kilo of 171.5p for another also purchased by Bowland Foods.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1388, £1298 The Yett, £1323, £1292, £1258 Greenhill Farm, £1309 Bectonhall, £1304 Bothel Parks British Blue £1382 The Yett, £1335, £1215 Castle Farm Simmental £1324, £1297 Ellen Bank Friesian £1166, £1132, £1007 Whins Farm, £1068, £1056 Aulby Farm, £1002 The Flatt, £962 Wed Holme House, £945 Hillhead Aberdeen Angus £1115, £1083 Mid Bishopton Farm, £1101 Justicetown Farm, £1089 King Hill Fleckvieh £1105, £1033 Castle Farm Holstein Friesian £1005, £954 Prospect House, £995(x2) Elephant Farm, £953 Bectonhall, £950 Gates Garth Hall Farm, £949 Evening Hill Farm, £945, £923 Cardews Hall, £900 Brisco Hill

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 219.5p, 212.5p, 210.5p, 206.5p Greenhill Farm, 217.5p Old Rectory Farm British Blue 197.5p The Yett Aberdeen Angus 174.5p, 169.5p, 168.5p Justicetown Farm, 169.5p The Close, 169.5p, 163.5p Mid Bishopton Farm Friesian 171.5p, 157.5p Whins Farm, 166.5p, 162.5p Wed Holme House, 162.5p, 156.5p Aulby Farm Holstein Friesian 154.5p Bectonhall, 153.5p Barwinnock Farm, 153.5p Prospect House, 152.5p Elephant Farm

PRIME CATTLE – A larger and very good entry of 63 prime steers and heifers forward saw trade slightly less on the week but in line with the national trend. Top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle achieving £1574 and purchased by Pioneer Foods Carlisle. Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm sold the top price British Blue for £1567 purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Charolais crosses sold to £1514 from Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill, Carlisle and purchased by Alan Jarvis. Top pence per kilo of 221.5p was achieved by Messrs Craik, Waterside, Castle Douglas and purchased by Pioneer Foods.

Heifers topped at £1535 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Miller, West Farm, Aspatria and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Charolais crosses sold to £1520 from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg Farm. Top overall pence per kilo of 242.5p was achieved for a British Blue cross from Messrs Anderson, Crosby House, Maryport purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston and 241.5p was attained by Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton for a Limousin also purchased by Bowland Foods.

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
£1574 Newbiggin Farm, £1540, £1484 Bothel Parks, £1522, £1432 Nealhouse Farm, £1519, £1498 Waterside Farm, £1503 Gill Farm British Blue £1567, £1500, £1489 Gill Farm Charolais £1514 Hosket Hill Farm, £1419 Crosby House Farm Simmental £1373 Crosby House Farm

Heifers: Limousin £1535 West Farm, £1481, £1406 Loughrigg Farm, £1395 Osborne Farm, £1327, £1303, £1285(x2) Crosby House Farm, £1319 Waterside Farm, £1300, £1295 Newbiggin Farm Charolais £1520 Loughrigg Farm, £1256 Hosket Hill Farm British Blue £1335 Osborne Farm, £1299 Crosby House Farm

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
221.5p, 217.5p Waterside Farm, 215.5p, 210.5p Bothel Parks, 214.5p, 213.5p, 210.5p Newbiggin Farm, 214.5p, 211.5p Crosby House Farm British Blue 216.5p, 215.5p Gill Farm Charolais 211.5p Crosby House Farm

Heifers: British Blue 242.5p Crosby House Farm, 229.5p Osborne Farm Limousin 241.5p Osborne Farm, 225.5p, 214.5p West Farm, 221.5p(x2) Newbiggin Farm, 220.5p(x2), 218.5p(x2) High Aketon

PRIME SHEEP– On Monday Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime and cast sheep which drew a great entry of 1201 spring lambs and 350 cast sheep.

Spring lambs met a great enquiry with 70 pens achieving £100 and beyond. These topped at £134 for a truly outstanding Beltex x lamb from WL Musgrave, Cardew Hall which was also top price per kilo at 319p and sold to Morgan Helliwell. Messrs Musgrave’s run of 36 lambs averaged 271.68p (£109.97 a head). More lambs could have easily been sold to vendor’s advantage with all weights and grades keenly bid for.

Ewes proved harder to cash. Plainer ewes were good to sell however these topped at £104 for Texels from TW & M Bird, Ghyll House.

Leading prices per head: Beltex £134, £120, £114, £112, £111(x2), £106 Cardew Hall, £111, £106 Wavercroft Texel £113.80, £107.80 Chapel House, £113.80, £107.80 Blue Dial Farm, £112.80, £110.80 Mill Farm, £110.80 Bodoney Road, £110 Draperstown Road, £110, £107 Boggle Hall, £109.80, £107.80 Tedcastle Farm, £109 Greensyke, £108, £107 Scallen Road, £106 Mid Farm Suffolk £110, £106, £100 Bodoney Road, £106.80, £104.80 Scallen Road, £104 Williamsgill Farm, £100.80 Jackson Rigg, £100 Ghyll House Farm, £100 Draperstown Road, £97.80 Gill Farm, £96, £95(x4) Rottington Hall, £95 Mirkbooths  Charollais £108.80 Scallen Road, £106.80, £98.80, £95 Springfield Farm  Dutch Texel £107, £102.80, £100 Hargill House Blue Texel £104.80, £103.80, £101.80 Millrigg, £102 Old Rectory Farm Dorset £101, £95 Halmyre Farm Millennium Bleu £98.80 Holmecroft Farm Hampshire Down £96 Meinfoot Zwartles £87.80, £84.80 Mid Whinnow

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 319p, 300p, 287.2p, 275.3p, 274.1p, 263.2p, 255p, 246.7p, 244.9p Cardew Hall Texel 282p, 263.8p Mill Farm, 271.8p, 245.6p Mid Farm, 267.8p Tedcastle Farm, 261.3p Ross Farm, 254.7p, 247.6p Stubbsgill Farm, 253.5p Greensyke, 250.7p Chapel House, 248.7p Scallen Road, 247.8p Blue Dial Farm, 246.8p Old Rectory Farm, 245.1p Jackson Rigg, 242.9p Boggle Hall, 241.5p Bodoney Road Blue Texel 267.9p, 262p, 259.5p, 242.1p Millrigg Dutch Texel 250p, 247.7p, 237.8p Hargill House Millenium Bleu 247p Holmecroft Farm Suffolk 240p, 237.5p(x3), 237p, 231.7p Rottington Hall, 234.5p, 220.5p, 219.1p Jackson Rigg, 229.1p, 220.8p, 217.4p Bodoney Road, 227.2p Scallen Road, 222.2p Ghyll House Farm, 220.3p Luketon Stud, 217.3p Gill Farm Jacob 227.2p Dalveen Charollais 224.5p, 220.9p, Springfield Farm, 205.3p Scallen Road Hampshire Down 214.3p Meinfoot Zwartbles 212p Mid Whinnow

Cast Ewes Leading prices per head: Texel £104 Ghyll House Farm Suffolk £94 Faugh Beeches Beltex £91 Mill Farm Zwartbles £85.50 Mid Whinnow Greyfaced £82 Ghyll House Farm Hill Cheviot £72 Dalveen

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