Borderway Primestock Sale

10th June 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 10th June, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A good show of 420 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle and 1154 cast and prime sheep were forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A good show of 282 cast cows were forward on Monday at Carlisle with trade for good quality cows being as dear as last week, but other cows would be less money.

Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House Farm’s run of outstanding cows topped at 859kg, 174.5ppk or £1498 for a Bazadaise and to 854kg, 171.5ppk or £1464 for a Limousin cross and to 801kg, 164.5ppk or £1317 for a British Blue cross. Messrs Harrison, Grange Hall’s run of Limousin cross cows topped at 771kg, 186.5ppk or £1437.  Messrs Norman, Little Orton Farm’s run of Limousin cows topped at 775kg, 185.5ppk or £1437. Messrs Rogerson, Maison Gill’s run of Blonde cross cows topped at 815kg, 173.5ppk or £1414. Mr Paul Stobart, The Square sold the top priced Charolais cow which sold for 727kg, 176.5ppk or £1283.

A good show of black and white cows was on offer, with trade being less for all classes. Messrs Jackson, Skelton Wood End sold the top priced Holstein cross heifer for 703kg, 149.5ppk or £1050. Messrs Johnston, Cote House sold a Holstein cross for 799kg, 123.5ppk or £986. Messrs Watson, Howrigg Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 922kg, 105.5ppk or £972. Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown Farm’s run of Holstein cross cows topped at 693kg, 139.5ppk or £966. Messrs Little & Son, Kirkbride House sold the top priced Montbeliarde cross cows for 651kg, 148.5ppk or £966.

Young Cows and Heifer Prices: Holstein cross 149.5p Wood End, 139.5p Smalmstown, 139.5p Gretnahouse, 138.5p Blue Dial, Montbeliarde 148.5p Kirkbride House.

A small show of 9 stock bulls were forward with Messrs Ewing, Dumbretton Farm selling the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1015kg, 144.5ppk or £1466. Shankbridge End Farm sold the top priced Charolais stock bull for 1245kg, 117.5ppk or £1462. Messrs Raven, Crookdake Hall sold a Limousin stock bull for 1119kg, 129.5ppk or £1449. Messrs Oliver, Cawfields sold a Limousin stock bull for 961kg, 145.5ppk or £1398.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Bazadaise £1498 Hill House Farm, Limousin £1464 £1323 £1299 £1299 £1272 £1123 £1106 Hill House Farm, £1437 Grange Hall, £1437 £1276 £1200 £1135 Little Orton Farm, £1226 Beech Bank, £1167 East Farm, £1098 £1023 Gill Farm, £1090 Lodge Farm, £1059, £1049 Old Rectory Farm, Blonde £1414 £1312 Maison Gill, British Blue £1317 Hill House Farm, £1235 £1046 Grange Hall, £1192 Maison Gill, £1074 £1060, £1012  Little Bavington Farm, £1054 East Plenmeller Farm, £1009 The Hill Charolais £1283, £1277 The Square, Simmental £1117 £1098 £1056 Frankstown Farm, £1090 £1064 £1057 Castlewigg Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1089 Frankstown Farm, £1082 Coxhill Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1040 East Farm, Holstein Friesian £1050 Skelton Wood End, £986 Cote House Farm, £972 Howrigg Farm, £966 Smalmstown Farm, £939 Randalinton Farm, £938 Arbrack £907 Whins Farm, Montbelairde £966 Kirkbride House

Holstein £900 Berrier Head, White Galloway £873, £855, £844 East Farm, Belted Galloway £815 East Farm, Galloway £756 East Farm, Highland £661 Bank Head.

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 186.5 Grange Hall 185.5 180.5 168.5167.5 167.5 Little Orton farm, 182.5 171.5 Thornton Towers, 180.5 177.5Gill Farm, 180.5 171.5 167.5 167.5 163.5 153.5 Hill House Farm, 169.5 East Farm, 157.5 west Whitrigg153.5 Old Rectory Farm, British Blue 177.5 East Plenmeller Farm, 168.5 163.5 Grange Hall, 167.5 Low Northsceugh 164.5 Hill House Farm, Charolais 176.5 The Square, Bazadaise 174.5 Hill House Farm, White Galloway 157.5 148.5 147.5 East Farm, Aberdeen Angus 153.5 Rottington Hall, 138.5 East Farm, Holstein Friesian 149.5 Skelton Wood End, 139.5 Greengatehouse Farm, 139.5 131.5 117.5 Smalmstown Farm 127.5 Castle Rigg Farm, 125.5 Willows Farm, 123.5 Cote House Farm, 119.5 Whins Farm, 117.5 Arbrack, 115.5 Julian Holme 115.5 Randalinton, Belted Galloway 148.5 East Farm, Galloway 139.5 123.5 East Farm, Holstein 136.5 Blue Dial Farm, 123.5 West Whitrigg, 120.5 Berrier Head, Ayrshire 124.5 Hill Top 117.5 Crosshill Farm, Friesian 119.5 Prior Hall 115.5 Pond Farm, Highland 97.5 95.5 (x2) Bank Head, Irish Moil 116.5 Coxhill Farm, Beef Shorthorn 183.5 Frankstown Farm 169.5 159.5 157.5 East Farm, Montbeliarde 148.5 Kirkbride House, Simmental 183.5 175.5 164.5Frankstown Farm,Blonde 173.5 168.5 Maison Gill, Whitebred Shorthorn 115.5 Burgh Head Farm, Parthenais 168.5 Low Northsceugh.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1466 Dumbretton Farm, £1449 Crookdake Hall, £1398 Cawfields Charolais £1462 Shank Bridge End Aberdeen Angus £1292 Smalmstown Farm Holstein Friesian £1205 Milton Farm

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 145.5p Cawfields, 144.5p Dumbretton, 132.5p East Rackwood Hill Farm, 129.5p Crookdake Hall Holstein Friesian 139.5p Howrigg Farm Charolais 117.5p Shank Bridge End

PRIME BULLS: Another large entry of 96 prime bulls were forward, with all classes similar trade to that of last week’s. Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Norman, Little Orton, Carlisle who was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie, with Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields, Lockerbie selling another to £1511.13. Top pence per kilo of 201.5ppk was achieved by Messrs Ewing, Dumbretton, Annan for a Limousin.

Black and whites topped at £1149.54 from Messrs Moscrop & Waugh, Albyfield, Carlisle, the same home sold the top price per kilo of 178.5ppk and was purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1532 Little Orton Farm, £1511 Sarkshields Farm, £1474 Scotby Grange, £1430 Cracrop Farm, £1319 Dumbretton Farm, £1308 Prospect House, £1306 Hillend Farm, £1284 Hoddamtown, Simmental £1417, £1253 Castlewigg Farm, £1314 Kirtleton House, £1280, £1257, £1235, £1213 Millhill Farm, £1233 High Keennley Fell Farm, British Blue £1288 Randalinton Farm, £1225, £1201 Little Float Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1166 Hayclose, £1135 Arnold House, Fleckvieh £1149, £1088, £1033 Albyfield, £1117, £1019, £957 Laws Hall, Saler £1110 Greenfield, Montbeliarde £1078 Kirkbride House, Hereford £1071, £1036 Randalinton Farm, Charolais £1059, £1040 Greenfield, Holstein Friesian £1040, £912 Prospect House, £993, £974, £971, £965, £926 Milton Farm, £959 Randalinton Farm, £916, £910 Bectonhall, British Friesian £1035, £851 Albyfield, £1010, £988, £891 High House, £969 Aulby Field. 

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 201.5p Dumbretton Farm, 199.5p Hayclose, 192.5p Sarkshields Farm, 191.5p Hillend Farm, Simmental 195.5p High Keenley Fell Farm, 187.5p, 185.5p, 183.5p, 182.5p, 180.5p Millhill Farm, 187.5p East Bowhill Farm,    Aberdeen Angus 184.5p Hayclose, 175.5p Arnold House, British Blue 181.5p, 179.5p Randalinton Farm, 172.5p Kirkbride House, Saler 180.5p Greenfield, Fleckvieh 178.5p, 174.5p (x2) Albyfield, 176.5p, 164.5p Laws Hall, Charolais 178.5p, 174.5p Greefield, Montbeliarde 172.5p Kirkbride House, Hereford 168.5p Randalinton Farm, British Friesian 162.5p, 157.5p High House, 162.5p, 159.5p Albyfield,  Holstein Friesian 155.5p, 154.5p Wood End.

PRIME CATTLE – A good entry of 49 prime steers and heifers forward with a good trade achieved and 10 active buyers around the ring. Top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie who attained £1645 and £1620 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top pence per kilo of 221.5p was received by Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle purchased by King Street Butchers.

Heifers were very easily sold and peaked at £1562 for Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House, Wigton purchased by Pioneer Foods. Messrs Dickinson, Kirkbarrow Hall, Penrith sold another to £1524 purchased by Maurice Wharton, Blackbrow Abbattoir, Wigton. British Blue crosses sold to £1413 from Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill also purchased by Blackbrow Abattoir. Top overall pence per kilo of 230.5p was paid to Messrs Hird, West End, Cockermouth and purchased by David Whaite. More lightweight heifers required on a weekly basis for an ever growing demand of family Butchers and Wholesalers.

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
£1645, £1620 Hoddamtown, £1606 Hill House Farm, £1593, £1550, £1486 Bothel Parks, £1562, £1457 Nealhouse Farm, £1531 Newbiggin Farm, £1515, £1447 Gill Farm, £1510 Kirkland Guards, £1441 Thackmire British Blue £1471 Burgh Head Farm, £1425 Gill Farm;

Heifers: Limousin £1562, £1393 Hill House Farm, £1524, £1342 Kirkbarrow Hall, £1373, £1305, £1281, £1215 Newbiggin Farm, £1309 West End Farm British Blue £1413 Hosket Hill Farm, £1398 Newbiggin Farm Charolais £1354 Hosket Hill Farm

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
221.5p, 218.5p, 217.5p, 213.5p Newbiggin Farm, 219.5p Bothel Parks, 216.5p Hill House, 215.5p Hoddamtown; Heifers: Limousin 230.5p, 225.5p West End Farm, 228.5p, 220.5p, 219.5p Newbiggin Farm, 226.5p Hill House Farm,

PRIME SHEEP– On Monday Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime sheep which attracted another strong show of 1154 head despite several vendors rightly prioritising crop gathering.

An overall average of 223.7p shows a remarkable return being 10-15p ahead of other outlets. The sale saw a top price of £125.80 for an exceptional Dutch Texel x lamb from Messrs Urwin, Hill House, Kirklinton and sold to Morgan Helliwell. Topping per kilo for the second week running with a fabulous Beltex was WL Musgrave & Sons, Cardew Hall, Dalston, this lamb sold for 304.5p (40kg £121.80) to Mr A Dawson. More new vendors this week with one of these, Messrs Wilson, Meadow Farm, Camerton selling Texel lambs to £124.80 and averaging £112.16. Another new vendor Messrs Harrison, Baggrow sold a beautiful pair of Dutch Texel x lambs to £115.80 (279ppk). In total 67 pens of lambs sold at £100 and beyond.

Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £125, £117.80 Hill House, £115, £107.80 Baggrow Farm, £108.80, £106.80, £102.80 Springfield Farm, £102.80 Ashfield Texel £124.80, £111, £110 Meadow Farm, £115.80, £112.80 Blue Dial Farm, £115 Greyside Farm, £112.80 Jackson Rigg, £112.80 Walby Grange, £111.80 Baggrow Farm, £111.80 Chapel House, £111.80 Seymour Farms, £110.80 Park House, £110 Hill House, £107.80(x2) Cardew Hall Beltex £121.80 Cardew Hall Suffolk £110.80 Lesson Hall Farm, £110.80, £97.80 Jackson Rigg, £109.80, £95.80 School Farm, £108.30, £104.80 New Farm, £100.80, £93.80 Greyside Farm, £98.80 Springfield Farm, £96.80 Seymour Farms, £94.80 New Sandsfield, £91.80 Baggrow Farm Millennium Bleu £100, £94.80, £92.30 Holmecroft Farm Charolais £94.80 Applegarth, £93.80 Craigend

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 304.5p, 283.7p, 267p Cardew Hall Dutch Texel 287.3p, 285.9p Hill House, 279p, 253.6p Baggrow Farm, 257p, 250.1p, 248.4p Springfield Farm Texel 275.1p Mill Farm, 264.5p(x2), 262.9p, 246.9p Cardew Hall, 265.5p Meadow Farm, 262p Mirkbooths, 261.8p, 253.8p Hill House, 252.1p The Beeches, 245.4p Orton Rigg Farm Suffolk 267p Lesson Hall Farm, 227.3p, 225.1p, 220.5p Seymour Farms, 225.6p, 220.6p New Farm, 222.3p Jackson Rigg, 222p, 221.5p Greyside Farm Millennium Bleu 234.1p, 230.8p, 227.3p Holmecroft Farm Charolais 225.8p, 220p Craigend

A smaller show of cast ewes forward with trade being up on the week.  Topping the sale was a pen of Texel ewes from E & SM Noble, Beckermet selling for £113.50 to Mr Lomax, Milnthorpe.  Swaledale ewes topped at £54.50 from Mr J Murray, Langley on Tyne to Mr R Skelton.  Mules were again a good price with leaner sorts being dearest trade.  Top price came from Messrs Noble, Beckermet for £67.50 again to Mr Lomax.   More ewes needed to satisfy demand.

Cast Ewes: Leading prices per head: Texel £113.50 Mill Farm, £100 (x3) £80 £79.50 Wavercroft, £90 Baggrow Farm, £89.50 (x3) £86.50 Town Head Farm, £88.50 £79.50 £79.50 The Stackyard £87.50 (x8) Low Wallhead, £79.50 Overby House, £78.50 Leigh Croft Rouge £106.50 Greensyke, Charollais £93.50, £89.50 Outer Woodhead Dutch Texels £88.50 Town Head Farm Suffolk £85, £80 (x6) £72.50 £70 Gill Farm Hill Cheviot £82.50 Outer Woodhead Zwartbles £73.50 (x2) Overby House Greyfaced £67.50 Mill Farm, £65, £61.50 £57.50 Branch End Farm, £60.50 (x4) Harewalls Swaledale £54.50 Branch End Farm, £48.50 (x2) £44.50 (x2) Harewalls

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