Borderway Primestock Sale

17th June 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 17th June, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock with a good show of 350 cast cows, bulls and Prime cattle forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A smaller show of 210 cast cows and stock bulls were forward to an increased number of buyers.  Messrs Errington, Beck House Farm sold the top priced Blue cow for 912kg, 162.5p £1482. Messrs Watson, Howrigg Farm, sold two Holstein x Bullocks for 792kg, 150.5p £1191 and 799kg 146.5p, £1170.  Messrs Brass, Bridge End Farm sold a Limousin cow for 758kg, 151.5p £1148 and 696kg, 164.5p £1144.  Messrs Goldie, Greenfield sold the top priced Charolais cow for 826kg, 137.5p £1135.  Messrs Hewson, Jerriestown sold the top priced Holstein x cow for 727kg, 146.5p £1065.  Messrs Morris, Greengate House sold a Holstein x heifer for 599kg, 174.5p £1045.  Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold two Holstein x cows for 808kg, 119.5p £965 and 826 kg, 114.5p £945.  Messrs Millar & Son, Woodhousehill sold a Holstein x cow for 795kg, 117.5p £934.  Messrs Robinson, Burtholme Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 930kg 99.5p £925.  The top priced Friesian cow was consigned by Messrs Marrs & Sons, Croft Farm at 773 kg, 119.5p £923.  Messrs Addison, Greystone House sold a Montbelairde x heifer for 619kg, 145.5p £900.

A larger show of 13 Stock bulls were forward, Messrs Annett & Son, Widdrington Farm sold the top priced Limousin Stock bull for 1186kg, 149.5 £1773.  Messrs Gass, Nunscleugh sold a Limousin stock bull for 1035kg 149.5, £1547.  Messrs Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill sold a Limousin stock bull for 1055 kg 146.5, £1545.  Messrs Story, Blackrigg sold a Limousin stock bull for 1083kg, 139.5, £1510.  Messrs Bell & Son, Holmewrangle Farm sold the top pence per kg Limousin Stock bull for 939kg, 152.5p, £1431.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: British Blue £1482 Beckhouse Farm, £1128 Stonethwaite Farm, £1023 Mossband Hall, Holstein Friesian £1191 £1170 Howrigg Farm, £1065 Jerriestown £1045 Greengatehouse Farm, £965 £945 Mirkbooths, £934 Woodhousehill, £925 Burtholme Farm, Limousin £1148 £1144 Bridge End Farm, £1144 Lingey Field, £1113 Monk Farm, £1079 Midtown Farm, £1074 Gallhill, Charolais £1135 Greenfield, Simmental £1023 Stone House, Beef Shorthorn £979 Coxhill Farm, Friesian £923 Croft Farm, Montbelairde £900 Greystone House.

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 181.5 173.5 172.5 168.5 164.5 161.5 Townfoot, 164.5 151.5 Bridge End Farm, 154.5 Monk Farm, 153.5 Denton Mains, Holstein Friesian  174.5 Greengatehouse Farm, 150.50 146.5 Howrigg Farm, 146.5 Jerriestown, 133.5 122.5 Sorrow Stones, 119.5 Mirkbooths, 117.5 Woodhousehill, British Blue 169.5 Stonethwaite Farm, 162.5 Beckhouse Farm, Longhorn 146.5 Monk Farm, Montbelairde 145.5 138.5 Greystone House, Aberdeen Angus 135.5 Campfield Farm, 132.5 West Foreshields, Holstein 135.5 Park House, Charolais 137.5 Greenfield, Simmental 135.5 Stone House, Beef Shorthorn 132.5 Coxhill Farm, Friesian 127.5 Scalehill Farm, 122.5 117.5 116.5 Gelt Hall Farm, 121.5 Micklethwaite Farm, 119.5 Croft Farm, 118.5 116.5 Dockray Hall, 117.5 Mounsey Bank, Whitebred Shorthorn 125.5 Greenview, Irish Moil 114.5 Coxhill Farm, Dairy Shorthorn 114.5 Brisco Hill, Ayrshire 103.5 Greenview, 101.5 High House.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1773 Widdington Farm, £1547 Nunscleugh, £1545 Balgray Hill £1510 Blackrigg, £1435 West Causeway Head, £1431 Holmewrangle Farm, £1376 Gallhill, Charolais £1190 Hillhead.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 152.5 Holmewrangle, 149.5 Nunscleugh 149.5 Widdrington Farm, 146.5 Balgray Hill, 142.5 Gallhill, 139.5 Blackrigg 133.5 West Causeway Head, Luing 143.5 Campfield Farm.

PRIME BULLS: Another good entry of 88 Prime bulls forward with trade no better.  Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Annett, Widdrington, Morpeth who received £1716.72 and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Messrs Cowx, Hudscales, Wigton sold another to £1616.62 again purchased by Bowland Foods.  Simmentals to £1418.46 from Messrs Burgess, High Keenley Fell, Hexham purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor. Top price per kilo of 202.5p from Messrs Wilson, Street Head, Carlisle for a Limousin cross purchased by Geoff Nutter.  Black and whites sold to £1126.01 from Messrs Clark, Whins, Lockerbie and purchase by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie and top price per kilo of 168.5 from Messrs Preston, Wedholme House, Wigton purchased by Geoff Nutter.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1716 Widdrington Farm, £1616 Hudscales £1485 Townfoot Farm, £1421 £1355 Whitefield £1387 Allerby Hall, £1334 Castle Farm, £1312 West End Farm, £1268 £1220 Lake View, £1217 Street Head £1203 Aulby Farm, Simmental £1418 High Keenley Fell Farm, £1162 Oakrigg Farm, British Blue £1299 Elephant Farm, £1218, £1196 Castle Farm, £1157 Old Church Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1271 Littlegala Farm, Hereford £1229 Croft House, £1043 Cumdivock House, Friesian £1126, £1125 Whins Farm, £1054 Croft House, Montbelairde £1089 Castle Farm, Charolais £1075 Crummock Bank Farm, Holstein Friesian £1029 South Lambhill, £1022 £968 £956 Elephant Farm, £925 Milton Farm, £915, £904 Burtholme Farm, Shorthorn £1020 Greenfield, Holstein £966 South Lambhill £910 Crummock Bank Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 202.5 199.5 Street Head, 199.5 Lake View 192.5 Midtown Farm, 190.5 Townfoot Farm, Simmental 183.5 High Keenley Farm, 182.5 East Bowhill Farm, Shorthorn 183.5 Greenfield, British Blue 182.5 Seymour House 181.5 Kirkbride House, Hereford 179.5 Croft House, Beef Shorthorn 176.5 Littlegala Farm, Friesian 168.5 153.5 152.5 Wed Holme House, 153.5 Whins Farm, Montbelaride 157.5 Castle Farm, Fleckvieh 154.5 Seymour House, Holstein Friesian 152.5 South Lambhill 148.5 145.5 Elephant Farm, 145.5 Blackrigg.

PRIME CATTLE – A larger entry of 80 prime steers and heifers forward with all classes seeing a nice steady trade with best sorts a better trade throughout.  Top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Studholme. Nealhouse Farm, Carlisle peaking at £1644.58 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle also sold a Limousin steer reaching £1635.60, together with a British Blue cross steer selling for £1556.26.
The top price pence per kilo was 222.5p for a Limousin cross steer attained by Messrs Story, Newbigging, Carlisle and purchased by Pioneer Foods.
A very good show of heifers were forward and heading up the prices at £1499.74 was a Limousin cross shown by Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith and purchased by M Wharton, Black Brow Abattoir, Wigton.  The same vendors sold another to £1493.74 and was purchased by Steven Wilson, Butchers Shop, Corby Hill.  Finally the top price per kilo was 229.5p paid to Messrs Hewetson, Lords Close, Maryport for a Limousin and purchased by David Whaite, Blackpool.

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
£1644.58, £1508.79 Nealhouse Farm, £1635.60, £1580.87, £1525.16 Gill Farm, £1599.78, £1543.61  Newbiggin Farm, £1576.26, £1572.06 Halfway Well, £1520.42 Thackmire.  British Blue £1556.26,  £1473.35 Gill Farm., £1472.42 Hosket Hill Farm.  Simmental £1359.05 Hosket Hill Farm. Charolais £1316.25 Crosby House Farm.  Holstein/Friesian £1049.37, £1023.03 South Lambhill.  Jersey £903.56 Balnab Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1499.74, £1493.74 Halfway Well, £1407, £1282.28 Crosby House Farm, £1403.13 Newbiggin Farm, £1315.04, £1294.49 Lords Close, £1312.40 Mirkbooths, £1278.87 Miller Hill, £1278.13 Nealhouse Farm.  British Blue £1238.30 Crosby House Farm.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
222.5p Newbiggin Farm, 217.5p, 214.5p, 213.5p, 209.5p Gill Farm, 212.5p Lords Close, 209.p Nealhouse Farm.  British Blue 219.5p Gill Farm.  197.5p Gill Farm.  Aberdeen Angus 179.5p Balnab Farm.  Holstein Friesian 145.5p Lambhill, 144.5p, 143.5p Balnab Farm.  Jersey 145.5p Balnab Farm.

Heifers: Limousin  229.5p Lords Close, 227.5p, 219.5p Crosby House Farm, 224.5p, 213.5p Newbiggin Farm, 217.5p Lords Close, 215.5p Mirkbooths, 213.5p Miller Hill.   Charolais 216.5p Lords Close.  British Blue 213.5p Crosby House Farm.

PRIME SHEEP– At the weekly sale 1113 prime lambs were forward with another pleasing number for the time of year with several vendors missing due to crop commitments.  An overall average of 220p was achieved, which shows a great return, despite less best end export types being forward.  The sale saw a top price of £116 achieved on two occasions both for heavy lambs shown by Messrs JJ & E Dobson, West End Farm, Allonby and Messrs JA & D Kirkby, Ashley Grove Farm, Egremont with both lots selling to Glen Lomax.  Top price per kilo was 302p paid for a pen of exceptional 32.5kg Beltex lambs from Messrs A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton which sold to Andrew Dawson.  42 pens of lambs sold for £100 – £116 and many more could have been sold to vendor’s advantage.

Leading prices per head: Texel £116 £106.80 Ashley Grove Farm, £113.80 £110.80 West End Farm, £112.80 £108.80 Blue Dial Farm, £107.80 Nirvana £106.80 Sandysyke Farmhouse, £106.80 Bank House, £105.80 Stubbsgill Farm, £105 £104.80 £101.80 Meadow Farm, £104.80 £103.80 Old Rectory Farm, £103.80 Hunley, £103.80 West End Farm, £102.80 Cowranside Farm, Suffolk £116 West End Farm, £103.80 Snab Farm, £103.80 Clappers Farm, £101.80 £96.80 New Farm, £95 £89 Clappers Farm, £93.80 Springfield Farm, £91.30 Jackson Rigg, £90 Broomhills, £89.80 Gosling Terrace, Dutch Texel £111.80 £110.8 (x2) £103.80 Springfield Farm, Beltex £110, £108.80 £100 £94.80 Castlehill, £105.80 Broomhills, £100 £98 £95.80 Newbiggin Farm, £100 £94.80 (x2)  Springfield Farm, Charollais £108.80 Springfield Farm, £93.80 Applegarth, £92.80 (x2) Greensyke.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 302, 269.9 256.4 245.8 241.1 Newbiggin Farm, 268.6 Castlehill,  246 243.6 Broomhills, Dutch Texel 273.6, 269.4 233.3 Springfield Farm, Texel 269.5 Nirvana 254.3 241.1 235.4 Bank House, 251.9 Stubbsgill Farm, 250.1 Hunley 250 245.6 Dearham Hall, 247 Newbiggin Farm, 245.6 Tedcastle Farm, 244.5 The Farm, 242.2 Cowranside Farm, 241.6 The Throp, 241.5 Jackson Rigg, 240.5 Low Moor, 238.5 Bank House, 238.4 Ghyll House Farm, 237.9 Rose Cottage, Charollais 229.1 Greensyke, 223.3 Rose Cottage, Suffolk 216.6 New Farm, 215.6 Lawston Farm, 214.9 Mirkbooths, 214.8 211.4 Jackson Rigg, 214.3 Broomhill, 214.1 211.8 Snab Farm, 213.8 Gosling Terrace, 213.2 Springfield Farm.

CAST EWES – A larger show of cast sheep were forward resulting in a fantastic trade, all classes of sheep being £10-£15 dearer on the week. Topping the sale was a pen of Texel ewes from Messrs Ferguson, Priory Nook selling for £118.50 to Mr Bell, Lockerbie.
Well fleshed ewes were a lot easier to sell with leaner sorts being best value.

Leading prices – Texel £118.50, £100, £97.50 Priory Nook, £105.50 Mirkbooths, £103.50 Lyndale, £96.50 Springfield  Farm, £95.50 Gosling Terrace, £94.50, £93.50, £92.50, £90.50 (x2) Anchor Farm, £94.50 Cowranside Farm, £93.50 Rose Cottage, £90.50 Oakbank Farm.  Dutch Texel £94.50, £91.50, £88.50 Castlehill.  Suffolk £94.50, £83.50 West End Farm, £85.50 Mirkbooths, £83.50 Oakbank Farm.  Cheviot/Mule £85.50 Outer Woodhead.  Leicester £83.50 Tedcastle Farm.  Dorset £65 Tedcastle Farm.  Greyface £64.50 Fartown, £63.50 Tedcastle Farm, £62.50 Fell Hill, £61.50 Reservoir Farm.  Kerry Hill £62 Tedcastle Farm.  Swaledale £56.50 Fartown, £55.50, £47.50 Fell Hill.

Cast Rams – Zwartbles £91.50 Glencairn.

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