Borderway Primestock Sale

24th June 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 24th June, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock with a smaller show of 350 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A smaller show of 215 cast cows and stock bulls were forward to an increased ringside of buyers ensuring a sharper trade.

Messrs Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne sold the top priced Limousin cow for 883kg at 176.5p totalling £1558. Messrs Norman, Little Orton Farm sold a Limousin cow for 898kg at 162.5p totalling £1459. Mr Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm sold two outstanding British Blue x cows for 763kg at 170.5p totalling £1300 and 741kg at 173.5p totalling £1285. Mr Goldie, South Bowerhouses sold the top priced Charolais cow for 1088kg at 119.5p totalling £1300. Messrs Little, The Guards sold a Limousin cow for 740kg at 165.5p totalling £1224.

A mixed show of black and white cows were forward with all buyers keen for black and white cows resulting in 10-15p up on the week. Messrs Miller, Tarn Lodge Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 794kg at 124.5p totalling £988. Messrs Dockeray, Kelsick Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 831kg at 117.5p totalling £976. Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown Farm’s run of Holstein x cows topped at 809kg at 119.5p totalling £966. Messrs Horsley, Whitrigg Grange sold a Holstein x cow for 821kg at 116.5p totalling £956.

Leading young cows and heifers prices: Friesian 147.5p Dormanstead Holstein Friesian 137.5p(x2) Newbampton Farm, 137.5p Lane End Farm, 134.5p High Plains

A smaller show of 9 stock bulls on offer DA Harrison, Hill Holme Farm sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1071kg at 169.5p totalling £1815. Messrs Hutchinson, Chapel Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 1167kg at 133.5p £1557. Messrs Rogerson, Maison Gill sold a Limousin stock bull for 1030kg at 145.5p totalling £1498.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1558 Little Swinburne Farm, £1459 Little Orton Farm, £1224 The Guards, £1175 Winterhope Farm, £1138 Townfoot Farm, £1095 Crossfell House Farm, £1034 Brisco Hall British Blue £1300 £1285 Haas Side Farm, £1054 Arbrack, £1053 Fairspring Farm Charolais £1300 South Bowerhouses, £1009 Bowscale Farm South Devon £1105 Townfoot Farm, Blonde £1071 Maison Gill Simmental £1044 Townfoot Farm Holstein Friesian £988 Lode Farm, £976 Kelsick Farm, £966 £901 Smalmstown Farm, £956 Whitrigg Grange, £945 High Plains, £916 Arbrack, £905 Justicetown Farm Holstein £932 Newbampton Farm, £931 Townfoot Farm, £924 West Trailtrow, £922 Gill Farm Friesian £831 Dormanstead Farm, £820 Bowscale Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 176.5p Little Swinburne Farm, 165.5p The Guards, 162.5p Little Orton Farm British Blue 173.5p, 170.5p Haas Side Farm, 144.5p Hesket Demain Blonde 149.5p Maison Gill Friesian 147.5p Dormanstead, 126.5p Bowscale Farm, 120.5p Crownstone Farm Charolais 139.5p Bowscale Farm  Holstein Friesian 137.5p Lane End Farm, 134.5p High Plains, 124.5p Lodge Farm, 123.5p Arbrack, 121.5p(x2) The Lilacs, 121.5p Smalmstown Farm, 120.5p Kelsick Farm, Holstein 137.5p(x2) Newbampton Farm South Devon 136.5p Townfoot Farm Beef Shorthorn 131.5p Peela Hill Hereford 129.5p Chapel Farm Montbelairde 124.5p Geltside Farm, 123.5p Moor Park Farm Aberdeen Angus 124.5p Chapel Farm, 123.5p Bowscale Farm, 122.5p Halmyre Farm, 122.5p Burgh Head Farm Luing 123.5p Alfornought Farm Swedish Red & White 120.5p Bays Leap Farm House Ayrshire 114.5p Peela Hill Galloway 113.5p Alformought Farm Jersey 84.5p Bays Leap Farm House.

Cast Bull Leading Prices per Head: Limousin 1815 Hill House Farm, 1557 Chapel Farm, 1498 Maison Gill, Simmental 1145 High Dovecote

Cast Bull Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 169.5 Hill House Farm, 145.5 Maison Gill 133.5 Chapel Farm, Holstein Friesian 143.5 (x2) Howrigg Farm, Simmental 117.5 High Dovecote

PRIME BULLS: Yet another big show of 103 prime bulls were forward with trade no different on the week.  Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Norman, Little Orton achieving £1520.19 and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. British Blue crosses from Messrs Blaylock, Kirkend, Coldstream peaked at £1372.68. Top overall pence per kilo of 203.5ppk was attained by a Limousin cross from Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton and was purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor. British Blue crosses from the same home topped at 199.5ppk and was purchased by Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax.

Dairy Bred bulls peaked at £1106.66 for a Fleckvieh from Connell Farm, East Drummoddie, Newton Stewart and was purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. The same animal also topped the pence per kilo in this section at 176.5ppk.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1520, £1468, £1309 Little Orton Farm, £1443, £1377 Kirkend, £1387 Lower Griseburn, £1377, £1332 Upper Brydekirk, £1371 Greenhill Farm, £1347 Townfoot,  British Blue £1372, £1367 Kirkend, £1201, £1197 Greenhill Farm, Charolais £1258 Wydon Farm  Parthenais £1248, £1238 Marina House, Blonde £1143 Kirkend, Simmental £1133, £1103 Springfield, £1122 Greystone House, Fleckvieh £1106 East Drummoddie, £1056 East Bowhill Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1103, £978 Justicetown Farm, £1098 Wydon Farm, £1052, £913 Down Hall, £988 Logan Mains, Holstein Friesian £989 East Drummodie, £977, £966, £911 Elephant Farm, £952 Prospect House, £938 Mirkbooths, Holstein £934, £867, £834 Musgrave Hall.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 203.5p, 193.5p, 196.5p Greenhill Farm, 202.5p, 195.5p, 190.5p Little Orton Farm, 194.5p Kirkend, 194.5p Upper Brydekirk, 190.5p Prospect House, British Blue 199.5p, 189.5p Greenhill Farm, 184.5p Kirkend, Parthenais 195p, 179.5p Marina House, Charolais 194.5p Wydon Farm, Blonde 184.5p Kirkend, Simmental 179.5p East Bowhill Farm, Aberdeen Angus 178.5p, 162.5p Justicetown Farm, 169.5p Wydon Farm, 140.5p Logan Mains, Fleckvieh 176.5p East Drummoddie, 168.5p East Bowhill Farm, Holstein Friesian 158.5p East Drummodie, 153.5p, 150.5p Laws Hall, 152.5p Whitefield, Galloway 152.5p Townfoot.

PRIME CATTLE – Another very good show of 62 prime steers and heifers were forward, with a good trade achieved for all classes. Top overall was a superb Limousin cross steer from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm, Carlisle and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. The same vendor also sold the top priced British Blue cross to £1602. Top pence per kilo of 225ppk was attained by Messrs Cape, Kirkland Guards, Wigton and was purchased by Steven Wilson Butchers, Corby Hill.

In the heifer section, the top overall was a Limousin cross for Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont achieving £1490.75 and was purchased b Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Aberdeen Angus crosses from the same vendor also topped at £1459.05 and was purchased by Mr Steven Wilson Butchers. The top pence per kilo in this section was 239.5ppk and was achieved by Messrs Miller, West farm Aspatria with a marvellous Limousin cross heifer, purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Others sold to 237.5ppk from Messrs Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton and was purchased by David Whaite.

Many more could have been sold to vendors advantage.

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
£1631 Nealhouse Farm, £1626, £1568 Hoddamtown, £1585, £1457 Kirkland Guards, £1562 Kirkbarrow Hall, £1532, £1521, £1519, £1473 Gill Farm, British Blue £1602 Nealhouse Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1490 Loughrigg Farm, £1437 Nealhouse Farm, £1403, £1360 Greenhill Farm, £1380, £1298 Low Whinnow Farm, £1353 West Farm, £1285 How Gill, Aberdeen Angus £1459 Loughrigg Farm, British Blue £1295, £1235 Kirkend, £1277 West Farm, Blonde £1145 Kirkend, Holstein Friesian £1083 Justicetown Farm.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
225.5p Kirkland Guards, 217.5p, 214.5p Hoddamtown, 215.5p, 210.5p (x2) Gill Farm, 214.5p Lords Close, 210.5p Nealhouse Farm, British Blue 216.5p Gill Farm.    

Heifers: Limousin 239.5p, 224.5p West Farm, 237.5p Greenhill Farm, 229.5p, 227.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 222.5p Loughrigg Farm, 220.5p Nealhouse Farm, Blonde 225.5p Kirkend, British Blue 225.5p, 213.5p Kirkend, 216.5p West Farm, Aberdeen Angus 205.5p Loughrigg Farm, Holstein Friesian 159.5p Justicetown Farm.

PRIME SHEEP– The weekly sale of prime sheep had a great entry of 1612 prime lambs were forward. Another fantastic trade was obtained with an overall average of 216p again defying trade nationally. More new vendors were forward this week and left delighted with their returns. Straight first cross export lambs regularly achieved 218-222ppk. Topping the sale at £114 and also being the top per kilo at 300p was an outstanding Texel x lamb from Messrs Noble, Mill Farm, Beckermet which was purchased by Mr Robert Skelton. Again 32 lots sold in excess of £100 a head with the sale averaging £91.09 a head with lambs from 23kg upwards forward.

Leading prices per head: Texel £114 Mill Farm, £109.80, £108.80, £103.80, £99.30 Cardew Hall, £108.80, £98.30 Hunley, £107.80, £103.80 Midtown Farm, £105.80(x2), £102.80, £101.80 Clifton Moor, £103.80, £101.80, £101.80 Wavercroft, £102.30 Gill Farm, £101.80 East Park, £100, £99 West End Farm, £100 Sowerby Wood Farm, £100 Boggle Hall, £98.80 Old Rectory Farm, £98.30 Rottington Hall, £98.30 Walron Woodhead Charollais £108, £96.80 Springfield Farm, £91.80 Dutch Texel £106.80, £103.80, £95.80 Hargill House, £102.80, £100.80, £100, £97.80, £96.80, £92.80, £90.80 Springfield Farm, £101.80, £98.80, £92.80, £92, £91.80 Unity Farm, £94.80, £90 Stone Hall Millennium Bleu £106.80, £98.80, £92.80 Corrie Field Beltex £106.80 Walton Woodhead, £104.80, £103.80 Wood Head, £101.80, £93.80, £92.80 The Paddock, £99 Woodend Farm, £98.80, £95.80 Hill House, £91.80 Woodend Farm Suffolk £100, £97.20 Forrester Fold, £96.80 Albyfield, £96.80 Old Silloth Farm, £95.30(x2) New Farm, £94 Clappers Farm, £91.30 Springfield Farm, Haydon Bridge, £90.80 Cardewlees Farm, £90.30 Jackson Rigg Dorset £81.80 Rietfontain.

Leading prices per kilo: Texel 300p, 232.9p Mill Farm, 267.8p, 259p, 244.2p, 242.2p, 234.1p Cardew Hall, 264.3p, 246.8p, 241.5p, 234.9p Seymour House, 263.2p Sowerby Wood Farm, 259p Hunley, 250.7p, 240.5p, 235.9p Midtown Farm, 248.3p, 239p East Park, 240p Clifton Moor, 238.5p Dunnabie House, 236.7p, 232.4p Wavercroft, 235.8p Stubbsgill Farm, 235.7p Cardewlees Farm, 232.5p Old Rectory Farm Beltex 272.2p, 256.3p Wood Head, 254.3p Walton Woodhead, 253.3p, 245.6p Hill House, 247.1p Cardewlees Farm, 232.4p, 220p Woodend Farm Dutch Texel 267p, 239.5p, 220.9p Hargill House, 258.5p, 244.5p, 241.9p, 236.1p, 227.3p Springfield Farm, 244.2p, 242.4p, 235.4p, 230p Unity Farm Millennium Bleu 263.7p, 241p, 223.6p Corrie Farm Charollais 227.8p Springfield Farm Suffolk 221.3p Sowerby Wood Farm, 215.8p Luketon Stud, 211.8p, 209.5p New Farm, 211.4p Town Head, 211.2p Cardewlees Farm, 210.4p Seymour House, 210.4p Old Silloth Farm, 208.2p Albyfield, 207p, 205.2p Jackson Rigg, 206.4p Beamwham Dorset 216.3p Orchard House.

CAST EWES – A stronger entry of cast ewes and rams were forward and were met with a strong trade throughout.  Topping the sale was a pen of Dutch Texel ewes from Mr G Anderson, Carrutherstown, selling for £127.50 to Mr M Bell, Lockerbie.  Texels topped at £125.50 from E & I Hall, Hallington again selling to Mr Bell.  Mules were once again in strong demand with top price coming from Messrs Routledge, Wigton selling to £75.50 to Mr R Skelton.  Suffolks topped at £110 selling to Mr M Helliwell, Rochdale from Messrs Clark, Tobermore.  Many more could have been sold to satisfy demand.

Leading prices: Dutch Texel £127.50 Mesona, £80 Springfield Farm, Texel £125.50 £92.50 New House Farm, £101.5 £100 Draperstown Road, £97.50 Springfield Farm, £93.50 £89.50 Beechcroft Farm, £90.50 Mill Farm, £90.50 Reservoir Farm, £89.50 Leigh Croft, Suffolk £110, £103.50, £101.50 Draperstown Road, Millennium Blue £91.50 Gill Farm, Leicester £91.50 £80 Baggra Yeat, Greyfaced £75.50 Old Silloth Farm, £73.50 Reservoir Farm, £71.50 The Stackyard, £70 Gill Farm, £68.50 £66.50 Beechcroft Farm, £63.50 Beyond the Moss, Blackfaced £55.50 Draperstown Road, Herdwick £53.50 Southwaite Green Mill, £51.50 Higginson Mill, Swaledale £59.50 Beamwham £46.50 Brance End Farm, £43.50 Leigh Croft.

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